November; as the temperature drops I delight in a new Aran jumper. To me, second-hand Aran jumpers are heritage pieces of knitting. Originally from Ireland, not Scotland, they have long been made in both places. Indeed one of the jumpers in my modest shared collection was made by Mrs.Murphy from Ireland for my Dad; short in body length, just the right size to be worn with a kilt, showing off the kilt belt buckle.
To celebrate these fabulous works, I’m starting a new project; images of Arans, with a project page to follow.
If you have a favourite Aran or are an Aran-knitter please get in touch.


3 thoughts on “Aran

  1. I’ve just finished a chunky cream Aran jumper and have started a brown pure wool knee length coat/cardigan. Love it. Slow meditative work, perfect compliment to writing. Stop and switch concentration then switch back and I know what I’m writing next.

  2. hi – i am an aran knitter – just finishing a jersey for a friend. i usually spin my own wool to knit arans and other items :). it is a lovely, slow process, and it is magical to see the gradual transformation from a raw fibre to a finished article

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