The Aran sweater: the original Irish sweater

Photo: Lise Lafond

Travelling to Ireland might not be possible this year, but a certified authentic Aran sweater can still be ordered directly from the Aran Sweater Market and delivered to your home. This photographer’s sweater includes the Celtic trinity knot as a zipper pull.

The classic Aran sweater is the original Irish fisherman’s sweater. These hand-knit sweaters have quite a tale to tell. A staple in fishermen’s wardrobes for over 100 years, an Aran sweater keeps the wearer warm while braving the wind, fog and harsh weather on the unforgiving North Atlantic Ocean, which ranks as one of the most dangerous oceans in the world.