Fisherman Sweater

July 11, 2024

Fisherman Sweater is a type of a knitted sweater known for its distinctive textured patterns and chunky, rugged appearance. These sweaters are traditionally associated with the Aran Islands, located off the west coast of Ireland, and are often referred to as Aran sweaters. The name “Fisherman sweater” comes from their historical association with the rugged lifestyle of fishermen.

Fisherman sweaters typically feature highly textured knitting patterns, such as cable knits, which create a visually appealing and durable garment. Originally, these sweaters were crafted from unscoured wool that retained natural oils, providing some water resistance to the garment.

Fisherman Sweater