Combined with our love of junking, paired with the spirit of the road trip, we travel around the West Coast in our Airstream trailer. We scour flea markets, thrift stores, estate & yard sales to bring back lovelies to our vintage shop located in the quaint town of San Luis Obispo, California.
The Irish Classic, which originated in the Aran islands has been around for centuries. Families, clans, islands would each have a pattern that was distinctive to each. Some stitch patterns have a traditional interpretation, often of religious significance. The honeycomb is a symbol of the hard-working bee. The cable, an integral part of the fisherman's daily life, is said to be a wish for safety and good luck with fishing. The diamond is a wish of success, wealth, and treasure. The basket stitch represents the fisherman's basket, a hope for a plentiful catch.
They became so popular in the U.S. when JFK was seen wearing them in the 60's Since then, they have become a classic!
We have a nice selection of these in the store, come try a classic! Below is a preview--images taken by the talented Taylor Kitto.