a unique, stylish sweater?
has been spinning fine, pure wool in their historic mill in the village
of Harmony, Maine. The yarn is spun on a spinning mule that is one of
the last of its kind still operating in this country. Carefully spun with
select domestic fleece, Fisherman Yarns retain some of their natural lanolin
for softness and weather resistance. Given reasonable care sweaters made
with this yarn should last years.
These hand knit 100% pure wool designs may
be just what you are looking for!
About our sweaters...
The first Aran sweater patterns were recorded in the
Ninth Century in Scotland. The original patterns reflected the interweaving
designs from the Pictish
stones. Eventually the traditional patterns developed into two strains.
On the west coast of Scotland and Ireland the patterns became vertical
and identified with specific families. On the east coast of Scotland and
England the patterns became horizontal and identified fishing villages.
The local wool used in these sweaters was unscoured so it contained the
natural lanolin. When knit into garments it proved to be durable and warm
I have utilized these west coast (Aran) and east coast (Guernsey or Gansey)
traditions to create unique sweaters for men and women. I handknit all
of my sweaters, no design is ever repeated, each garment takes well over
100 hours to create, and only 15 to 20 are produced in a year. From design
to finishing each of these garments is individually made with an attention
to detail that you will not find in mass produced or even in most hand
knit work. These are not produced on a knitting machine like other "hand
knit" sweaters may be.
High Quality Yarn...
The beautiful wool yarn used is spun by Bartlett Yarn Co. Since 1821,
Each sweater is
designed only for you...
To view sample sweaters click
here. Sweaters shown are
available for purchase but will not be duplicated in other sizes. For information about custom orders please
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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