Crewneck in grey and pine lambswool knit-stitch

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Crewneck jumper, hand-framed in the south-west of the British Isles, from a four-ply knit-stitch of grey and pine-colour lambswool yarn.


The jumper fits true to size, and thus the mannequin — the most standard 38 chest in all the world — is wearing a size S. It has a smart, fitted shape in both the body and the sleeve.

To fit chest 36 38 40 42 44
Pit-to-pit 19 20 21 22 23
Shoulder 16½ 17 17½ 18 18½
Sleeves 24 24½ 24½ 25 25½
Back length 24 24½ 24½ 25 25
The jumper is, in knitwear-speak, four-ply — i.e. there are four stitches to every inch. In everyday speak, meanwhile, it is "mid-weight". It is light enough to be worn over a shirt and under a jacket — especially since it has a slim fit — but thick enough to feel substantial when the going gets really cold.
The crewneck has a chest pocket on the left-side as worn, just below the arm-pit. Same quality and stitch as the rest of the jumper, this pocket, and with a rib at the top to help it hold its shape. The cuff and hem are a rib, too — the former twice the usual length, so as to be turned back on itself (below-left).
It is “hand-framed” — i.e. made by a skilful individual on a small and old contraption, rather than a big automated bruiser. It is also “fully fashioned” — i.e. the body and arms are specifically shaped and engineered, and are linked together by hand, so none of the seams of run-of-the-mill knitted goods.
The jumper is made from the softest and most luxurious lambswool around. The yarn — three colours: ash-grey, putty, and pine — is that of sheep with a naturally soft, dense, and plush fleece, which is further softened by intensive but washing and brushing and milling, and yes, softening.

Makers of

The garment is hand-framed by a knitwear maker founded 100 years ago. They work with small, hand-operated machines overseen by one person, rather than automated machines, making them one of the last makers still to do so in Britain. It is slow going, but the results always bear out the work put in.

So they say

Excuse my language, but it's flipping incredible.

Kind words — paraphrased, because this is a family website — by a man in the States who purchased the crewneck in navy-charcoal in March 2017.

The heavy crewneck has completely surpassed my expectations. The workmanship is superb. The wool is incredibly soft and the colour / texture definitely holds one's interest. Fit is perfect, and even allows for playing around with the sleeve-length given that it does stretch.

So fed back a gentleman who bought the crewneck in navy in February of 2018.