Aran Sweaters

up to 6 months
Ireland to USA
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  1. Handknitted Merino Wool Baby Button Crew Neck Sweater
    Hand Knit Baby Aran Crew Sweater
  2. Hand Knit Baby Aran Cardigan
    Hand Knit Baby Aran Cardigan
  3. Mens Lined Shetland Zipper Cardigan
    Mens Lined Shetland Zipper Cardigan
    Was $139.95 Now $104.95
  4. McConnell Shangarry Aran Sweater
    McConnell Shangarry Aran Sweater
    Was $239.95 Now $144.95
  5. Hand Knit Baby Aran Hoodie
    Hand Knit Baby Aran Hoodie
  6. Ladies Irish Wool Newsboy Cap
    Ladies Irish Wool Newsboy Cap
  7. Kids Traditional Aran Sweater
    Kids Traditional Aran Sweater
  8. The Emily Tweed Bag
    The Emily Tweed Bag
  9. Boys Aran Sweater
    Boys Aran Sweater
  10. Blue Gray Check Irish Flat Cap
    Blue Gray Check Irish Flat Cap
  11. The Shannon Aran Zipper Coat
    The Shannon Aran Zipper Coat
  12. Donegal Fleck Sweater
    Donegal Fleck Sweater
  13. Men's Trellis Aran Sweater
    Men's Trellis Aran Sweater
  14. Mens Alpaca Islander Scarf
    Mens Alpaca Islander Scarf
  15. Fiona Tweed Bag
    Fiona Tweed Bag
  16. Womens Alpaca Islander Scarf
    Womens Alpaca Islander Scarf
  17. Men's Peaky Blinders Cap
    Men's Peaky Blinders Cap
  18. The Killybegs Half-Zip Sweater
    The Killybegs Half-Zip Sweater
  19. Mucros Tweed Wallet
    Mucros Tweed Wallet
  20. Mucros Donegal Striped Scarf
    Mucros Donegal Striped Scarf
  21. The Tara V-Neck Aran Sweater
    The Tara V-Neck Aran Sweater
  22. Charcoal Trinity Cap
    Charcoal Trinity Cap
  23. Girls A-Line Aran Sweater
    Girls A-Line Aran Sweater
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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.

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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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