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Designed by Edel and handknit in the traditional Irish way with a strong stitch pattern.
For example the moss filled diamonds (diamonds and always good?), a strong honeycomb centre and the Donegal link cables. Some could argue to call them ferns or feathers, did you know our knitting has regional dialect?
Knitting this sweater is a conversation with the past and a joy for us Irish knitters to make.
Shown here in Donegal spun tweed (Colour Blue Jay) and Donegal organic Aran wool (white) .
Owned in this blue and worn so wonderfully by Lisa Lambe in a roomy size L.
This sweater is roomy with a set-in wider sleeve.
Is it his or hers? Definitely both.
100% Handknit and hand stitched in Ireland
Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL (Aran Sweater Chart)
Composition !00% pure new wool spun in Donegal
Care See 'How to take care of 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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