Friday, 13 July 2012

Aran Knit Fishermen's Jumpers

Aran knit jumpers (or fishermen's jumpers) are world famous and easily recognisable due to the tradition of complex knit patterns and cream coloured yarns, but did you know that the stitch patterns are said to mean different things?

The honey comb stitch is supposed to be the symbol of a hard working bee.
The cable knit is an integral part of the fishermen's life and so is therefore said to bring luck and safety.
A wish of success, wealth and treasure is brought by the diamond stitch.
And finally the basket stitch is a hope for a plentiful catch.

Look out for jumpers showing these different stitches on our Ebay site at www.armstrongsvintage.co.uk

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