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If you have a dreamed of aran colour, write to us, Edel is a dream come true maker when it comes to knitting and it makes her happy too !
A real top shelf Aran, 100% pure new wool tweed, dyed and spun in Donegal and then hand knit with belief!
Stitches that cannot be machine knit like the blackberry dominate while the trellis and large rope cabling bring more folklore. Edel calls her stitch design line up here “Good Luck”, explaining that each stitch here references harvest, fishing and life itself. A sweater you can read, wear and treasure!
A new traditional designed by Edel and Handknit in Ireland building on years of perfecting these techniques.
Fully fashioned shape with a raglan sleeve setting (Top Knitter Skills)
The rib stitch bands and borders are deep and knit firmly in twisted knit stitch to highlight the handmade look and for lasting wear and stretch. The neat neckline is double knit and sits beautifully.
The garment is strongly hand stitched in wool, making it 100% handmade.
This one is a jumper for life!
Lisa Lambe wears the aran white of this sweater on the cover of her new album WILDRED available exclusively on her website. The white 'good luck' has enjoyed many adventures with Lisa even to the Blaskets. Of all her sweaters and she has a few nice ones from here, it is her favourite.
Sizes (ARAN SIZE CHART)
Composition: 100% Donegal dyed and spun pure new wool
Care See 'How to care for me'
Lead time: Made to order one stitch at a time. Allow two weeks for Wraps and four weeks Handknits. We aim to surprise you sooner where possible.
Sweater Sizing Guide for Edel MacBride
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
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.
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