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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Subject: The Knitwear Thread
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2016 at 11:35am
It was a nippy 2C when i left the house this morning which has prompted me to start this thread.

Im a big fan of that mid 70,s Scandinavian, folkie, outdoor vibe, but im not just talking snowflakes and reindeer knits here, im talking submarine sweaters, 40,s style tank tops, mittens, fisherman's ganseys, woolly hats, the cozier the better.

Im not the slightest bit interested in that Angora Batwing lurking at the back of your closet, Keep your opinions about 'The Sweater Shop' to yourself and that harlequin Pringle v-neck safely under lock and key.

I am interested in SNS, RMC, Canadian Sweater Co, RRL, Inverallan, Jamieson ect...
C'mon lets hear of your experiences.

Im sure mr randal will be just Itching to contribute.



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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2016 at 11:39am
Duke is spurning my advances so here in his honour is his superlative piece of knitwear by Freewheelers.

...and here is my much loved Dale of Norway next to Lady-Souls old hand framed fairisle leg-warmers, they double-up as pedal guards for biking y'know?



Posted By: Rackajack
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2016 at 12:07pm
North Sea Clothing are worth a look. Sold in Vintage Showroom and elsewhere.


Quite expensive but seem to be a small London based brand and made in England with British wool.


Posted By: SLAB2
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2016 at 12:21pm
I own 2 knits of SNS Herning and have a cardigan of Dehen on the way. I also plan to pick up a NSC knit for this winter. Absolutely love the Freewheelers knit wear for this winter season (especially the two tone collar knit) but unfortunately too expensive for my wallet


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2016 at 1:20pm
Can we see the collection when the Dehen arrives?


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2016 at 1:49pm
Good idea soulboy.

I have a couple of Armor Lux fishermens jumpers, those that buttonup on the left shoulder. One is plain navy and the other is a nautical blue with white hoops 'Hello sailor!' number. I think they're great, warm and fairly slim cut (for jumpers anyway).

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Posted By: A_See
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2016 at 6:06pm
The Dehen 1920 stuff is great. I have one of their shawl collar sweater coats. I'll try and get some flicks up later.


Posted By: Ben
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2016 at 6:10pm
Here's my flat head sweater. I love it, the color is better than just navy, there are strands of green, purple, etc that you can't see from afar but looks great up close.



Posted By: akuma no uta
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2016 at 8:50pm
Oooohhhhh. Awaits patiently for amazing pics


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2016 at 10:48pm
Ben- That fits very nicely. Many years ago I used to own the almost identical sweater that i bought vintage by 'Bracken Country Wear' Its uncanny.
Unlike yours, It became horribly misshapen with a long torso and short sleeves Unhappy

Maynard- ^^Ive never pictured you as the John Paul Gaultier fragrance bottle before, but i will now, and thats no bad thing let me tell 'ya.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2016 at 4:07am
If me and the boy are up early on Sunday's we sometimes head to a nature reserve called Danes Dyke, its a short walk around the coast from the lighthouse at Flamborough head, we can be there in not much more than 2hours (you have probably seen us there catching crabs in the where did your jeans go thread)
We often pass this place and i have never called in http://www.ganseys.co.uk/" rel="nofollow - Flamborough Marine Ltd  the "History" page is well worth a read.

http://www.flamboroughmanor.co.uk/ganseys/index_htm_files/7442.jpg" rel="nofollow"> Filey Fishermen

http://www.flamboroughmanor.co.uk/ganseys/index_htm_files/7442.jpg" rel="nofollow - http://www.flamboroughmanor.co.uk/ganseys/index_htm_files/7451.jpg" rel="nofollow"> Victorian Fishermen in their Ganseys

They make traditional hand made fishermans ganseys the age old method to local patterns, knitted entirely out of one thread unlike most who construct pannels and then stitch them together afterwards.
Worn well by db's these would look fantastic but at £350-400 ($520) they ain't cheap although im sure they are worth every penny.
Next time we are over there i will pop in and see if they will let me take a few photo's.



