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

The lovely @ciara.shine stylin in her LA hat. Love this colour combo. It flew out.
What are your favourite colours?
Choose your colours online in our Bespoke Range.
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The iconic Poolbeg Chimneys. A little sneak preview of a jumper made for John. Each jumper that I make is unique. The clouds move around, the colours and foliage changes. It would be amazing to see them all together one day!
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Enda the adventurer!
There are so many ways to wear your kerchief. Superhero/adventurer cape like, Bandit, Scout, Granny, French Chic. Look forward to seeing photos of how you wear yours.
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A big thanks to Zach & @tab_halliday, Enda and Orain for being wonderful models on their new farm in Inagh Co. Clare. And to @dearbhlaglynn for these beautiful photos.
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Love this pic of @jazzpatel taken by @dearbhlaglynn.
Jazz is helping to raise funds for expectant mothers who are living in direct provision. 10% of all sales this month will be donated. Or pop over to Jazz's profile to donate directly. Every little helps. ♡
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Kingfisher Green Aqua Wild Rose hat
& Sea Pink Voilet mittens.
Both hand crafted on a knitting machine.
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A smiley fun @jazzpatel
📸 @dearbhlaglynn
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10% of sales this month will be donated to expectant mothers that are living in Direct Provision. Or donate directly via link @jazzpatel profile. ♡
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Mitch & Jazz. Mitch is wearing a merino wool hat in Rock Grey, Rust and Lichen bobble with a Diesel kerchief. Jazz has a Deep Blue, Teal and Celeste Grey hat, Sky blue and Mustard mittens with a Sapphire blue lambswool kerchief. @mitchcorbettnawia @jazzpatel
📸 @dearbhlaglynn
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Jazz is doing some fundraising and gathering of essential items for women living in Direct Provision that are expecting a baby. So we are going to donate 10% of the sales from the next month to this cause. DM me if youd like to donate.
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New merino wool hats & mittens are now available online! This is a limited run with only 3 in each colourway. It's only July, I know! But hey, it's Ireland and this is a very Irish summer we are having.
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Product Shoot by Eavan Aiken @_eavan_
& Hazel McCague
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New merino wool hats & mittens are now available online! This is a limited run with only 3 in each colourway. It's only July, I know! But hey, it's Ireland and this is a very Irish summer we are having.
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It was a very tricky time to organise a photoshoot. My pal @dearbhlaglynn was on board to take the photos. We kept it super simple and visited friends at their homes.
This is @jazzpatel. Jazz and Mitch have a beautiful cottage that was an old creamery in Moyhill, Co. Clare. We were so lucky with a gorgeous day, blue skies, fluffy clouds, great chats and fresh spring onions to boot! My kind of shoot. 💚🌞
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There has been alot of behind the scenes work going on this year. 2020 was the year to settle into my new location, to look in depth at the business and all the systems within it. Do new designs and figure out the vision. Oh and to have fun, see friends, travel about! Then that all went awry! Lucky I was able to mostly keep busy!
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Still, it has been really slow and somewhat tedious! And still is, but we are getting closer with each little step. There are so many new exciting things in the pipe line. New videos, photoshoots, size guides, colour swatches. We have even been working with an amazing Irish illustrator to breathe some life into the technical details. I cant wait to reveal it all in the coming weeks!
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Every element is getting a thorough going through. From new hat designs, to jumper details, fresh colourways and names. Never mind the spreadsheets . . . Always last on my list, bit most important of all!
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We are nearly ready to launch some new hats, mittens and a beautiful range of kerchiefs very soon. Keep an eye on here for updates and sneak previews.
Big love
Liadain and the knit team ♡
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Hello
I have not been posting that much in the past few months for many different reasons. Yet this tool of connection is constantly weaving more and more little silvery strands between us all. For that, I am very grateful. I feel that it's time to engage myself and my work with you all again.
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A little introduction to those that may not not know me. I am Liadain, the grey lady (so my name tells me), I grew up in Ardee in Co. Louth. The wee county. I lived in Dublin for nearly half my life, bar a few years around the globe. Late last year I moved to Ballydehob in West Cork.
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I am a designer. I started off with Interiors, kitchens and moved onto clothes and then knitwear. I am inspired by colour, nature, the environment, the 80s and clean functional simple design. I love pink and red, all the greens, chips - yes hot steamy salty vinegary chipper chips, moss, sea swimming, dancing with pals. (This pic was taken after a morning sea swim and I'm oh so smug in all the wool!)
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My love of wool and natural fibres was passed down through my mum. My granny was an incredible knitter as was Mum and my sister. To me wool is the most amazing raw material there is - sustainable, functional and oh so warm. I like to be warm, always.
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Building a knitwear brand has been a wild journey. I started out making things for myself in colours that I loved. That celebrated my style and I wanted to pass on that joy to others. To create knitwear that celebrates each personality.
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So far this year I've been stripping things back with the aim to build stronger foundations. I am grateful to work with an amazing team who are dotted around Ireland. We will be launching new products online soon. More about that to come.
Liadain ♡
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Another parcel headed out in the post. Wrapped using butcher paper and string. Hand written post card in a recycled brown paper envelope. Keeping it simple as always. ▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎
I've been a bit lax on the new posts front. Doing lots of planning to move forward. Simplifying everything down as much as possible. Building up the communication with my knitters, having to recalibrate patterns to their machines. It takes time and we are slowly and steadily working through it. So please bare with us. ▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎
In the mean time I will aim to take you on the journey with us and show you some behind the scenes pics of the progress.
Big love. Be well & happy. Cosy & Colourful.💕
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