The Ireland's Eye Honeycomb Blasket Aran sweater is knit from a hefty virgin wool that holds it's shape and keeps the wearer warm and comfortable. The honeycomb stitch is a nod toward traditional Aran knitwear while the cable stitching symbolizes fisherman's ropes and a fruitful day at sea. This is a modern stylish take on a traditional Aran sweater.
The warm fuzzy sweater is perhaps New Englands most necessary article of clothing. Thanks to Ireland's Eye, every fall we receive traditional Irish cable sweaters knit from a variety of yarns from bold donegals to somber greys.
Made in Ireland
Material: 100% Merino Wool
Care Instructions: Dry clean or hand-wash only.
When Irelands Eye Knitwear started out, it was very much a family business – and that’s even more true today! To date, no less than a grandfather, father, mother, three brothers, two sisters and eight grandchildren have been involved with the company.
Over the course of the past forty years, this native Dublin family has worked tirelessly to develop the company into a leading international knitwear brand – aided and abetted by a talented and committed workforce many of whom have been with the company in excess of twenty years.
It’s fair to say that knitwear is in our blood. Some of our earliest memories are of our father knitting chunky sweaters in the garage of our home in Dublin. His inspiration came from the need to wrap up against the elements, the chill coastal winds whipping Irelands Eye and the nearby fishing village of Howth where the fishermen bring their catch ashore.
It’s little wonder, then, that the current generation of O’Sullivans chose to combine this inherited passion for knitwear with our livelihood, creating a brand that’s now sold in over 20 countries around the world.
The tradition of Irish knitwear is built around individual knitters and small ‘cottage industries’. We’ve strayed very little from that model over the years and it can be seen in the hand-finishing of every single garment that we produce.
In a world that seems to be growing more and more uniform, we’re convinced that people want something special – something that sets them apart from the crowd. They find this unique contemporary twist at Irelands Eye.