L I L Y L A K E
H e i r l o o m B l a n k e t
The myth of Aran Cable Knitting is as romantic and mysterious as most Celtic tales are and have become the ultimate symbol of Clan Heritage.
Many believe each Clan had their own specific cable pattern that was unique to them and was passed down from generation to generation. Each pattern told a story.
Fishing was a way of life in the Celtic Nations and it is said that if a fisherman’s body was found after being lost as sea from a ships wreckage, he could be identified by the cable pattern found on his aran sweater and returned to his family. Certain stitches would explain different characteristics about a person or their Clan. Such as intertwining cables for a fisherman who worked day and night with ropes and nets. Other stitches, like the Blackberry Stitch, were used to remind us of natures riches. Braided cables were given to loved ones to represent the stages of life and ones path to Salvation.
Cable work was a reflection of you, your family and your life. When the time comes, you aren't just passing down a sweater or blanket, you are passing down a story of life.