At Aran Sweaters Direct, our premium hand made cable knits are made in Ireland and inspired by the rugged landscape. We’re proud of our ingenuity, craft and love of Aran knitwear developed over decades of experience. Our fisherman’s sweaters are fashionable, natural, and environmentally friendly, and they stay faithful to the Aran sweater’s past and fascinating history. Producing fine woolens here in Ireland on the square edge of Europe, overlooking the Atlantic ocean, we’re only a stones through over the water to our cousins in Boston, New York and the USA.
We’re honored to support Irish Sheep farmers, crafts people and local jobs. We’re based in Dublin, Ireland and all of our orders are shipped throughout the USA, Canada and Europe. The backstory of the Aran sweater dates back to the late 1800’s on the Aran Islands, small islands off Galway, and they were knitted for the local fisherman and unique knots were identifiable should the worst happen to a boat crew.
The style of chunky knits somewhat resemble Celtic knot work and have remained a stable style in so many fashionista’s wardrobes. Take it from those who know, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Steve Mc Queen & Elvis Presley and by Chris Evans in the recent movie, Knives Out. There are many different types of stitch from old to new. They all have names such as the Basket Stitch, Blackberry stitch, Cable Stitch, Honeycomb Stitch and many more. These were all inspired by nature and the surroundings of the Aran Islands. Proudly made in Ireland, our family business has evolved to become Ireland’s largest online Aran knitwear sellers over four generations. We are delighted to sell classic and contemporary Aran sweaters online from Ireland to the rest of the world.
Each and every piece is made in Ireland by our skilled craftspeople that love and cherish each and every piece they design and create. Most of our pieces are available in natural (ecru), navy, army green, Kelly green, gray, wine, teal and more. We have a great respect for the land, our craft, the beautiful natural woolen materials as well as sustainability. From the moment wool is gathered from the sheep, send to the woolen mills, spun into yarn, our suppliers and crafts people demand only the finest materials so that the customer receives a premium product. Today we use various different materials such as lambs wool, super soft merino, Alpaca and more so they are delicate against your skin, not like the sweaters of old. We make many different styles of ladies and men’s woolens. Discover your next piece here, from sweaters, cardigans, hats, scarves, throws and more, our Aran knits are in stock and ready to ship today.
At Aran Sweaters Direct, our sizing is accurate but if you’re not 100% satisfied, please don’t hesitate to reach out and send us your questions and we can accept your return for an exchange or refund. We offer the option on free shipping on all purchases or else UPS for urgent orders. Sign up to our newsletter and keep up to date with news, offers and competitions.