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  1. Unisex Aran Zipper Cardigan
    Men's Hand Knit Aran Zipper Cardigan
    Was $299.95 Now $219.95
  2. Men's Streedagh Aran Gilet
    Men's Streedagh Aran Gilet
    Was $99.95 Now $69.95
  3. The Kenmare Aran Cardigan
    The Kenmare Aran Cardigan
    Was $129.95 Now $114.95
  4. The Inisheer Aran Boyfriend Cardigan
    The Inisheer Aran Boyfriend Cardigan
    Was $129.95 Now $69.95
  5. Mens Glengarriff Aran Sweater
    Mens Glengarriff Aran Sweater
    Was $149.95 Now $104.95
  6. The Comeragh Aran Turtleneck Sweater
    The Comeragh Aran Turtleneck Sweater
    Was $159.95 Now $109.95
  7. The Dartry Aran Cardigan
    The Dartry Aran Cardigan
    $149.95
  8. Women's Inishmore Aran Zipper Coat
    Women's Inishmore Aran Zipper Coat
    $159.95
  9. Men's Malin Hand Knit Aran Cardigan
    Men's Malin Hand Knit Aran Cardigan
    Was $345.95 Now $259.95
  10. Men's Bunratty Shawl Collar Aran Sweater
    Men's Bunratty Shawl Collar Aran Sweater
    Was $114.95 Now $84.95
  11. The Ashford Hand Knit Aran Cardigan
    The Ashford Hand Knit Aran Cardigan
    $219.95
  12. Mens Glendalough Aran Sweater
    Mens Glendalough Aran Sweater
    Was $139.95 Now $90.95
  13. The Horseshoe Cable Aran Sweater
    The Horseshoe Cable Aran Sweater
    Was $149.95 Now $110.95
  14. The Murlough Aran Sweater
    The Murlough Aran Sweater
    Was $144.95 Now $99.95
  15. The Kerrykeel  Aran Sweater
    The Kerrykeel Aran Sweater
    Was $144.95 Now $109.95
  16. Ladies Forest Green Moher Aran Cardigan
    Women's Moher Aran Cardigan
    Was $139.95 Now $90.95
  17. Women's Hand Knit Aran Zipper Cardigan
    Women's Hand Knit Aran Zipper Cardigan
    Was $299.95 Now $219.95
  18. The Galtymore Aran Zip Cardigan
    The Galtymore Aran Zip Cardigan
    Was $149.95 Now $74.95
  19. Women's Sheelin Aran Cable Sweater
    Women's Sheelin Aran Cable Sweater
    Was $114.95 Now $59.95
  20. Kids Crew Neck Aran Sweater
    Kids Crew Neck Aran Sweater
    Was $69.95 Now $59.95
  21. The Dereen Aran Sweater
    The Dereen Aran Sweater
    Was $189.95 Now $104.95
  22. Kids Crew Aran Button Cardigan
    Kids Crew Aran Button Cardigan
    Was $74.95 Now $64.95
  23. McConnell Fermoy Aran Sweater
    McConnell Fermoy Aran Sweater
    Was $239.95 Now $189.95
  24. The Valentia Aran Cardigan
    The Valentia Aran Cardigan
    Was $129.95 Now $85.95
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ARAN WOOL SWEATERS - AUTHENTIC IRISH KNITWEAR

At the Irish Store, we have scoured the country to bring you the best of Irish knitwear, including stunning women's Aran sweaters and men’s Aran sweaters. We also carry Irish Sweaters for Kids, as well as quality-crafted fisherman sweaters and donegal sweaters. Our extensive range of authentic Irish wool sweaters will surely keep you warm on those cold winter days.

Shop our exclusive range of Irish wool sweaters now!

ARAN SWEATERS (IRISH SWEATERS)

The iconic Irish sweater, also referred to as the Aran sweater, takes its name from the trio of islands of the same name; Inishmore, Inishmann and Inisheer, just off the coast of County Galway, Ireland.

Throughout the 1930s and 40s, they gained popularity around the world. When Grace Kelly appeared in an Aran sweater on the cover of Vogue in the 1950s, this humble Irish sweater was catapulted to iconic status, cementing its reputation as an Irish design classic. Today it remains a fashionable staple and has become an iconic knitwear style. These are popular with men and women around the world due to their unique textures. Aran sweaters have stood the test of time and will continue, so don't miss out and order yours today!

Irish Wool is renowned for its durability, warmth, and comfort, making it ideal for fall and winter fashion and weather conditions. Each sweater is expertly crafted with the finest wool yarns to ensure you get the highest quality!

Frequently Asked Questions About Aran Sweaters

What are Aran sweaters?

Every stitch on an Irish Aran sweater tells a story, rich in symbolism and island folklore. The classic Diamond stitch, one of the most popular stitches on the original hand-knit Irish sweaters, wishes the wearer wealth and success, while the much-loved honeycomb stitch is said to bring good fortune. All Aran knit sweaters usually have between four and six stitch patterns in vertical columns, with one of these patterns taking prominence in the centre of the Aran sweater.

What is the history of Aran sweaters?

Born out of necessity, they were the original fisherman sweater, giving much-needed protection from the unforgiving wild Atlantic Ocean which surrounds the Aran Islands. The first Aran sweater was made using unwashed báinín (bain meaning white in Irish) which is yarn from sheep's wool. The natural lanolin in the yarn made the sweaters waterproof.

Are Aran Sweaters/Irish Sweaters hand knitted?

We have a beautiful selection of hand-knitted Irish Aran sweaters, each handcrafted by some of the most talented knitters in Ireland. You can check out our Women's Aran sweaters here or Mens Aran Sweaters here to see all of the colours and styles we offer.

Are Aran sweaters good quality?

The majority of our sweaters are made with merino wool which makes our sweaters durable, breathable, and soft in texture while still keeping you warm. This wool produces the finest of sweaters, which gives you the highest quality and lasts longer than synthetic fibres.

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