55 thoughts on “Where can I find a 100% wool fishermans sweater?

      • Anonymous says:

        a few incense sticks keep the bastards away.
        I store them properly in the warmer months.

        Do you live in upper Canada? I’d by sweating my ass off wearing these unless it was at least -10C.

        I wear them if the weather is below 55F, which it is pretty often here in the PNW.

    • Anonymous says:

      what brand have have you found to be the most durable long term?

      if theyve all held up well, whats the one with the best price:quality ratio

      • Anonymous says:

        the only brands I have multiples of are the Carraig Donns on the bottom right, and the LL Beans on the top shelf.
        both can be found for 30-60, which is a fine price for me.
        there are several that I do want more of (middle shelf, bottom left is a handknit Inverallan that’s a good 8 pounds, the brown Magee cardigan on the same shelf) but they’re proving pricy and elusive.

        • Anonymous says:

          Any chance you could do a rundown of the stuff you’ve got, if it’s not too bothersome? It is a beautiful collection of sweaters.

          • Anonymous says:

            >top shelf
            tagless handknit from Ecuador
            Dale of Norway ski sweater
            2x Roots Canada birdseye
            4x LL Bean birdseye
            >middle shelf
            tagless handknit Irish sweater
            Aran Crafts turtleneck
            Inverallan handknit
            Magee Donegal cardigan
            Flannery handknit cardigan
            Aran Crafts merino shawlneck
            >bottom shelf
            Doogan Donegal wool/silk
            5x Carraig Donn basic cableknits
            Jack Henry heavy handknit
            the 3 on the bottom right are some made in Hong Kong stuff from before I got snobby about it.

            this is like the 5th time I’ve seen this posted and I enjoy seeing it everytime. Go get her, AranCHAD king

            stay comfy.

          • Anonymous says:

            >top shelf
            tagless handknit from Ecuador
            Dale of Norway ski sweater
            2x Roots Canada birdseye
            4x LL Bean birdseye
            >middle shelf
            tagless handknit Irish sweater
            Aran Crafts turtleneck
            Inverallan handknit
            Magee Donegal cardigan
            Flannery handknit cardigan
            Aran Crafts merino shawlneck
            >bottom shelf
            Doogan Donegal wool/silk
            5x Carraig Donn basic cableknits
            Jack Henry heavy handknit
            the 3 on the bottom right are some made in Hong Kong stuff from before I got snobby about it.
            […]
            stay comfy.

            Thanks.
            That’s an impressive collection. Will use it as reference next time I’m looking for a new sweater.

            I also have the Aran Crafts turtleneck, plus an Aran cardigan and a two-button sweater. They’re quite warm but don’t really protect from the wind. Any of those sweaters layered under a wind/waterproof jacket or a wool coat, gloves and a scarf has been enough for winters with temperatures down to -10°C and heavy snow where I live, though.

          • Anonymous says:

            >top shelf
            tagless handknit from Ecuador
            Dale of Norway ski sweater
            2x Roots Canada birdseye
            4x LL Bean birdseye
            >middle shelf
            tagless handknit Irish sweater
            Aran Crafts turtleneck
            Inverallan handknit
            Magee Donegal cardigan
            Flannery handknit cardigan
            Aran Crafts merino shawlneck
            >bottom shelf
            Doogan Donegal wool/silk
            5x Carraig Donn basic cableknits
            Jack Henry heavy handknit
            the 3 on the bottom right are some made in Hong Kong stuff from before I got snobby about it.
            […]
            stay comfy.

            Do Aran Craft sweaters run large? Is the sizing consistent between the pieces you own?

          • Anonymous says:

            they’re consistent within each brand, but not as a whole.
            expect an XL to have a chest of 23-27in, depending on brand/era.
            I shop purely by measurements due to how variable tagging can be.

  1. Anonymous says:

    I can custom knit one for you and have it sent in around a month, all I need are your measurements and what style you want. You can mix different patterns front and back and sleeves and we can confirm colors.

    I’ll charge you 100 and whatever it takes to send it. I am in Colombia though.

    • Anonymous says:

      samples?

      Here. Shitty phone photos. Red one is the oldest one, 8 years, and it is made from Orlon wool. Acrylic fiber. With age the fiber kinda degraded and it doesn’t look as nice I wear it inside sometimes.

      The blue one is the most recent, 5 years old. Macrame cord as well as the white one (6 years). I prefer it cause the design is more visible and it feels tougher, but it’s not very insulating, it rarely goes under 55f here.

      Usually designs and patters come from Pinterest so that’s a good place to start when it comes to designs. I’m obviously not the one making them but my family member, she obviousy doesn’t speak any english.

      • Anonymous says:

        I can custom knit one for you and have it sent in around a month, all I need are your measurements and what style you want. You can mix different patterns front and back and sleeves and we can confirm colors.

        I’ll charge you 100 and whatever it takes to send it. I am in Colombia though.

        this is actually very cool anon, if I didn’t just get cable knits I might have bought one from you. It’d be nice to have something from an anon on /fashion/

      • Anonymous says:

        what’s a good way to get in contact? that cream one is the exact style i’m looking for and my proportions make it a bit hard to buy off the rack.

    • Anonymous says:

      damn, any good recs or places i should look into? i have some knitting stuff from my mom at home and could use them. also should i crochet or knit?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I got one for £12 off some random woman on facebook. Very cosy 100% wool made in ireland but they do have holes in them due to the weaving style so not great wearing on windy days without a jacket. You can get them super cheap on ebay and vintage shops have a ton of them. Just search arran jumper or cableknit jumper. I have some nicer ones made by a local scottish company but vintage ones are also pretty good.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Bought this a few weeks ago. Expensive, but heavy as heck (good imo, I like heavy clothes), fits my build well and is really warm. Went out with this + a duffle coat with -25c and it was bearable.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Any old maritime city or town you visit will probably have somebody who makes heavy sweaters. Look locally for knit goods stores, and if they don’t have anything the people in the store will probably know where to go.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Got a pair of these for me and my gf from celtgift dot com, we are canadians and they are warm as hell so don’t wear a thermal under them unless you’re going out in like 15 below.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Have the same question but for continental Europe (Germany). So much great wool clothing comes from the UK, but its a hassle to order.
    >What are some good brands or shepherd cooperatives located in EU? Anyone?

    • Anonymous says:

      I’ve never had issues shipping from UK to Germany.
      That said, I think wool industry is growing in Finland so maybe they’ve got clothing sellers there.

      • Anonymous says:

        >Importing from Finland
        Weve got sheep too you know. Its just that the styling is not very interesting. German knitware is mostly just plain and one color. No interesting patterns like in scandinavia or UK. At least I cannot find any. That being said, any UK sellers you recommend?

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