Friday, March 18, 2011

How much do you know about Aran designs?

Corned Beef, cabbage and potatoes for dinner, yesterday.
©MargaretNock, 2011. All rights reserved.

There is evidence that Aran designs can be traced back to The The Book of Kells. Did you know that Aran designs for sweaters were unique to each family?  They were beautiful and practical designs that would enable easy identification as well, in case the worst happened. Women designed and knit the sweaters and passed the knowledge on to their children in Ireland and Scotland.  Today, we enjoy making, experimenting and wearing these sweater designs.  Take a look at this interesting website called Aran Knitting Patterns if you crave more info, designs, books, and supplies for knitting these historic sweater designs.

Think of epic poetry, beautiful views, the Emerald Isle, and Scotland The Brave today.

Margaret (this blogpost is dedicated to Thomas Francis Walsh)

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