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I <3 The Irish Fisherman Sweater, It became the knitwear of myth – uncorroborated stories of fisherman lost at sea being identified by the pattern on their jumper or stories that the Aran was knitted by brides for their husbands-to-be circulated widely. These stories are romantic, steeped in Celtic cliche – tales of rough nights at sea and small town life, suggesting their appeal is in their ability to transport us back to a more rugged past, a land of Irish maidens and their fated husbands.

I <3 The Irish Fisherman Sweater, It became the knitwear of myth – uncorroborated stories of fisherman lost at sea being identified by the pattern on their jumper or stories that the Aran was knitted by brides for their husbands-to-be circulated widely. These stories are romantic, steeped in Celtic cliche – tales of rough nights at sea and small town life, suggesting their appeal is in their ability to transport us back to a more rugged past, a land of Irish maidens and their fated husbands.

Yorkshire coast Gansey sweater | Fisherman www.waysideflower.co.uk

Yorkshire coast Gansey sweater | Fisherman www.waysideflower.co.uk

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From the Archives - Island life North of the border, Och aye     Similar to the Yorkshire coast Gansey sweaters but generally hand knitted in a finer 3 or 4 ply wool yarn.                          Check back soon for more from The Shetland Isles.

From the Archives - Island life North of the border, Och aye Similar to the Yorkshire coast Gansey sweaters but generally hand knitted in a finer 3 or 4 ply wool yarn. Check back soon for more from The Shetland Isles.

Rushian fisherman sweater. Den ternede ko: "Museums-gammelt" strik og fiskertrøjer

Rushian fisherman sweater. Den ternede ko: "Museums-gammelt" strik og fiskertrøjer

Whitby Fisher People - Frank Sutcliffe

Whitby Fisher People - Frank Sutcliffe

Steve MacQueen in irish aran sweater

Tim’s Aran Sweater

Steve MacQueen in irish aran sweater

Guernsey fisherman's jumper. These jumpers were deliberately knitted tight fitting with short sleeves to minimise getting wet sleeves and waist when at sea

Guernsey fisherman's jumper. These jumpers were deliberately knitted tight fitting with short sleeves to minimise getting wet sleeves and waist when at sea

Shetland Pattern Gansey Sweaters - British Made Clothing | Fishermans Knitwear

Shetland Pattern Gansey Sweaters - British Made Clothing | Fishermans Knitwear

From the Archives - Island life North of the border, Och aye Similar to the Yorkshire coast Gansey sweaters but generally hand knitted in a finer 3 or 4 ply wool yarn. Check back soon for more from The Shetland Isles.

From the Archives - Island life North of the border, Och aye Similar to the Yorkshire coast Gansey sweaters but generally hand knitted in a finer 3 or 4 ply wool yarn. Check back soon for more from The Shetland Isles.

traditional fishermans smock pattern - Google Search

traditional fishermans smock pattern - Google Search

From the Archives - Island life North of the border, Och aye     Similar to the Yorkshire coast Gansey sweaters but generally hand knitted in a finer 3 or 4 ply wool yarn.                          Check back soon for more from The Shetland Isles.

From the Archives - Island life North of the border, Och aye Similar to the Yorkshire coast Gansey sweaters but generally hand knitted in a finer 3 or 4 ply wool yarn. Check back soon for more from The Shetland Isles.

From the Archives - Island life North of the border, Och aye     Similar to the Yorkshire coast Gansey sweaters but generally hand knitted in a finer 3 or 4 ply wool yarn.                          Check back soon for more from The Shetland Isles.

From the Archives - Island life North of the border, Och aye Similar to the Yorkshire coast Gansey sweaters but generally hand knitted in a finer 3 or 4 ply wool yarn. Check back soon for more from The Shetland Isles.

Shetland Pattern Gansey Sweaters - British Made Clothing | Fishermans Knitwear

Shetland Pattern Gansey Sweaters - British Made Clothing | Fishermans Knitwear

Story telling - Inis Meain Knitting Company

Story telling - Inis Meain Knitting Company