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Traditional Irish Aran

Traditional Irish Aran Pillow
Traditional Irish Aran Pillow
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Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Pillows & Throws

Few things are more evocative of Ireland than the intricate knitting of the Aran Islands. Traditionally, the sweaters of the Aran fisherman were made by their mothers, sisters, and daughters—each sweater providing vital warmth and a tie to home and family. Bring the cozy feel of Aran knitting home with this soft, 100% merino wool pillow. The patchwork pattern incorporates three distinct Aran stiches: the diamond stitch represents prosperity, the honeycomb stitch represents the hard work of the honeybee and the rewards of an industrious life, and the cable stitch stands in for the fishing rope that was so essential to livelihood on the Aran Islands.


Available colors: Gray, Natural, Red
$89.00
Men's Traditional Irish Aran Sweater
Men's Traditional Irish Aran Sweater
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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
Traditional Irish Aran Throw
Traditional Irish Aran Throw
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Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

Aran knitting is well known for its wealth of intricate stitches and symbolism. In this cozy, cream-colored wool throw, the diamond stitch represents prosperity, the honeycomb stitch represents the hard work of the honeybee and the rewards of an industrious life, and the cable stitch stands in for the fishing rope that was so essential to livelihood on the Aran Islands. Knit from 100% merino wool.


$129.00
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
Irish Aran Pocket Scarf
Irish Aran Pocket Scarf
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Category: Clothing/Accessories/Scarves and Shawls

With a cable stitch adapted from classic Aran Islands knits, and deep hand-warmer pockets at each end, our rich red merino wool scarf is the perfect accessory for cool-weather sightseeing.


$69.00
$12.99
Men's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater
Men's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater
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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
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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
Irish Aran Throw
Irish Aran Throw
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Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Pillows & Throws

Aran knitting is well known for its wealth of intricate stitches and symbolism. In this cozy, cream-colored wool throw, the diamond stitch represents prosperity, the honeycomb stitch represents the hard work of the honeybee and the rewards of an industrious life, and the cable stitch stands in for the fishing rope that was so essential to livelihood on the Aran Islands. Knit from 100% merino wool.


Available colors: Gray, Natural, Red
$129.00
Irish Asymmetrical Cardigan
Irish Asymmetrical Cardigan
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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
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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