For Centuries Irish Fishermen in the Aran Islands have appreciated the wonderful qualities of wool. Using this wonderful raw material they created a style of knitting and knitwear that is still recognized and prized today.
Intimately linked to families and their identities, the patterns used have long held symbolism and some of which represent:
- The Cable stitch representing the fisherman’s ropes.
- The Diamond stitch represents the small fields of the Aran Islands.
- The Moss stitch represents the seaweed used to fertilize fields for a good harvest.
Merino Wool has a quality that other wools do not. Merino wool is prized for its luxurious hand feel. This is due to the fine diameter of the wool fibers that make up the yarn. The result is a wool that is soft and pleasant to the touch and to wear. Aran garments are deeply entrenched in Irish heritage, originally designed to protect the wearer while out at work. Now, they are a stylish piece of clothing reminiscent of days gone by. Irish knitwears from Aran Crafts are designed and created using traditional Aran stitches to bring you an authentic piece of Irish clothing, perfect for any occasion. Our selection of Irishwear includes the classic Aran crew neck sweater, Aran Fisherman sweater, Aran buttoned cardigans, Aran jackets, and Irish roll neck sweaters designed to suit every personal taste. Available in a number of popular and eye-catching colors, browse our collection of Aran Knitwear to find your perfect fit.
We hope that you will enjoy and treasure the quality product that you are purchasing.