The Aran sweater, which most of us know as the fisherman sweater, takes its name from the set of islands where it originated in the late 1800s, off the West coast of Ireland. There are numerous myths and folklore associated with the cable patterned, cream-colored sweater, most of them related to fishermen and sailors once lost at sea. Today, versions of the fisherman sweater are seen everywhere and we just can’t get enough – it’s a classic and a definitely a wardrobe staple.

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