We have stocked Donegal Hand loomed Knitwear by Rossan Knitwear of Malinmore Co. Donegal since we opened in 1995. The McNelis family have been in the manufacturing business since the 1970’s. Based in the picturesque coastal area of Malinmore, with Kilcarra Wool factory not far away they are the leading hand loomers in the country.
Most knitwear these days are made on a power loom, however, Rossan use the traditional method of looming , where each garment is made and individually hand finished to an extremely high quality.
Hand loomed sweaters are also much heavier in weight than a machine made one and resemble a hand knit in appearance.
Rossan Knitwear stay with the traditional approach in terms of method and style , but have also evolved with the times very imaginatively in terms of styles and stitches.
The Donegal Style Aran has something a little different, a machine made sweater just doesn’t compare to the chunky look of the Honeycomb stitch on a hand loomed sweater.
It’s also a very versatile style that suits men and women. Both Aran sweaters above are available online and in store now.