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The joy of handknit aran for the office.
Edel has been involved in the the local traditional craft of aran most of her life.
Yet it was a green envelope of newspaper cuttings in her grand mothers personal knitting bag that sparked a real interest in Aran revival. From 2010 onward there was renewed widespread interest in heritage in Ireland and Aran knitting seemed in danger of disappearing from our shores. It needed new context and relevance while maintaining the craftsmanship.
This sleeveless embodies much of that story, from the travelling road stitch to the divided family tree, representing our friends and family in other countries now and the generations of diaspora.
Hand knit in Donegal from 100% wool spun and dyed in Donegal with the unique nepp fleck character.
Sample here is a medium measuring 20 ins across and 21 long.
If you'd like a customised colour option please e mail us directly OR specify another colour from handknits on this site.
Will sit well over a shirt, fine turtle neck or a dress.
Look for our oversize cut version of this too.
Expertly Crafted by Edel and knitters with hundreds of years knitting experience between them. Expert hand stitch finish.
Easy Care washing only infrequently recommended as wool is naturally self cleaning via the wicking process. Healthy thermal warmth to wear.
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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