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Irish Wool Aran Sweaters

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Men's Traditional Irish Aran Sweater
Men's Traditional Irish Aran Sweater
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters
For hundreds of years, women in the rural villages of the Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland have knit natural wool sweaters for their fisherman kin. At weekly gatherings, they examined each other's work and continually invented intricate new stitches. Each of the stitches in this generously sized, traditional Aran sweater represents a facet of fishing culture: the honeycomb stitch for hard work, the cable stitch for safety on the waters, and the basket weave as a wish for a plentiful catch. 100% merino wool. Made in Ireland.
Available colors: Natural
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$139.00
Irish Wool-cashmere Aran Cardigan Sweater
Irish Wool-cashmere Aran Cardigan Sweater
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

In the early 1900s, enterprising women living on the Aran Islands took the sweaters they had knit for generations of fisherman kin and started marketing them around the world. Today the classic cable stitches of Aran knitters are a worldwide symbol of Irish culture. The wool blend features just enough cashmere to make this winter-white cardigan luxuriously soft to the touch.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$199.00
$79.99
Irish Shawl-collar Sweater
Irish Shawl-collar Sweater
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Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

Cable knit for safety in the waters. Diamonds for fishing nets. Honeycomb pattern for industriousness. Women on Ireland’s craggy Aran Islands have always knit sweaters for their fishermen kin, but in the early 20th century these enterprising crafters began selling them to travelers, and the vast vocabulary of stitches took on symbolic meanings. Our Aran-style pullover is made in Ireland of 100% merino wool and features an inviting shawl collar.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$169.00
Women's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater
Women's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

For hundreds of years, women in the rural villages of the Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland have knit natural wool sweaters for their fisherman kin. Although the myth that you can identify island families by the stiches in their sweater—like a Scottish tartan—isn't true, every knitter does have her own special patterns, passed down through generations of mothers and grandmothers. At weekly gatherings, they continually invented intricate new stitches.


Available colors: Black, Natural, Red
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
Women's Merino Wool Irish Cardigan
Women's Merino Wool Irish Cardigan
(Based on 24 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters
This cozy merino wool sweater is a virtual sampler of Irish Aran knitting patterns. Each pattern symbolizes an aspect of local fishing culture: Celtic rope for Irish pride; fisherman's cable for safety on the waters; basket stitch for a plentiful catch; and diamond, the shape of a fishing net, for success. The warm wool is renowned for its extremely soft hand, providing warmth and comfort without the itch of lower-quality fibers.
Available colors: Black, Oatmeal, Red
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$155.00
Men's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater
Men's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater
(Based on 19 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

The complex stitches of fishermen’s sweaters in Ireland’s Aran Islands have become a worldwide symbol of Irish culture. The stitches have come to represent auspicious wishes and elements of island life. The honeycomb stitch in this navy blue turtleneck represents the rewards of hard work, while the diamond stands for fishing nets, the key to success on the harsh North Atlantic.


Available colors: Charcoal, Natural, Navy
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$149.00
Irish Aran Belted Sweater Jacket
Irish Aran Belted Sweater Jacket
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

For more than a century, knitters on Ireland's rugged Aran islands have been developing the intricate stitches for which their sweaters are known. This belted cardigan mixes today's style with time-honored handcrafted technique in a cable and trellis pattern.


Available colors: Grey, Natural, Red
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$165.00
$80.95
Irish Asymmetrical Cardigan
Irish Asymmetrical Cardigan
(Based on 17 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

In a contemporary twist on traditional Irish Aran knitting, our natural ivory cardigan has an asymmetrical wrap style with a single button that creates a cowl-like neck. The textured wool sweaters of the Aran Islands have become a worldwide symbol of Irish culture. The patchwork of different stitches speaks to the ingenuity of generations of knitters.


Available colors: Blue, Natural
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$149.00
$62.99
Men's Aran Shawl-collar Cardigan
Men's Aran Shawl-collar Cardigan
(Based on 23 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

In just a century since they first appeared, the textured wool sweaters of the Aran Islands have become “as tenacious an international symbol of Ireland as the harp and shamrock,” writes fashion historian Deirdre McQuillan. It wasn’t until the home crafts movement at the end of the 19th century that Aran’s distinctive patterns became known around the world. Today, from tourist shops to fashion shows, one can find sweaters based on stitches that were invented by grandmothers and great-grandmothers only a few generations ago.


Available colors: Charcoal, Natural
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
Men's Irish Sweater Vest
Men's Irish Sweater Vest
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

Since the 1900s, women on the Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland have knit wool sweaters for their fisherman kin. Every knitter has her own special patterns, passed down through generations. This charcoal vest is a traditional layering piece, featuring classic cable stitches and resin buttons.


Available colors: Charcoal, Natural
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$99.00
Irish Sweater Jacket
Irish Sweater Jacket
(Based on 35 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters
Aran knitting is well known for its wealth of intricate stitches and symbolism. In this flattering sweater jacket, the diamond stitch represents prosperity, and the cable stitch stands in for the fishing rope that was so essential to livelihood on the Aran Islands. Knit from 100% worsted wool in moss green, with a button closure at the neck.
Available colors: Charcoal, Garnet, Green, Oatmeal
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
Aran and Donegal Shawl Collar Sweater
Aran and Donegal Shawl Collar Sweater
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Our cozy wool sweater combines travel-friendly details with Irish cultural heritage. Wool is lightweight and naturally water-resistant, and a touch of added cashmere makes this sweater supremely soft. The cable stitches are drawn from the rich textile vocabulary of the Aran Islands, and the heathered blue and gray wool is flecked with color in the style of traditional Donegal tweed.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$189.00
$111.99
Irish Aran Trellis Turtleneck Sweater
Irish Aran Trellis Turtleneck Sweater
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Made of Italian-spun wool, this gorgeous turtleneck sweater is a great way to stay warm along the craggy, fog-shrouded coastline of the Ireland’s Aran Islands—or to run errands at home on a brisk autumn afternoon. Featuring the trellis stitch, a complex Aran knitting pattern believed by some to represent a monk's dedication to God, this high-necked jumper is a striking combination of traditional Irish craftsmanship and flattering design.


Available colors: Natural, Red
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$199.00
$119.95
Women's Irish Aran Merino Wool Long Cardigan
Women's Irish Aran Merino Wool Long Cardigan
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

Stay cozy indoors or out with this thigh-length Aran knit sweater. These iconic symbols of Ireland's northern Aran Islands are well known for their intricate stitches and symbolism. In this flattering cardigan, the honeycomb stitch symbolizes the hard work of the honeybee and the rewards of an industrious life. The cable stitch stands in for the fishing rope that was so essential to livelihood on the islands. Knit from 100% merino wool, with a button front.


Available colors: Charcoal, Green, Natural
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00