Aran Cardigan in Sliabh Liag Wool Handknit
Aran Cardigan in Sliabh Liag Wool Handknit
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Aran Cardigan in Sliabh Liag Wool Handknit

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A unique opportunity to own this fabulous classic, handknit in Donegal.

Just one in this larger size ready to ship anywhere.

The Tweed Eve cardigan has the greatest Donegal tweed character of all our handknit wools.
This design embodies the personality of Donegal Aran in the bountiful blackberry stitch and strong wishbone cabling. Beyond that the Irish moss is soft to the eye and frames the more skillful stitches.
This wool tweed lends it’s origins to the Donegal weaver who first put the neps back into the wool while hand spinning it, previously these brightly coloured tough flecks were waste!
A little sustainability history and the waste-not, want-not ethos.

Olive Wood buttons made for us in Italy.

The rib borders are firm and include a small rope cable accent, a trademark of many Edel designs for three decades.
The garment is strongly hand stitched in wool and the craftwomanship so skilled you may want to wear it reversed too.

Chest actual: 46in (58cm)
Length from shoulder: (26in)
Sleeve underarm: 17in (43cm)

Composition 100% pure new wool tweed spun in Donegal Ireland

Care See 'How to care for me'

Lead time READY
Size Guide

Sweater Sizing Guide for Edel MacBride

UK 6-8 8-10 10-12 12-14 14-16 16-18
US 2-4 4-6 6-8 8-10 10-12 12-14
Chest 36 ins
92 cms
38 ins
96 cms
40 ins
102 cms
43 ins
110 cms
46 ins
118 cms
50 ins
126 cms
Length 26 ins
66.5 cms
26 ins
66.5 cms
27 ins
69 cms
27 ins
69 cms
28 ins
72 cms
28 ins
72 cms
Sleeve 17 ins
44 cms
17.5 ins
45 cms
18 ins
47 cms
18.5 ins
48 cms
18.5 ins
48 cms
19 ins
49 cms

These are the actual garment measurements.

Chest is measured under the point where the sleeve and body meet.

Length is measured from the centre shoulder point to below the waist.

Sleeve here is the underarm length of the sleeve including the cuff.

More measurements may be given in the garment description.

How To Care For Me

How to care for me

Maybe you’ve never owned one of me before?

Here’s my experience so far;

I’d prefer not to be stuck in that dark press but when I must go in there just roll me up loosely first. 

I don’t need much washing although my Italian cousins say that I’m a gorgeous natural thing and washing improves me! 

When washing make it no higher than 30 degrees and please only a wool recommended detergent. Squeeze all the water out after handwashing me, even roll me up in a towel to do this!  Dry me flat on my back.

Keep direct sunlight away from my cables!

Edel and many of her long-term clients machine wash my friends. Hopefully they never put them in the drum at higher than 30 degrees or with nasty biological stuff!!!! The horror.

I’m terrified of the tumble dryer, please never do that to me.

Through Summer if you don’t need me (I hope you will), store me in an airtight zip bag please and I’ll get a rest with no disruption. I hope to spend a lifetime with you, but if you want to give me to a friend or send me to a charity store for a break that’s OK.

My wool is so healthy to wear and antibacterial, plus you’ll be living off the compliments.

Bullet point summary:

  • Roll up when stored
  • 30 degree hand or machine wool wash cycle
  • Only recommended detergents
  • Squeeze all excess water out after a handwash (roll in a dry clean towel)
  • Dry flat
  • Avoid direct sunlight
  • Hang-up if you wish, choose the hanger carefully (incase shoulders get stretched)
  • Dry cleaning is allowed, but we prefer washing
  • Often all that’s needed is to hang in the air a few hours to refresh
  • Avoid seat belts and cross - body bags due to fabric abrasion