This week at The Irish Store I am thrilled to launch our gorgeous new Summer Collection. We’ve been searching the country far and wide to bring you the very best of Ireland. There are great Irish gifts for all occasions with stunning new Celtic jewelry pieces and exciting new Irish homeware lines from your favorite brands. Like me, I know you all love the finest Aran knitwear so I’ve picked out my top 5 from the new collection. Enjoy!
1. The Glandore Aran Sweater
I just love the classic Aran look and the design here is timeless. It has the lucky honeycomb stitch in the main body, beautifully trimmed with “fisherman‘s rope” cable. Crafted from luxuriously soft yarn, it looks great on both men and women. The perfect gift from Ireland for you or him or her! It also shares it’s name with the beautiful harbor town of Glandore in county Cork. The perfect place for a summer evening stroll in a classic Aran sweater.
2. The Newgrange Cardigan
Prepare to turn heads in this stunning Aran cardigan. It may share it’s name with the mystical Stone Age monument in county Meath, but the look is decidedly modern. “Fisherman‘s rope” cable blends beautifully with the stunning zig zag stitch, representing the twisting Aran Island cliff paths leading down to the Atlantic Ocean. With it’s asymmetrical design and striking 3 wooden button fastening, this is an Aran sweater like no other.
3. The Glenveagh Cardigan
This stunning Aran coat really fits the bill whatever the weather. The striking diamond stitch combines beautifully with the thoroughly modern cut of this long Aran cardigan. Perfect as an extra layer in winter or a cozy coat on chilly summer evenings. A gorgeous trinity knot zipper adds a final Celtic flourish. It comes in 4 gorgeous colors and my favorite is the stylish charcoal gray pictured. It also shares it’s name with one of my favorite parts of the world- the beautiful Glenveagh national park in county Donegal.
4. The Connemara Aran Coat
The exquisitely crafted cable and lattice stitch design along with the high buttoned neck and two vent pockets gives you classic Aran style as well as all the warmth and comfort of a coat. Choose classic cream, silver gray or rich navy. The Connemara region in the west of Ireland is known for it’s outstanding beauty and I think you’ll agree that the Connemara cardigan is a truly outstanding piece of Aran knitwear.
5. The Causeway Aran Cardigan
Named after the stunning Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim, this gorgeous Aran cardigan for him combines all the timeless beauty of traditional Irish craftsmanship with modern styling. The zipper features a soft leather pull and there are a smart ribbed collar and two cozy front pockets. The yarn is pure worsted wool, giving a smooth luxurious finish and I just love the soft green color pictured above.
So there’s my top 5 picks from our exciting new collection. There’s so much more to choose from our collection of aran sweaters and enjoy 15% off the whole range! Thanks for dropping by and do tune in next week when we will be continuing our journeys through Ireland.
Slán go fóill!
The Irish Store Founder