Aran knits

Full disclosure, I may be one of the slowest knitters out there.  Which would have caused my Grandma to shake her head in wonder as her fingers could fly.  My dad has a long torso and he would come home and ask for a cricket jumper to be knitted.  It would invariably be needed within the week and she would get it done.  The first jumper I knitted was for my dad, it took me a few months and I would spend a few hours most days getting it done.  Needless to say I’m in awe of what she could accomplish.

Soon after finishing that mum mentioned she would love a cardigan.  So I went out and picked out a lovely purple yarn and found the pattern I thought she would like.  After much effort I had about 6 inches done and we were traveling together. She pulled out her knitting and I noticed she was knitting with purple yarn as well, and wouldn’t you know it?  She was knitting herself a cardigan in purple!  Just as well as she got to wear hers for a few years before I completed this:

And I’m working on a new jumper for my husband in the same pattern as he really liked it:

It’s taking awhile.  Good thing he isn’t growing!  :)

 

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6 thoughts on “Aran knits

  1. If you are a slow knitter, i imagine you’re probably great with Arans. I’ve always thought the complexity of heavily cabled Arans patterns calls for slower knitting. I love knitting cables and always feel as though I am savoring the knitting. :)

    • I think it is a confidence thing with me. If I don’t focus on it I’m afraid of making errors. And because I knit on the tight side it is a right pain to undo it and not lose any stitches. I have to figure out how to relax more with these patterns.

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