Nothing quite like an actual Aran Sweater combines elegance, coziness, and rich Irish heritage. The Aran Islands' women began hand-knitting these clothing items using only pure Irish wool in the 17th century for the local farmers and fisherman, beginning the tradition of the Aran Sweater. Aran sweaters were made of wool, which naturally contains oils that keep them warm and water-resistant even in the face of chilly, wet Atlantic storms.

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Our contemporary Aran Sweaters are the ideal fusion of Irish tradition and cutting-edge design. They still come in a number of styles, including as buttoned, zippered, shawl collared, and hooded, and are still knit using only the purest sheep’s wool for maximum warmth and comfort.
Only Aran Sweaters provide you the chance to wear a piece of Irish history thanks to their exquisitely crafted and traditional Gaelic patterns.

What colors and sizes do products come in?

We make womens Irish Aran Sweaters in Ecru (Natural), Wine, White, Kelly Green, Gray, Navy, Marl Blue, Yellow, Banin, Army Green and sometimes other colors also.

What is the best Irish sweater?

Ideally purchase quality Aran sweaters that are made in Ireland. This ensures you are getting something that comes from the original place of the fisherman’s sweater. Another tip is to purchase from a store in Ireland as they choose the best fibers from local farmers ad support local jobs hiring knitters, seamstresses, hand finishers, designers and more.

Do Irish Women people wear Aran sweaters?

In this setting, the classic Irish Aran sweater was created, and it has since been handed down down the generations to be regarded as the quintessential Irish Clan Heritage sign. It is still widely used in many knitting communities today, and individuals who understand its symbolic meaning wear it as well.

What do you wear with an Aran sweater?

The Aran sweater is typically worn as a casual top, and there are numerous ways to make chic casual outfits with it and casual trousers. It looks well with dark colored, stone-washed, relaxed-fit pants, as well as other casual bottoms like leggings, athlesiure wear shorts, and a button-down shirt.

The meaning behind each stitch

Every Irish sweater has a tale to tell. The fisherman who historically worn Aran Sweaters had faith in them to shield them from the weather and to bring luck to their relationships, careers, and health.

Our Aran sweaters are all hand loomed with distinctive patterns, each with a special traditional significance. The intricate detail sewn into our sweaters is unmatched, and these patterns each tell a distinct tale.

The following are classic interpretations of Aran stitches:

Basket Stitch – The basket stitch is said to symbolise a fisherman’s basket. It’s a common pattern that represents good luck in your day’s endeavours—especially a day spent at sea.

Blackberry Stitch – The blackberry stitch represents nature’s bounty. It’s also called the Trinity stitch, and is considered by many to have religious significance.

Cable Stitch – The cable stitch is among the most common found on Aran Sweaters. This pattern evokes a fisherman’s rope and was said to represent bountiful rewards and a good day at sea.

Diamond Stitch – The diamond stitch, which evokes both a fisherman’s net and the small plots of land tilled by Aran farmers, represents success, wealth, and a wish for good luck.

Honeycomb Stitch – The honeycomb stitch reflect the sweet rewards that follow from hard work.

Moss Stitch – Moss stitching means abundance. When combined with a diamond stitch, this pattern reflects a wish for abundant fortune and success.

Tree of Life Stitch – The tree of life symbolises a wish for a long and fulfilling life. The deeper meaning of this stitch extended to a fisherman’s entire clan, wishing good fortune on his children and family as well.

Trellis Stitch – The trellis stitch recalls the stone-walled fields that the Aran Island farmers tilled. This strong weave symbolises protection for the wearer.

Zig Zag Stitch – The zig zag stitch is thought to take after the Aran Islands’ winding paths. Symbolically, the zig zag represents the journey of married life.

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