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This cozy merino wool cardigan sweater is a virtual sampler of Irish Aran knitting patterns. Each pattern symbolizes an aspect of local fishing culture: Celtic rope for Irish pride; fisherman's cable for safety on the waters; basket stitch for a plentiful catch; and diamond, the shape of a fishing net, for success. The warm wool is renowned for its extremely soft hand, providing warmth and comfort without the itch of lower-quality fibers.
Having knitted many of these jumpers in my young adulthood in Scotland, I can attest this is beautifully knitted. It has been knitted on larger needles than I used to use, which makes it drape more. Thankfully I looked at size chart and reduced my usual Medium to a Small. The sleeves are still long and ample as a small. I washed before wearing and it came out perfect, drying flat. Colour is lovely. The buttons are tastefully chosen. I look forward to many years of use. Slainte
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