If you are looking for a good selection of Aran Knitting Stitches ( cables), then you are sure to be pleased with "50 Fabulous Knit Aran Stitches", by Rita Weiss. It is full of wonderful designs, some new, some familiar, and will inspire anyone interested in these beautiful stitch patterns. They are clearly described with good accompanying photographs and can be worked in the yarn of your choice either in "multiples" (the number of stitches needed to complete one unit of the pattern) or in "panels" with a specific stitch count.
"This is an excellent book for learning and using aran/cable stitches. I bought it for my sister-in-law, who is keen to learn cable knitting and was so impressed that I bought a copy for myself! Stitch patterns are well described, with clear photos. I am an experienced knitter who loves to knit arans, so this is a great book for me, too, to add to my library. I would recommend it for anyone who likes to experiment with or extend their knitting skill."
"This book has a great variety of easy to follow stitches written out (I don't do charts)which can be easily worked into your own personal aran projects."
"What a lovely book, would recommend it to anyone who likes knitting cables, lots of patterns to choose from and good instructions."
"Brilliant book, I've knitted up a few already and I haven't found any errors in the patterns I picked. Well worth the money and the results look great."
"Great great book. I've long been a
fan of aran and have been knitting for 50 years, but I still found new
stitch patterns in here, with nice clear explanations, again, written
ones, (I HATE CHARTS!!) and lovely pictures.
Only one issue (Can't call it a criticism because it is a personal opinion). Aran should be done in cream or white to show off the beauty of the stich patterns and I loathe to see them done in colour. But that's just me ......"