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Classic Fishermans Knit Sweater

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Scottish Classic Fisherman Sweater
Scottish Classic Fisherman Sweater
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Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

The guernsey sweaters worn by the men who fish the Arctic waters north of Scotland are as distinctive as those of their neighbors to the southwest in Ireland's Aran Islands. Our Shetland wool pullover is adapted from classic guernsey patterns, rendered in a jacquard knit rather than textured cables and diamonds.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$189.00
Whitby Fisherman Sweater
Whitby Fisherman Sweater
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In the northern British Isles, thick wool pullovers known as guernseys kept fishermen warm and dry during long runs at sea. Villages came to be known for particular knitting patterns like this one, originally named for the Yorkshire port of Whitby. Whitby sailors also worked fishing seasons in the Scottish port of Peterhead, and the style is sometimes called Buchanhaven after Peterhead’s small local fishing village. This classic nautical sweater is knit in Peterhead, Scotland, using virgin wool raised and spun in Yorkshire.


Available colors: Natural, Navy
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$179.00
$79.99
Portuguese Fisherman Sweater
Portuguese Fisherman Sweater
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Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

Men have been fishing the waters off the Lusitanian coast for millennia. The Romans built outposts across the region to supply their demand for garum, a traditional Portuguese fish sauce, and one of the most beautiful of these seaside villages is Nazaré. According to local lore, the Lady of Narazé—a black Madonna from the 4th century—protects the village that bears her name. While the Madonna may protect their boats from the rocky shoreline, it is Nazarene wives and mothers who protect their fisherman kin from the cold Atlantic waters with hand-knit sweaters. Knit in the classic Portuguese style—torcidos—these distinctive sweaters were originally made of inexpensive wool that would keep the fisherman warm even if he was drenched by the waves.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$199.00
Aran Islands A-line Cardigan
Aran Islands A-line Cardigan
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

This flattering A-line cardigan is a contemporary take on classic Aran sweaters, those thick, textured knits that were inspired by fisherman sweaters and developed into an international symbol of Irish culture. Although their exact origins have already become shrouded in myth and legend, Aran sweaters are a major reason that these rugged and picturesque islands are popular with summer sightseers.


Available colors: Blue, Natural
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$159.00
$79.95