The iconic Aran sweater takes its name from the trio of islands at Ireland's most westerly point, just off the coast of county Galway. Every stitch tells a story, rich in symbolism and island folklore. The classic Diamond stitch, one of the most popular stitches on Aran sweaters, wishes the wearer wealth and success, while the much-loved honeycomb stitch, is said to bring good fortune. Born out of necessity, they were the original "fisherman sweater", giving much-needed protection from the unforgiving wild Atlantic ocean. Throughout the 1930s and 40s, they gained popularity around the world and when Grace Kelly appeared in an Aran jumper on the cover of vogue in the 1950s, this humble Irish sweater was catapulted to iconic status, cementing its reputation as an Irish apparel classic.
At the Irish Store, we have scoured the country to bring you the very best of Irish knit sweaters and Irish cardigans in luxurious Irish wool, super soft merino, and cashmere blends. Wrap up in style with our extensive range of authentic Irish wool sweaters. These exquisite wool sweaters display superb quality and craftsmanship as well as beautiful designs and patterns, making sure you stay warm and fashionable. So sit back and enjoy shopping your new wool sweater from our collection of Irish knit sweaters and cardigans for men, women and children. We wish you health to wear for many seasons to come.