For a classic Irish fisherman’s sweater, it doesn’t get much more traditional than this 100% Merino wool pullover from SAOL. With a reinforced crewneck design and ribbed cuffs and waist, this sweater pulls from generations of Irish fishermen’s workwear to create a thoroughly contemporary piece. The center panel is created from a beautiful honeycomb pattern, signifying the hard work of the honeybee and enjoying the sweet rewards of labor, while the cable detailing represents the ropes of Aran Island fishermen and the promise of good fortune.
These patterns originated to provide extra bulk and insulation to fishermen while weathering the harsh Atlantic. That function hasn’t changed, but they also together showcase the best of Irish craftwork and design inspiration, letting you wear a bit of heritage whenever you pull this crewneck on, whether you’re staying warm at home or braving the Irish coast. This Aran sweater is made in Ireland by SAOL (the Gaelic word for “life,” pronounced like “say-ol”), an Irish knitwear company proudly dedicated to style, comfort, quality, and tradition.