If you love traditional Irish sweaters but also have an eye for dynamic design and fresh fashion, you will adore our Irish Patchwork Wool Knit Coat. With a variety of classic Aran stitching worked into a patchwork pattern, our knit cardigan has an energetic design that is truly unique and special. No matter where you wear it, you are sure to turn heads in this stunning piece.
Crafted in Ireland from 100% Merino wool, this super soft knit coat is created from one of the highest quality textiles you can find. Super soft and cozy warm, Merino is also extremely durable and the perfect selection for your new favorite sweater.
Traditional Aran stitching in a variety of classic patterns are woven together in a fun patchwork, so you get all the best of Irish culture and tradition worked into the sweater all at once. And since it comes from the knitwear experts at Carraig Donn, one of the most highly respected fashion retailers, you know you’re getting the best of the best every time you put it on.
A variety of beautiful details also work together to make this sweater the perfect winter weather accessory. The asymmetrical opening of the sweater lends a trendy, chic line. A big, bold wooden button not only serves as the closure but also lends a touch of charm that contrasts beautifully with the texture of the wool in the coat. The single-button closure gives a bit of freedom to a beautiful, flowing sweater that drapes elegantly around your frame—calling to mind both traditional buttoned sweaters and jauntily fastened capes. The large flap collar provides a relaxed feel while still maintaining a level of chic sophistication as it showcases a trio of traditional Aran knitting patterns. Available in a natural white color, our knit coat also falls to a nice length that makes it perfect for layering. Pair it with leggings and boots for a casual weekend around town, or with a skirt and blouse for a day at the office. It also makes a thoughtful gift for any friend or loved one who loves the dynamic, exciting pattern and cozy warm sweaters!
100% Merino Wool is the gold standard when it comes to textiles. Soft, absorbent, and all-natural, this type of wool is perfect for fabrics and knits that are made into clothing. If you have not had the privilege to experience merino yet, you are in for a treat. Merino’s small fibers give it the bend and twist that makes it perfect for all kinds of apparel. The softer nature of merino wool means that it does not poke and scratch at the skin, so you can wear it with confidence--no uncomfortable itchiness. Only soft, luxurious comfort.
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. Our Irish Patchwork Knit Coat includes braided and rope cable patterns that represent the ropes of Aran Island fishermen and hopes for safe voyages and good days at sea. Diamond patterns symbolize prosperity, and honeycomb patterns signify the commitment and dedication of worker bees. Basket patterns are reminiscent of fishermen’s baskets, with wishes for fruitful catches.
Moss stitching, symbolic of the carrageen moss on the Islands, also represents hope for abundance and growth. While the sleeves and bodice of our knit coat feature all of these distinct patterns in a fun patchwork design, the large flap collar showcases the diamond, moss, and cable stitching to create a stately, sophisticated accent to frame the neck and face. Whether you are visiting friends and family, running errands around town, or hustling at the office, wear this beautiful knit coat for a boost of good fortune.