Boyne Valley Knitwear

Boyne Valley Knitwear
Boyne Valley Knitwear offers a wide selection of authentic Irish knit sweaters, cardigans, shawls, and more. Using the finest quality wools, each piece of Boyne Valley Knitwear is hand made in Ireland with precise finishes and rigorous attention to detail. With Aran knit patterns painstakingly rendered, these sweaters are a beautiful gift for anyone in your life, guaranteed to provide warmth, comfort, and style wherever they are worn. Try adding the additional flair of an Irish flat cap to the outfit and shop our selection of Boyne Valley flat caps today. There is perhaps no better-recognized item of traditional Irish clothing than the Aran sweater. Though a relatively modern invention, only coming into full form in the late 19th century, it has skyrocketed to international acclaim with its beautiful and intricate knit designs that jump out of the sweater, creating a brilliant three-dimensional effect. With classic patterns like the cable knit, honeycomb, and diamond knits, these sweaters are as varied as they come. Aran sweaters have been worn by everybody from regular Irish fishermen to Grace Kelly and Steve McQueen. Today, they are as much a workhorse sweater for the coldest of winter days as they are a fashion statement piece that says you appreciate traditional crafts and heritage Irish designs. First developed in the remote Aran Islands off the rugged west coast of Ireland, this style of sweater was originally knit to keep fishermen warm during their hard work on the water. The three-dimensional patterns developed as a way to add bulk to the sweater while still allowing for air circulation that would help with temperature regulation during the taxing physical labor on the cold Atlantic seas. Traditionally, each family might have a specific style of knit pattern that it excelled in, giving rise to the apocryphal legend that the patterns were knit so as to identify the bodies of drowned fishermen that washed up on shore. Though there is no evidence of this, it is true that most Aran Islands fishermen did not know how to swim, believing it better to drown quickly than undergo a likely fruitless struggle to reach shore. Instead, families traded patterns and techniques, eventually spreading the style to mainland Ireland by the early 20th century with the help of an Irish government initiative aimed at helping local cottage industries thrive at market. By the 1950s, the sweaters appeared in Vogue magazine. In the 1960s, the Irish traditional group The Dubliners wore them on the Ed Sullivan Show, and the rest is history. Today, Aran sweaters are made throughout Ireland, and Boyne Valley Knitwear is renowned for its adherence to the original detail and construction methods of the originals. With crew-neck and cardigan options for men and women, as well as capes, shawls, blankets, and vests, Boyne Valley Knitwear has taken the traditional Aran sweater to new levels, offering something for everyone. The company is named for the historic area of Brú na Bóinne in County Meath, the most significant Neolithic archeological in Ireland which predates both Stonehenge in England, and even the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Often translated as the Palace of the Boyne, the area consists of a complex of megalithic passage tombs that align with the celestial movements of the sun and other stars. The most famous of these tombs is Newgrange, whose passage is constricted so as to perfectly align with the winter solstice sunrise. Boyne Valley Knitwear combines the ancient history of Ireland with the country’s modern design heritage to create items that are unparalleled in style and quality. With a huge collection of styles and colors to choose from, there’s something for all fans of Irish design and history from Boyne Valley Knitwear. "
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Boyne Valley Knitwear offers a wide selection of authentic Irish knit sweaters, cardigans, shawls, and more. Using the finest quality wools, each piece of Boyne Valley Knitwear is hand made in Ireland with precise finishes and rigorous attention to detail. With Aran knit patterns painstakingly rendered, these sweaters are a beautiful gift for anyone in your life, guaranteed to provide warmth, comfort, and style wherever they are worn. Try adding the additional flair of an Irish flat cap to the outfit and shop our selection of Boyne Valley flat caps today. There is perhaps no better-recognized item of traditional Irish clothing than the Aran sweater. Though a relatively modern invention, only coming into full form in the late 19th century, it has skyrocketed to international acclaim with its beautiful and intricate knit designs that jump out of the sweater, creating a brilliant three-dimensional effect. With classic patterns like the cable knit, honeycomb, and diamond knits, these sweaters are as varied as they come. Aran sweaters have been worn by everybody from regular Irish fishermen to Grace Kelly and Steve McQueen. Today, they are as much a workhorse sweater for the coldest of winter days as they are a fashion statement piece that says you appreciate traditional crafts and heritage Irish designs. First developed in the remote Aran Islands off the rugged west coast of Ireland, this style of sweater was originally knit to keep fishermen warm during their hard work on the water. The three-dimensional patterns developed as a way to add bulk to the sweater while still allowing for air circulation that would help with temperature regulation during the taxing physical labor on the cold Atlantic seas. Traditionally, each family might have a specific style of knit pattern that it excelled in, giving rise to the apocryphal legend that the patterns were knit so as to identify the bodies of drowned fishermen that washed up on shore. Though there is no evidence of this, it is true that most Aran Islands fishermen did not know how to swim, believing it better to drown quickly than undergo a likely fruitless struggle to reach shore. Instead, families traded patterns and techniques, eventually spreading the style to mainland Ireland by the early 20th century with the help of an Irish government initiative aimed at helping local cottage industries thrive at market. By the 1950s, the sweaters appeared in Vogue magazine. In the 1960s, the Irish traditional group The Dubliners wore them on the Ed Sullivan Show, and the rest is history. Today, Aran sweaters are made throughout Ireland, and Boyne Valley Knitwear is renowned for its adherence to the original detail and construction methods of the originals. With crew-neck and cardigan options for men and women, as well as capes, shawls, blankets, and vests, Boyne Valley Knitwear has taken the traditional Aran sweater to new levels, offering something for everyone. The company is named for the historic area of Brú na Bóinne in County Meath, the most significant Neolithic archeological in Ireland which predates both Stonehenge in England, and even the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Often translated as the Palace of the Boyne, the area consists of a complex of megalithic passage tombs that align with the celestial movements of the sun and other stars. The most famous of these tombs is Newgrange, whose passage is constricted so as to perfectly align with the winter solstice sunrise. Boyne Valley Knitwear combines the ancient history of Ireland with the country’s modern design heritage to create items that are unparalleled in style and quality. With a huge collection of styles and colors to choose from, there’s something for all fans of Irish design and history from Boyne Valley Knitwear. "
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  1. Ladies Traditional Aran Lumber Jacket
    As low as $104.95
  2. Men's Irish Aran Cable Sweater
    As low as $104.95
  3. Mens Zipper Collar Sweater
    As low as $94.95
  4. Mens One Button Shawl Collar Cable Sweater
    As low as $99.95
  5. The Aisling Wool Pullover
    As low as $99.99
  6. Donegal Tweed Touring Cap
    As low as $49.99
  7. Men's Harris Tweed Touring Cap
    As low as $49.99
  8. Black Tweed Vintage Cap
    As low as $49.99
  9. Traditional Cable Knit Merino Wool Sweater
    As low as $94.99
  10. Donegal Touring Black Tweed Cap
    As low as $49.99
  11. Knit Ladies Wrap With Pockets Out of Stock
    Knit Ladies Wrap With Pockets
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    Out of stock
  12. Irish Fisherman Brown Tweed Cap
    As low as $49.99
  13. Irish Patchwork Touring Cap
    As low as $49.99
  14. Striped Irish Tweed Cap
    As low as $49.99
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