I'm a knitter from the Aran Islands, combining traditional elements of Aran knitting (e.g. cables, lattice work) with more modern techniques, such as seamless knitting, to create my own original designs.
I first learnt to knit when I was about 6, and, at school, we moved on to Aran knitting pretty quickly! I kept knitting over the years, as a hobby, and also started knitting some items for my cousin to sell on Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands. And then came the thought: wouldn't it be nice if people could buy genuine Aran knits without having to come all the way out here?! So I started making some items which would be nice and light and not cost too much to post (keeping costs down for my customers : ))
It was a logical next step to create knitting patterns so others could recreate my designs.
I'm always happy to hear from you if you have any queries about my shop!
Le gach beannacht/With best wishes,
Máirín Ní Dhonncha