Aran knitwear was thrust into popular fashion in 1956 when the fisherman sweater was featured in Vogue Magazine
One of the distinguishing features of authentic Aran sweaters is the use of natural, un-dyed wool. The natural color of the wool from merino sheep can range from white to gray to brown and all of the shades in between
Aran knitting, the real thing, not mass produce by machine, follow traditional practices. It’s labor intensive and time consuming, a big reason why the handmade sweaters can be costly.
The history of these sweaters is fascinating and how to we have included how to buy your own handmade one from Ireland.