Handknit Aran Hoodie Jacket Back in Black
Handknit Aran Hoodie Jacket Back in Black
Handknit Aran Hoodie Jacket Back in Black
Handknit Aran Hoodie Jacket Back in Black
Handknit Aran Hoodie Jacket Back in Black
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Handknit Aran Hoodie Jacket Back in Black

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The Aran Star in our Donegal sky

The most noble of Edel’s “good luck” stitches, the blackberry, the trellis, the big rope cable, all bringing Irish folklore and the joy of handmade things together.

The expertly knit raglan sleeve gives great shape without bulk.

60% organic Irish fleece spun in Donegal

The buttons are made in our studio from our tweed archive, or choose walnut colour olive wood buttons (we can send you an image of button choices before adding them)

All the rib stitch bands and borders are firmly knit in twisted knit stitch to highlight the handmade look and for lasting stretch.
The garment is strongly hand stitched in wool making it 100% handmade and finished

Size S-M is generous at 21 across back, M-L  23 ins across back 

A good 30ins long. Talk to us ( e mail) about any sizing suggestions or concerns 

(Aran Size chart tab below for more detail )

This jacket knits generously 2 ins (5 cms) wider and longer than the sizing given

100% Donegal spun three ply pure new wool (60% organic Irish fleece base)

Care See 'How to care for me', easy care piece

Lead time: often in stock and in a couple of colours, otherwise we will notify you immediately of the timeframe, usually 3-4 weeks 


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