I love sweaters...

I love sweaters. Wearing a sweater in New England in the Fall is not only practical, it ensures that you won’t look and feel like an unmade bed.

I’ve owned an Aran sweater from Inis Meain for over 30 years, it still looks and feels like the day that  I bought it. It’s rugged and durable, and the feel is as good as it gets.

Inis Meain is an island in Galway Bay, 30 miles off the western shore of. Ireland. The Inis Meain Knitting Company was founded in 1976 by Tarlach de Blacam and Aine Ni Chonghaile. Tarlach was a graduate in Celtic languages from Trinity College Dublin, Aine, a native of Inis Meain, was  working as a teacher in Dublin. When they married in 1973 they were determined to make their home on the island.

Today, The Inis Meain Knitting Company continues the rich knitting heritage of the island, using the finest yarns to create some of the most beautiful garments in the world.

They are a LOUIE favorite and one of the best values available.