This is the machine-washable sweater vest knitted with a traditional Aran design that originated in the early 19th century among the fisherfolk of Ireland's west coast. The vest's tight cable, honeycomb, and basket stitch patterns evoke images of the fisherman's rope (a sign of safety and good luck when fishing), just reward for hard work (like the hardworking bee), and the fisherman's basket (hopes for an abundant catch). It is made in County Mayo in the country's northwest from the fleece of Merino sheep, renowned for its durability, water resistance, and insulating properties. The wool is first hand-combed, then spun using a short-draw technique that adds a twist to the wool as it is spun into yarn, resulting in cloth that is lofty and durable enough for machine washing. Meticulously tailored to allow complete freedom of movement for the arms, the generous vest slides easily over a flannel shirt. The front closes with four traditional pattern buttons; has two horizontal front pockets. Gray. Men's sizes S (38), M (42), L (44), or XL (46). (1 lb.)
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