Enjoy a little bit of traditional Irish design in your home every day with our Fisherman Ireland Wool Throw! The intricate knitting patterns that decorate the blanket hearken back to traditional Aran sweaters, which began production in the late 1800s. The fisherman on the islands needed heavy wool sweaters to keep them warm while fishing out on the Atlantic Ocean, and the garments were knit with intricately stitched patterns and cables to add warmth to the sweaters.
The different stitches came to have different meanings, as well. Cables were considered to signify the fisherman’s ropes, and the diamond weave, their nets. Together, the cable and diamond patterns were used in hopes to bring luck and wealth to the fishermen who wore them. Made in Ireland by Saol, this fisherman knit throw is crafted of 100% Merino wool that is incredibly soft while still providing lots of cozy warmth for those winter afternoons or evenings by the fireplace. Saol is a leading Irish knits company that strives to translate classic Irish designs into modern and stylish garments and housewares. The natural cream color of the blanket is also an homage to the original Aran knits, which were made of undyed wool, and today, that lovely and rich neutral is a perfect addition to any decor.
It is sure to keep you and your family comfortable and stylish all throughout the winter months and makes a lovely housewarming gift for anyone who enjoys classic, tasteful design. To keep your blanket looking new and fresh, spot clean or hand wash using lukewarm water and a gentle detergent.