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Sliabh Liag Wool in yarn exclusive designed by Edel and spun at Donegal Yarns
or other shades now in aran tweed added,
Simple to follow instructions (pattern) written by Edel for the hat
*100% wool in aran weight, spun in Donegal*
SUPPLIED: yarn and pattern (both may be bought separately too)
ADD other wool shades from the wool shop to make a selection of hats as gifts.
100 grammes (over 200 yards) will make this hat with some remaining, everyone knits a little different, so there is plenty to suit all.
Ideal as a gift for a knitting friend or relative or to encourage a new knitter.
100% new wool sustainably sourced
The Sliabh Liag grey has a fabulous 'neep' combination of pink, cornflower, wine, bottle, mustard.
The pattern uses 5mm needles, these can be bought as a set and added to the kit.
You can use any type of needle you have, straight, round etc
Upload your finished hat to Ravelry and #Knitfieldireland on Instagram, where you will find lots more images of the hat (both places)
**** you can purchase the pattern download on Ravelry and use any aran wool choice*** OR buy another 100g ball of tweed or merino in the wool store here
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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