Men’s Knit Scarf Alpaca and Silk
Knit garments from Inis Meáin.
The three Aran Islands on the west coast of Ireland in the Bay of Galway are mainly known around the world for the extraordinary knitting skill of their inhabitants. Inis Meáin, the island in the middle, has a population of fewer than 200 people but it has been home to a knitting mill of the same name for several decades. The knitting mill was founded in the 1960s by the industrious Dubliner Tarlach de Blacam and became the source of the island’s textile tradition revival.
An Island Tradition. Knitted Goods from Inis Meáin.
The three Aran Islands lie off Galway Bay on the west coast of Ireland. They are best known to the world for the knitting skills of their inhabitants. The island in the middle of the three, Inis Meáin (pronounced Inisch Maan), is home to less than 200 inhabitants and a knitting factory of the same name. Founded in the 1960s by the dedicated Dubliner Tarlach de Blacam, the knitting mill has been producing knitwear of local character and first quality since then – in keeping with the company’s motto: “Go maire tú is go gcaithe tú é.” (May you live long to wear it.)
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It's more than serendipity when the exceptional thermal qualities of alpaca hair meet the smoothness of silk. The knitting mill blends the two precious materials, and the result is this soft, warm scarf in natural colours. For those who are sensitive to wool a welcome alternative.
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