Monday, October 4, 2010

Class: Arans From the Top Down

Aran Knitting From the Top Down offered in cooperation with the Mission Mill Museum Textile Learning Center.

Helen Burros, instructor

Four Saturday Sessions: November 13th and 27th, Noon to 2pm and January 15th and 29th from Noon to 2pm.

Fee: $60 for Willamette Heritage Center members

$65 for non-members

Supplies available from Teaselwick Wools and should be purchased in advance.

Aran knitting is beautiful and timeless and Alice Staremore's amazing book, Aran Knitting, has just been updated and re-released! Students will choose a design from the book and, with the guidance provided in the class, alter it to be knit from the top down in one piece. One of the largest pitfalls for many knitters is sewing a sweater together after the knitting is finished. By knitting from the top down in one piece, this pitfall is eliminated!

There will be a bibliography furnished with the class information so students have other resources to assist them. The gap in class times allows for the holiday season and gives the students time to make real knitting progress on their sweaters, so more are able to complete them during the time of the class.

Helen has been knitting since she was five years old and has received many ribbons on knitted items entered in the Marion County and the Oregon State Fairs. She moderates several groups on and a group on Sign up in person at the Mission Mill Museum office or by phone (503) 585-7012.


  1. I'm really looking forward to teaching this class at Mission Mill, and seeing the beautiful sweaters that will be created in it. With the weather getting chilly, a warm cozy Aran sweater feels so good and it even keeps you warm while you're knitting it! Come join the fun and learn this easy top down technique, see you in class!


  2. Just signed up for the class and I'm really looking forward to it! Helen is a great instructor and also very patient! I know the techniques I'll learn in the class will be something I can use again for my own sweaters in the future.