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A wonderful family heirloom blanket knit in five traditional Aran knitting panels.
Each panel is a unique repository of Aran stitches inspired by Edel's time working with the Sekules family at The Kilkeel Knitting Mills in County Down.
The 100% pure merino wool is dyed and spun at the local Donegal Mills.
The artistry of the knitting on this piece will accent any contemporary interior, whether it drapes on a chair back or hangs on a wall.
“What can I say ….absolutely stunning! A fantastic design by Edel MacBride’ .....Appropriately named Ulster Blanket. Sure to become a family heirloom.“ Louise Williamson, Light House Yarns.
Size 24in X 48in (60 x 120 cm)
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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