The Aran Fisherman Sweater takes its name from Inishmore, Inishmaan and Inisheer – the Aran Islands, on the West Coast of Ireland.
The Aran Fisherman Sweater continues the age-old Celtic tradition of the wives and daughters of fishermen knitting rugged garments for their husbands and other family members to protect them against the harsh struggles of daily life at sea on the wild and stormy Atlantic Coast.
Although each sweater tells its own story, the basic stitches of cable, honeycomb, trinity, etc. incorporate elements of sea, land and religion in an intricate pattern. These old and time-honored stitches are a unique part of Ireland’s heritage.
Each sweater is made with pride here on the West Coast of Ireland using only pure new wool and we hope you will think of Donegal and its people when you wear it.