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Women's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater, "North Winds"

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For hundreds of years, women in the rural villages of the Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland have knit natural wool sweaters for their fisherman kin. Although the myth that you can identify island families by the stitches in their sweater--like a Scottish tartan--isn't true, every knitter does have her own special patterns, passed down through generations of mothers and grandmothers. At weekly gatherings, they continually invented intricate new stitches. Each stitch in this generously sized, traditional Aran sweater represents a facet of fishing culture: the honeycomb stitch for hard work, the cable stitch for safety on the waters, and the basket weave as a wish for a plentiful catch. The 100% merino wool sweater features a cozy turtleneck for winter warmth.

  • 0.46 kgs
  • 1.0 lbs

  • 100% merino wool
  • Dry clean or hand wash
  • Made in Ireland.
  • Ships fast from USA.
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632

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03/14/2019

"Awesome sweater"

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Beautifully handmade wool sweater with multiple different Irish stitches. Runs a bit large.

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01/01/2019

"3 aran sweaters"

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I love the almost immediate shipment and the sweaters are beautiful and very well made. I purchased one of each color. I love them and know I will enjoy wearing them.

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07/31/2018

"Winter Classic"

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I appreciate handmade items made with TLC, and this sweater is no exception. The craftmanship found in Arran sweaters is a dying art and you certainly cant find comparable articles of clothing in any department store.

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  • cold weather

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From Truchas, NM

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07/30/2018

"Beautiful!"

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This sweater is so very snuggy and warm and I can feel the ancestry of it. Its almost a privilege to wear it.

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  • Great for a snowy night watching the BBC

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01/16/2021

"high quality very happy with"

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high quality. very rich red color

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12/01/2020

"High quality wool sweater!"

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A classic: warm, authentic wool sweater with a beautiful knitting pattern.

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02/28/2021

"Comfortable, colorful Bandini top"

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This comfortable and colorful Bandini top will be a great addition to both my travel and everyday wardrobe. I appreciate the artist s creativity and artistic technique and the top fits perfectly. Novica offers unique and creative items that are a testament to their focus on offering quality items from the world s artisans to its grateful customers.

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  • Travel and everyday wear

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Bandhani, Bandhani Shirt

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02/27/2021

"Wow! Coolest boot ever!"

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I love these boots! Suave, sexy, understated...a very comfortable heel and a no-nonsense sole, well lugged...could be worn with dresses or leggings. Just fabulous, and fit like they were made for me, so fairly true to size. (I ordered one half size larger than usual.) A great staple addition to your shoe wardrobe.

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02/16/2021

"My favorite winter sweater"

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I bought this item more than 3 years ago. Ive worn it a lot, and it is still in perfect condition. It is gorgeous with a black dress for dressy occasions in the winter. The wool is soft, almost like baby alpaca, and the embroidery is exquisite. The cut is flattering--not too boxy and not too fitted. What else can I say? I love it!

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  • cold weather occasions

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02/08/2021

"I love this jacket."

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I wore this jacket to the opera just before the pandemic started and felt so elegant. The fabric is beautiful. Ill be wearing it again when its safe to gather in public.

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  • Any special occasion

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02/05/2021

"5-star sweater (but berry is not the color...)"

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This is. a 5-star worthy beautiful heavy sweater...my only issue is the color ...it says berry and looks like a dark berry color BUT it is not berry...it is really a much lighter mauve color.

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From Brookfield Wisconsin

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02/03/2021

"Wool cardigan"

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I ve been wanting for years to find a wool cardigan from Ireland. Not a knock off. This sweater is so well made, beautiful and keeps me very warm. Every time I wear it I get so many compliments on it, even people I don t know. The size was a true fit. Love it

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  • Beautiful and very warm for our cold winters

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