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Aran Hand Knit Vintage Sweater in Barley. WOW! is all I could say about this sweater. I pick this sweater up from an Estate sale today and could not wait to put this baby up. This is by far the warmest sweater I have picked up. Seriously, I do not know if I am ready to part with this one yet...

This sweater was hand knitted by an avid knitter that had moved from the East Coast to Las Vegas about 25 years ago. She was destashing her yarn that she had stored up in boxes and found this sweater in one of the boxes. I sniffled a little because I could not believe how beautiful this is and the condition it is in. It is really unfortunate that she can't knit anymore due to severe arthritis. I did tell her about Etsy :)

Every stitch tells a story...

are said to represent fisherman's ropes

represent the small fields enclosed by dry stone walls that are such a familiar part of Irish landscape

symbolic of hard work bringing it's rewards

a symbol of success and wealth

represents wealth to the Fisher folk

Double Zig-Zag:
known as the Marriage lines and is usually considered a symbolic of the ups and downs of married life

Hand Knit

100% Wool

Mint, brand new, never been worn

Chest: 48" around
Sleeve: 32.5" end of shoulder to cuff
Length: 29" top of shoulder to hem
* these are approximate measurement as these were taken while garment was flat

This garment was carefully hand wash turn inside out. It was laid flat to dry and then air fluff in the dryer with fabric softner to control static. It is ready to wear :)

I examine each item carefully and note any imperfections, but unless an item is said to be NEW, please don't expect it to be perfect. Please remember that unless specified, all items have been used and will show varying signs of use/wear. I always list the obvious staining/spotting/discoloration and damage/defects to the best of my abilities. However, some slight imperfections that will not show or affect wearing/using the item may slip by or not be considered worth mentioning. *** All vintage/upcycle items are non-refundable or exchangeable. Please convo me with any questions before ordering.

vintage ARAN BARLEY knit by hand extreme winter sweater cardigan


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