Womens Irish Sweaters & Knitwear

Our collection of women’s aran sweaters, cardigans, jumpers and knitted accessories range from comfy to cute and from practical to fashionable. Whatever your woolen wardrobe requirements are, for whatever occasion, at Sweater Shop we are confident we have what your after. Our knitwear is characterised by quality, great value and variety of selection. You can choose from an array of complex stitch patterns and soft natural chunky wool types, that will keep you warm and looking great.

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Each stitch carries its own unique meaning, a historic legacy from the lives of the Island community many years ago. The Cable Stitch is a depiction of the fisherman's ropes, and represents a wish for a fruitful day at sea. The Diamond Stitch reflects the small fields of the islands. These diamonds are sometimes filled with Irish moss stitch, depicting the seaweed that was used to fertilise the barren fields and produce a good harvest. Hence the diamond stitch is a wish for success and wealth. The Zig Zag Stitch, a half diamond, is often used in the Aran Sweaters, and popularly represents the twisting cliff paths on the islands. The Tree of Life is one of the original stitches, and is unique to the earliest examples of the Aran knitwear. It again reflects the importance of the clan, and is an expression of a desire for clan unity, with long-lived parents and strong children.