Liam is an Aran scarf featuring many of my favorite textured stitch patterns and a cable from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. In traditional fishermen’s garments each stitch is thought to represent a part of life. For example cables to represent a fisherman’s ropes, a half diamond for twisting cliff paths, moss stitch for seaweed and so on. Named for one of my favorite Irish folk singers William “Liam” Clancy from Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary. Instructions are written and charted. I much prefer charted directions for patterns like this but included written instructions to accommodate knitters who do not.
7” (18 cm) x 66” (168 cm) (with instructions to lengthen)
2-3 skeins Knit Picks Bare Merino Style DK (100% merino wool) 246 yards per 100 g skein.Sample used approximately 480 yards. Using the optional instructions to lengthen or to continue the Aran repeats would need 3 skeins.
US #5 (3.75 mm) 1