Sunday, July 19, 2009

It's Always Time to Knit


Do you have a great pre-fall knitting project in mind? The classic beautiful looks of an Aran sweater could occupy your time. These beautiful sweaters hail from the Aran islands off the West Coast of Ireland. Able to absorb 30% of their weight in water before feeling wet, these practical yet beautiful sweaters tell the stories of the clans they originated with. A finished sweater contains over 100,000 stitches, often being reflective of Celtic art. The gorgeous designs pictured are from Vogue Knitting winter 1989-1990, the winter special issue.

1 comment:

Jenny Leggings said...

I just got my mitts on some Aran wool and have been looking for inspiration!!! hmmmm an Aran aweater now theres an idea!!!