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Classic Aran Handknit stitches from this region knit in real wool.
The zig-zag revived by Edel from notes in her grandmothers knitting bag. A newspaper article from the 1950's calls it 'the ups and downs of married life'.
Here Edel has added double four stitch cables to represent a couple and separate cables on the outside, a symbol of our individuality.
A great Aran beginner or improver project. As the largest cable is two over two this is easy aran knitting.
Size approx 10 inches wide x 68-70 ins long or as you wish to knit.
May be made as shorter cowls too, the kit would make three cowls!
Needles: One pair of UK 5mm (not included) OR 5.5mm if a tight knitter
No sewing required.
Yarns included will have 15% more than needed. That's 450g plus, 800yards
(you will have plenty to make a hat too!)
Comes in a white cardboard BOX with lots of tissue, suitable gift purchase. NO PLASTIC!
All packaging reusable and a set of 3 mini yarn tasters included together with a note from Edel (Include name and any details if sending as a gift)
Pattern supplied in print and another pattern added.
Please e mail us for the pattern download if you'd like to have it.
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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