When the temperature dips, everyone wants a knit that looks good and feels amazing. The Aran is a lasting design of beautiful craftsmanship and texture; it’s universally flattering and incredibly versatile; it works well with almost anything. The beauty of it all is epitomised here in the new designer styles by Ireland’s famous Westend Knitwear of Co Kildare, whose history stretches back to 1856 and whose new collection combines classic with cutting edg
Fabulous oversize roll-neck sweater
An Aran sweater is as synonymous with a new winter season as the Opening Meets, and Westend Knitwear are the world’s favourite Aran sweater producers for good reason—seen here in this fabulous new soft pure merino oversize
roll-neck cable-knit style. It sports expert fashion details such as that gorgeous roll-neck, drop shoulders, matched patterns and contrast hem and sleeves, and a mix of traditional Aran stitches, the feature cable along the centre creating a fabulous look. The result is cozy, warm and ultra feminine. Pictured in parsnip, also in charcoal. In S/M and M/L. Code CW60WE02.
Non-Members £86.
CCUK £57.
Stylish new Aran sweater dress and coat
Elongating the classic Aran style creates this elegant, kick-skirted sweater dress/coat. The cable stitching produces a lengthening and slimming effect, and the waisted silhouette runs into a gentle flare of diagonal stitches at the bottom, matching the raglan sleeves to achieve a chic result. With its six-button front closure you can wear it alone as a sweater dress with thick tights or leggings or jeans, or top off an outfit as a soft knitted coat. In charcoal or oatmeal. Sizes S-XL. Code MX47WE02.
Non-Members £105.
CCUK £79.
Stylish hooded cape-jacket
The shape of the season’s compelling capes demands a double-take. The style is big, bold and beautiful, and the designers at Westend have it covered with their fabulous batwing-sleeve Aran hooded cape-jacket. The perfect warm-up over a dress, jumper or shirt and leggings or jeans, the shape is stylish, the cable detail flatters the figure, and the two front pockets are a useful aid to function. Sizes S/M, M/L. Here in grey, also in Army green and ecru. Code HD56WE02.
Non-Members £90.
CCUK £69.
Elegant new
duo-tone Aran coat
This stunningly attractive new merino wool two-tone Aran coat blends fashion, top quality, warmth, a flattering line and Celtic tradition. The unusual duo-tone effect of dark raspberry and claret comes from a uniquely Irish technique known as ‘plating’. This, combined with elegantly creative Aran patterns synthesises itself into a new texture—an effect that is so in vogue this season. This clever design creates a neatly tailored and lengthening effect, an ultra-smart coat finished with a deep double collar, single button, and two insert side pockets. It looks gorgeous here in wine mix (pictured), and also in black mix, navy mix and oatmeal mix. Sizes S-XL. Code X689WE02.
Non-Members £146.
CCUK £69.
Smart three-button Aran coat
Wild and windy winters—it's time to batten down the hatches and cuddle up with some soft merino Aran knits over dresses, leggings, jeans, you name it.—and this is the knit for the job. It has all the right credentials this season: oversize, wide silhouette, perfect for pairing with skinnies. This is a gorgeous pure merino wool number, the flattering cut and the lovely fall of it created by ingenious knitting and cable patterns. Details include the broad three-button neck and two eminently practical pockets. Here in classic parsnip, also in navy. Sizes S-XL. Code MX72WE02.
Non-Members £106.
CCUK £69.50.
Super-soft merino wool cardigan-jacket
A classic with designer style by leading Irish knitwear designer-makers, Westend Knitwear. This elegant piece in pure merino wool is set apart by its tailoring details. The intricate cable patterns are used to flatter the figure and turn a cardigan into a stylish soft jacket. Dress it up with a black skirt and you are ready for a smart city or social occasion without the formal constraints of a jacket. Or wear with jeans or trousers for a soft, warm and original extra layer. Pictured here in
a delicious raspberry. Also in natural and marl green. Sizes S-XL. Code SH20WE02.
Non-Members £87.
CCUK £56.
Fashion-forward shrug-shawl for layering chic
The cable-knit cape shrug is a perfect layering piece and an innovative way of having your shawl and sweater all in one go. Ideal for completing an outfit, from a dress to an extra layer over knits, you can wear loosely over the shoulders, displaying traditional Irish knitting at its best, or pull it up and snuggle into that warm extra layer. Here in marl green, also natural and marl blue, it works as a contrast colour or more of the same—fabulous! Code MA12WE02.
Non-Members £64.
CCUK £49.
Aran double-breasted jacket-cardigan
The classic, beautifully patterned Irish Aran knit updated here to create a pure merino wool double-breasted long-line jacket or short coat which breathes style and comfort. With its soft shawl collar, fitted waist and longer-length body, all beautifully tailored in cable knit, the result is an easy-going coat which emphasizes the waist, looks fabulous and will go anywhere. For versatility as well as style, this is a winning design. Here in natural, also in navy. Sizes S-XL. Code SH58WE02.
Non-Members £150.
CCUK £69.
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