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 the original hand knit wool 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 Aran 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 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.
At the Irish Store, we have scoured the country to bring you the very best of Irish knitwear including stunning hand knit Aran sweaters, Irish cardigans in luxurious Irish wool, as well as modern styles for him such as shawl collar sweaters and on-trend looks for her including stylish Aran coats and dresses.
Wrap up in style in one of our extensive range of authenticIrish wool sweaters. We wish you health to wear for many seasons to come.