A fun spin on a modern classic, this gorgeous Irish cardigan hits all the right notes of elegant chicness. Made from an ultra-soft, ultra-warm 100% Merino wool, this cardigan displays stunning multi-directional cable stitching; elegant and organic. Because the Merino wool is made from a flexible knit material, they are sure to form well and mold to you, assuring that you will wear it with the greatest of comfort and style. Dating back to as early as the late 19th Century as a form of function many hardworking Irish man, came to be one of the most recognizable contributions of Irish fashion from the Aran islands, a group of three islands located on the west coast of Ireland in County Galway. It was used as a way to stay warm for many of the fisherman of the time, which was an interpretation of the guernsey. Quite the practical garment.
The famous Aran stitching pattern is believed to be of religious interpretation and inspiration. It was originally just an Irish garment, until the 1940s, when the first book about made available Aran patterns were published in the United Kingdom. However, it was not until the early 1950s that the Aran cardigan started to gain mainstream attention. The women’s fashion magazine, Vogue, had an article about the cardigan published in the United States. Because of the great interest in the garment, they were exported there from Ireland. As a result, many Irish women were able to gain employment because of it, and Ireland saw a great increase in revenue due to its new export. Even though many of these Aran cardigans are no longer hand-stitched, the machines are still able to maintain high quality. Its versatility and practicality makes it the perfect compliment for any casual look for the coolest of cool days. While the harshest of Mother Nature’s wrath plans to dampen your day, the embrace of the warm cardigan will help to take on the day with beauty, confidence, and strength.
With hand-warming side patch pockets and cascading lapels that will give the wearer a striking regal look. The design of the lapels gives the front of the sweater, a beautiful ‘V’ neck effect. This is so that while you stay warm, you will not feel overheated. It is practical yet fashion forward. This Cardigan is sophisticated, practical and incredibly comfortable. Wear this with great love and warmth.