An elegant and feminine update of the traditional Irish Aran fishermen’s sweater, the Ladies Signature Crew Neck Ribbed Sweater from Saol is a beautiful piece of contemporary Irish knitwear. Knit from 100% Merino wool, this crew neck sweater is super soft, warm, and comfortable with just the right amount of tailoring.
The bold center front and back panels are knit using a V-shaped rib knit pattern for a distinctly modern feel, while the sleeves use the timeless cable knit and blackberry stitch patterns first developed on the remote western islands of Ireland more than a century ago. The cable knit pattern represents the ropes of Aran fishermen and symbolizes the promise of a good catch and fortune while the blackberry stitch on the underside of the sleeves is a symbol of the natural world and abundance. Together, the patterns here imbue this sweater with layers of Irish history and heritage.
Saol is one of the leading manufacturers of contemporary Irish knitwear. Inspired by the traditional Irish fishermen’s sweaters first created over a century ago on the remote Aran Islands off Ireland’s west coast, Saol carries on the tradition of fine craftsmanship, intricate detail, and durable materials to create dramatic and lasting knitwear for women and men.