Uncan is a Shetland word meaning strange or unfamiliar, an uncan man being a stranger from somewhere else.


At Nielanell we’ve been using uncan as our name for sample knits, end of line pieces… or for colours that are simply a bit strange (even by Niela's standards!).


Uncan pieces are mostly one-offs, for one reason or another: they’re not seconds, and each piece should reach you in perfect condition.