When most people think of an Irish fisherman sweater, the white. multicabled one comes to mind. But in the Aran Islands, those were reserved for church on Sunday. According to Tarlach de Blácam, the founder of the Inis Meaín knitting company, the men who worked the sea wore simple navy and black wool ganseys, knitted by their wives with subtle but intricate cables at the yoke. When we heard this we knew we needed to start here. We took Inis Meain's iconic Martaín Beag mockneck (based on a century old handknit in the Im archive) and added hand embroidered touches of lichen wool (the beautiful algae color the covers the island's many rock walls) to the front and back, an open rollneck and buttons at the cuffs. The end result is an heirloom piece dedicated to beauty of the island and the soul of it's fishermen.
Proudly made in Ireland of 100% Super Geelong Wool.
Dry Clean Only.
Male model is 5’9” with a 30” waist and wearing size XL.
The sweater fits true to size, but size up and get comfy.