Tara Cape from SAOL
- Our Ladies Pocket Shawl is made of 100% Merino Wool, there won’t be any fabric blending found in this shawl.
- Front pockets provide a bit of storage space for both your hands and any goods you may be carrying around.
- Trinity knot metal buttons give an added touch of Irish history while allowing you to wear the sweater open or closed.
- Honeycomb and cord stitch patterns make up the design of this shawl, the stitches weave together to provide an interesting pattern.
- Aran stitching style comes from the Aran Islands found off the west coast of Ireland, a staple style in Ireland.
The other pattern, the cable stitch is probably the most associated with Aran sweaters and knits in general. This stitch harkens back to the fishermen and their wives directly. It is thought that this stitch was meant to represent the cables that the fishermen worked with on their ship. Cables were one of the main dangers of life at sea were anything to go wrong with the lines. The stitch was meant to act as a symbol of good luck for the fishermen blessing them to make it home safely.
Whether our shawl is endowed with those meanings or not the patterns these stitches make are undeniably lovely. Unlike some Merino Wool garments that are blended with other wool material, our shawls are made from 100% Merino Wool. This sweater will keep you warm during the colder months and cool during the warmer months thanks to the natural ability of Merino Wool to trap and release heat. It also has the ability to wick moisture from your skin and release it into the air keeping you nice and dry. You’ll instantly be able to see and feel the quality of this soft, luxury item.
To add to the quality of our Ladies Pocket Shawl is the overall design of this staple item. The honeycomb and cable design create an eye-catching and texturized design, complementing the length of this shawl. Two deep pockets can be found on the front of the garment, providing a cozy place to warm chilled hands. The pockets also make a convenient spot for a cellphone, keys, or any other items you may carry around with you.
A set of the triquetra, or trinity knot, buttons give extra special detail. The trinity knot is often used in Celtic metal work. This symbol dates all the way back to 500 B.C. when it was the representation of the mother, the maiden, and the crone. Today it has many representations like water, air and earth, a symbol of protection, and life cycles. The trinity buttons on this shawl allow you to pull the shawl together at the center. Finishing off with a fun fringed detail at the bottom, this shawl hits all the notes for a beautiful Irish sweater.