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English Language Notes (2022) 60 (2): 144–155.
Published: 01 October 2022
... their other labor, the mothers were required to knit Aran sweaters ( BBC News, “Magdalene Laundries” ). 47 A new branch of tourism marketed toward Americans offers knitting tours of Ireland that include workshops on Aran knitting, held in the Aran Islands. This exhibits a further twist...
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English Language Notes (2022) 60 (2): 1–20.
Published: 01 October 2022
... ubiquitous items and fashion houses. Ann Rea’s “Convoluted Yarns: The Aran Sweater’s Legends and Modernity’s Fashioning of a Mythology” draws attention to the paradox that the famed Irish sweaters, touted as traditional knitwear rooted in an authentic Gaelic culture, are in fact the product of knitters...
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