Scarf in dark grey Donegal tweed

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Product

£90.00

Scarf, woven in County Donegal in Ireland, with a flecked yarn of merino-wool and cashmere.

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Sizing

The scarf is four feet long and half a foot wide, so wraps once around necks of average girth.

This is a very lightweight woollen scarf, made with a custom blend of merino-wool and cashmere — two materials which are if nothing bywords for "soft", "smooth", and "not in the least bit irritating to skin."
The scarf is woven by a two-person (father and son) mill in County Donegal in Ireland. As is typical in that part of the world, the yarn is flecked through with spots of colour, which are thrown into the mix when the yarn is spun, and are selected by the mill to bring more colour and character to the yarn.
The pattern which runs through the scarf was developed in the 1980s by the father of the current father at the mill. It is, in pragmatic terms, a "diamond weave" — but there is clearly much more to it than that. It is said to be an abstract take on the craggy environs which the mill has for centuries called home.
Weaving a scarf and weaving cloth have much in common — the latter, of course, being the mill's stock-in-trade. Where they do differ is the fringe. This is done at the finishing stage: the warp threads are separated into groups, then rolled, threaded with string, rolled again, washed, and then felted. Simple.

As worn

The gent here is 5'9" and it is understood he has a neck entirely in proportion with his head and shoulders.

Makers of

The scarf is woven by a sixth-generation mill in County Donegal in Ireland. Every inch of the cloth, every step of the way — from the designing to the warping to the weaving — is overseen by two people: a father and son, who continue the flecked tweed traditions of this part of Ireland.