Posted By: SLAB2
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2016 at 4:11am
I love how the pricing goes up with each size

very lovely patterns that I haven't seen yet anywhere else


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2016 at 4:20am
Me too,

They're local patterns slab often passed down by word of mouth and native to their fishing village.


Posted By: devilish
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2016 at 5:31am
Did someone say "Knitwear"? This is just the more interesting half of my knitted wardrobe. There are plain grey and blue jumpers (or sweaters). The weather is fast approaching down here on Dartmoor for these to start being worn. So, vintage Pendleton Shawl Collar cardigan, Cluct Works Biker Club (a gift for some ad hoc modelling I did for them), my scruffy 'go to' Norwegian Birds Eye (actually knitted in Ireland) and Howlin' by Morrison Fair Isle.

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Posted By: oomslokop
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2016 at 5:31am
if only i were living somewhere cold, i'd get a scarborough in claret or cornish fudge. Unhappy


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Posted By: A_See
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2016 at 12:07am
 

Some nice knits posted! I'm ready for the colder months to start making their appearance. Any chance to throw on a jacket and sweater and I'm a happy camper.

 Here's one of my go to knits during the colder months. The Dehen 1920 Shawl Collar Coat, it's a really well made piece with a nice dense weave to it. For anyone thinking about picking one up, check out http://www.bestmadeco.com/products/shawl-neck-sweater-coat?option_values=1067" rel="nofollow - Best Made Co.   near the end of the year. They usually have them at 50% off during their sale before Christmas.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2016 at 9:26am
Yup, that's how its done^ Im not one for a shawl collar but you wear it very well.

These hand knitted Fair Isle's look nice by http://www.mativentrillon.co.uk/knitwear/bespoke" rel="nofollow - Mati Ventrillion.

http://www.mativentrillon.co.uk/site/assets/files/1157/fisherman-jumper.jpg" rel="nofollow">Fisherman jumper

The full range is found under 'Knitwear Styles' and the choice of 'Wool Colours is just mind-boggling.



Posted By: Slimstraight
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2016 at 9:39am
Very nice A_See. Always admired Best Made Co. Didn't realize that sweater was made by Dehen. 


Posted By: SLAB2
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2016 at 11:34am
the choice of colors is really mind boggling; I love the fisherman knit; too bad they are currently not accepting any orders


Posted By: smoothsailor
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2016 at 11:44am
great knits .
I have a few , including the grey dean shawl cardigan. That's my favorite. A See you wear it very nice. Used to have a St James ala Maynard describes, wasn't very good, lost it's shape after a few seasons. Armor lux I like better. Post pictures later


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Posted By: Rackajack
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2016 at 12:27pm
Pretty there aren't currently, but any UK stockists of Dehen 1920?


Posted By: Geeman
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2016 at 12:40pm
Maybe American Classic in London

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Posted By: Denimetc
Date Posted: 01 Oct 2016 at 4:21am
Practically only piece I have ATM.

Wool-Cotton Blend. Very comfy to wear even with a T-shirt.



RRL have IMO some great cardigans almost every season




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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 01 Oct 2016 at 9:31am
^That's the one which sprung to mind when i mentioned RRL in the OP.

Originally posted by SLAB2 SLAB2 wrote:

the choice of colors is really mind boggling; I love the fisherman knit; too bad they are currently not accepting any orders


Agreed, im going to keep an eye on it, the option to customise the pattern and details looks very interesting.


