Aran Shawl Collar Sweater
A Masterpiece of Heritage.
“I soon got used to this singing, for the sailors never touched a rope without it . . .
Some sea captains, before shipping a man, always ask him whether he can sing out at a rope.”
The sort of sweater worn for ages by sailors on merchant ships who sang sea shanties to pass the time and, most importantly, to keep time when they raised sails or hauled rope. A “shantyman” sailor kept the pace by calling out the songs.
Shantyman: So it’s cheer up my lads, let your hearts never fail,
Crew: While the bonny ship, the Diamond, goes a-fishing for the whale.
Every sea shanty tells a story. Much like these sweaters. Every stitch with its own meaning, rooted in heritage, memory, purpose.
No just-a-sweaters here.
Aran Shawl Collar Sweater (No. 7528). Lofty cable handknit sweater in 100% merino wool. Snug. Handsome as all get out. Faux horn button at shawl collar closure. Made in Ireland.