The Raglan Sleeve Pullover is an interpretation of simple jersey sweatshirts and T shirts, constructed as traditional Scottish knitwear. The wide tubular neck and fully fashioned raglan seams give the garment structure, and the rib stitch counteracts yarn twist while providing substantial body and texture. It is Knitted from 3-ply natural linen weaving yarn. Linen provides excellent vibration absorption, and so is used, laminated with resin, in engine housing panels, and in the hulls of racing cars.
Tender pullovers are produced on hand-powered knitting machines in Scotland in a series of outbuildings surrounding the knitter’s home. All the pieces are fully fashioned, which means that each panel is knitted into its correct shape before linking it on to 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 manually hook and unhook the yarn after each line of stitching. For example, one stitch is taken off the panel at every line to produce a curved shoulder seam.
Finished panels are hand linked: the two pieces to be joined are lined up stitch by stitch onto a circular drum of knitting hooks, and then knitted together using the same yarn as the panels. Finally the seams are hand-tacked at each end to keep them safe, and trims are hand sewn into place.
It fits slim, to be worn light.
Tender is a small label created in Stroud, United Kingdom, by William Kroll and greatly inspired by classic British workwear and the garments used by the railway workers during the second industrial revolution.
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