This name is derived from the Irish and the Scottish Mac Lochlainn, from the personal name Loch meaning lake and Lann meaning ‘land’. The name MacLoughlin is most common in Connacht and Leinster while the name McLaughlin is most common in Ulster, particularly in Antrim, Donegal and Derry. The hand knit McLoughlin sweater has a rope centre stitch flanked by two link stitches with honeycomb stitches on either side. The link stitch represents the unbroken chain between the Irish who emigrate and those who remain at home. The honeycomb stitch represents work.
This beautiful Aran sweater has been hand knitted in the traditional báinin (pronounced ‘bawneen’) 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 handcrafted in the traditional Irish style, and, with care, will last a lifetime.