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Fishermans Knit Sweaters

 

Galway Bay Fisherman's Sweater
Galway Bay Fisherman's Sweater
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Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

At the mouth of Galway Bay in western Ireland lie the three small islands that make up the Arans, Inishmore, Inishmaan, and Inishneer. The ocean pummels the islands’ sheer cliffs, creating a landscape that Aran knitwear historian Alice Starmore calls “not surreal but simply magical.” It’s in this remote region that the stitches of classic Aran sweaters were invented and evolved.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$149.00
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
Scottish Classic Fisherman Sweater
Scottish Classic Fisherman Sweater
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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
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