For the man in search of natural, sustainable, expertly crafted knitwear inspired by those that have come before us.
Know your stitches
Here at Aran Woollen Mills, we’re dedicated to preserving the craftsmanship of the people that came before us. Behind every stitch is a story, showcasing the timeless tradition of Aran wool knitwear.
The Lattice or Basket stitch represents the fisherman’s basket. It is an omen of a goodand plentiful catch.
The Blackberry stitch represents nature. It is also called the Trinity stitch and it holds religious significance.
The traditional Cable stitch comes in many cable variations and is said to symbolise fisherman’s ropes. This stitch is seen as a symbol of safety and good luck for fishermen while at sea.
The Diamond stitch represents the shape of the fishing mesh, and signifies wealth and success.
The intricate Honeycomb stitch is said to be a lucky stitch, signifying abundance and in the case of fishermen a good catch.
The Moss stitch is said to symbolise abundance and growth.
Our makers have the same eye for detail as their predecessors. Each stitch is crafted with accuracy and passion to maintain authenticity and achieve perfection.