1950's Barnas-Mor Cream Wool Fisherman Cable Knit Aran Sweater Large

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Aran, or Fisherman, sweaters originate in 17th century Ireland and grew in popularity in the 50’s and 60’s, appearing in Vogue magazine and pictured on Steve McQueen. A classic look, the stitch patterns would signify different meanings. The cable knit pattern on this sweater is the most popular and represents fisherman robes, meant to promise good luck and safety when fishing. The diamond knit pattern on the sides represents the fields on the Aran islands and is stitched to give good luck and prosperity among the fields. This sweater was hand knit in Ireland and was made in the 1950's, directly lining up with the rise in popularity. Extremely heavyweight, the natural sheep's wool used retained their oils and allows for the sweater to absorb water really well, another reason why they were used by fishermen. Gorgeous cream color with only one small mark on the bottom hem and a tiny mark on the lower part of the chest. Fits like a large, check measurements and pictures before purchase.


Chest - 23.5"

Length - 26.5"

Shoulders - 19"

Sleeves - 29"

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