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Connect to a handknit piece of Irish history.
In this generous sized Aran scarf the honeycomb stitching frames a central diamond. Soft moss edges make this a wrapable force against any North wind.
The perfect heirloom gift.
While the origins of the stitches are largely not documented, in the past each knitter often developed a semblance of design on a sweater, unique to her work. Certain stitches were more common in certain locations and stitches were passed through family members. While this is a slow piece to make it suits an Aran knitter who can knit with her eyes closed but isn't up for all the shaping of a sweater. Knitters love to knit.
Size: One Size 12in x 70 in (32 x 178cm) approx
Composition: 100% pure merino soft dyed and spun in Donegal
Care See 'How to care for me'
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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