Women’s Aran Cardigans

Shop our wide range of Women’s Irish Aran Cardigans available in a variety of traditional patterns, colours and styles. Our Women’s Irish Aran Cardigans are crafted with the finest 100% merino wool from Ireland. With our large selection, we are confident we have the perfect one for you. Order from shoparan.com today and receive Free 2 Day express USA shipping on all orders over $50.

Women’s Irish Sweater & Cardigan Heritage

Irish cardigans for women have always had a romantic feel to them, and even the story of how they came to be is considered very romantic. The Aran cardigan is home to the picturesque Aran Islands, situated on the most westerly edge of Europe and comprising of the three islands of Inisheer, Inishmaan, and Inishmore. The women of the house would knit chunky, thick Aran sweaters for their husbands and sons to protect them from the harsh Atlantic winds, sea spray, and heavy rains while they were working out at sea. The intricate patterns were designed specifically to add insulating layers to the knitwear to keep the body warm, and the raw wool they were knit from aiding in water resident properties. This is how the traditional Irish fisherman’s knit pattern was first created, and it’s the Irish Aran women who are owed praise for creating these unique and symbolic stitches.

Women’s Merino Wool Cardigans

Each women’s Aran cardigan is made from 100% merino wool for premium comfort and durability. As the Irish Aran knitters became more creative, many variations of the traditional sweater were evolved. The original design was the Traditional Aran Crewneck Cardigan, which was a basic cardigan that featured traditional patterns. Other cardigans were created, some featuring more complex patterns and the addition of pockets, lapel collars, buttons and zippers for a more versatile Aran cardigan.

Each women’s Aran cardigan is knit to the highest quality with great care. Wear a traditional piece of Irish heritage, brighten up your wardrobe, or give someone a gift that they can treasure for many years.

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