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.

IrelandsEye Knitwear Arans

These Arans from the Kindred collection, features traditional stitches that are used in contemporary ways. The Irish landscape is a huge source of inspiration for us, and for this collection each piece is names after a wild Irish plant, including Nettle, Thistle, Iris, Fennel, Sorrell, Elder, Brome and Hawthorn.


These arans use yarn designed for the warmer summer months, using a mix of wool, cotton, cashmere and silk. Our unique Donegal yarn is carefully crafted to be suitable all year round. This 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.



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.

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