Prepare to step out in style with our stunning range of womens Irish cardigans. We have something to suit every taste, from the classic boyfriend cardigan to our best-selling Aran hooded zipper.
Beautifully crafted from the finest yarns of super-soft merino and luxurious cashmere blends, you’re sure to find the perfect winter warmer or light summer layer.
Choose a hand knit from the shores of the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal, a cozy Aran coatigan to keep out the winter chill, or turn heads with the DarylK cardigan, designed exclusively for The Irish Store by the New York fashion designer.
Frequently Asked Questions About Aran Knit Cardigans For Women
Are Aran knit cardigans fashionable?
Throughout the decades, the Aran sweater and cardigans have remained both timeless and fashionable. Its stylish and comfortable fit embodies Irish culture. The Aran cardigan is named after the Aran Islands, which are located off the west coast of Ireland and are made from 100% wool.
What do the stitches used in Aran knitting represent?
The stitches on both the Aran sweaters and cardigans hold many meanings and are part of a grand storytelling tradition.
The cable, which represents a fisherman's ropes, is the most popular Aran stitch. The wish for safety and good fortune at sea is symbolized by the cable stitch.
The diamond stitch represents fisherman's mesh nets and is a symbol for wealth and success.
The tree of life stitch symbolizes the right of passage, when going through life's big changes.
Are Aran cardigans good quality?
Some Aran cardigans are hand knitted in Ireland and are traditionally produced from pure merino wool. They are high-quality and fashionable options that will last longer than synthetic fibres and are comfy to wear all year. Whatever aran cardigan or sweater you choose you are investing in great quality and exquisite craftsmanship.