If you’re looking for a soft, comfortable Irish Aran sweater that will give you that “just right” relaxed feel, then our Merino Cowl Neck Knit Aran Sweater is the perfect selection for you. With a sweet silhouette, cozy knit patterns, and a soft cowl neck collar, this is sure to become a favorite in your closet. Aran stitching adorns the sleeves and bodice, weaving delicate cable and basket patterns in a vertical arrangement that creates an elongating, slimming look that flatters everyone. The elaborate cowl neck features three stacked Aran cable braids, framing the neck and shoulders in a soft, feminine pattern that not only looks great but will also keep you warm in cool weather.
Why is Merino wool special?
Merino wool fibers are naturally long, making for strong fibers and super soft yarn. Not only is it super soft, but it does not give you the itchiness that many people associate with wool. Because Merino wool has longer and finer fibers, it is more flexible than other types of wool and moves easily with you rather than poking the skin uncomfortably (which results in the itchy sensation). This softer quality wool makes it a comfortable choice in all kinds of settings, and the perfect choice of material for this ultimate cozy sweater.
Aran stitching is a uniquely Irish art form, born in the Aran Islands at the mouth of Galway Bay. The different knitting stitches that form the different distinct patterns in the wool are inspired by generations of Aran fishermen, their families, and the history of their lives at sea. This particular Irish wool sweater features elegant basket stitching, geometric basket patterns that represent the fishermen’s baskets, and wishes for plentiful catches. Cable stitching down the arms signifies the fishermen’s ropes and their hopes for safe voyages and good days at sea.
Available in Classic Aran, which reflects the softness of the natural wool fibers as well as the intricate knitting patterns that are worked so carefully into the wool. This beautiful sweater, with its distinctly Irish knit patterns, soft, feminine style, and flattering silhouette, is comfortable enough to wear all day and elegant enough to wear in the evenings. Pair with leggings for a casual look, or with slacks to dress it up!