Aran knitting, also known as "Irish lace", is famous for its patterns and techniques. In the old days, Aran sweaters were knitted from coarse wool. A characteristic feature of Aran knitting is a Celtic ornament. Aran knitting in a modern interpretation is a pattern of weaving braids and crossing loops. So, we knit arans.
Cast on twenty-three stitches on the knitting needles. Knit the first row with front loops. For the second and all subsequent even rows, knit six front loops and nine purl stitches. Knit the third row with six front loops. Remove three loops from this row on an additional knitting needle and leave on the front side of the work. Then knit three knit stitches and the same number from the extra knitting needle, and then knit nine more.
Knit the fifth row in the same way as the first. The seventh row, first knit six front, then three front, remove three more loops on an additional knitting needle and leave on the seamy side of the work. Continue to knit three, then three loops removed from the extra knitting needle, and then another six knit stitches. Knit the ninth row in the same way as the seventh, but at the end, instead of six front loops, knit nine.
Knit the eleventh row in the same way as the first. Start the thirteenth row with nine knit stitches, remove the next three on an additional knitting needle and leave on the seamy side of the work. Continue to knit three knit stitches, then knit three, then knit six again. Starting from the fifteenth row, repeat the pattern from the beginning.
Use crossed loops to connect the arans together. To do this, knit the front and back loops. Knit one row with regular purl loops. And knit the second row with "grandmother's" front loops. Then the loops of the previous row will become crossed.