Posted By: smoothsailor
Date Posted: 02 Oct 2016 at 2:57am
didn't realize I was stacking up on knit wear
armor lux

mens file by saint james, this one is better than an normal saint james I used to have

dehen motorcycle sweater. den makes real nice knits. heavy and they keep their shape

dehen cardigan, traded it with illumin8em. not as heavy as the sweater, still a good one

dehen shawl cardigan, my favorite 

this a pretty cool book on dutch fisher towns and their sweaters. Each town has their own pattern

local paters



Groing up my mom always knitted sweaters for me, until I was about 14 yrs old. When playing voetbal she knitted a winter jersey so I wouldn't be cold on the field


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Posted By: SLAB2
Date Posted: 07 Oct 2016 at 5:57am
here are my knits; hope to pick up a couple more this winter

Dehen 1920 cardigan

https://flic.kr/p/MuDZF9" rel="nofollow">

Bellerose navy cardigan (italian made)

https://flic.kr/p/LZcHvx" rel="nofollow">

SNS Herning Stark navy - my most worn knit

https://flic.kr/p/MWLH9M" rel="nofollow">

SNS Herning grey knit (forgot the name) - the knitted pattern is quite amazing

https://flic.kr/p/LZcPJV" rel="nofollow">

https://flic.kr/p/MLFsSY" rel="nofollow">


Posted By: *lefty*
Date Posted: 18 Oct 2016 at 1:08pm
Gina got this one at Inspiration
The Kandahar by Bert Charon NY
100% wool


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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 18 Oct 2016 at 1:22pm
Love it!


Posted By: Denimetc
Date Posted: 24 Oct 2016 at 4:26am
Die, Workwear! Blog has a Cardigan post with a plethora of past RRL and other Cardigan pics.
http://dieworkwear.com/post/151669447264/rrls-handknit-cardigans" rel="nofollow - http://dieworkwear.com/post/151669447264/rrls-handknit-cardigans



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Posted By: Rackajack
Date Posted: 06 Nov 2016 at 7:03am
Thanks - RRL do some great knits.

Any UK / euro bro's got suggestions for vintage (30s-50s) inspired smarter knitwear? 

Thinking along the lines of Dehen that isn't available here. North Sea clothing do a few but are more nautical / outdoorsman.

  




Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 06 Nov 2016 at 8:59am
Ive been gazing longingly at some lovely vintage knits on Etsy.
Circa, 30,s 40,s & 50,s era.







This thread is seriously lacking some fit pics. Do you think Gina would do us the honors Lefty?



Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 06 Nov 2016 at 10:03am
I sort of like this one, but wouldn't cop w/o trying on.

http://masuya1997.com/item/colimbo-high-lander-knit-cardigan-alpamayo-2/" rel="nofollow - https://masuya1997.com/item/colimbo-high-lander-knit-cardigan-alpamayo-2/


Posted By: hollows
Date Posted: 06 Nov 2016 at 11:26am

I don't think I'd be happy with the high neckline, but I sure do love the color and texture of this one from SEH Kelley.

http://www.sehkelly.com/shop/knitwear/crewnecks/crewneck-in-ten-ply-tobacco-geelong-lambswool/" rel="nofollow - http://www.sehkelly.com/shop/knitwear/crewnecks/crewneck-in-ten-ply-tobacco-geelong-lambswool/

If anyone spots something similar in a non-shawl cardigan, let me know :)


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Posted By: Denimetc
Date Posted: 06 Nov 2016 at 1:31pm
This'll be the last RRL cardi I'll post for a while, but I quite like this hand-knit cotton piece I saw on bay




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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 07 Nov 2016 at 1:03am
What's the country of manufacture for RRL knitware? they look a bit Cowichen but expensive when compared to the Canadian Sweater Co.

Originally posted by hollows hollows wrote:


If anyone spots something similar in a non-shawl cardigan, let me know :)

There's a Bobby Fish cardi at the vintage shop nr my work, its lacking the cable-knit on the shoulder but its the same colour/style with some lovely crushed minstel buttons.



Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 07 Nov 2016 at 1:32am
Here's an old one from me.

