Scottish knitwear, designed with meaning.
Nielanell collections are designed and made in the Shetland Islands—Scotland's most northerly archipelago. Our knitwear tells unusual stories and is made to the highest standards by skilled local craftspeople.
The work of Scottish artist Karlyn Sutherland is reinterpreted by Niela Nell Kalra, in knit. Graphic, sophisticated and drapey pieces in charcoal and stone white.
A collection of pieces with striking, engineered pattern, Shoormal is taken from a monoprint made by Niela Nell Kalra. Shoormal is a Shetland word used for the high tide mark—or the area between tides.
Lightweight, flowing and gently textured knit. Saand is the Shetland word for sand and this finely knit collection is inspired by the large-grained sand on the beach in Hoswick, home to Nielanell.
The Hindi word for Queen, Rani has its roots in an exploration of the meaning of 'home'. This question is answered through deconstructed Fair Isle, which is knitted together with references to Niela Nell Kalra's multicultural background.
With an approach to colour inspired by Anni Albers, this collection is a tribute to the conversations and discussion we have with friends.
Animal 'print' meets fine knit. Smooth and luxurious, this sophisticated collection in reverse-jacquard, pure merino wool makes a refined but bold statement. Distinctive, small edition, colour combinations make choosing your colour a pleasure in itself.
The original Nielanell collection, and still our bestseller today. Softly ridged, squishy knit in an ever changing range of colours. Your colour is waiting!
The Nielanell take on the Fair Isle jumper. Traditional all-over patterning, with neat additions of a stand-up neck and storm cuffs. Available in very small edition colours. A modern classic.
The idea of borders, both natural and manmade, is investigated in this colourful collection of interesting garments—with inspiration from Niela Nell Kalra's Indian heritage and her home in the Shetland Islands.
A response to the idea of deep time, in knit. This design came about after a visit to archaeological dig at the Ness of Brodgar in Orkney, and seeing stones incised with linear markings during the Neolithic era.
Statement knitwear designed in celebration of Hoswick—home village to Nielanell—and the tenth anniversary of our knitwear studio. This is wearable art, with a design taken from Niela's mark-making around the village and shoreline.
Our Scottish knitwear: manufacturing
Our collections are made to the high standards that Scottish knitwear is world-renowned for. Made in the Shetland Islands, one of Scotland's great centres of knitting, every piece of our relaxed, luxury knitwear is individually knitted.
We carefully select premium yarn from the best Scottish and Italian mills. We also hand-finish our knitwear in-house.
Find out more about our ethos and approach to sustainability.