Ó Caoimh comes from the word “caomh” which means ‘gentle’ or ‘kind’. The family is descended from Art Ó Caom, who himself was descended from the King of Munster. The clan’s territory was originally along the river Blackwater in Cork, however they subsequently moved to Duhallow country, which became known as Pobal O’ Keeffe. O’ Keefe is among the 100 most numerous surnames in Ireland, and is most common in Co. Cork.
The hand knit O’ Keeffe sweater has a central honeycomb panel flanked by cables and diamonds. The honeycomb pattern represents work- the industriousness of the bees. The cable stitch symbolises luck and the diamonds represent a wish for wealth. 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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