Blackwatch Crew Neck Sweater
Made in Ireland in the style of the traditional Aran sweater
Made from 100% Pure New Wool. Colour is a green/navy mix
This is the most famous style in Aran Knitting can be worn by both men and women. It incorporates a variety of Irish Aran Stitches that were believed to bring luck, success, and health to the wearer. Honeycomb indicating the hard working honey bee, and Aran basket stitch to bring the omen of good luck, and the diamond to bring wealth. Warmth is the key to this style and made with 100% wool it is sure not to let you down.
The Aran Sweater takes its name from the Aran islands off the West coast of Ireland. The Islanders were fishermen and farmers whose lives and livelihoods were deeply intertwined. Traditionally the jerseys were knitted from undyed, unwashed sheep wool, that still contained the lanolin making them waterproof which was very practical for the rugged conditions. The patterns incorporated in traditional Aran hand knitting have been handed down from generation to generation. These knitting designs symbolize the daily life of the islanders, their remote surroundings, and their beliefs. Each garment incorporates stitches representing age-old Irish traditions and culture.
Sizes currently available: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Please state the size required at checkout.
Care – cool hand wash only, although washing is not needed often. Spills can be wiped down with natural baby wipes. Will shrink if machine washed or dried.