Even though our minds are still in “Summer mode”, there is nothing wrong with looking ahead to Fall fashions, since some areas of the world get cooler sooner than others. When I think of the seasons of Fall and Winter, I immediately think of an Irish cardigan but especially their sweaters.
One eternally popular kind of sweater is the Irish Knit. Aside from the patterned knits that we are used to seeing, some Irish knit sweaters like the Classic Men’s Rolled Donegal Heavy Sweater that I found at , a premier site for Irish gifts, is a simple flat knit that is made of a grey and white heathered Merino wool. This type of wool sweater is one that even the most finicky of sweater wearers will not shy away from because this special blend of wool from Donegal Ireland is known to be without the “itch”, sometimes found in traditional wool sweaters.
This particular style of this sweater is more relaxed with the rolled collar, cuffs, and waist band. It is perfect for the men who are not really fond of v-necks or turtlenecks. It gives you enough room around the collar, so as not to make you feel too constricted, but gives you the coverage that you need in order to keep the drafts out.
Just throw this on with some jeans or cargo pants and a great pair of leather loafers or boots to keep warm and comfortable. If it is a little on the colder side, then you can add a knit cap & gloves and also some black leather gloves too. At $84.99, it is an absolute steal!
If you are interested in the patterned Irish Knit, at Shamrock Gifts they also have traditional men’s & women’s Arans, cardigans, jackets and, perhaps my favorite, Fairisle Irish wool sweaters too. The prices range from $110 to $254, which is more expensive, but definitely well worth the handwork.