I'm a knitter from the Aran Islands, combining traditional elements of Aran knitting (e.g. cables, lattice work) with more modern techniques, such as seamless knitting, to create my own original designs.

I first learnt to knit when I was about 6, and, at school, we moved on to Aran knitting pretty quickly! I kept knitting over the years, as a hobby, and also started knitting some items for my cousin to sell on Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands. Then came the brainwave of setting up a shop online, so people could buy original Aran knits without having to come all the way here! I loved creating my own original designs, and eventually made the step to publishing them : )

I'm always happy to hear from you if you have any queries about my shop! You can find my online shop at and follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr @aranaccessories ; I am on Facebook at Le gach beannacht/With best wishes, Máirín Ní Dhonncha

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