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Introduction to the Aran Sweater

Handknit Aran Sweater: The origins of the Aran sweater trace back to the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland, and the hand-knitting the islands became known for are said to have been introduced as early as the 17th century. Each sweater told of “clans,” almost like a family crest, and these specific patterns were passed down from within each clan from generation to generation, becoming an extremely significant marker of Irish tradition and heritage.

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TRADITIONAL FISHERMENS KNITWEAR

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DESIGN SCENE STYLE: Golden Girl by Alvaro Goveia | ♦F&I♦

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IMG_1917 by irinalapko, via Flickr

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I cannot believe this is a free pattern!!! Yarnspirations.com - Patons Honeycomb Aran - Patterns | Yarnspirations

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Street Style .... Sweater; Aran Sweater Market

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Dreams of Aran - Free Pattern

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Sweaters in Hayfield Bonus Aran - 9465. Discover more Patterns by Hayfield at LoveKnitting. The world's largest range of knitting supplies - we stock patterns, yarn, needles and books from all of your favorite brands.

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Baby Cables and Big Ones Too pattern by Suvi Simola

I'm picturing this in a beige silk yarn with red blanket stitch embroidery and giant iridescent sequins at the hem and cuffs.

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Ravelry: Men's Aran Sweater pattern by Patons Australia

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