Traditional Turtle Neck Sweater – Garnet


Made in Ireland in the style of the traditional Aran sweater

Irish turtleneck sweater made with 100% Merino Wool

Irish turtleneck sweater made with traditional stitches. The beautifully soft Merino wool in the high collar gives this ladies sweater extra warmth and comfort. When added to the traditional stitches that have been used a story is told by the wearer. The cable stitches symbolise the Fisherman’s ropes. The centre panel with the diamond stitch represents wealth or success. The pattern used on the sleeves have a mixture of cables, diamonds and basket stitches.

Featuring a mix of Diamond, Cable and Basket Stitches

Garment length: Small/Medium 22.5″  Large/XLarge 23.5″

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:  M, XL  Please state the size required at checkout. 

Note: This style runs smaller than the other styles. We recommend that you select one size up. 

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.

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