The Collins name is common throughout counties Cork and Limerick, and in the province of Munster in general. The name means ‘a young creature’, from the Gaelic “Coileán”, meaning ‘a young dog’. The most famous bearer of this name was Michael Collins, who was killed in the Irish civil war in 1922 - find out more about Collins name history & heritage).
The hand knit Collins sweater has a honeycomb central panel, flanked by cables, blackberry-filled diamonds and honeycomb rope on either side. The honeycomb stitch represents work, the cable stitch represents a wish for good luck, and blackberry is symbolic of the Holy Trinity. This beautiful Aran sweater has been hand knitted in the traditional báinín (pronounced ‘baw neen’) colour, the natural white of the wool. It comes to you complete with a clan history and crest. It is made of 100% pure new wool, is water repellent and breathable. It has been hand crafted in the traditional Irish style, and, with care, will last a lifetime.