Four things you should know about Aran jumpers

The traditional Aran sweater is a jumper that takes its name from the islands off the west coast of Ireland. An Aran jumper is usually off-white in colour, with the body and sleeves consisting of cable patterns. The story of the evolution of the famous jumper is colourful and interesting, and the Aran jumper has become iconic around the world.

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Grace Kelly and Steve McQueen have been photographed wearing Aran sweaters

The jumper gained worldwide attention when fashion icon Grace Kelly was pictured wearing an Aran jumper on the cover of a 1950s Vogue edition. Movie star Steve McQueen was also photographed wearing a classic Aran jumper.

The Aran jumper has had a strong impact on the fashion industry

The Aran jumper was selected as one of the world’s most notable designs and featured at a major exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York in 2017. The exhibition, which was called ‘Is Fashion Modern?’, featured the Aran jumper as one of 111 items of clothing and accessories that have had a major impact on fashion over the last 100 years. The iconic Irish jumper sat alongside classics such as the little black dress, the Wonderbra, Levi jeans, and the leather biker jacket.

The womens merino wool Irish sweater is a great look for winter when the chill is in the air and can be purchased from retailers such as

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According to The Irish Post, actor Chris Evans is currently enjoying rave reviews for his film Knives Out; however, it is his Aran sweater that is really grabbing fans’ attention.

Where can you find an Aran sweater?

Aran sweaters are widely available, as they are timeless and add warmth to the winter. Fashionistas can embrace the cold spells and stay stylish in the cable knits. The luxury wool used in the sweaters adds to the comfort; what’s more, this is a garment that can be teamed with just about anything.

It is a popular look in New York

New York endured a harsh winter in 1960. The Clancy Brothers, a group of ex-pat Irish folk singers, received a package from their mother back in Ireland; inside the parcel was an Aran sweater for each brother. The brothers donned the sweaters at a Greenwich Village folk club and they soon became synonymous with the singers.