Aran Fisherman’s Sweater
First there’s the weather. Spring lasts a day, February a year.
Then there’s the history, equally persistent. The Spanish Armada was a month ago, the Uprising of 1916 was yesterday.
Little wonder the Irish need their comforts. Breeding resilient Connemara ponies. Baking more soda bread than anyone can eat. Sitting in dark, turf-heated pubs, honing their conversation, wearing wonderful sweaters like this.
Deeply textured and robust, but soft and consoling, too, knit into patterns that mean something. The moss stitch, for an abundance of growth. Blackberry stitch, for nature. The honeycomb stitch is said to be particularly lucky.
So you see, nobody does it better than the Irish. Nobody makes you feel better about going out to meet the world.
Aran Fisherman’s Sweater (No. 6868). Buttery-soft turtleneck in 2/32 cotton knit with traditional Aran patterns front and back. The perfect crossover from summer to fall as a cozy layering piece. Ribbed cuffs and hem. Imported.