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One of my readers asked me to share pictures of the lovely Aran sweater my father gave me last Thursday, and as everybody knows, I am helpless to resist the requests of my readers:

This is a close-up of a little of the cabley goodness: from top to bottom it’s a two stitch twist, a lovely braid, another two-stitch twist, and the beginning of one of the swaths of honeycomb cables (which make the most lovely, thick and cushy fabric btw).

The front of the sweater: seed-stitch filled diamonds, twists, braids and honeycombs.  You can also see my favorite feature, the pockets!

I really like the way the shoulder is constructed – much more flattering, I think, than drop shoulders.

Proof that it truly is an Irish sweater.

Is this a great sweater or what?!