Aran Mittens

This mitten will give you practice in various cabling techniques, combining knits, purls, and ribbing, while producing a handsome and elegant mitten.  Learn to read Aran cable charts and work a medallion that is comprised of 10 different cable movements. Create a thumb gusset surrounded by cables, and learn about designing mittens as well. Length: 6 […]

Arans From The Top Down

This unusual type of Aran construction is controversial as to its historic authenticity. Nevertheless, it is a fascinating concept, which results in a stunning garment that is fun to knit. While knitting a small sampler sweater from the neck down, traditional pattern motifs will be worked, including bobbles, traveling stitches, knit/purl motifs, baby cables, background […]

Irish Aran

Irish Arans evolved in the early part of the Twentieth Century as a way to bring in extra income on barren islands that yielded so little. Originally made of undyed yarns, these boxy sweater with deep skirts (ribbings) and richly textured surfaces were knitted flat, incorporating the beautiful saddle shoulder. Click the graphics below for […]