In need of a perfect piece to layer over your sweaters this winter? Look no further than our Aran Cowl Neck Poncho! The cabled patterns that adorn the center front and back of this Aran poncho are a homage to classic Irish sweaters on a very modern silhouette.
Aran sweaters are now an iconic emblem of Irishness, but they are a relatively new invention, dating back only about 100 years. It was then that fisherman on the Aran Islands began making and wearing them to keep warm and dry while out on their boats on the ocean. The cabled patterns made the sweaters bulky and warm, and the islanders used local sheep’s wool to make their yarn, which was full of lanolin, a water-resistant substance. Today, no one uses a sweater alone to protect themselves from the rain, but Irish sweaters remain a perennial favorite. Saol, the maker of this gorgeous poncho, is an Irish-based knits company that strives to translate traditional patterns into hip and contemporary designs.
A simple honeycomb pattern dramatically offsets the elegant cabling, and fringe at the sleeve openings adds a little extra flair to the sweater! A practical cowl neck keeps the wearer nice and toasty all winter long, making this the perfect piece to throw on as an added layer of warmth. A super soft Merino wool lends the garment equal parts luxury and coziness.