Knit with gorgeous & traditional Aran patterns, soft, plush and warm, our kids Irish sweaters, cardigans, jackets and other knitwear pieces are built to withstand a lot of wear and tear. Comfortable and cozy, the wool yarns are of the highest quality and the ideal cold weather antidote.
Here at Shamrock Gift, we are delighted to present to you the best of the best when it comes to clothing for your little one, and this range of beautiful children’s Irish sweaters and cardigans is no exception. These kids Irish sweaters are made from 100% Merino wool, offering rich warmth, softness, and moisture-wicking breathability that will keep your little one feeling comfortably dry all day. From bright, vivid colors to adaptable neutrals, and from chunky knits to lightweight weaves, we’ve got pieces that you and the little man or madam in your life will never want to be without again!
Besides being extremely functional and stylish, these Merino knit sweaters, cardigans, ponchos and jackets also come in a wide variety of diverse styles for both boys and girls, inspired by Irish history and culture. Your little ones will love the choices they have, from traditional Aran sweaters, the truly authentic pieces, usually featuring a stylish touch like football buttons that accent the color; Crew neck sweaters that create a simple and versatile look and also allow a relaxed look, to double-breasted pieces with hoods for rainy days -- perfect for a little adventurer. Some of the other kids' sweaters in our selection feature adorable designs with Irish symbols, such as fluffy sheep (in Ireland, there is a widely popular joke that says that there are so many sheep in the country that they outnumber the people on the island!) or lucky shamrocks (such designs can be the perfect touch of green to any St Patrick’s outfit!).
Our Aran knit sweaters & cardigans are made from 100% pure Merino sheep’s wool from Ireland. This incredible material is as durable and sturdy as it is plush, meaning that no matter how active your little one is, this is one wardrobe staple that’s guaranteed to keep its shape and maintain its color, no matter how many times it’s washed. Merino wool is breathable and boasts the innate ability to wick sweat away from the skin, making it a fantastic choice at any time of the year. Additionally, it’s incredibly natural, with minimal human interference in its composition - which means that it’s sure to be cozy and non-irritating, even against the most sensitive baby skin.
Aran Knitting Patterns & Aran Sweaters’ History
Since they first appeared on the scene, Aran knit sweaters have become a true classic, representing the intricate nature of Irish heritage. The Aran sweaters known also as fisherman sweaters, Irish sweaters among this Kids Irish Sweaters collection carry on the rich tradition of a common staple in Irish fashion that originated during the 1890s in the Aran Islands, located off the western coast of Ireland. Fishing was the main livelihood of Aran Island men, so their wives and mothers would knit these sweaters from unscoured wool to keep the fishermen warm during the terribly cold winters. Aran sweaters gained popularity in the 1950s and 1960s, and they were particularly admired for their ornately-woven patterns that possess special meanings.
The honeycomb stitch, for example, is the symbol of the hardworking bee, and is considered to be a symbol of great luck and prosperity; the diamond is a wish for success, wealth, and treasure that echoes an aerial view of the islands’ beautiful green fields; the cable pattern represents the strong weave of the fisherman's’ ropes, and signifies a wish for safety and good luck in their work; the zig-zag (or half-diamond) stitch is used to evoke the twisting paths of the island cliffs; and the Tree of Life stitch, one of the oldest patterns still in use today, reflects the importance of family, clanship, and expresses the hope for parents that are long-lived and children that are healthy and happy. A great choice, therefore, for the fun-loving tyke in your life!
Whether it’s for your little ones, relatives, or children of close friends, we have a wonderful range of Kids’ Irish Sweaters that make great gifts for any occasion!