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.
This scarf might as well be cashmere; it is so soft. For all its lightness, it is densely knit and very toasty even on the coldest days. The colors are warm and rich, not glaring as some violet tones can be. In fact, the colors are well represented in the catalog photograph, unlike some other items at the National Geographic Store. The design is almost whimsical, though I know it is adapted from the patterns at New Grange. On a personal note, my paternal grandparents were born and raised in County Clare. Knowing this scarf is produced by a local couple there is just an added bonus for me. I highly recommend this scarf.
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend