Friday, October 12, 2012

Latest Lust: Aran Sweaters

When it comes to fall fashion few things are more iconic and classic than a traditional aran sweater. These cableknit sweaters go by many names; "chunky cable knit", "fisherman sweaters". The truth is that a true Aran Sweater is made in the Aran Islands off of Ireland and were originally worn by fisherman, & usually a traditional cream color. 

Although I'm no fisherman, I can totally rock one with a pair of skinny jeans and leather boots.


I loved what I read about what the different cables mean on the sweater; "The honeycomb is a symbol of the hard-working bee. The cable, an integral part of the fisherman's daily life, is said to be a wish for safety and good luck when fishing. The diamond is a wish of success, wealth and treasure. The basket stitch represents the fisherman's basket, a hope for a plentiful catch." (via wikipedia).

I certainly need to add one to my collection this fall!

xoxo, lauren


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8 comments:

Stefanie Grace said...

I love these things. I've got a burgundy one that I am currently living in, but I can't wait to get more. Heading home this weekend and planning on digging out all of my knitwear to bring back to London :)

Play Online Bingo said...

I love the one in orange! i love that color. that would look great on me. I bet she was wearing flat oxfords as her footwear

Cotton said...

I love that the different styles have different meanings! It makes it even more fun!

Sherin said...

I love these jumpers. They're so warm and perfect for winter. I love how each style has a different meaning to.

Mugdha said...

I love these! Especially, slightly oversized! They make me want to cozy up with a boy, a book, blanket, and some very hot chocolate!

Sarah @ Shades of Sarah said...

Love the rust one!

Meg {henninglove} said...

oooh i love the cream sweater underneath the leather bomber jacket! great choice for fall weather clothes

A Mode World said...

Nice post. The perfect addition to a fall wardrobe :) xA