Enjoy a little bit of traditional Irish design in your home every day with the Irish Cable Wool Throw from Saol. It also makes a perfect housewarming or Christmas gift. Knit from 100% Merino wool, this throw is extra soft and warm. Merino is the softest and most popular wool used in Ireland today and is prized for its fine fiber count. So whether you’re cozying up to a fireplace on a winter night or adding an accent to your living room, this blanket is a wonderful choice.
The detailed knit patterns that adorn this throw originated over 100 years ago on the Aran Islands off Ireland’s west coast. The islands’ fisherman wore patterned sweaters to add extra bulk to otherwise flat pull overs that kept them insulated and trapped their body heat while keeping the cold Atlantic wind out. Cables were considered to signify the fisherman’s ropes, and the diamond weave, their nets. Together, the cable and diamond patterns were used in hopes to bring luck and wealth to the fishermen who wore them.
The blanket is made in Ireland by Saol, one of the leading manufacturers of contemporary Irish knitwear, accessories and throws. 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.
Measures 40 in. x 66 in. To keep your blanket looking new and fresh, spot clean or hand wash using lukewarm water and a gentle detergent.