Wool cardigan, 'Road to Galway' - Women's Irish Aran Merino Wool Long Cardigan Curate

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Road to Galway Women's Irish Aran Merino Wool Long Cardigan

Stay cozy indoors or out with this thigh-length Aran knit sweater. These iconic... more

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Stay cozy indoors or out with this thigh-length Aran knit sweater. These iconic symbols of Ireland's northern Aran Islands are well known for their intricate stitches and symbolism. In this flattering cardigan, the honeycomb stitch symbolizes the hard work of the honeybee and the rewards of an industrious life. The cable stitch stands in for the fishing rope that was so essential to livelihood on the islands. The sweater is knit from 100% merino wool, with a wide collar and a button front.

  • 100% merino wool
  • Features a button closure
  • Dry clean or hand wash
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Ireland.
  • Ships fast from USA.

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"What I've Wanted Forever"

This is exactly the sweater I've dreamed of having but couldn't afford. Through Novica the cost was significantly lower. I just received my sweater and it's perfect. I love it. The wool is so soft and at the same time substancial. I felt wrapped in a loving hug when I tried it on. And it's also true to size. One minor thing: In the photo the green appears to be a bit olive but in person it's forest green. I still love it and will wear it for the rest of my life.

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  • I live in the northern mountains of New Mexico where we have very cold winters
  • This sweater will keep me warm

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"Beautiful sweater - a must have for cold weather"

I purchased this sweater and I'm thrilled with it. It is extremely warm and the stitching is intricate. The fit is loose which makes it very comfortable. I thought I would try the green sweater for something different and I really like it. It is a darker green than expected but still beautiful. I absolutely love this sweater.

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"Very Soft"

Wonderful sweater

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"A Little Bit of Ireland!"

Absolutely lovely sweater! I have always wanted one in charcoal gray and this one is beautiful, warm, and fits perfectly!

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  • This was a gift for: Myself
  • Occasion: Christmas

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"Beautiful Sweater"

I love my new green sweater. It has a great fit. Feels very warm without being bulky. Very well made. I will be enjoying it in years to come.

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"Love it!"

I ordered the green. The wool is soft, the color is gorgeous, and the fit is perfect. As a tall woman, I especially appreciate being able to order an XXL. I loved it so much, i ordered another one in grey.

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01/24/2017

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"not sure about the fit in larger sizes"

Got another Aran cardigan from NG and loved it. But this one, not sure and returning it.

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12/02/2015

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"HUGE!"

I wanted this to be my sweater find of the winter, but sadly, it's not. Unfortunately it runs very big, and I need to return it. The models in the catalog photos must be super tall. I typically wear size 4 or 6, and I'm 5'4". I ordered a small. Wish there was an extra small.

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11/11/2014

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"beautiful sweater"

The knitting is lovely, more on the loose side and will probably stretch, so I returned it for a smaller size as it is rather large in sizing. The green is a gorgeous deep forest color.

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10/22/2015

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"Looks can deceive"

It is very pretty and such a shame that the wool was not cured before all that work went into making the sweater because it smelled badly and even airing it out for several days did not make a difference. Had to send it back.

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"Absolutely Beautiful"

This sweater is wonderful. I own several Irish sweaters including a hand-knit one so I understand quality when I see it. The green is deep and beautiful and the fit is perfect. It can be worn at any time, whether casual, dress-up or at work, it transitions well. There is also plenty of room to layer shirts underneath for the coldest weather. It was a hard choice between the brown and green, but since I already own a brown sweater, I went with the green. So happy I did!

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"Beautiful to look at and wear"

Keep me warm

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01/28/2016

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"I LOVE this sweater. It is so wonderfully made."

This came right on time.

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10/22/2015

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"Beautiful, thick, warm sweater"

This is the same quality as the sweaters I bought in Ireland. This was a better price.

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01/29/2017

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"Beautiful forest green color"

I hesitated on purchasing this because the color of just the green sweater is very different from the color on the model standing outdoors. It looks just like the color on the model, a beautiful rich dark forest green. It fits me beautifully. I just hope it washes up when needed because I hate the chemicals used for dry cleaning.

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"Beautiful Sweater!"

The knit is looser than most of the Irish Merino Wool "fisherman" sweaters that I have seen. So if you want the super tight, super warm knit, this sweater is not for you. However, if a looser knit, looser fit is what you want this sweater is great. The green is a wonderful color, and the sizing will accommodate layering, which will, most likely, keep you plenty warm. It is a very nice casual sweater.

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"nice, but"

I'm short so I was suprised that the sweater's length on me is shorter than shown in the picture on a model that has to have at least 6 inches on me!

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"Nice wool"

I ordered the sweater in green/large. The wool is of excellent quality and the sweater is very well made. It is a straight cut sweater that looks very boxy on. If you look at the model carefully, you will see there is no waste to this sweater. For those of us with non-model figures, it is not a very flattering sweater. It is a very warm sweater - important for Canadian winters.

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"fabulous!"

It's a big small, but that's a good thing. It was constructed to wear heavier layers underneath and it won't make the arms too tight when you do. It's a wonderful deep forest green with no yellowy or brash overtones. It's darned near perfect! Will update after it's cleaned or gets wet.

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"Love this sweater"

This is a beautiful sweater. I ordered an XXL but received a large. This was a great mistake because the large fits great even when used for layering. I gave this 4 stars only because I received a different size than I ordered but, in this case, it was a blessing.

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"So Beautiful!"

A beautiful sweater to wear as a jacket.

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"Absolutely Stunning!"

Beautiful sweater. Sizing is perfect. Arrived quickly and in perfect condition. NOVICA does it again.

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"Truly lovely quality sweater with a rich look"

After reading the other reviews, I can agree that the sweater probably runs what some would consider 'loose'. However, I think that is part of the look of this sweater and to wear it more snugly would ruin the hang and the look. It is not heavy when you wear it, but there's no lack of material or cheap feel of a skimpy wool. The knitting is wonderful; intricate with varying patterns that add to the fine quality look. I thought even the buttons were well chosen for a classic, timeless appearance. Versatile, too. It can be worn casually or more dressed up. I purchased the Natural and the color is excellent - not too white, not too yellow. I'll be able to wear this with nearly any other color. Warm enough to be very useful, but not so heavy that it needs to be frigid to be worn. I'm very happy with this purchase. There was no issue with an unusual smell with my sweater.

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Beautiful workmanship.
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  • Versatile - casual to more dressy
  • Quality look and feel
  • Natural color is excellent for matching with other colors

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