For a truly contemporary take on a traditional Irish fishermen’s sweater, this Soft Touch Ladies Merino Wool Aran Zip Cardigan from SAOL takes the cake. Showcasing three unique forms of the classic cable knit pattern, this cardigan is beautifully designed with just enough tailoring to make it chic and feminine.
The high collar is double layered for extra insulation and warmth, but looks just as elegant when worn down on warmer days. Two front pockets make for a practical place to store keys or keep your hands when rushing outdoors on a brisk day. The full zipper front features a silver Trinity knot zipper pull for a little extra Irish culture and heritage.
Cable knitting was first developed generations ago on the remote Aran Islands on Ireland’s west cost to give fishermen extra insulation against the harsh Atlantic sprays and winds. Originally knit from coarse wool, this cardigan is crafted from the finest Merino wool available and is prewashed, giving it a luxuriously smooth and soft feel right away. And, with its dense fiber count, it’s still highly durable.
This Aran cardigan is made in Ireland by SAOL (the Gaelic word for “life,” pronounced like “say-ol”), an Irish knitwear company proudly dedicated to style, comfort, quality, and tradition.