Want a little piece of Ireland in your home? Our Merino Wool Heavy Cable Knit Throw is the perfect piece. The lovely blanket features different knitting patterns that add striking detail and texture. When the Aran Islanders began knitting their iconic sweaters in the late 19th century, they added thick patterns to the garments to add weight and warmth, but the patterns were not just practical. The different designs were also said to have distinct meanings. The lovely patterns that appear on our throw are no exception. The diamonds represent a hope for wealth. The braided cables are a stand in for the ropes that the fisherman used out on their boats. The honeycomb pattern represented the bees and their hardworking nature, and the zig-zags, the steep and treacherous cliffs of the Aran Islands.
The beautiful throw is available in the natural white of the original Aran sweaters, which were made of undyed wool, or in vibrant kelly green. Both color options are quintessentially Irish, further accentuating the authenticity of the knit patterns. Our throw is knit of 100% Merino wool by Saol, a leading knits company based in Ireland. The Merino has all the warmth of the original Aran sweaters, but none of the itchiness—our throw is luxuriously soft and wonderfully cozy for those cold nights by the fireplace.