100% Merino Wool
PRODUCED IN IRELAND: The village of Monasterevin in the county of Kildare, Ireland is the home of Aran Crafts Ireland.
WEAR THE TRADITION: The company was originally established by Molly Cullen in 1957. Molly's dream was to incorporate a family knitting business whose heritage stretched back for over 100 years. Molly, the granddaughter of Kate O'Shea, who, in 1856, was the first craftswoman in Ireland to commercially market her robust, hand knitted woolens.
100% MERINO WOOL: Soft, Warm & Luxurious to feel & wear. Merino wool is soft to the hand, and made up of very fine fibers as compared to other wools leading to an extremely comfortable fit and very comfortable to wear.
Made from 100% Soft Merino Wool, this Traditional Irish crew neck sweater is one of Aran Crafts greatest sellers. It follows all the Traditional Irish Aran stitching patterns that have been passed down from generation to generation, which in olden days told stories of families and life in Ireland. Along the centre panel of the body the honeycomb Aran stitch flows, signifying the hard working bee or the hard work of a fisherman. On either side of this centre panelling there are rows of Irish cable Aran stitches resembling the fishermans ropes, the link to life. This jumper tells a story through Irish knitting. This jumper is available in extra small and plus sizes, and can be worn by men and women.Colours Available: Denim, Green, Natural, Oatmeal & Charcoal.Sizes Available: Extra Small to XX-Large
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 a piece of knitwear that is still recognised and prized today: The Aran Sweater.
Intimately linked to families and their identities, the patterns used have long held symbolism and meaning:
- The Cable stitch represent 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 fibres that make up the yarn. The result is a wool that is soft and pleasant to the touch and to wear.
We hope that you will enjoy and treasure the quality product that you are purchasing.
Aran Crafts Merino Crew Neck Sweater (100% Merino Wool) - B07RQQ5481