Living in a cold wet northern european environment the sheep fleece around my neck of the woods tends to carry a lot more lanolin so it still feels ultra-soft (unlike coarse processed wool) but is very waxy like a hipster moustache.
After handling those adoreably stupid clouds on legs your hands feel velvety soft for the rest of the day and if you go down to the river to catch some fish your hands are waterproofed, the water just beads off...
Compared to RMC WWII,s

Compared to CSF 46,s
Denim and wool, a match made in heaven.


Posted By: Denimetc
Date Posted: 07 Nov 2016 at 8:50am
Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

What's the country of manufacture for RRL knitware? they look a bit Cowichen but expensive when compared to the Canadian Sweater Co.



I think they are mainly made in China - sadly...


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Posted By: Rackajack
Date Posted: 07 Nov 2016 at 9:01am
Mainly made in China but some are USA, couple of crewnecks, shawl collars and cardigans available currently online.

http://www.ralphlauren.co.uk/search/index.jsp?sort=&keywords=made+in&f=Brand&fg=Brand&fv=1000942%2FRRL&fd=RRL&omniselect=View_All99&size=99 

Searching for 'made in' on the Ralph Lauren site brings up all the stock that isn't from the far east essentially, as these are listed as origin of 'imported'.


 


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 07 Nov 2016 at 9:02am
Is that denim rub? If so- You're a bad man. There are laws in place to protect those sheep from people like you.

Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

Here's an old one from me.

Compared to CSF 46,s
Denim and wool, a match made in heaven.


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Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 07 Nov 2016 at 11:23am
Those laws don't apply in rural Derbyshire Mr B, in fact, they're positively frowned upon and flagrantly disregarded.

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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 07 Nov 2016 at 12:10pm
Don't mind me...


Posted By: oomslokop
Date Posted: 07 Nov 2016 at 2:34pm
i'm pretty sure 00 was just tryina get some extra lap dances fades on his conners


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Posted By: SallyKolchine
Date Posted: 07 Nov 2016 at 2:40pm
Anyone have much experience with Stevenson Overall sweaters? I've been eyeing that Gansey sweater... Sort of impartial to the whole indigo everything craze going around


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 08 Nov 2016 at 2:16am
Originally posted by Denimetc Denimetc wrote:

Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

What's the country of manufacture for RRL knitware? they look a bit Cowichen but expensive when compared to the Canadian Sweater Co.



I think they are mainly made in China - sadly...

Thanks D-ect and Rackajack, Ive never handled any RRL clothing but im astonished that folks can spend that kind of dollar on something that is MiC, when you could get something made in the west to traditional methods cheaper, don't get me wrong im not saying they don't look good but the profit margins must be astronomical.
In my nievety i expected Ralf to make all the higher end garb in the USA  (its not like they would even be considered loss-leaders) but i suppose his average customer has deep pockets and doesn't really give a hoot so why cater to the minority.


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 13 Nov 2016 at 5:44pm
They are fairly ubiquitous, but I used to quite like the Olive Drab " Sweater, Mens, 100 wool" -- there were dozens of contracts I am sure -- but the pattern is fairly standard.  Sacrelige maybe, but we'd buy them for 7-8 dollars at a thrift/surplus shop and machine wash hot, and then dry hot for (at the time) the coveted super fit. 



Posted By: likeacannon
Date Posted: 13 Nov 2016 at 10:24pm
This is pretty much the only one in my closet right now. Looking for a chunkier Irish fishing-type sweater, but having a hard time with finding a good fit.



Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2016 at 11:36am
Traditional hand knitted wrist warmers by http://www.exclusivelyfairisle.co.uk/history-of-fair-isle-knitting.php" rel="nofollow - Elizabeth Riddeford of Fair Isle Scotland.
I have chosen un-dyed, un-bleached natural wools from breeds Moorit, Shetland Black ect 
The designs are symbolic of Fair Isle the swirls represent the horns of the sheep for instance.

Only available to buy in person on Fair Isle or made to order, orders are taken for just a few months each year.
They came with this lovely hand written postcard from the island showing the crofts.
Its that remote the post can take 10days just to leave the island, looks like my kind of place.

