These finely crocheted merino mitts are a workshop must on Winter mornings here. Designed first for our 'Silver Bones' collection of 2014.
Made from 100% fine merino tweed new wool, they are crocheted and given a soak or wash which softens and strengthens them.
The warmth is unreal and good for pains too!
We love the style of the multi-colours but they need a lot of finishing work.
It does mean we get to use every bit of yarn in the store though and that is what we are about, zero waste.
100% merino wool, spun and crocheted in Donegal
Edel MacBride design 2014
Colour here orange, wine, teal, mustard, clover, purple. Note the two mitts have the same colours but are mixed differently.
How to care for me
Maybe you’ve never owned one of me before?
Here’s my experience so far;
I’d prefer not to be stuck in that dark press but when I must go in there just roll me up loosely first.
I don’t need much washing although my Italian cousins say that I’m a gorgeous natural thing and washing improves me!
When washing make it no higher than 30 degrees and please only a wool recommended detergent. Squeeze all the water out after handwashing me, even roll me up in a towel to do this! Dry me flat on my back.
Keep direct sunlight away from my cables!
Edel and many of her long-term clients machine wash my friends. Hopefully they never put them in the drum at higher than 30 degrees or with nasty biological stuff!!!! The horror.
I’m terrified of the tumble dryer, please never do that to me.
Through Summer if you don’t need me (I hope you will), store me in an airtight zip bag please and I’ll get a rest with no disruption. I hope to spend a lifetime with you, but if you want to give me to a friend or send me to a charity store for a break that’s OK.
My wool is so healthy to wear and antibacterial, plus you’ll be living off the compliments.
Bullet point summary:
- Roll up when stored
- 30 degree hand or machine wool wash cycle
- Only recommended detergents
- Squeeze all excess water out after a handwash (roll in a dry clean towel)
- Dry flat
- Avoid direct sunlight
- Hang-up if you wish, choose the hanger carefully (incase shoulders get stretched)
- Dry cleaning is allowed, but we prefer washing
- Often all that’s needed is to hang in the air a few hours to refresh
- Avoid seat belts and cross - body bags due to fabric abrasion
If I’m handknit just for you please allow four weeks plus shipping time.
Slow clothing as opposed to fast fashion is our best friend. Making ethically is the sustainable future of our World and I’m a proud part of that. My carbon footprint is a ghost! Human energy made me and was so happy doing that. Handknitting Aran going back generations and was almost lost in our country. Aran knitters need to knit.
I get made, slowly by a very fast and skillful hand knitter who is fairly rewarded and had fun making me. Edel fusses over everything seeing me through from notes to yarn quality, swatches, washing and steam, she even jabs me sewing her name on my neck (she loves that bit).
Otherwise, I may be ready when you order (they call it in stock around here)
Should there be a yarn delay you will be contacted.
If I am a special gift for a particular date, please get in touch before or when you order to confirm the details.