We use 100% merino and lambswool in our knits. Our merino yarn comes from an indigenous traditional spinning mill that is nestled between the hills of southwest Donegal and the Atlantic Ocean. The yarn goes through a complete vertical production process from raw wool, through dying, blending, carding and spinning to a finished multi-colour flecked yarn. This flecked yarn is unique to this mill and is called Donegal Yarn, we love the multitude of colours the flecks produce within each unique cone. The yarn is so pure that you might find a little bit of grass nestled within your knitwear!
The wool is single ply which means it’s twisted in one direction, affecting the drape of the fabric. Our seams naturally fall in a curve giving us a slightly off centred symmetry. Given our playful ethos and handmade approach to our craft we embrace these qualities.
Our lambswool comes from a 200 year old family run mill in North England. The yarn is super soft and cosy and lighter in weight than our merino wool, perfect for Spring and Summer wear. The yarn is two ply and our seams naturally fall straight. We use this yarn to make all of our baby hats and if you find wool on the itchy side this might be the one for you.
Each garment is lovingly made by sturdy arms on a hand driven knitting machine (no electricity required!). Our pieces are knit fully fashioned which means they are knit to shape, rather than cut and sewn, and then linked together using a hand driven linking machine and hand sewn. No mass production. No cut corners. This is slow fashion. Check out our beautifully illustrated PROCESS here.
Our hats come in O/S, Small, Medium, and Large. Medium is standard and fits most heads but if your head is a little on the small side or you are buying for a child, perhaps opt for Small. Similarly, if you generally find hats a bit tight, or prefer a looser fit, the Large could be for you.
Our baby hats generally fit those aged 6 months to 2 years. If you specify the age of the little one, we will try to ensure we make a good fit for them. Kids head sizes vary so check with family members before buying.
Our jumpers range from xs – xxl depending on the style. Our size guide illustrates the various styles and measurements of each design.
Check out our SIZE GUIDE to help you choose the right style and fit.
Our garments will last you a lifetime if you give them the love and care they need. Read on for our top tips to ensure a long and happy life.
Wool is naturally antibacterial, meaning it requires much less washing than you might think, so best to air them regularly and spot clean where possible. We recommend washing your knit twice a year as this helps the fibre bounce back into shape and your knit will feel like new again.
Our garments are hand-wash only, use a mild detergent or soap (we use eco liquid detergents suitable for wool) and submerge in lukewarm water for 10 minutes, then rinse your garment and remove excess water. Do not twist or wring to remove excess water, as this can cause the garment to misshape and the yarn to felt. Instead press gently between palms to remove excess water then roll the garment in a clean towel to absorb the remaining excess water before reshaping and laying flat to dry. Once dry, fold your sweater and store it flat. Avoid hanging your sweater on a hanger as this may stretch the garment. In the case of a stain, rinse the area immediately with cold water (warm or hot water might set the stain).
If you know your washing machine well, use the wool cycle and wash on a cold setting with a gentle spin. Remove promptly and dry flat.
We do not recommend dry cleaning your garment.
To allow the natural fibres to breath, it is recommended that you store your garment in a canvas or muslin bag, a cardboard box, or wrap it in acid-free tissue paper. This will help extend its life and ensure a pleasant reunion come winter.
To avoid moths, it is recommended that garments be cleaned before storage. For additional protection against moths, cloves, lavender, rosemary, thyme, dried orange peel, or cedar chips can be used. Simply place any of these natural repellents in a cloth sachet and place it near, though not directly upon the garment.