Aran Knitwear

Aran Knitwear

Aran Knitwear

We carry a full selection of Hank-Knit and Hand-Loomed Traditional Aran Sweaters (several different styles), Hand-Loomed Stylish Merlino Wool Sweaters in a variety of different colors and styles, as well as Aran Gloves, Scarves, Mittens, and Hats.

 

The Story of The Aran Sweater

Taking its name from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland, the Aran style jumper (sweater) is symbolic of the Irish hand knitting and wool traditions dating back to early 17th century.  Originally the jumpers were knitted using unwashed wool that retained its natural oils, making the hand knit garments water resistant and ideal for fishermen.  The wives of fisherman knitted the jumpers using intricate stitch patterns, many of which have an interpretation, often of religious significance:  The honeycomb is a symbol of the hard-working bee.  The cable resembles fishing ropes, is said to be a wish for safety and good luck when fishing.  The diamond is a wish of success.  The basket represents the fisherman's basket, a hope for plentiful catch.  It is sometimes said that each fisherman's family had a unique aran design, so that if the fisherman's body was found, it could be identified by the pattern/stitch.


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Unisex Crew Neck Aran Wool Sweater- Charcoal

Product no.: 630380-Charcoal

$98.00 **

Unisex Crew Neck Aran Wool Sweater- Army Green

Product no.: 630380-Army Green

$98.00 **

Unisex Crew Neck Aran Wool Sweater- Denim Blue

Product no.: 630380-Denim Blue

$98.00 **

Ladies Cardigan Aran Wool Sweater- Natural

Product no.: 630336

$119.00 **

Ladies Hooded Coat with Celtic Knot Zipper- Natural

Product no.: 632066-Natural

$139.00 **

Ladies Hooded Coat with Celtic Knot Zipper- Army Green

Product no.: 632066-Army Green

$139.00 **

Unisex Hand-Knit Crew Neck Aran Sweater

Product no.: 630003

starting at $250.00 **

Ladies Hand-Knit Cardigan Aran Sweater

Product no.: 630046

starting at $255.00 **

Men's Hand-Knit V-Neck Cardigan Aran Sweater

Product no.: 630006

starting at $265.00 **

Adult Aran Handknit Beret

Product no.: 630526

$35.00 **

Adult Aran Handknit Ski Hat

Product no.: 630551

$35.00 **

Adult Aran Handknit Mittens

Product no.: 630528

$35.00 **

Adult Aran Handknit Gloves

Product no.: 630522

$39.00 **

Adult Aran Fingerless Gloves

Product no.: 630026

$36.00 **

Adult Aran Handknit Scarf

Product no.: 630521

$49.95 **

Adult Aran Shamrock Scarf

Product no.: 630554

$39.00 **

Child's Crew Neck Aran Wool Sweater

Product no.: 630156

$59.00 **

Child's Cardigan Aran Wool Sweater

Product no.: 630155

$63.00 **

Child's Aran Handknit Beret

Product no.: 630527

$29.95 *

Child's Aran Handknit Ski Hat

Product no.: 630525

$29.95 **

Child's Aran Handknit Mittens

Product no.: 630529

$29.95 **

Cream Baby Sheep Hat

Product no.: 800966

$21.95 **

Cream Baby Sheep Booties

Product no.: 800967

$14.95 **

Cream Baby Sheep Mittens

Product no.: 801006

$16.95 **

Baby Crew Neck Aran Wool Sweater

Product no.: 632065

$69.00 **

Baby Zipper Acrylic Aran Sweater

Product no.: 670036

$45.00 **

Baby Cardigan Acrylic Aran Sweater

Product no.: 670087

$45.00 **

Baby Crew Acrylic Aran Sweater

Product no.: 670122

$45.00 **
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