A Story behind every Stitch
More to the Stitch than meets the Eye
The Aran tradition began with fishermen at the shore and it still carries the wild, mystical, enchanting power of the ocean within its symbolism today.
While some see this symbolism as typically Irish, the tradition also spans to that of all sea-faring traditions, where many men and women attached folklore and mysterious meaning to clothing, boats, weather and the sea itself!
Within the Aran Wool tradition, each stitch is said to represent different facets of the fisherman’s craft, and some are said to bring luck, good fortune and safety to the wearer.
Here at Aran Woollen Mills, we feel quite confident that you’ll feel lucky while wearing a carefully crafted, ethically made, suitably cosy piece of knitwear. But just in case you were in any doubt, we thought we’d let you in on the secrets of Aran stitch symbolism. Take a scroll below.