Cardigan sweaters are great for fall and winter, and a cool breeze. You'll find pullover sweaters for casual wear,
dressy sweaters, knit a warm and comfy cardigan.
The cardigan sweater has long been a mainstay of fashionable women everywhere.
Cardigan sweaters are typically manufactured from wool, but faux wool cardigans have witnessed a resurgence
over the past 10 years.
There are three types of cardigan sweaters. Cardigans with a zipper down the middle.
Button-up cardigans can be fastened by buttons which march down the middle of the sweater.
Finally, twin set cardigan sweaters come with inner shells to wear under the cardigans, which can be mixed
and matched as an outfit dictates.
This distinguished wool garment continues to fascinate women's clothes designers, and a number of top-end
manufacturers and producers have recently experimented with the cardigan form.
he aran knitting patterns are based on Japanese cable knitting
patterns, with knitting chart and
If your gauge is different, choose another knitting pattern from this page or go to
basic knitting patterns,
for an other knitting pattern.
At knitting stitches you will find lots of other aran and cable knitting patterns.
Design your own knitting pattern, with these charts and a basic knitting pattern
of your choice.
Aran, cable and lace patterns
Free knitting patterns for women's cardigans
cardigan is a type of sweater/jumper with buttons down the
front; by contrast, a pullover does
not open in front, but forms a solid tube around the torso. It is usually machine- or hand-knitted from wool or cotton.
Today, Aran knitwear made on or off the Aran Islands either by machine or by hand are standard items in
Irish tourist shops. On Inishmaan, the least visited of the three islands and still the repository of the purest
Irish spoken in Ireland, the tradition continues in a very special and unique way.
Here, sweaters made in cashmere, alpaca, mohair, linen, and silk are dispatched every week on the little
nine-seater Aer Arann Islander commuter plane bound for Galway, and then Shannon airport and on to the fashion
capitals of the world. These are the desirable luxury knits, the "New Age" Arans from the Inis Meáin
Knitwear Company, that make it to the pages of Vogue, Stern, The Financial Times, and Frankfurter Allgemein and
which can be found in elegant boutiques in Paris, New York, London, Milan, and Tokyo.
More information about Aran Isle knitwear.
Knitting instructions with illustrations
all the common knitting stitches with illustrations page 1
There are some 20.000 different Japanese knitting stitches, so you can't have them all.
all the common knitting stitches with illustrations
Japanese knitting stitches with illustrations page 1
Japanese knitting stitches with illustrations page 2
Cable stitches symbols
long legend and knitting stitches lace symbols
lot of these knitting patterns are based on the free knitting
patterns from Gosyo Co Japan.
You can order these beautiful knitting yarns from Japan, on the English page; Gosyo.shop.
The Japanese knitting patterns are not a translation of the free knitting patterns from Gosyo Co Japan,
because I cannot read Japanese.
They are my interpretation of these patterns, but they are based on these free patterns.
I have tried to understand the Japanese knitting charts and I have made the knitting charts in symbols,
and if possible, in text patterns too.
The aran knitting patterns are based on Japanese cable knitting patterns, with knitting chart and knitting pattern.
You can knit these beautiful Japanese knitting patterns now too.
I personally think the Japanese have a very high standard of knitting. Enjoy.
omens cardigan patterns with aran, cable or lace knitting
gauge 9 x 15 knit pattern 41
big tutorial about knitting swatches before starting
KNIT YOUR TENSION SWATCH FIRST, IF YOU USE A STITCH PATTERN, KNIT SWATCH IN THIS
PATTERN, THEN CHOOSE YOUR PATTERN WITH THE RIGHT GAUGE
first a picture of clothes model click and see what your pattern will look like
the numbers; for instance 8 x 12 = your gauge
so you have to knit a tension swatch first
then choose your pattern with the right gauge
The images here are (C) Pierrot Yarns, for the original Japanese patterns go to
Women's cardigan, round neck, short drop sleeve gauge