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Fly into the Knitfield Store and pick up some of Edel's top yarn choices for this season wrapped as a yarn cake. This weight of merino with mohair tweed is blended for Edel in a select colour palette each season.
70 % merino wool dyed and spun locally here in Donegal and combined with 30% mohair.
Mohair brings lightness, strength and a lustre to the wool base. What knitters call a 'halo' means the yarn knits on a larger needle than one would expect.
This will make the most luxurious Aran, cabled or plain knit accessory or sweater.
The lightness of the mohair means you get extra yardage per weight and an even cosier knit.
Weight Aran weight x 100 grams
Yardage 200 metres (220 yards)
Needles Size 5mm or 4.5 mm for firmer knit (US 7 or 8 )
Gauge in Stockinette on 5 mm 18 sts and 24 rows for 4ins (10cm) square
2 or 3 (x100g) will make an incredible scarf, like the Success or Love patterns on our Knitfield Ireland Ravelry account. Allow 5/6 for a small stockinette sweater, 8 for an M-L Aran sweater
All dyes conform with EU REACH standards and all fleece is ethically sourced
Care As our wool knitwear, See "how to care for me" details below
Lead time Ships week of order
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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