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All About Aran afghan (archived)

Knitting
Aran / Worsted ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
2200 yards (2012 m)
One Size
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From Knitty Gritty’s All About Aran Afghan’s Pattern Notes:

episode DKNG-205


“Aran knitting (sometimes referred to as fisherman knitting) is thought by many to be an ancient form of family identification, but it actually had its beginnings among the inhabitants of the Aran Islands in the early 20th century. While most often associated with sweaters, this technique of working combinations of stitches and patterns in a solid color (usually white) can also be used to beautiful effect in an afghan. On today’s episode of Knitty Gritty, Vickie Howell’s guest is Janet Szabo, the editor of Twists and Turns newsletter and an authority on Aran knitting.”

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