60s Irish Aran Cable Knit Beige Wool Sweater XXL
Chest 25 in.
Length 28.5 in.
Sleeve 20.5 in.
Content: Feels like wool
Tag Brand: No tag
This beautiful vintage pullover sweater was made back in the 60s using a cozy beige colored wool and a cabled pattern. Cable knit sweaters such as this one are sometimes referred to as Aran sweaters, because the style originated in the Aran Islands off the coast of Ireland. Another name for the style is the fisherman sweater, as there's an old Irish myth that claims that fisherman in the Aran Islands used to wear cable knit sweaters that were uniquely crafted with a specific pattern pertaining to their family or clan. That way their body could be identified if they were ever lost at sea. Cable knit sweaters are often coveted for being traditionally hand knit, a practice that has endured over many decades. The time and technique that goes into them makes each sweater a hard-earned labor of love.
Fits like a modern unisex adult XXL or 2XL