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  1. Mens Aran Turtleneck Sweaters
    Mens Aran Turtleneck Sweater
    £109.95
  2. Hooded Aran Zipper Coat
    Hooded Aran Zipper Coat
    Was £150.95 Now £90.95
  3. Stylish Men's V-Neck One Button Aran Sweater
    Men's V-Neck One Button Aran Sweater
    Was £130.95 Now £65.95
  4. Ladies Aran Boyfriend Cardigan Cream
    Ladies Aran Boyfriend Cardigan
    Was £125.95 Now £85.95
  5. The Glenevin Waterfall Cardigan
    The Glenevin Waterfall Cardigan
    £148.95
  6. Lightweight Crew Neck Aran Sweater
    Lightweight Crew Neck Aran Sweater
    Was £120.95 Now £80.95
  7. Irish Aran Honeycomb Throw
    Irish Aran Honeycomb Throw
    Was £120.95 Now £70.95
  8. Mens Half Zip Irish Aran Sweater
    Mens Half Zip Irish Aran Sweater
    Was £150.95 Now £90.95
  9. aran shawl collar cardigan charcoal
    Mens Aran Shawl Collar Cardigan
    £119.95
  10. Ladies Aran Wide Collared Button Coat
    Ladies Aran Wide Collared Button Coat
    £181.95
  11. Merino Wool Pocket Shawl
    Merino Wool Pocket Shawl
    £79.95
  12. Springweight New Wool Crew Neck Sweater
    Crew Neck Aran Sweater
    Was £120.95 Now £80.95
  13. Ladies Double Collar Zipped Coat
    Ladies Double Collar Aran Zipped Coat
    Was £150.95 Now £100.95
  14. Fisherman's Crew Neck Sweater
    Fisherman's Crew Neck Sweater
    Was £100.95 Now £60.95
  15. Mens Full Zip Aran Cardigan
    Mens Full Zip Aran Cardigan
    Was £129.95 Now £119.95
  16. Ladies One Button Aran Cardigan
    Ladies One Button Aran Cardigan
    Was £140.95 Now £84.95
  17. Ladies Glenveagh  Cream Aran Zip Cardigan
    Ladies Glenveagh Aran Zip Cardigan
    Was £150.95 Now £90.95
  18. Celtic Aran Turtle Neck Sweater
    Celtic Aran Turtleneck Sweater
    Was £115.95 Now £57.95
  19. Kids Merino Hooded Aran Zip Cardigan
    Kids Merino Hooded Aran Zip Cardigan
    £74.95
  20. Donegal Curl Neck Aran Sweater
    Donegal Curl Neck Aran Sweater
    Was £130.95 Now £78.95
  21. The Kenmare Aran Cardigan
    The Kenmare Aran Cardigan
    Was £129.95 Now £114.95
  22. Kids Crew Neck Aran Sweater
    Kids Crew Neck Aran Sweater
    Was £69.95 Now £59.95
  23. Mens Roll Neck Fishermans Irish Sweater
    Roll Neck Fishermans Irish Sweater
    Was £115.95 Now £69.95
  24. Aran Dog Coat
    Aran Dog Coat
    £54.95
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Aran Crafts Sweaters & Knitwear

The Aran Crafts label started life over 60 years ago when Molly Cullen established Westend Knitwear. Continuing an age-old family tradition going back some 100 years, it all started with Molly’s grandmother Kitty O’Shea who was the first woman in Ireland to market her hand knitted Aran craft Irish sweaters commercially.

The business is still run today by Molly’s sons Paul and John who continue to keep the Aran crafts sweater tradition alive.

Here at The Irish Store, we have a stunning collection of Aran Craft sweaters & knitwear featuring traditional stitches and modern styles.

Treat yourself to one of our Aran crafts sweater cardigans in a wide range of styles to suit all tastes. Perfect gifts from Ireland.

Frequently Asked Questions About Aran Craft Sweaters

Where is Aran Crafts Knitwear?

Aran Crafts is located in Monasterevin in County Kildare and was first established in 1957.

What are the most popular Aran stitches?

Popular Aran stitches include the honeycomb stitch. According to Aran islander folklore, the honeycomb stitch pays tribute to the hard-working honeybee and is said to bring good fortune to the wearer. The cable stitch is undoubtedly the signature stitch on nearly all Aran knitwear and represents the Aran islander fisherman’s ropes. The diamond stitch is a depiction of the Aran fishermen’s nets. Knitters believed the inclusion of this stitch in a sweater would ensure a plentiful catch at sea.

Are Aran Sweaters popular?

The Aran sweater has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the latter part of the 19th century. Breathable and waterproof, they provided much-needed protection for the island fisherman as they braved the wild Atlantic Ocean. The first commercial Aran knitting patterns began to appear in the 1940s. Aran sweater exports began in the 1950s and when Grace Kelly appeared in an Aran sweater on the cover of Vogue, this humble Irish sweater was on its way to becoming an Irish design classic.

Today, the Aran sweater is considered to be a must-have staple for any discerning wardrobe and takes its rightful place alongside such fashion icons such as the little black dress and denim jeans.

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