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Wool Shawls from Ireland

 

Irish Aran Wool Poncho
Irish Aran Wool Poncho
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Category: Clothing/Accessories/Scarves and Shawls

The cool climate of Ireland’s Aran Islands calls for a cozy wool poncho like this one. Although the three islands are home to only 1,200 people, Aran knitting is recognizable worldwide. The pattern on this Aran poncho is the horseshoe cable stitch, inspired by the hoofprints of the horses that helped drag fishing boats above the high-water mark on the island of Inishmore.


Available sizes: SmallMedium, LargeXLarge
$149.00
Men's Aran Shawl-collar Cardigan
Men's Aran Shawl-collar Cardigan
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Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

In just a century since they first appeared, the textured wool sweaters of the Aran Islands have become “as tenacious an international symbol of Ireland as the harp and shamrock,” writes fashion historian Deirdre McQuillan. It wasn’t until the home crafts movement at the end of the 19th century that Aran’s distinctive patterns became known around the world. Today, from tourist shops to fashion shows, one can find sweaters based on stitches that were invented by grandmothers and great-grandmothers only a few generations ago.


Available colors: Charcoal, Natural
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
Irish Aran Pocket Scarf
Irish Aran Pocket Scarf
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Category: Clothing/Accessories/Scarves and Shawls

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.


$69.00
$12.99
Irish Donegal Tweed Patchwork Scarf
Irish Donegal Tweed Patchwork Scarf
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Category: Clothing/Accessories/Scarves and Shawls

Artisans in Donegal Town carry on an age-old tradition of quilting with this patchwork tweed and knit wool scarf. Weather-resistant and extremely durable, Donegal wool tweed has long been one of the world's highest quality fabrics and a symbol of the Irish county where it is made. Patches of herringbone, plaid, checks, and heather make up one side of this colorful scarf. The opposite side is a cozy wool knit in a cable-stitch pattern. Each scarf is unique and patterns will vary.


$89.00
Newgrange Scarf
Newgrange Scarf
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Category: Clothing/Accessories/Scarves and Shawls

A husband-and-wife team knit this soft merino wool scarf in their County Clare studio. The purple patterns are adapted from ones found on entrance stones at the prehistoric monument of Newgrange on the eastern side of Ireland. The site is positioned so that light floods the entrance passage and central chamber on the winter solstice. Today, tens of thousands of visitors enter a lottery to be one of only 50 chosen to experience this ancient phenomenon each year.


$89.00
$59.99