A gorgeous piece of Irish knit design, the Braided Cable Knit Throw from Saol is knit from an incredibly soft blend of Merino wool and acrylic, ensuring that it will never itch or scratch and will keep you warm all season long.
The throw is knit using two distinct alternating cable patterns that give this blanket a remarkable overall textured pattern and unique design. These patterns originated on the rugged Aran Islands off Ireland’s west coast in the early years of the 20th century. At that time, they were used to add insulating layers to unscoured wool sweaters worn at sea by Irish fishermen. The texture of the patterns allows for air circulation while also trapping the body’s natural heat and warming the fibers themselves to insulate against harsh Atlantic conditions. This throw uses the same principle to keep you cozy but not overheated on your couch.
The cable patterns represent the ropes of fishermen and signify the promise of good fortune. The throw is also finished at the sides with a reinforced blackberry stitch pattern, which is highly durable and prevents fraying. The blackberry pattern also symbolizes nature and abundance.
Saol is one of the leading manufacturers of contemporary Irish knitwear, accessories and throws. Inspired by the traditional Irish fishermen’s sweaters first created over a century ago on the remote Aran Islands off Ireland’s west coast, Saol’s line of throws and blankets carries on the tradition of fine craftsmanship, intricate detail, and durable materials to create dramatic and lasting pieces for any room of the house when you need a little extra warmth.