Vintage Irish Fisherman Sweater Cardigan Leather Buttons Size Large
Vintage Aran Clan Hand Knit Irish Fisherman Sweater Cardigan Leather Buttons Size Med . 100% wool .
The bust is 50" going all the way around just under the armpits. The length is 24".
It is thick and full .
The condition is excellent however it is pre-owned
As in all of the Irish Fisherman's sweaters the knit pattern signify important virtues of the life of the Irish Fisherman.
The rope or cable stitch = strength.
Honey Comb stitch looks like its name and is made by twisting stitches forwards and backwards across the panel. It is a tribute to the bee. It was considered a lucky omen if a fisherman saw a swarm of bees before setting out to sea - a good catch was assured.
This pattern is on the front and the back and down the top of each sleeve.
The knit is fairly tight the the wool feels firm.