Aran Fisherman's Sweater
Sometimes I prefer not knowing exactly where I'm going to end up, the journey being at least half of the point anyway.
O'Cualann's Pub in Rossaveal, a small fishing village in the Connemara area of County Galway. The barman has just poured for me a dram of Middleton's and a local band is setting up in the far corner.
That's when, as it seems to so often, it happened. A gentleman approaches the bar and takes the seat next to mine. The sweater.
"Sir, may I inquire..."
And that is how, after a 40 minute ferry ride, I ended up in a pony and trap on the Aran Island of Inis Mor, in a fine soft Irish rain.
Aran Fisherman's Sweater (No. 6971). Buttery soft 2/32 cotton roll-neck sweater made up of multiple Aran stitch patterns running across the yoke and shoulders. Lightweight gauge for the in-between seasons. Rib at cuff and hem. Imported.