This is a Black Sheep Wool Hand Knit Aran Cardigan all knitted by hand in County Donegal. When you compare a machine knit Aran to a Hand Knit Aran the first thing that strikes you is the weight. Not that there is anything wrong with a machine made Aran, we sell dozens of them everyday. A Hand Knit is something really special. Hand Knits can weigh up to 2 kilos with most weighing around 1.2 kilos.
This Brown Colour is the natural colour of Black Sheep Wool, a really popular option in store. The combination of stitches in a Hand Knit are always more usual with different combinations such as the diamond and Trelis stitches shown above.
A Hand Knit can take up to six weeks to make, between the labour and the wool you can understand their sale price can be up to €299. The prices insures the Knitters are given a fair price for their work. Our Hand Knits are made by local Donegal Women for Magee Knitwear . Each Hand Knit is signed by the person who made it for that stamp of authenticity.
In this shot, Roisín is modelling a beautiful hand Knit ladies cardigan by Kennedy’s of Ardara who have been hand making knitwear for three generations in their business in Ardara town a beautiful place in North West Donegal . The Blackberry Stitch really stands out on this piece. Kilcarra Oatmeal coloured wool was used in this. All the wool is 100% Irish Pure New Wool.
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