Super Soft Charcoal Ribbed Aran Poncho
- Super Soft Charcoal Ribbed Aran Poncho
- Made from 100% Super Soft Merino Wool
- Made in Ireland
- by Westend Knitwear, Ireland
- Beautiful Charcoal Colour
- See our Blog About the Aran Sweater
- Merino Wool is a Natural and organic fibre which helps to regulate your body’s temperature.
- Merino Wool being a Natural Fibre holds its shape well
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This stunning poncho is knit using the Super soft merino wool. Which gives a luxurious feel to this very flattering poncho. The poncho is knit using the fisherman rib stitich along the sides. The neck of the poncho and the traditional cable stitch pattern stands out along the centre. The use of the fisherman rib stitch allows the sides to fall elegantly giving an extremely flattering look while covering the hips. A perfect piece for any body shape.
About West End Knitwear
The village of Monasterevin in the county of Kildare, Ireland is the home of West End Knitwear Ltd. The company was originally established by Molly Cullen in 1957, after creating beautiful Aran designs with her mother and grandmother also. Molly’s dream was to incorporate a family knitting business whose heritage stretched back for over 100 years. Molly is the granddaughter of Kate O’Shea, who, in 1856, was the first craftswoman in Ireland to commercially market her robust, hand knitted woollens. Molly Cullen recognised a market for fashionable Aran style knitwear and established West End Knitwear Ltd in her home village of Monasterevin.
Proud to keep the tradition alive, Molly’s sons Paul and also John Cullen continued West End Knitwear Ltd. They saw the opportunity to incorporate the best traditional aspects of their mother’s Aran sweaters into modern as well as fashionable styles. These new styles we would come to recognise as the benchmark for modern Aran cable knit sweaters. Today it is the biggest knitwear manufacturer in Ireland, with a vibrant workforce under Molly’s grandsons Niall and Barry Cullen. As the designers and producers of the finest quality Irish Aran Knitwear, our extensive range uses the traditional Irish Aran Stitches throughout our garments – believed to bring luck, success as well as health to the wearer, ensuring we keep our long-treasured history of traditional Irish craft.
West End Knitwear is conscious of its roots in the past; however, the company has its eyes firmly focused on the future. From it’s situation in the west end of Europe it also takes pride in being the first company to manufacture garments originally designed for those engaged in a rugged, outdoor life. These garments have been adapted for modern worldwide markets and are worn by men and women with pride and pleasure.