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Good Luck Aran Handknit Wool Crewneck
Good Luck Aran Handknit Wool Crewneck
Good Luck Aran Handknit Wool Crewneck
Good Luck Aran Handknit Wool Crewneck
Good Luck Aran Handknit Wool Crewneck
Good Luck Aran Handknit Wool Crewneck
Good Luck Aran Handknit Wool Crewneck
Good Luck Aran Handknit Wool Crewneck
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Good Luck Aran Handknit Wool Crewneck

€375.00
    DESCRIPTION

    As worn by Lisa Lambe on the cover of her new album WILD RED 2021.

    Lisa is an Irish Artist singer, actor and songmaker who has a massive passion and knowledge of Irish folklore and language. She has taken her "Good Luck" Aran featured here on many inspirational Irish Island visits, like the Blanket Islands featured in the photo here.

    Hand knit stitches designed by Edel and handknitted in Donegal by herself and expert craftswomen.

    A lifelong sweater and wardrobe staple from the heart of Irelands West.

    The blackberry, the trellis and large rope cabling are very traditional and full of folklore. Edel calls her stitch design here “Good Luck”, explaining that each stitch pattern references harvest, fishing and life itself. A sweater you can read and wear.


    Fully fashion raglan sleeve setting and expertly strongly hand sewn. No machine power has been used to make this piece, truly 100% eco-sustainable craftmanship.

    All the rib stitch bands and borders are firmly knit in twisted rib stitch to highlight the handmade look and for lasting stretch.

    Size (Aran Size chart) S, M, L, XL or request custom.

    Composition 100% pure new wool spun and dyed in Donegal with EU dye 'reach' standards' 

    Care See 'How to care for me'

    Lead time Made to order one stitch at a time, some sizes in stock for immediate  shipping or we will inform you of delivery up to four weeks.

    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 

    HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO MAKE ME

    Handknit Pieces

    handknit pieces, everything except the aimsir wraps - see next instruction for them

    If I’m handknit just for you please allow four weeks plus shipping time.

    Slow clothing as opposed to fast fashion is our best friend. Making ethically is the sustainable future of our World and I’m a proud part of that. My carbon footprint is a ghost! Human energy made me and was so happy doing that. Handknitting Aran going back generations and was almost lost in our country. Aran knitters need to knit.

    I get made, slowly by a very fast and skillful hand knitter who is fairly rewarded and had fun making me. Edel fusses over everything seeing me through from notes to yarn quality, swatches, washing and steam, she even jabs me sewing her name on my neck (she loves that bit).

    Otherwise, I may be ready when you order (they call it in stock around here)

    Should there be a yarn delay you will be contacted.

    If I am a special gift for a particular date, please get in touch before or when you order to confirm the details. 


    Studio Hand Loomed Pieces

    studio hand loomed pieces plain flat wraps (ie not the moon wrap)

    If I am hand loomed just for you please allow two weeks plus shipping time.

    Slow clothing as opposed to fast fashion is our best friend. Making ethically is the sustainable future of the World and I’m a proud part of that. My carbon footprint is a ghost! Human energy made me and was so happy doing that. I will be loomed in the studio by Edel on her basic knitting machine which uses only horse power.

    Edel sees me through from notes to yarn quality, swatches, washing and steam, she even jabs me to sew her name on me (she loves that bit).

    Otherwise, I may be ready when you order (they call it in stock around here)

    Should there be a yarn delay and I’ll take longer but will let you know in every case.

    If I am a special gift for a particular date, please get in touch before or when you order.


    Hats

    Hats (all)

    I should leave the studio within the week and then it depends on delivery times.

    If I am going to take longer I will let you know by email.


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