Some history




'Action shot'

Perfect for keeping your hands toasty warm while leaving your fingers free for tying fish hooks, collecting mushrooms, climbing rocks and wot-not
'What do you mean wrist warmers are for girls?



Posted By: akuma no uta
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2016 at 6:26pm
I picked up one of the Grandpa Cardigans from Runabout Goods recently and oh man am I blown away. It weighs well over a pound, and is so thick and relatively soft. A bit of itchiness on my arms if I have a short sleeve under it but not bad over all. It's insanely warm

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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2016 at 1:33am
Can you share some pictures and details with us akuma, better still a fit pic.


Posted By: Duke Mantee
Date Posted: 26 Nov 2016 at 12:25pm
This is a better picture than the one Double 0 tried to embarrass me with ...
 


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Posted By: Flash
Date Posted: 26 Nov 2016 at 12:27pm
good to see you back Duke 


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 26 Nov 2016 at 12:29pm
Originally posted by Duke Mantee Duke Mantee wrote:

This is a better picture than the one Double 0 tried t embarrass me with ...
 

Looks terrible Big smile welcome back.


Posted By: SLAB2
Date Posted: 26 Nov 2016 at 2:55pm
Great to have u back duke!


Posted By: Ishmael
Date Posted: 26 Nov 2016 at 6:18pm
Like that grey quite a bit better than the navy they introduced this year. The grey is a better canvas for the craftsmanship.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2016 at 12:56am
Echoing what Flash and Slab said - welcome back Duke! (?)



Posted By: smoothsailor
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2016 at 4:23am
yes welcome, Duke. Didn't suspect to be on this thread

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Posted By: Duke Mantee
Date Posted: 29 Nov 2016 at 1:14am
Flash, Double 0, Doc, Slab and Smoothsailor (and all the others - you know who you are) thank you so much for the kind words.

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Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 29 Nov 2016 at 3:05am
Welcome back Duke, hopefully you've had plenty of time to consider the error of your ways and amend your attitude accordingly

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Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 29 Nov 2016 at 7:32am
Thanks so much Maynard, always so helpful.

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Posted By: Duke Mantee
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2016 at 2:01am
Thanks Maynard - and yes of course, I've learned a lot.
 
To keep up Double 0's efforts here's my Arpenteur 'Chevaliere' Collar Sweater - it's medium gauge worsted knit - not dissimilar to the ever popular USN watch cap - but heavier.
 
The sales blurb goes thus:
 
Inspired by mid-20th century sweaters traditionally worn by French sportsmen and knitted in Brittany by a factory that has been manufacturing garments for the French army and professional fishermen for over 50 years ...
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2016 at 2:35am
Nice one Duke, that's my kind of jumper. Great colour too.

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Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2016 at 2:42pm
Double 0 can enjoy http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/11/20/british-wool-a-thriving-industry-thanks-to-running-the-last-mark/" rel="nofollow - this article tomorrow morning with his mug of Yorkshire Gold.

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Posted By: The Jerry
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2016 at 4:10pm
Welcome back, Duke!


Posted By: Mr. Q
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2016 at 4:54pm
Originally posted by Duke Mantee Duke Mantee wrote:

Thanks Maynard - and yes of course, I've learned a lot.
 
To keep up Double 0's efforts here's my Arpenteur 'Chevaliere' Collar Sweater - it's medium gauge worsted knit - not dissimilar to the ever popular USN watch cap - but heavier.
 
The sales blurb goes thus:
 
Inspired by mid-20th century sweaters traditionally worn by French sportsmen and knitted in Brittany by a factory that has been manufacturing garments for the French army and professional fishermen for over 50 years ...
 
 
 
 

I've been eyeing this sweater as well! So nice! Would you say that sizing is typical?


Posted By: Shorty Long
Date Posted: 19 Dec 2016 at 5:08am
How's sizing on the Dehen 1920 sweaters?


