Testimonials

I fell in love with your hat in Martinborough last winter but was away for an extravagant escape so couldn’t justify it…it’s quietly waited in the wings of my desires since.
A good hat is a good friend, I’ll be sure to take it adventuring.
Many thanks for the lovely personal service, my hat feels warmer for it.

I saw your hats at Scout Dublin on my first day there (8 day trip around Ireland) and I so regretted not buying one! So I decided to buy online and am happy that I was able to design my own 🙂 Excited to wear the hat!
Thank you,

Hello Liadain,
I bought one of your lovely hats from the Irish  design shop in Dublin this summer when we were over visiting my husband’s cousins. I gave that hat to my sister for Christmas and she has worn it a lot, and several other family members like it so much that they asked me if they could have one too – also one is for me!

So I hope the colour combinations I have chosen prove as popular!

My hats arrived safely and look great! Thanks very much. Another brother in law is already asking for one for his birthday , so I expect I’ll be in touch again soon!

Hello- just to let you know my beautiful jumper arrived today . I absolutely love it .
Thank you very much .

Hi Liadain.
First of all,thank you so much !
My girlfriend absolutely loves it (hat).
And Here is the thing.
Actually I and my girlfriend weren’t sure if we keep this relationship after we leave Ireland because she is from Spain and I’m from Japan and we knew it’s going to be tough in the long time distance relationship .
But right after I gave her the present she asked me to keep in relationship even though it’s going to be a long distance relationship. (It turned out we both wanted to keep this relationship but we both were just scared to ask) and I’m sure the present was like one of the triggers to ask.
So Thanks again for lovely hat and card !

‘What a lovely idea to be able to pick your colours for the Bobble Hat from your merino wool colour range!! Soft and comfy to wear, keeping cosy in the Tassie winter.
Wonderful customer service!!! ‘

I love your products and think it’s so great that your love of knitting with your mum and grandmother has given you much pleasure and success. It is a lovely story. You must be very proud.
Debbie

Final Day of the Sale!⁠

Thanks to Clio for all these gorgeous photos of Myles and Tadgh. ⁠

20% off our Kids Lambs wool hat range until June 30th.. There are 3 sizes to cover newborn to teenager.⁠
In 9 gorgeous colourways from our collections Rainbow Bright, Wild Land and First Light.⁠

Stay Cosy & Colourful⁠
Liadain x⁠
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Photo @cliomeldon⁠
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Happy Monday!⁠
Wishing you all the best of fun and frolicking now the kids are off school and summer adventures can really begin. ⁠

20% off our Kids Lambs wool hat range until June 30th.. There are 3 sizes to cover newborn to teenager.⁠
In 9 gorgeous colourways from our collections Rainbow Bright, Wild Land and First Light.⁠

Stay Cosy & Colourful⁠
Liadain x⁠
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Photo @cliomeldon⁠
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My Mum was a big fan of tree climbing when she was a kid. I love how she has held on to this love of adventure and take her grandkids around the garden to find the best trees, encouraging them to reach just a little higher and to guide feet back onto branches until they can make the leap themselves. Some of my best days were spent in those trees, perched up in the dappled light through the leaves. Magic. ⁠

20% off our Kids Lambs wool hat range until June 30th.. There are 3 sizes to cover newborn to teenager.⁠
In 9 gorgeous colourways from our collections Rainbow Bright, Wild Land and First Light.⁠

Stay Cosy & Colourful⁠
Liadain x⁠
♡⁠
Photo @cliomeldon⁠
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🐑 🌻 KIDS HAT SALE 🌻 🐑

Summer is full of outdoor adventures and it's Ireland so wool is welcome to see playtime flow into dusk.

20% off our Kids Lambswool hat range. There are 3 sizes to cover newborn to teenager.
In 9 gorgeous colourways from our collections Rainbow Bright, Wild Land and First Light.

Until June 30th.
Stay Cosy & Colourful
Liadain x

Photo @ruth.connolly

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International Tree Week.
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Looking towards the future of lands filled with trees. Our post yesterday is for a big giveaway in collaboration with @grown_clothing. 3 amazing prices. Details on that post.
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What is your favorite tree?
I'm always really drawn to big weeping Willows especially alongside a river. I was lucky to have grown up with the river Dee going through our garden. I spent many days lying around with my pals under the willows.
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Later living in Christchurch New Zealand, I felt at home there finding little spots under Willows along the beautiful meandering Avon river. It is a wonderful thing to lay on the earth under a tree.
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Tell us your stories of connections with special trees

Photo by @dearbhlaglynn
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Happy International Women's Day! These amazing women are my sisters.

In honour of the day, we are going to do a raffle for a pair of Made For You merino wool hats.

To enter -
1. Tag an amazing woman/person who identifies as female
2. Write 3 words that represent her/them.
3. Make sure you both follow us.
4. Share a photo from our feed to your instagram stories.

Entries close at 5pm. We will put all the entries in a hat and choose a winner.

#liadainaikenknitwear #liadainaikeninsta #internationalwomansday
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The third piece of news is that -

We are growing!
2020 saw us close on a high, having created a record number of knits for you. We love that this rainbow of wool is shining bright all around the world as each of you embrace your favorite colours.

The higher volume of orders also meant that we broke through the VAT threshold for sale of goods. Of course with every bit of growth there comes a stretch and a challenge. We have updated our prices to include VAT at 23% on every item.

For the past 4 years our prices have only gone up marginally here and there, yet our team has grown. We have crunched our numbers and looked at our systems in depth to make sure each price reflects the time and cost of labour involved.

We hope that you, our colourful Wool Gang, can appreciate this natural progression. We have come a long way since the early market days and are truly grateful for every person who has invested in our knitwear and value each pair of hands that worked with us along the way.

It has not been easy to have to raise the prices up this much, but finally embracing the reality of the numbers in black and white does feel like a step forward. Towards valuing the hard work and skill that goes into each piece.

Big love Liadain

Photo by @92circles
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Second piece of news is we now have a blog page - Behind the Seams.

We are delighted to have a home to showcase our past shoots and some behind the scenes footage too. We also have some new shoots in the pipeline to introduce you to our team and the studio here in Ballydehob.

Two posts to start - the lovely @robdeboer_ in his Poolbeg Chimneys jumper. September by the Sea a photo story & poem by @aoisetuttyjackson featuring @lucyebowen, Freya and myself!

More to come, so keep an eye on here.

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Three is the magic number. Last one of Jen @the.nature.wave taken by @aimeestonescamera.

Wishing you all a good week.

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Three is the magic number, so here's another beautiful photo by @aimeestonescamera of @thenaturewave .

Every time I've bumped into Aimee these past few years she had a camera in her hand. I got to know Aimee through friends and by going to her yoga classes in the Elbow Room. It's really lovely when you watch someone you know take on a new craft and then see it blossom.

It takes courage to take up something new . Starting with a blank page , knowing it's going to take practice. Lately I've been painting little pictures and really enjoying mixing colours and finding things to copy or inspire me. Being careful to not be too harsh on myself. Letting the little girl in me play with it.

Have you picked up something new the past year? Any tips for staying with a new craft when it feels hard?

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Hope ya'll keeping cosy out there!

We have lots of soft lambswool kids hats in stock. We are posting all the pre-orders for the adult roll up hats today.

Big love

Photo @cliomeldon
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