Aran Sweaters: The History and Myth Busting

The Aran sweater has a long history and culture. The first written record of an ‘Aran sweater’ or geansai as we call them in Ireland was in; 1940 where the knitting patterns were first shared in a magazine. What once began as a functional solution for Aran Island fishermen going out on the rough and cold Atlantic, is now an iconic fashion item. After first appearing in Vogue magazine in 1956 its popularity skyrocketed. Worn by Grace Kelly, Elvis Presley and Steve McQueen among many others the Aran sweater’s popularity was well established. Aran sweaters still make appearances in popular … Continue reading Aran Sweaters: The History and Myth Busting