HI everyone. I hope you are all keeping well. This week, it gives me great pleasure to introduce The Mc Connell Collection which forms the centerpiece of our Fall/Winter 22 range. I’m so excited to share this brand new collection of designer Irish knitwear with you all. I’m sure you’re going to love it as much as we all do at The Irish Store!
Mc Connell Woollen Mills
Established at the turn of the century by fashion designer Anne Behan, Mc Connell Woollen Mills is a premium Irish knitwear company based in Inishloe, County Clare on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Growing up on the west coast of Ireland had a big influence on Anne as she watched the women of her family instinctively knit Aran sweaters without patterns or guides, having learnt their craft as it was passed down through the generations.
“With a strong focus on heritage and craftsmanship, the collection draws inspiration from time- honoured work-wear pieces. The geansaí for example, is key – and traditional Aran and fisherman rib sweaters are reworked for a contemporary wardrobe. Natural yarns and hand finished techniques complete the DNA of the brand. “ Mc Connell Woollen Mills.
The Mc Connell Collection
1. The Inishloe Aran Sweater
The relaxed boyfriend design features a long dropped shoulder and a contrasting stripe at the crew neck. Includes traditional Aran honeycomb stitch in the main body, trimmed with diamond and cable. Contemporary Aran knitwear at its finest.
2. The Goleen Aran Sweater
The three band color design is inspired by the shades and hues of the Irish Atlantic coastline and the yarn is luxurious pure wool. Featuring a wide neck and a slim fit to give an unmistakable contemporary line along with exquisite Aran stitch work on the top band.
3. The Shangarry Aran Sweater
This stunning Aran sweater is beautifully crafted and combines exquisite Aran craft with on-trend contemporary styling. The fit is relaxed and boxy with a cropped length and a high crew neck. The yarn is luxuriously soft pure wool and it comes in two irresistible shades for fall/winter.
4. The Skibereeen Crew Neck Sweater
Next up we have a gorgeous sweater for him. it is crafted from the finest pure wool flecked yarn. The two tone colorways are inspired by the shades and hues of the surrounding west of Ireland land and seascapes. It also features a striking contrasting stripe.
5. The Barleycove Aran Sweater
The Barleycove sweater features Aran inspired chain link detailing, and comes in soft rose or ecru shades. The perfect partner to your favorite jeans and boots for an ultra stylish casual look.
6. The Mizen Aran Sweater
The rich emerald green yarn is 100% pure wool making it super soft and cozy while the loose roll neck, cropped length and chunky trellis stitch give it an unmistakable contemporary edge.
7. The Garnish Tweed Coat
The classic car coat design features a deep v-neckline and two patch pockets and comes in a versatile charcoal shade. Beautifully knitted from pure wool tweed. A key piece for any discerning wardrobe.
8. The Bantry Basket Weave Poncho
Designed and crafted in Killaloe, County Clare, the striking basketweave design is beautifully textured and comes in two irresistible color choices in a luxurious pure wool yarn.
9. The Fermoy Aran Sweater
The iconic Aran sweater gets an exciting new update in this beautifully crafted Aran sweater. The traditional Aran stitch work is exquisitely crafted and the pure wool yarn makes it luxuriously soft and cozy. Featuring a ribbed turtle neck and cuffs.
10. The Beara Breton Stripe Sweater
The Breton stripe has become an iconic fashion staple and here it gets a stunning Irish makeover in this luxury Irish sweater. Beautifully re-created in a rich and textured flecked pure wool yarn. Featuring smart ribbed cuffs, waistband and a high turtleneck.
Picked a favorite yet? I know-it’s impossible! Shop the full Mc Connell Collection below and add some designer Irish style to those fall/winter wardrobes.
Thanks so much for dropping by,
Take care of yourselves and each other,
Slán go fóill!