Each and every McKernan scarf is designed, made and finished at our mill in the Lough Derg Region of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. We have been producing woven and knitted scarves for over three decades. Still operating as a family-run business, our designs are sold in high-end boutiques, concept stores and museum shops throughout Ireland, Europe and North America. At the foundation of our work lies the understanding and appreciation of quality craftsmanship, as well as a love of colour and contemporary design. Inspired by our natural surrounds in the West of Ireland we are passionate about creating beautiful scarves of the highest quality.
When we design a new scarf, quality comes first. It is important to us that our scarves are reversible, have a perfect edge and drape well. But we also want to appeal to the sense of touch by creating sumptuous textures, the visual sense by using harmonious colour combinations and the spirit by dreaming up cheerful patterns.
Having trained as handweavers, our work is based on a deep understanding of structures and textures, and also the knowledge of how yarns and colours interact. Weaving and knitting are a form of construction; it takes creativity, mathematical skill, technical understanding and dexterity to create a good cloth.LEARN MORE
Since we started our business in 1985 we have continuously strived to advance our design and production possibilities. While weaving on Victorian shuttle looms restricts us to colour and texture, modern knitting technology has given us the capability to work with much more elaborate structures and patterns.LEARN MORE
Woolly or silky, fine or chunky, smooth or textured - we make scarves for all occasions. We use many different weights of the finest quality natural yarns for our scarves. We create interesting structures by mixing and matching different yarn compositions, whilst always focusing on achieving comforting softness and good drape.LEARN MORE