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Handknit in the traditional Irish way with a strong stitch pattern.
Like the moss filled diamonds (diamonds and always good?) a strong honeycomb centre and the Donegal link cables.
Knitting this sweater is a conversation with the past and a joy us Aran knitters to make.
Shown here in our Donegal organic Aran wool. In Aran talk it’s called white but it’s really a milky shade, like the sheep it comes from. While it is undyed it is super well scoured (cleaned) and three fine threads are spun together making it tough but soft too.
The three dimensional look of the stitches are most distinct when knit in this yarn.
The silhouette is roomy with a set-in wider sleeve.
Is it his or hers? Definitely both.
100% Handknit in Ireland from wool spun in Ireland (60% Irish organic fleece base)
Size (Aran size chart) S, M, L, XL
Colours Aran Milk. Black, Navy
Composition 100% pure new wool, spun in Donegal with a high fleece content, dyes used conform to EU REACH standards
Care See 'How to care for me'
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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