Course Description

ARAN KNITTING – Intermediate / Advanced Knitters

ARAN KNITTING – Intermediate / Advanced Knitters is a course run by Donahies Community School, Dublin. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 8 weeks. For more information about ARAN KNITTING – Intermediate / Advanced Knitters at Donahies Community School, please review the details below.

In this cosy class, you will begin to learn the techniques of crafting traditional Aran knitwear through weekly, hands-on stitch pattern demonstrations followed by an on-going, in-class support provided, aran knitwear project towards the latter part of the term. Suitable for intermediate and advanced skill levels, this experience is a fantastic introduction to both advanced cable knitting techniques & traditional Aran knitwear design.


Aran cable knitting originated off the west coast of Ireland within the boundaries of its namesake home, the Aran Islands – a neat group of Gaeltacht isles nestled in the cold, restless waters of the Atlantic; their history long, rich & holding tight to an Irish-speaking status to this day. It is here that the ‘Aran Jumper’ hails from, this notable knitwear incorporating the very techniques this course will pass on to you.

Aran hand-knitting has unfortunately fared less well in this modern world, seeing a decline that demands attention. In the spirit of preserving and promoting a niche piece of Irish heritage, this experience aims to share this long-standing hand-knitting technique.


Skill Level Prerequisites: Intermediate/Advanced Level 

Participants must be able to confidently do all of the following: Cast-On, Knit, Purl, Knit and Purl in the Same Row, Cast-Off.



-100g of Aran Weight Yarn, preferably wool.

-5mm Knitting Needles

Students should bring these requirements on the first evening. Tutor will discuss with students how to source the Wool Yarn and any additional knitting needles for their individual projects.  Alternatively students can purchase materials directly from tutor.

The requirement list for this class does not include requirements for the final project.

                                                           8 week course                                            Ryan Koenig

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Training ProviderDonahies Community School
Course LocationDonaghmede, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 13
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course Start Date02/10/2024
Course Duration8 weeks
Course Time8.00-9.30pm
Course Fee80
Course CodeW16
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Streamville Road,, Donaghmede, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D13 YN77

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