Aran Sweaters is a very popular type of sweater in the UK that originated in the county of Mayo. The Aran sweater is a short style of sweater that takes its name from the Aran islands off the western coast of Ireland. A traditional Aran sweater is generally white in color, with large cable designs on the shoulders and sleeves. These designs are what give this type of sweater its characteristic name.
There are many different styles of Aran sweaters, like the ones from Shamrock Gift to choose from. They can come in the more basic white and cable designs, or they can also come in intricate designs made up of multi-colored cables, intricate button-stitch patterns and even detailed hand-knitted patches on the shoulders. Another fun aspect of Aran sweaters is that many people like wearing them outside, so you will find a great variety in designs and colors that are meant for outside wear.
If you are considering purchasing one of these sweaters, the first thing you should do is ensure that the sweater is made from 100% pure, untreated wool yarn. This means that it is wool that has not been bleached or treated with any chemicals. If the Aran sweaters you are considering are made from wool yarn that has been bleached, then you will want to purchase one that is not scoured, and is made from an organic, natural lanolin based wool yarn. This is important because sheep wool naturally contains lanolin, which keeps it soft and prevents it from cracking and stretching during the wash process.