Here is a sample combination.
[Size: L / Color: WHITE / Button type: Button Omakase]
When I visited the Aran Islands for the first time in the middle of winter, I was greeted by a cold and harsh nature where I could only hear the sea breeze and my own breathing. This is a special item with a presence that was born from the desire to create a sweater like a cloak that will keep your body and mind warm even in these harsh winters.
Chiyoko (73 years old), a veteran knitter, deciphered the difficult old Aran pattern, and 416 small grains like nuts were completed, and it took about 200 hours to finish knitting one cardigan.
It is a piece of handwork work of art, with a solid and profound feeling like a warm creature that can only be expressed by hand-knitted knit. Enjoy it as an outer layer by layering it with a shirt or knitwear.
YUKI FUJISAWA has been shedding new light on vintage aran knitwear. This time, in order to knit a sweater from scratch by Mr. Knitter's hand, I went back to the origin and researched the old Aran knit. The basis is an old vintage aran knit made before 1960 and before entering the mass production phase. Of course, there were no knitting textbooks at that time. It was difficult to get supplies to the remote islands, so women used bird feathers and bicycle spokes as tools to knit knitwear.
The mysterious creation, which is different from the modern aran knit, shows the figure of women knitting with all their heart. The creator's pure motives--"I want to make good things" and "I'll knit something I've never seen before." Manufacturing begins with such a pure feeling. That's where the original creativity lies, and every time I feel the driving force of creation from knitwear, I've been encouraged as a creator. In gratitude for my encounter with Aran knit, I named this cardigan "Galway", a port town that is the starting point for the Aran Islands.
Delivered sequentially from winter 2024
We will inform you about the estimated delivery time for this item around May 23. We will knit in the order you applied.
Recommended for women under 160cm. The voluminous feeling of the length of the photograph is the same, The body width is more compact and the sleeve length is shorter.
Width 47cm｜ Length 62cm｜ Sleeve length 44cm
Recommended for women who want to wear loose sweaters and men who want a smaller size. The length of the sleeves will be shortened while maintaining the volume of the length in the photo.
Width 51cm｜ Length 62cm｜ Sleeve length 44cm
Recommended for men over 170cm. The length is +3cm longer than the sample in the photo.
Width 57cm｜ Length 63+3cm｜ Sleeve length 49cm
Unbleached sheep's original gentle white. The classic white color of Aran knit has a classical and calm atmosphere that fits naturally with any outfit. The three-dimensional Aran pattern stands out clearly, and it is a color that allows you to enjoy the warm knitness of hand-knitted.
・GREEN (new color)
The salty, ash green was inspired by the grass color of the Aran Islands in summer. By mixing earthy brown yarn, it expresses the atmosphere of nature. The green that has just sprouted gently illuminates your winter outfit.
Navy like indigo dyeing with shadows. By knitting threads that have been dyed in slightly different tones together, we have created a deep navy blue that seems to emit light from within. It looks like the bottom of the deep sea or a rocky surface wet with rough waves. It is a popular color regardless of gender.
・PINK (new color)
It's a calm and serene pink color. I was particular about the elegant colors that I can walk together strongly every year from now on. Inspired by the colors of the pretty flowers I saw in the Aran Islands.
The sweater, muffler, and mittens come in matching colors, so you can coordinate them and use them together.
The original ceramic button was made by the designer himself. For a detailed story, please see "Aran sweater production diary" . At this online reservation session, you can choose the sweater button.
The designer selects the color of the button that suits each sweater. I can't wait to see what kind of combination it will be after it arrives.
The fluctuation of the glaze creates an exquisite grayish tone gradation. It's a shade that goes well with any color sweater.
It has a warm and natural atmosphere, like the wood buttons on vintage knitwear.
A 100% wool yarn with a rustic yet beautiful texture like an old-fashioned Aran sweater. In the Aran Islands, the birthplace of Aran knit, each family has a history of spinning sheep yarn. I was inspired by the ball of yarn I met when I first visited his place.
Sheep wool has high heat retention. We have selected threads with imperfect beauty due to handiwork, as if they were spun by human hands.
Because it retains the charm of the texture, it has a wool-like scent. For those with sensitive skin who are concerned about the comfort of their skin, it is safe to enjoy it with a turtleneck. There is a mix of plant scraps brought by sheep and a variety of sheep colors. Enjoy it as the charm of nature.
[A sweater that grows over time]
This new sweater is based on the premise that it will grow with time. When handing over for the first time, the foil stamping design is more modest than the previous collection.
After the sweater is delivered, we decided to set up an “opportunity to layer the foil” from the next year onwards. In the first winter, I enjoy the “as is” design of the Aran sweater. Then, 3 or 5 years after that, I hope that you will repeat the new sparkle at the right time. This project was started with the hope that the sweaters you receive will continue to shine with the passage of time, along with their users.
・Foil stamping on YUKI FUJISAWA sweaters will be accepted once a year for a fee.
・After-sales maintenance is limited to YUKI FUJISAWA items.
・ The first announcement is scheduled for late summer 2024. Please wait for announcements on the official Instagram and website.
[HOW TO CARE]
You can wash your hands with a neutral detergent at home. We accept after-sales maintenance such as fraying of knitwear after purchase and order repair of foil.
・Because the reserved product is a sample before release, some specifications may be changed. In addition, there may be slight individual differences in foil stamping expression and size. We hope that you will enjoy the individuality of each piece as a handcrafted texture.
・Female model height 160cm
・Male model height 170cm