Dwyer is the Anglicisation of the Gaelic Ó Duibhir or Ó Dubhuidhir, from “Dubh” meaning dark, and “odhar”, meaning sallow. The clan originated in County Tipperary, where they were a strong force of resistance against the English. The name is most popular in this area, and also counties Limerick, Cork and Kilkenny. One of the most famous Dwyers was Michael Dwyer who took place in the 1798 Rising against the English.
The hand knit Dwyer sweater has a moss filled diamond central panel flanked by cable and honeycomb stitches. The diamonds represent a wish for wealth. The Moss stitch is symbolic of nature and the honeycomb symbolises work. This beautiful Aran sweater has been hand knitted in the traditional báinín (pronounced ‘baw neen’) colour, the natural white of the wool. It comes to you complete with a clan history and crest. It is made of 100% pure new wool, is water repellent and breathable. It has been hand crafted in the traditional Irish style, and, with care, will last a lifetime.
Please remember, wool is a natural fibre and has a strong element of flexibility. If your garment feels slightly small at first, give it a gentle stretch which will loosen the fibres in a way that will not damage the garment or cause it to lose its shape.
Where a specific size is available for a garment: To calculate the size sweater you require simply measure across the chest of your favourite sweater in inches and double that value.
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