Ladies Classic Cable Wool Shawl

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■ Our Aran poncho is made up of cable and moss stitches that create a lovely pattern in a horizontal design.
■ Our Aran Cable & Moss Poncho is made up of 100% Merino Wool proving a soft to the touch feel.
■ You will always feel comfortable in this poncho no matter the weather thanks to its breathability and natural wicking ability.
■ The stitches help to trap heat during the colder months so you’re sure to stay warm and comfortable when there’s a chill in the air.
■ Our poncho will fit any occasion, you can dress this poncho up or dress it down depending on your needs.

The poncho that we all know and love today originated hundreds of years ago in South America. The design was simple, a piece of fabric with an opening for your head and the sides were left open so the fabric just draped over your body. It was the perfect layering piece, a portable blanket if you will. At the start people who wore ponchos were big fans of them due to their functionality. They were used as protection from the rain, for warmth, and to ward off the wind. In fact, they were so functional that they were even been worn by soldiers back in the late 1800s during times of war. Ponchos for military use continued throughout the years playing key roles in rain protection for both U.S. and German soldiers during WWII.

Since that time ponchos have been adopted by many different cultures and countries. Today ponchos have a different purpose which is mainly fashion. The turn from functionality only to fashion began once it was introduced to the West in the 19th century. The style of the long, ankle length ponchos changed to shorter hip-length ponchos. Media like Clint Eastwood’s film The Good The Bad and The Ugly helped to spread the visibility of the poncho and up its popularity. This item has become a wardrobe staple allowing people to find them in a multitude of styles and colors.

Our Aran Cable & Moss Poncho manages to be functional while looking good. Like the classic Aran sweaters this 100% Merino Wool sweater is great at protecting against moisture. The natural wicking ability makes sure that sweat isn’t trapped on your body by absorbing the sweat and releasing it into the air. Merino wool also has the ability to absorb about 35% of its weight in moisture before it begins to feel wet, keeping you nice and dry.

The Aran stitches found on this poncho are the moss stitch and the cable stitch. The moss stitch acts as a filler for the cable stitches, giving them greater definition. The moss stitch was inspired by the carrageen moss that could be found off the coast in Ireland. The natives would use the carrageen moss to fertilize their fields when they were barren, so the moss stitch became associated with a good harvest. The cable stitch is a symbol of luck and safety, so the two mixed together radiates good fortune.

Our Aran Cable & Moss Poncho’s cable design runs horizontally, which gives a visually stimulating pattern. The neckline is topped with a high collar that is filled with the moss stitch and framed by cable stitches. The way that this poncho is stitched gives this sweater breathability that keeps it from feeling stuffy and overweight.

The sky's the limit on how you can style this poncho. You can wear this on a casual day out at the market or on a night out on the town, dress it up or dress it down. Layer this poncho over a short or long sleeve tee with jeans and a pair of boots, or throw it over top of a cocktail dress before you head out for some fun. You can even use it to snuggle up on your couch with a good book and a cup of tea.