A perfect addition to your winter wardrobe, our Cable Knit Wool Ladies Irish Button Cardigan was made in Ireland by leading knitwear producer Saol. The company takes traditional Irish sweater designs, translates them into contemporary styles, and makes them accessible worldwide. The traditional fisherman’s sweater is an iconic part of the Irish imagery, and this lovely and feminine Aran cardigan is a perfect interpretation for the modern wearer. Thick, detailed cables decorate the body of this raglan-sleeved sweater, paying homage to the designs of the original Aran knits. In the late 19th century, fishermen on Ireland’s Aran Islands began producing heavy sweaters to keep them protected during their long days at sea. They used wool from the island’s sheep, which was thick, scratchy, and full of lanolin, an oily substance that made the garments repel water. Some say the different knit patterns used in the sweaters even contain unique meanings.
Today, the Aran sweater is a prized possession of the modern fashionista, and this cardigan makes for a lovely complement to any closet. Available in either natural white or grey, it features a striking cabled patterns all over the body and sleeves, an homage to traditional Aran stitches and the ropes used by the Islands’ fisherman. Raglan sleeves and a crewneck give the sweater delicate feminine touches, and small front pockets are ready to warm frozen hands on extra-cold days. A row of buttons matching the wool elegantly round out the cardigan, making it a wonderful layer, open or closed.
This Merino wool blend button cardigan will be a staple for years to come and to preserve it at its best, we recommend washing it by hand using a gentle detergent and lukewarm water, then laying flat to dry.