A beautifully feminine update of the traditional Irish fishermen’s sweater, the Ladies Turtleneck Cable Sweater from Saol is a refined piece of contemporary Irish knitwear. Knit from 100% Merino wool, this turtleneck sweater is remarkably warm, luxuriously soft and, most of all, comfortable. Plus, it has just the right amount of tailoring to make it timeless.
The front and back center panels showcase an oversized cable knit with smaller cable detailing for a distinctly modern feel, while the sleeves use more traditional scale of cable knit and the shoulders and sides feature blackberry stitch accents for remarkable texture. These patterns were 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 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.