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  • Christmas Gift Guide - Part 1

    Christmas Gift Guide - Part 1

    With less than 70 days to Christmas there is no better time to start sharing our Christmas gift ideas for you and your loved ones this holiday season here at The Sweater Shop. There is something for everyone and most importantly you can be guaranteed quality and value whatever one of our...

  • Supplier in the Spotlight - Irelands Eye

    Supplier in the Spotlight - Irelands Eye

    This week we are casting a spotlight on Irelands Eye, a wonderful Dublin based supplier of exceptionally high-quality Irish sweaters, cardigans and accessories based here in Dublin fair city, Irelands capital. Ireland's Eye entire collection is a stunning range of Irish made knitwear inspired by none other than the island of...

  • Must-See Irish Businesses

    Must-See Irish Businesses

    It's no secret that the current health crisis has posed many challenges for small businesses, including ourselves at the Sweater Shop. But it's also true that as this crisis has unfolded, many of us have become more connected to our communities. At the Sweater Shop, we've been touched by the...

  • Aran Jumper Knitting Patterns

    Aran Jumper Knitting Patterns

    The stitches that create the Aran knitting patterns are intricate and complex with a typical Aran Sweater using over 100,000 stitches, and may take several months to finish. Here are some of Sweater Shop'sfavourite traditional Aran knitting patterns Cable Stitch The cable stitch was originally used to represent a fishermans ropes and some...

  • 5 PERFECT ARAN SWEATERS FOR SPRING AND SUMMER

    5 PERFECT ARAN SWEATERS FOR SPRING AND SUMMER

    As the warmer months get nearer, check out our list of the perfect Aran sweaters to transition your wardrobe into spring and summer. 1. FLOWY CHIC: THE ARAN WATERFALL CARDIGAN The Aran waterfall cardigan is first on our list of must-haves for spring and summer wardrobes. Beautifully crafted using a lightweight zigzag...

  • THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE ARAN SWEATER

    THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE ARAN SWEATER

    Ever wondered where Aran sweaters came from, or what makes an Aran authentic? This Ultimate Guide to the Aran Sweater answers plenty of common questions - from Irish origin to modern care instructions. ORIGIN OF THE ARAN SWEATER The Aran sweater - geansai in Irish - takes its name from the Aran...

  • INSIDER’S GUIDE TO ST PATRICK’S DAY

    INSIDER’S GUIDE TO ST PATRICK’S DAY

    St Patrick's Day ...also known as the best holiday in Ireland! St Patrick's Day - affectionately shortened to "Paddy's" - brings the entire world together to celebrate Ireland's patron saint. It takes just one look at the Chicago River dyed green, the Sydney Opera House shamrock lights display, or Dublin's famous...

  • 8 TIPS FOR TRAVELLING TO IRELAND FOR THE FIRST TIME

    8 TIPS FOR TRAVELLING TO IRELAND FOR THE FIRST TIME

    "Ireland is where strange tales begin and happy endings are possible" - Charles Haughey If you've recently booked a trip to Ireland, you're probably feeling happy, excited, and maybe a little unsure about what to expect! We meet new visitors every single day here in Dublin and love giving advice about what...

  • 7 IRISH WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU

    7 IRISH WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU

    Ireland and Valentines Day go way back -- all the way to the 19th century. After Father John Spratt of Ireland gave an impassioned speech in Rome in 1836, Pope Gregory XVI bestowed him with a holy relic of Saint Valentine. This precious gift was housed in the Carmelite Church...

  • WHY THE NATURAL FIBRES IN OUR IRISH SWEATERS ARE SO SPECIAL

    WHY THE NATURAL FIBRES IN OUR IRISH SWEATERS ARE SO SPECIAL

    There is nothing quite like throwing on your favourite Irish Aran sweater on a cold winter day, and it's even better when you have a sweater made out of natural fibres. All our sweaters are made of 100% natural fibres such as merino wool, lambswool, and a wool and cashmere...

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