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Contemporary Irish Knitting
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Celebrate the Irish countryside and create one-of-a-kind knitted projects The patterns found in Contemporary Irish Knits showcase traditional Aran knitting patterns to create the more fitted and flattering shapes that modern knitters prefer. You'll get 18 patterns for making one-of-a-kind Irish knits, encapsulating projects for women's, children, and men's wardrobe pieces, and accessories like bags, blankets, and shawls. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow instructions and guidance on how to construct and enhance your knitting experience to make for a more intuitively put-together knitted item. This all-new collection is exactly what today's knitter is looking for, and complemented by inspiring design and photography. If you're a knitter looking for innovative patterns, enhancements to your skill sets, and a chance to broaden your range of knitterly knowledge, Contemporary Irish Knits is for you. It features: contemporary Irish designs created using traditional techniques and stitch patterns implemented in new ways; a broad range of projects; guidance on working with different construction methods; and much more. Features an elegant design and 18 enjoyable-to-knit, one-of-a-kind patterns Patterns are just challenging enough to be fun to knit All projects are thoughtfully designed for a beautiful finished project Whether you're an intermediate or advanced knitter, Contemporary Irish Knits gives you the skills, projects, and know-how to create truly gorgeous knitted pieces that celebrate Ireland's living knitted tradition with a modern, contemporary twist.
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Table of Contents

Introduction viii The Aran Islands viii The Origins of Aran Knitting 1 Getting the Most Out of This Book 2 Ease 4 Types of Shoulder Shaping 5 KerryWoollenMills 8 Key Terms 10 Woolen Spun Yarn 11 Worsted Spun Yarn 12 Killorglin: Women's Cable Rib Jacket 13 Tralee: Women's Aran Skirt 22 Listowel: Girl's Heart Shrug 28 Caherciveen: Boy's Hooded Vest 34 CushendaleWoollenMills 40 Cushendale's Yarn Varieties 42 Knockmore: Men's Twisted Stitch Sweater 44 Ballyragget: Twisted Stitch Hat 51 Dangan: Cable-and-Lace Square Blanket/Shawl 56 Belville: Women's Tweed Yoke Sweater 61 Ballinagree: Boy's Sweater 67 Kilmanagh: Felted Tweed Handbag 74

About the Author

Carol Feller is a widely published independent knitwear designer. Her work can be seen in the books Knitting in the Sun and More Knitting in the Sun (both from Wiley), as well as in the print magazines Interweave Knits and Yarn Forward and the online knitting magazines Twist Collective and Knitty .

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