by Rachel C., November 9, 2010 4:44 PM
Knitters everywhere have been rejoicing for the republished and expanded edition of Alice Starmore's classic Aran Knitting. Aran garments have a controversial history that Starmore deftly covers in the first section of the book, recounting how geography, war, social life, and family life on the Aran islands led to Aran knitting. But most knitters, including myself, are after the mind-blowing stitch patterns and jaw-dropping sweaters. Many of the garments have been newly photographed to bring out the vivid details present in Aran knitting, and new patterns have been added as well. The ornate designs can be knit by anyone with enough time and patience, and yield stunning results. Grab a copy of this book while you can, before it goes out of print again!