Knit with gorgeous & traditional Aran patterns, soft, plush and warm, our Irish sweaters are built to withstand a lot of wear and tear. Comfortable and cozy, the wool fabrics are of the highest quality and the ideal cold weather antidote.
Aran Sweaters’ History
The Aran 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, which are 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.
Some of the well-known Aran stitches include the honeycomb, which represents the hard-working honey bee and the dedicated workers of the Aran Islands, the moss stitch that symbolizes growth and carrageenan moss, which is the type of seaweed that lines the stone walls of the Aran Islands, and the zigzag, which represents the jagged cliffs of the Aran Islands. Other popular stitches are the diamond, which represents a blessing for wealth and abundance, the basket, which represents the fisherman's basket for good luck in making abundant catches, and the cable, which symbolizes prayers for safety and good luck in the island fisherman’s everyday life.
These kids Aran 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. Our adorable Aran sweaters your little will love:
Whether it’s for your little ones, relatives, or children of close friends, we have a wonderful range of Kids’ Irish Sweater items that make great gifts for any occasion!