Aran Handknit Good Luck Stitches Sweater
Aran Handknit Good Luck Stitches Sweater
Aran Handknit Good Luck Stitches Sweater
Aran Handknit Good Luck Stitches Sweater
Aran Handknit Good Luck Stitches Sweater
Aran Handknit Good Luck Stitches Sweater
Aran Handknit Good Luck Stitches Sweater
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Aran Handknit Good Luck Stitches Sweater

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Paintshop is back! 

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.


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.


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