A silly little word is ‘Fracsnara’, in fact it’s not even a word as the infuriating spell check on the word processor keeps screaming! Ok, alright Fracsnara is actually ‘Aran scarf’ backwards. Why? You ask. Well it’s kind of obvious isn’t it? The Aran Islands are situated on the West Coast of Ireland which is on the complete opposite side of the world. Aran jumpers originated from here. If you were to read the label on the jumper from here it would be upside down. So that’s exactly why we have written it back to front.
Aran jumpers, traditionally made by the wives of Aran Islanders were knitted from an unscoured wool leaving it full of lanoline. This oil kept the jumper virtually waterproof, perfect for the Irish climate. The jumpers traditionally had a cable knit on the chest similar to the cable of this scarf.
~ Made from premium surplus Australian and New Zealand Lambswool.
~ Scarf dimensions are 180cm long x 17cm wide.
Otto & Spike proudly knit everything in their little factory in East Brunswick.