This Irish Sweater is not a common pattern or look that will be found in old pictures of Irish Clothing. The sweater is a modern version of the Traditional Men’s Aran Sweater; it has a button neck at the top of the garment giving it a modern look and allowing it to be closed for extra warmth.
The pattern also used in this sweater is a traditional Irish Aran stitching combined with a Fairisle feature that is added to the sweater when it is being knit in Ireland. The Wool used at the bottom of the sweater has a tweed look that comes from the fleck that is entered in the wool when it is being spun. This sweater is a modern-looking Irish Sweater that will be enjoyed by anybody that is wearing it.
Additional information from a valued customer and good friend Mr. Komar -
I have a fair number of thick wool sweaters: the wool is marvelous and perfect for the intensely cold winters out here on the prairies, where the wind can blow for hundreds of miles unobstructed. (Right now, we have 107 forest fires burning in northern Saskatchewan; and the smoke has drifted down to the middle and bottom of the province, where I live. We have had thick smog for the past several days, just like Beijing.)
A number of Irish knitting firms offer different versions of the Aran sweater, but the version offered by Tara is the most authentic and beautiful I have seen, which is why I bought it. I suggest it would be dazzling, if you added the Celtic pattern across the bottom of the sweater (sleeves and just above the waistband), as many knitters do.
Thanks again for the great service. -- Jim Komar