The Saol Double Collar Zip Cardigan for women is knit from 100% super soft Merino wool for a luxurious and breathable feel that you can wear anywhere, whether you’re working from home or popping out to the shop for a weekend errand. The full front zipper allows you zip the cardigan all the way to the top of the double collar for those extra cold days, or wear it open to show off your layers. Two front pockets at either side are a handy place to keep your hands warm or store your keys and cards.
This cardigan is knit using traditional Irish knitting patterns like the cable, which symbolizes the promise of good fortune, and the blackberry stitch, which symbolizes nature and abundance. These patterns date back to the early 20th century and were originally found on the working sweaters of Aran Island fishermen to brave the Atlantic. This cardigan marvelously updates those coarse workman’s sweaters of old with a tailored waist and fitted form to bring the sweater a modern, feminine look.
Saol is one of the leading manufacturers of contemporary Irish knitwear. 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 carries on the tradition of fine craftsmanship, intricate detail, and durable materials to create dramatic and lasting knitwear for women and men.