ARAN ALPACA SWEATER – CABLE KNIT IRISH JUMPER – FISHERMAN SWEATER
With every stitch comes a story! Our collection of classic Aran Sweaters are knit in Peru, with alpaca wool. It’s Aran Island knitting patterns reimagined through the INTI ALPACA lens.
Aran is a style of sweater that takes its name from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. Often known as a Fisherman sweater, they are distinguished by their use of complex textured stitch patterns, several of which are combined in the creation of a single garment. Originally, Aran Sweaters were knitted using unscoured wool that retained its natural oils which made the garments water-resistant and meant they remained wearable even when wet. However, Cardigans & Sweaters of Inti Alpaca are knit with soft alpaca wool.
Each Aran sweater exudes history and every stitch pattern has a traditional interpretation and distinctive story, often of religious significance, but mostly of life’s experience and journey: For example, the honeycomb is a symbol of the hard-working bee. The cable, an integral part of the fisherman’s daily life, is said to be a wish for safety and good luck when fishing. The diamond stitch is a wish of success, wealth and treasure, while the basket stitch represents the fisherman’s basket, a hope for a plentiful catch.
INTI ALPACA through the artisan work of the Peruvian communities offers Aran sweaters, with the vision of providing quality Aran sweaters that remain faithful to the original Irish product. Through the combination of hand knitting expertise, focus on quality and a commitment to celebrate Aran’s heritage.
Made in Peru by artisans with alpaca wool, our sweaters are beautiful pieces of craftsmanship with Irish heritage. We work only with the best artisans to bring the beauty of authentic Aran knitwear to the world.
For a fashion lover of all shapes and sizes! who also loves to stay cozy, our hand-knit sweaters are the perfect gift. They have an ultra-soft touch and comes in many different colors, so you can always find one that fit you best. It’s also machine washable for easy cleaning after any spills or accidents.