The next time you need a beautiful and dramatic piece to add to your fall and winter wardrobe, try our Irish Aran Cowl Cape--the perfect addition of drama and feminine flair. Setting the stage for this unique piece is its eye-catching silhouette that spans 37 inches in width and 24 inches in length, and the regal cowl neck collar finishes off this whimsical piece with a regal touch. The collar features traditional cable stitching, which adds a rich look of distinction. Spanning 12 inches in length and 7 inches in width, the broad collar is especially comfortable and breathable, making it great for all-day wear. The body of the cape presents several eye-catching Aran styles suited to bring good fortune to the wearer. The honeycomb, diamond, and variations of the cable stitch all have specific meanings in the traditions of the Aran Islands.
Knit from 100% Merino wool, our Aran cape is super soft and wraps you in luxury. Because it is made from 100% natural fibers, it is recommended that you hand wash this beautiful piece rather than throwing it in the washing machine--a hand wash helps preserve the delicate nature of the knit so that you can enjoy it for years to come. The striking silhouette and bold dimensions of this cape will fit and flatter different shapes and sizes, providing a loose fit that gracefully drapes over the body for a comfortably stylish look. Pair with slacks for a day at the office, or leggings for a casual afternoon running around town. Not only will it look great on everyone, but it also transitions well from day to evening, work to play.
Why is Merino wool special? Merino wool fibers are naturally long, making for strong fibers and super soft yarn. Not only is it super soft, but it does not give you the itchiness that many people associate with wool. Because Merino wool has longer and finer fibers, it is more flexible than other types of wool, and moves easily with you rather than poking the skin uncomfortably (which results in the itchy sensation). This softer quality wool makes it a comfortable choice in all kinds of settings, and the perfect choice of material for this ultimate cozy sweater.
Aran stitching is a unique style of knitting characteristic to the Aran Islands, found at the mouth of Galway Bay. While these knitting patterns are reflections of a life on the sea, each particular stitch tells its own story to create a cohesive whole. Cable designs represent fishermen’s ropes, with hopes for safe voyages and good days at sea. Honeycomb patterns symbolize serve as a reminder of the industrious honeybee--a perennially hard worker who assures a reward for its honest labor. Diamond stitching patterns signify prosperity and success.