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Women's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater, "North Winds"

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For hundreds of years, women in the rural villages of the Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland have knit natural wool sweaters for their fisherman kin. Although the myth that you can identify island families by the stitches in their sweater--like a Scottish tartan--isn't true, every knitter does have her own special patterns, passed down through generations of mothers and grandmothers. At weekly gatherings, they continually invented intricate new stitches. Each stitch in this generously sized, traditional Aran sweater represents a facet of fishing culture: the honeycomb stitch for hard work, the cable stitch for safety on the waters, and the basket weave as a wish for a plentiful catch. The 100% merino wool sweater features a cozy turtleneck for winter warmth.

  • 0.46 kgs
  • 1.0 lbs

  • 100% merino wool
  • Dry clean or hand wash
  • Made in Ireland.
  • Ships fast from USA.
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618

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03/14/2019

"Awesome sweater"

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Beautifully handmade wool sweater with multiple different Irish stitches. Runs a bit large.

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01/01/2019

"3 aran sweaters"

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I love the almost immediate shipment and the sweaters are beautiful and very well made. I purchased one of each color. I love them and know I will enjoy wearing them.

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07/31/2018

"Winter Classic"

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I appreciate handmade items made with TLC, and this sweater is no exception. The craftmanship found in Arran sweaters is a dying art and you certainly cant find comparable articles of clothing in any department store.

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  • cold weather

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07/30/2018

"Beautiful!"

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This sweater is so very snuggy and warm and I can feel the ancestry of it. Its almost a privilege to wear it.

Best Uses

  • Great for a snowy night watching the BBC

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01/16/2021

"high quality very happy with"

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high quality. very rich red color

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12/01/2020

"High quality wool sweater!"

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A classic: warm, authentic wool sweater with a beautiful knitting pattern.

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01/16/2021

"Beautiful pattern and very nice"

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My wife loved this on sight when she opened it as a gift. She says it fits perfectly and its really nice to wear for work. Very pretty pattern and solid material. Very good work.

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01/15/2021

"Very Comfortable"

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Very comfortable and easy off and on.

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01/15/2021

"Excellent casual wear top"

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Its a beautiful color and design. I enjoy wearing this garment.

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01/14/2021

"Very comfy"

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Hope they last forever!

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From TRACY, CALIFORNIA, USA

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01/14/2021

"Beautiful"

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This handbag is not only practical, its beautiful. It is very well made and a new treasure for me from Ireland. Its a handbag but its also a work of art.

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From Australia

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01/13/2021

"Love this tunic type top"

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So easy to wear over jeans or smart pants for evening wear.

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Comfortable extremely well made

Best Uses

  • Over jeans or smart pants for evening

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