Are Aran sweaters made in Ireland?

Aran Sweaters are traditionally made from pure merino wool in Ireland, and are usually hand knitted.

What is Irish Aran?

Aran is a style of sweater that takes its name from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. Often known as a Fisherman sweater, they are distinguished by their use of complex textured stitch patterns, several of which are combined in the creation of a single garment.

Is Aran Scottish or Irish?

The Aran Islands are located at the mouth of Galway Bay on the Atlantic Sea and are where fishermen and farmers dwelled and worked together. The traditional Irish Aran sweater was fashioned in this environment and has since been passed down through generations to be considered the ultimate Irish Clan Heritage symbol.

What do they call sweaters in Ireland?

In Ireland a jumper is a pinafore and a sweater is a jumper.

How do you Unshrink an Aran sweater?

Fill the kitchen or bathroom sink with tepid water and two tablespoons of fabric softener or gentle wool detergent, such as Woolite. You can also use a capful of baby shampoo or hair conditioner. Submerge the sweater and let it soak for 10 to 20 minutes.

Are Aran jumpers itchy?

The Merino sheep is famed worldwide for its soft wool and is used widely in clothing. The reason Merino wool is soft and therefore Aran Sweaters are not itchy is that the fibres of wool are fine and smaller in size than other types of wool.

Why do Irish people say press for cupboard?

Press. While your dictionary might say that this means to push something firmly or is a way to describe how you iron your trousers, anyone from Ireland will know that a press is none other than a cupboard. So next time you’ve got the munchies, ask someone to get you a packet of Tayto from the press.

Where did Aran sweaters originate from?

It is a style of sweater, also known as a fisherman’s sweater, which originated in the Aran Islands in Connemara, off the west coast of Ireland. These sweaters were traditionally knit in the natural colour of sheep’s wool, an off-white or cream colour.

What kind of sweater is an Aran Cardigan?

Thicker and warmer that the standard style of Aran Cardigan, this stylish garment features the Aran Cable… Wool Cashmere Aran Horseshoe Cable Sweater This Aran Cable Sweater features the oversized cable pattern with a mock turtleneck for a classic feminine feel.

Where can I buy Aran Islands sweaters online?

Aran Islands Sweaters – Aran Islands Knitwear, Best Prices Online. Aran Islands Sweaters is run by an eighth generation family living in Ireland on Inis Mór, the largest of the three Aran Islands. Aran Islands Sweaters is run by an eighth generation family living in Ireland on Inis Mór, the largest of the three Aran Islands. Skip to content

What kind of sweaters are in the Irish store?

At The Irish Store, we make it our business to bring you the very best of Irish knitwear including stunning hand-knit Aran sweaters and Aran cardigans in soft merino wool. Our range of mens Aran jumpers make the perfect Irish gift for him and our range of ladies Aran jumpers includes stylish Aran coats and dresses.

Where does Blarney make the Aran sweaters?

With every stitch comes a story! Our collection of classic Aran Sweaters are knit in Kilcar, County Donegal with 100% merino wool. It’s Aran Island knitting patterns reimagined through the Blarney Woollen Mills lens.