This is indeed a fabulous design, Patterns containing the 'Aran' name will contain any number of different stitches - cables, moss, honeycomb, braid, diamonds, etc. It is made in panels that are stitched together. They do not bear fringe or pompoms as they would just be too much. But, what does this mean ... well ... it's a fair amount of detail work with an over changing pattern stitch. I have heard some say that it is a good beginner to intermediate pattern though, in that is gives one practice on may different stitches.
This lovely Aran is on the 'simpler' side - featuring diamonds and seed stitch. The entire design concept is reported to date back to the early 1900s in Ireland with the knitting of sweaters.
And this Mother / Daughter Dress is a beauty.
And hundreds of variations of socks, I'm sure.
The complexity of design, texture, dimension will continue to be a draw for knitters forever, I'm sure. I have only a small collection of Aran patterns listed in the shop. I'm sure there will be many more in the three dresser drawers I've yet to get completed.
Thanks for dropping by.