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Love Stardigan in Merino Hand Knit with bobbles
Love Stardigan in Merino Hand Knit with bobbles
Love Stardigan in Merino Hand Knit with bobbles
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Love Stardigan in Merino Hand Knit with bobbles

€325.00
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    As featured by 'EVOKE' recently in the Stardigan feature by Rebecca Dore!

    These stitch designs connect family and love in many ways. The zig zag lines represent the ups and downs of marriage and relationships. Sometimes only two lines run along side each other but here I added a third! Life is complicated.

    The knitted tree design was considered to be symbolic of a long life with many sons? (I did not invent that one) I did however increase the number of branches out of the centre mother line.

    Aran is often referred to as cable-knit.

    The cabling saves a purpose beyond the aesthetic, it makes the fabric stronger and the shape hold firm. In the original Aran designs developed as workwear it made them more water resistant. 

    The sides are Knit in a rice stitch that was used in Donegal Aran in the 1970's.

    The bobbles featured extensively in the Aran knit of the 1950's and 1960's including on the mens Aran sweaters (Like the Clancy Brother Handknits),

    supersized here for fun.

    Handmade sunshine yellow linen buttons.

    100 % Handknit and hand stitched with love and skill here in Donegal, Ireland.

    Sizes: Med and Large as size chart or contact us

    Care: See 'How to care for me'

    Leadtime: Handknit, if not in stock allow four weeks from ordering


    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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