This Aran sweater nativity is one of the cutest Christmas scenes we've seen.
As if we didn't think Aran jumpers for children were cute enough, these teeny tiny sweaters for a nativity scene is just about enough to cheer us up now that the holiday season is over.
Aran sweaters, which take their name from the three Aran Islands of Inishmore, Inishmaan and Inisheer, are traditionally made from wool in a variety of stitch patterns, behind each of which lies a story or symbol.
For example, the common Cable Stitch depicts fishermen's ropes and represents good weather at sea. The Diamond Stitch symbolizes the small, neat fields of the Aran Islands, the Irish Moss Stitch symbolizes growth and abundance, and various other stitches represent stories of religion or elements of nature.
Here, however, they are used to tell one of the most famous stories of all, with everyone from the Wise Men to the shepherds to Baby Jesus himself receiving a comfy Aran knit as they gather in the stable. Even the sheep and donkeys are not left wanting, kitted out in their own hand-stitched pattern.
This will certainly be on our Christmas list for next year! I mean, if the Aran jumper is good enough for Chris Evans ...
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