These started life as fishermen’s shirts. They saw a revival in the 1950’s and are still popular as leisure wear today. Shown below are FP 55 (top) and FP 17 (below) These are often called Irish sweaters as well as Aran sweaters today.
1:12th scale Aran sweater 1:12th scale Aran sweater being knitted
Patterns are available for several mens Aran jumpers, although any man’s Aran sweater can be knitted on size 21 needles to fit a lady doll.
There is just one Aran pattern for Ladies at present, although as mentioned above any Mans sweater can be adapted for a lady.
1:12th scale Aran sweater for a lady doll complete with Aran bag
There is only one child’s pattern owing to the large number of stitches being required for cable work.