Posted By: smoothsailor
Date Posted: 19 Dec 2016 at 12:12pm
the size guide on their website is accurate. I have 4 different items all in the same size M and they all fit the same. shawl cardigan, varsity cardigan, motor sweater, varsity jacket.
Damn too manny stuff


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Posted By: Neil
Date Posted: 20 Dec 2016 at 7:48am
I really do love that heavy milano knit Arpenteur wool. Perfect balance of weight, warmth, and the wool is smooth. Nice pickup, Duke!


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Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 20 Dec 2016 at 7:54am
Anyone into old college sweaters? I have this one for sale at the mo if anyone's interested. Medium/Large




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Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2017 at 5:06am
Jumper season is in full flight here in the land of mandolins, pizzas and bunga bunga parties.
I am wearing today this wee fisherman style turtleneck job I had made by the lovely Peter Marrow of South West Chunkies a few years ago. i've asked him to make me a jumper inspired by the iconic Hemingway turtleneck, as pictured here:


And this is what he came up with:





better colour and texture representation here


The wool is absolutely lovely, still rich of lanolin and deliciously smelly of sheep.
The jumper came out a little too loose in the rollneck, and the waistband is too short, I've should have asked for a wider waistband. Other than that it's great and I love to wear it.
I may order another one soon with a slightly taller waistband.
It was a good day. I wrote a couple excellent chapters and now i am off to celebrate with several martini in and out!


Posted By: robroy
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2017 at 10:53am
excellent stuff Volvo, the color is beautiful. I think the length is perfect, but maybe the neck roll could be a little less. 

 and thanks for the Bunga Bunga party reference. 


Posted By: smoothsailor
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2017 at 11:27am
a chapter about bunga bunga parties I presume. cool sweater

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Posted By: Broark
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2017 at 12:48pm
Anyone have any knits from Andersen-Andersen?
Lovely looking Merino wool sweaters, symmetrically patterned, made in Italy.
Doesn't look like I'm able to post the images from their site here, so here's a link to their web store:  http://www.andersen-andersen.com/webshop" rel="nofollow - http://www.andersen-andersen.com/webshop


Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2017 at 3:57pm
Originally posted by robroy robroy wrote:

excellent stuff Volvo, the color is beautiful. I think the length is perfect, but maybe the neck roll could be a little less. 

 and thanks for the Bunga Bunga party reference. 

yeah the legnth is good, I meant I regret not having asked Peter to make it with a bigger, taller waistband like vintage sweaters (just compare to the 1966 Mr Black sweater in the past page). and yeah the neckroll is a bit too wide.
And you're very welcome about the bunga bunga party reference. to mention it is fairly inexpensive, to organise one is a whole different ball game!


Posted By: apap
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2017 at 3:05pm
Vintage Cowichan zip cardigan

https://flic.kr/p/Qo3gYd" rel="nofollow"> https://flic.kr/p/Qo3gYd" rel="nofollow - FullSizeRender by https://www.flickr.com/photos/100771083@N07/" rel="nofollow - ap ap , on Flickr


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Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2017 at 3:44pm
Excellent Cowichan. Love the eagle pattern and the hefty feel of that sweater


Posted By: apap
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2017 at 3:53pm
Originally posted by volvo volvo wrote:

Excellent Cowichan. Love the eagle pattern and the hefty feel of that sweater

Thanks. Your chinconcuac sweater is what led me to get it out.  


Posted By: illumin8em
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2017 at 5:20pm


Originally posted by apap apap wrote:

Vintage Cowichan zip cardigan




lovely sweater, but I'm more interested in your headless weimaraner guarding the ducklings in your fish tank.



Posted By: CSL
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2017 at 11:11pm
A vintage cardigan I've had for many years. Taking into consideration the drastically asymmetrical collar I'm pretty sure it was homemade. 




Posted By: smoothsailor
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2017 at 12:23am
mega CSL, best cardigan on here

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Posted By: CSL
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2017 at 12:29am
Thanks, Smoothsailor.


