Every Aran Stitch Tells a Story
When you buy an IrelandsEye sweater, you’re buying a piece of Irish heritage, with the story of Ireland woven into each stitch. Each one is made of up to 100,000 stitches and the patterns of these stitches tell the story of life on the islands.
Wrap yourself in a rich Irish tradition
Originated in the early 1900s on the Aran islands, off the west coast of Ireland, Aran knitwear has been made in Ireland for over a hundred years. From fishermen to farmers, generations of Irish people have trusted it to shield them from the merciless sea winds that sweep onto the coast.
Using skills passed down through families and stitches rich in symbolism, Aran tells the unique story of our culture and heritage.
The Diamond Stitch - Wealth
The diamond stitch represents a hope for wealth and is often paired with the moss stitch.
The Cable Stitch - Good Luck
The cable stitch represents a fisherman’s ropes and nets and bestows good luck on the wearer for a bountiful catch.
The Honeycomb Stitch - Work
The honeycomb stitch highlights the importance of hard work and the rewards it carries.
The Trellis Stitch - Success
Symbolises the fields of the islands, surrounded by stone walls.
The Moss Stitch - Nature
The moss stitch depicts the moss that grows on the stone walls.
IrelandsEye Knitwear Arans
These Arans are from the Kindred Collection and feature traditional stitches that are used in contemporary ways. The Irish landscape is a huge source of inspiration for us and each piece is named after a wild Irish plant, including Nettle, Thistle, Iris, Fennel, Sorrell, Elder, Brome and Hawthorn.
The yarn used to create these pieces is a lighter yarn blend of wool, cotton, cashmere and silk. This Donegal yarn is exclusive to IrelandsEye and each piece is carefully crafted to be suitable all year round. The Kindred Collection is designed and made here in our factory in Ireland. Each piece is available in a choice of 6 colours drawn from nature - Seashell, Pearl Grey, Apple, Sunset, Seaspray and Aquamarine.
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