Inis Meáin Aran Cardigan
The original from Ireland: Patented Aran pattern by Inis Meáin.
Cardigan made of Irish linen and Peruvian Pima cotton.
There are many jumpers on the market with cable knit patterns, but you won’t find this exact cable pattern from any other manufacturer. The small knitting manufacturer, Inis Meáin, patented this pattern sequence over 17 years ago. It can even be seen in the National Museum in Dublin as a typical example of the fine, traditional art of Aran knitting. The cables symbolise the ropes of the fishermen, the diamond-shapes the nets and the small knots of the moss stitch represent the moorland landscape of the Aran Islands – also called „poor man’s wealth“.
Still made on old hand knitting machines according to handed-down instructions.
Fully fashioned: The front, back and sleeves are knitted separately and then intricately stitched together by hand. This gives the cardigan a lasting, impeccable appearance and a perfect fit.
Delicate, soft and cosy Pima cotton makes the rather sturdy Irish linen soft and supple.
Moreover, the qualities typically associated with linen remain intact and so the cardigan feels fresh against the skin, even on the hottest of days. Thanks to the refined colour composition of ecru and white, the knitwear is beautifully bright and the pattern looks wonderfully three-dimensional.
Narrow shape with stand-up collar. Colour: Ecru/white. Length in size 12: 54cm (21"). 52% linen, 48% cotton. Contains non-textile parts of animal origin: Genuine mother of pearl buttons. Machine washable. Made in Ireland.