Aran Sweaters, like the ones from Shamrock Gift are very warm and durable sweaters. Aran is a knit wool, which is the best wool for sweaters. There are many different kinds of Aran sweaters available in stores and online worldwide.
The Aran jumper, as its name suggests, is a knitted style of sweater which takes its name from the Aran islands off the west coast of Ireland where it was created. The sweater is knit from a cable pattern on the upper part of the body, which goes right down to the wrists and is often referred to as the “ramie” because it resembles the fur ramsie. It has a cable knit edge on the front, which has been sewn with straight knitting needles, and it can be closed with a simple slip knot. Aran sweaters also are available in short and long sleeves. A short Aran sweater is usually off white in color, with cable stitches on the back and sleeves.
The sweater gives us a reflection of the support and pride that many people have for the island. Some people claim that the sweater was originated on Aran but the real story is that it was brought to the Irish shores by Guernsey women keen to pass on skills. The sweater is extremely popular in Ireland, and now the world. It is very common for an Irish person to wear an aran sweater when travelling abroad, as it can easily be teamed up with most clothing in the same way as most standard knitted sweaters are.