As unusual as it may appear, the Aran Collar Cape is a lovely accent piece that actually coordinates with several other lace pieces in the Aran Sweaters Direct line of clothing and accessories. The cape can dress up even the most mundane top or dress and will coordinate perfectly with the fingerless gloves and the lacey headband. The pieces, when worn together, actually look like a complete set.
But you can wear the Aran Collar Cape all by itself over a contrasting shirt or dress. The stitching combines a basic cable pattern that was designed to reflect the ropes that the fishermen used while fishing on the Aran Islands in Ireland. The diamond patterns are symbolic of success and wealth. The lacey edge is just the perfect feminine touch for a perfectly feminine accessory. The collar zips on and off and the zip pull there is a symbol for the trinity knot.
There is only one size available for the Aran Collar Cape. It is available in Charcoal and Natural. As with most of the line of Aran knitwear, the articles are made of 100 percent Merino Wool, which is the finest and wool you can find anywhere. Made from quality sheep, Merino Wool is soft to the touch and you won’t have to worry about the itchy feeling you may experience from some items made of wool.
If you know of someone who loves Irish knitwear, this would make a priceless gift. The craftsmanship that is behind every item is second to none. And each piece carries a little bit of history from the 1800s to our lives today. Every stitch stands for something and the pieces are meant to last long enough to be passed on so that future family members can enjoy them as well.