Friday, March 20, 2015

Aran Knitting

Taisie is a knitter (as am I) and her favorite is the Aran sweater. Aran sweaters are knit by people from the Aran Island off the coast of Ireland. The designs are symbolic of the work they do and the area where they live.

For example, Cables represent fisherman's ropes, Honeycomb is supposed to be for luck, Diamonds represent the fishing mesh and a plentiful catch, and Basket is the fisherman's basket to hold his catch.