Aran Sweaters from Carraig Donn
Our Sweaters are from the finest 100% wools from the Aran Isles in Ireland. Woven in
traditional styles for an elegant and timeless look. Do not be fooled by
our low prices. These very same sweaters are going for double our price from
major catalog sellers.
|Aran knitwear is as valued today as it was in medieval
times, it had a significant presence in literature in the past, you can find
it in the Book of Kells for example, it is said that in the Book of Kells
Daniel was depicted wearing an Aran jersey with socks to match! As a tribute
to its staying power you'll also find it in the biggest blockbuster movie of
them all "Titanic", watch as the old lady recites her tale, to an attentive
Bill Paxton wearing one of "Carraig Donn's Own", finest Aran Sweaters, it's
style number is A825 for all you film buffs out there. The same style is
available in our range today!
|Originally, whilst their womenfolk spun the wool from natural fleece the
fishermen knitted the garments using goose quills for needles. They created
patterns of great beauty, simple, as befitted those who lived so close to
nature, but symbolic and dignified. Study the stitches in any Aran garment
and you'll find they are an allegory to a way of life with each stitch being
steeped in symbolism: they are an Irish heritage .
Our Sweater election will
be back this Fall !!!