When the weather turns cold, our thoughts naturally turn to things of comfort—steaming mugs of hot chocolate, rich bowls of hearty soup, and best of all, cozy wool sweaters to cuddle into. And what could be better, or cozier, than a traditional women's Aran wool sweater by Carraig Donn, Ireland's leading knitwear manufacturer? Once you slip into this classic, you'll stay super warm—and look super hot.
- Aran sweater knitted from 100% Merino wool, for an extra-soft, not scratchy, feel
- Traditional cream color
- Available in women's sizes S, M, L, XL
- Artisan crafted by Carraig Donn
- Imported from Westport, County Mayo, Ireland
Did You Know?
Sometimes known as Irish fishermen's sweaters, Aran sweaters originated from the Aran Islands off the West coast of Ireland. These sweaters are distinguished by their use of complex textured stitch patterns, several of which are combined in a single garment. Some stitch patterns have a traditional interpretation. For example, the honeycomb is a symbol of the hard-working bee. The cable, an integral part of the fisherman's daily life, is said to be a wish for safety and good luck when fishing. The diamond is a wish for success, wealth, and treasure. The basket stitch represents the fisherman's basket, a hope for a plentiful catch.
About the Artists
Founded originally on Inish Mor, the largest of Ireland's three Aran Islands, Carraig Donn is synonymous worldwide with the best in Irish knitwear. Carraig Donn has been crafting Irish knitwear for generations, holding to their traditional methods and values while adding innovation in design and color.