Sunday, October 7, 2018

Hand Knit and Hand Made

Photo by Salt Water New England


10 comments:

  1. How I appreciate quality. Just beautiful, and enduring.

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    1. Couldn't agree more. These pieces are beautiful, and, fortunately, my husband and I both appreciate quality. This does not mean we are snobbish, quite the contrary. We just try to buy the best we can afford, and we appreciate craftsmanship in any item, clothing,furniture, tools, machinery, etc., but we buy less of it because it lasts and we rarely tire of it.

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    2. Same here! We buy things that we love and that we know will last. We are not shoppers; we are buyers! I do not understand fast fashion and never will; happy that I never needed to follow trends.

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  2. Classic, lasts forever...

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  3. I love the Aran design. Incredibly, it appears to be impossible to buy a genuine Aran or Guernsey sweater in London. My best hope may be a Christmas market. The last resorts will be a visit to a chandlery on the south coast or a taking risk on sizing by buying online from the manufacturers. If anyone has other suggestions, please post them.

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    1. https://www.aransweatermarket.com/
      https://www.clanarans.com/
      https://www.theirishstore.com/
      https://www.theirishstore.com/
      https://www.aransweatersdirect.com/

      I haven't had any experience with any of these; but they're on my list to check out! Especially the first two! - hrplo

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    2. Many thanks for those suggestions. I'm very tempted by the Kenny pattern from Clan Arans.

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  4. Excellence,always wins out!

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  5. I have two handknit Aran sweaters and one Guernsey Wool and they are the best! Even during a typical Michigan winter I remain toasty and comfortably warm. The Guernsey was purchased in the UK about 25 years ago but the Aran sweaters, including my family clan pattern were purchased online from Muffy’s lead, Aran Sweater Market, a few years ago. The crew clan sweater was made to order, the cardigan fit based on the sizing chart. cheers!

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  6. Years ago I saw an aran sweater that included, in addition to the traditional honeycomb, diamond and cable knitted stitches, a beautiful thistle pattern. I have seen many fine examples of craftsmanship in aran sweaters since, but never one as intriguing and unique. Have asked around but no one seems to know whether this is a clan pattern or particular workmanship of a regional cottage industry community?

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