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An ode to the humble Aran jumper

They’re the jumpers to beat all jumpers.

NOTHING SAYS AN Irish mammy dressed you like a lovely warm Aran jumper. A staple in the Irish wardrobe, these creamy delights are fast coming back into fashion. Well no, they never left.

Here’s just a few reasons why we love you, oh woolly cabled knits.

You’re SO WARM and cosy

Sturdy yet soft, the original fisherman’s jumper, you’re basically like being wrapped in pillows woven with the hair of angels.

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We’d wear you all over if we could.

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You don’t discriminate, suiting the young AND the old

You’ve never gone out of style, for anyone.

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You’re full of symbolism

Each of your wondrous patterns mean something different.

The honeycomb stitch pattern is symbolic of the hard-working bee. A cabled jumper is a wish for safety and good luck for a fisherman when on the job.

Diamond knits hope for success and wealth, while the basket stitch symbolises the fisherman’s basket, wishing for a large haul.

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Your cream colour is simple yet effective

No need for fan-fare.

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You were featured in Vogue

Everyone knows this to be the ultimate seal of approval

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You’re a big Hollywood star

Marilyn Monroe was a big fan and most recently, you had a cameo in Inside Llewyn Davis, fitting out the Irish band.

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Aran, never change

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