Irish sweaters are a unique handmade item, many of which are one of a kind. Many patterns come from the ancient Book of Kells, and they denote a family clan or village in Ireland. Fishermen used to go out wearing their oiled wool sweaters bravely showing their clan, in case of encountering storm. If they perished, their bodies and respective village could be identified by the sweater pattern.
Nowadays, sweaters can be identified by county in Ireland. Many are made by hand on two needles, some made on a loom, but all made in Ireland by talented craftswomen.
In addition to the traditional sweaters, we have cashmere capes, mohair jackets, and scarves. There is also a selection of dresses and suits for women. We offer children's sizes in sweaters and accessories. Come in for a visit and as you listen to Irish tunes in the background, Anne will find you a sweater just to suit you---she has been doing so for over 25 years!
Anne's Irish Knits
502 Main St.
Evanston, IL 60202
We look forward to seeing you in shop for a spot of tea and biscuits. Cheerio!