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2017 at 12:36am
Cowcardigan
Seems
Lovely

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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2017 at 1:34am
apap- That's an extremely nice cardigan and it fits perfectly.
Originally posted by smoothsailor smoothsailor wrote:

mega CSL, best cardigan on here

Yes indeed the Cowdign is lovely! if not somewhat strange, you would expect that sombody with the knitting skills to follow a cow pattern would be more than capable of getting the collar on straight.
For me its between this^ and Gina's Moosey Reindeer (albeit not a cardi)


Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2017 at 5:52am
That's a real COW-ichan sweater CSL!!! Thumbs Up

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Posted By: CSL
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2017 at 9:58am
Thanks, Gents!


Posted By: volvo
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2017 at 10:11am
here's a couple pics of my Mexican Chinconcuac sueter.
I've bought this maybe 5 years ago through an ebay account of a Mexican craft dealer in Santa Fe.





traditional wave pattern


pocket


Chinconcuac is a city in the inland of Mexico from where the tradition of making this kind of cardigans come from.
Marylin made this design quite iconic through her famous last fotoshoot by George Barries in 1962.


McQueen wore it too


to not mention Starsky!




Posted By: SLAB2
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2017 at 11:16am
Thats pretty cool!


Posted By: Ben
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2017 at 5:26pm
Inspired by the great sweaters in this thread, I took a look at ebay and found a vintage (hand-knit?) cardigan that is very me. I love it! So damn warm and heavy.







Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2017 at 12:00am
Nice Ben, it is very 'you' are you going to treat us to a fit pic?

Thanks for all the wonderful contributions fellas, im loving the adventurous nature of this thread, proof that one can buy a nicely made garment while still supporting ethical manufacture and the tallents of the smaller makers without the need to be covered head to toe in the forums 'safe' brands.


Posted By: Ben
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2017 at 6:31pm
Of course! I'm no tease ;)



With my RJB 105BSP, the denim that "always got away" that ended up to fit me even better than my 3005. I love these jeans!

I also got some casual shorts that I really love. I believe that they were made from old military blankets, just refashioned into shorts by sunny sports!


Posted By: SLAB2
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2017 at 2:28am
Great sweater and denim fit is on point !


Posted By: Flash
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2017 at 6:22am
Found this Ground-Alls cardigan on ebay for cheap , not usually one for knitwear but i thought it was cool

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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2017 at 11:49am
Nice flash! ive never seen one before and グランドオールズ used to be one of my favourite Yahoo searches.


Posted By: Flash
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2017 at 12:06pm
yeah . always wanted a pair of silverstone xx but could never find a pair in my size 

ill try and get a fit pic up at some point 


Posted By: Flash
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2017 at 3:51am
Not the best fit pic but ....

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Not quite sure if i suit a cardigan , neither is the wife but ill leave her comment out
Whats the verdict then ?


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2017 at 4:15am
I love an old college cardigan. I personally think it looks great on you.


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Posted By: HP Sauce
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2017 at 4:18am
Flash,

Maybe I'm partial because my husband's a cardy-boy but I like the look on you.  The thing is, you can really dress it up with a shirt-shirt or keep it casual as you have here.

With those specs, you make me think of a certain Mr. E. Costello, another respectable fellow. 



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Posted By: massivebonanza
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2017 at 4:33am
As a devout cardi wearer, I concur with the above.

While from the initial pics I wasn't bowled over, but that passed seeing it on you Flash.

Keep it, you'll grow to love it.


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2017 at 4:33am
I like it Flash and I think the best way to dress it up is with a bow-tie!

Glasses look good too.

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Posted By: Flash
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2017 at 4:36am
Thanks everyone , its definitely growing on me



Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2017 at 5:00am
I like it too but i know how you feel im not a cardy-boy either, not through lack of trying, they always seem to look better on other peeps, you included.



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