That shade of deep, darkest blue the sea takes on when she is feeling broody and there is tension in the salt air and you sense a storm coming.
Inner Wild Fathomless Deep Sea Celtic Mitts are rough, rustic and untamed like the sea – except by Celtic knot work cabling set around the back of your hand.
Several threads are hand held and knitted in wabi sabi fashion so the stitches are quite open and uneven. Made with the darkest of blue gathered threads from Harris Tweed wool bobbins – bobbin ends – from a Harris Tweed weaver. This is the the very same thread used by authorised Harris Tweed weavers in the Outer Hebrides. It is a durable, hard-wearing thread that being pure and relatively unprocessed wool naturally repels dirt and just like Harris Tweed garments, hand washing is not necessary.
This gathering of the threads in a homespun fashion means the stocking stitch knitted fabric warps wonkily to the side and occasional loops appear as it’s being hand knitted so it becomes imperfect, flowing and curved and lovely. It also means your Inner Wild Fathomless Deep Sea Celtic Mitts will naturally mould themselves to the shape of your hands. The dark blue has tweedy specks of tones of blue adding to the depth of colour.
These fingerless mitts are beautiful to wear, so rustic and rough, and smell wonderfully woolly – Harris Tweed-scent woolly.
If the individuality of handmade, homespun, wonky, rough and primitive pleases you, you’ll find unexpected joy in wearing them. They will, however, soften over time, lovely and rustic.
Harris Tweed wool is not a yarn for lily-livered living. This is coarse, pure wool that’s traditional and utterly glorious.
Beautiful for men and women, Inner Wild Fathomless Deep Sea Celtic Mitts in pure Harris Tweed wool will endure with you on your adventures for decades and when you take them off at home your pets will seek them out, drawn to this raw, natural pure wool, curl up and sleep on them.
Let yourself feel the mood of nature around you and be at one with it.
Inner Wild Fathomless Deep Sea Celtic Mitts: Never wash. Wear them in the rain instead! Or if you feel you must clean them, just a gentle hand wash and air dry.
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