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Irish Aran Pocket Scarf

$69.00 Sale Price:   $12.99

Price: $69.00 Sale Price:   $12.99

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With a cable stitch adapted from classic Aran Islands knits, and deep hand-warmer pockets at each end, our rich red merino wool scarf is the perfect accessory for cool-weather sightseeing.


Made in Ireland. 100% merino wool. 9"W x 65"L.


Hand-wash or dry clean.


Since they first appeared at the beginning of the 20th century, the textured wool sweaters of the Aran Islands have become “as tenacious an international symbol of Ireland as the harp and Shamrock,” writes historian Dierdre McQuillan. Women on these small, craggy islands in the mouth of Galway Bay had always made clothing by hand, but it wasn’t until the home crafts movement at the end of the 19th century that this practical skill blossomed into an iconic design known around the world. Then as now, the sale of handcrafts was encouraged as a way to continue local traditions and bring extra income into poor farming and fishing communities. Knitters from Donegal, the Channel Islands, and even emigrants returning from America traded techniques, and sweater patterns became more complicated as local women worked together to master new stitches.


National Geographic first commented on the sweaters in a 1931 article, referring to “the blue jersey of the fisherman.” Eventually white became the most popular color for Aran sweaters, and many children on the islands wore a design made just for them for their first holy communion. Early efforts at exporting sweaters through nearby Galway were a challenge until the craftswomen got the hang of standardized sizes rather than knitting for the way their family members were built.


Today, from tourist shops to fashion shows, one can find sweaters based on stitches that were invented by grandmothers and great-grandmothers only a couple of generations ago: cables, diamonds, blackberry stitch, crooked road, half-eights, bird’s eye, honeycomb, and many more. As they say on the islands, Go máire tú is go gcaithe thé—May you live and wear it well.


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Irish Aran Pocket Scarf
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Good length (6)
  • Warm (6)
  • Quality materials (5)
  • Soft (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (5)
    • Cold / extreme (5)
    • As A fashion accessory (4)
    • Going out (3)
      • Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        100% 

        (5 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
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      • Cold weather living (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    5.0

    Kangaroo Envy

    By Cherokee

    from MD

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Artsy
    • Attractive Design
    • Good Length
    • Quality Materials
    • Soft
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • As A Fashion Accessory
      • Casual Wear
      • Cold Weather
      • Formal Events
      • Going Out
      • Wardoff A Draft In House

      Comments about Irish Aran Pocket Scarf:

      Fell in love with this beautiful, convenient scarf-shawl. In some areas it is called a kangaroo scarf because of the cozy pockets. It is a work of art. I usually am a bit hesitant to wear wool, but this merino wool feels soft and of course it is warm. If one's skin is a bit irritated from wearing wool directly, then just wear a turtleneck. I am very happy with it and wish NG would get more in stock, in different colors. :)

      • Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Gear Usage:
      • Cold Weather Living, Winter Sports
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love at first sight

      By Cherokee

      from MD

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Cozy
      • Good Length
      • Pretty
      • Quality Materials
      • Soft
      • Warm

      Cons

      • Sold Out

      Best Uses

      • As A Fashion Accessory
      • Casual Wear
      • Cold Weather
      • Going Out
      • When Chilly Inside Or Out

      Comments about Irish Aran Pocket Scarf:

      Delivery was very prompt. I was pleasingly surprised at how soft & warm that this wool scarf is; also, it is not scratchy at all. This is one of my favorite go-to shawl/scarf with pockets when I feel a draft. I just love it. Bought one for me and one for my daughter. Wished I had ordered more but they sold out. Great gift to give. Thanks NGEO

      • Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Gear Usage:
      • Cold Weather Living, Drafty House, Winter Sports
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      very nice scarf

      By Nita

      from Chicago, ILL

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Length
      • Quality Materials
      • Soft
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • As A Fashion Accessory
        • Casual Wear
        • Cold Weather
        • Going Out

        Comments about Irish Aran Pocket Scarf:

        Great gift

        • Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Gear Usage:
        • Cold Weather Living
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        irish aran pocket scarf

        By red baron

        from Martinez, California

        About Me Casual Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Good Length
        • Quality Materials
        • Soft
        • Warm

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          Best Uses

            Comments about Irish Aran Pocket Scarf:

            I thought it was so nice I bought another for a gift

            • Gear Usage:
            • Cold Weather Living
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            • No
             
            5.0

            pocket scarf

            By MsMontauk

            from Hampstead, North Carolina

            About Me Classic Dresser

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Length
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • As A Fashion Accessory
              • Casual Wear
              • Cold Weather

              Comments about Irish Aran Pocket Scarf:

              very different

              • Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Irish warmth

              By Rhody mom

              from Rhode Island

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Good Length
              • Quality Materials
              • Soft
              • Warm
              • Warm Cozy Real Wool

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Cold Weather
                • To Carry One's Cellphone

                Comments about Irish Aran Pocket Scarf:

                great value with the sale price

                • Length:
                • Feels true to length
                • Gear Usage:
                • Cold Weather Living
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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