On the most dastardly days of winter, when you wake up achy and frigid and physically unable to roll out from under your duvet, you're going to need some serious knitwear like this, engineered to pack in heat, bring some burly structure and punchy texture your fits, and feel downright sublime against your skin.
The new Merino Super Lamb sweater from Loop & Weft features a unique 80s British knitwear motif with an atmospheric block check pattern.
The material is 100% extra fine Lamb wool from the Geelong area in Australia, known as the world's leading producer of the best lamb wool with exceptional heat retention capabilities. The yarn is much more soft and smooth than any other wool fibre.
This beautiful piece is warm and comfortable to wear without feeling prickly. The fabric allows you to experience the original texture of wool. Switching the knitting next to each other in a square shape is a complex pattern switching that has become a very rare knitting structure.
All these sweaters are fully fashioned, which means that each panel is knitted into its correct shape before linking it onto the next panel (rather than knitting a standard sheet of fabric then cutting and sewing it like a T-shirt). To do this, the knitter has to hook and unhook the yarn after each stitching line manually. So, for example, one stitch is taken off the panel at every line to produce a curved shoulder seam.
For the absolute best of the best, look no further than Japan's Loop & Weft, who have been crafting top-tier tees and knitwear with an artisan's eye for more than a decade. Using rare vintage machines, their pieces undergo a tediously slow knitting process that results in incredibly dense and suspiciously soft fabrics with unique uneven textures derived from the combination of natural and recycled fibres. In their efforts towards eco-conscious production, they use natural dyes with low environmental impact, resulting in coveted, one–of–a–kind pieces with a trademark organic unevenness in colour.
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