Men's Aran vest: this beautiful handmade Aran waistcoat has been created by my mother, who still lives on the smallest of the Aran Islands, Inis Oírr. She has been knitting jumpers for decades! Usually my mother's sweaters are sold by a craft shop on the Aran Islands, but the shop is currently closed because of the pandemic. But! That means that her knits are available online for the first time ever.
This sweater has a unique design, as each jumper she creates is a one of a kind item. It is knit in Studio Donegal Aran Tweed pure wool, which is wonderfully warm and hardwearing. It is a classic style of Aran, timeless and enduring. The colour was hard to capture here; I would describe it as a charcoal tweed, with dark and light grey being the main colours, and some coloured flecks of orange and white through it. Here is a link to the shade card of the yarn, which gives you another attempt to capture the colour other than my own! https://studiodonegal.ie/product/aran-tweed/ The wool is shade 4801.
This vest has the following measurements:
- Chest: 44"/111.5 cm
- Underarm to hem: 16"/40.5 cm
- Shoulder to hem: 26.5"/67 cm
The sweater is a classic Men's XLarge size, but looks equally good worn a little looser on a smaller frame with plenty of room for a favourite shirt.
Registered and tracked shipping is included for free, to ensure this beautiful unique vest reaches you without any worries!
Thank you for looking, and feel free to get in touch if you have any queries.
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All my items are wrapped in crepe paper for free; if you would like sturdy wrapping for a festive occasion; please choose the gift wrapping option when ordering and let me know any special requirements (e.g. Christmas gift/birthday gift).
All of my knitted accessories (except items which have stuffing, like charms or baubles) can be machine-washed on a gentle wool wash at 30 degrees, or hand washed if you prefer. Certain items, such as cafetieres and tea-cosies, have been knitted in a more hard-wearing wool/acrylic mix: these can be washed in a regular machine wash at 40 degrees.
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- I believe that wool is one of the most environmentally-friendly fibres in the world; being renewable and biodegradable. Most of my knits are made using natural fibres; with the exception of knits which need to be machine-washable (such as tea cosies).
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