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  1. Characteristics of Shetland wool

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    March 21, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Shetland wool is the harvested and treated wool grown by sheep of the same name. This tiny landrace creature has …
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  2. A history and characteristics of Guernsey knitwear

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    March 3, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Guernsey jumpers are original work and leisure models born on the English Channel island of Guernsey. One of the oldest …
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  3. The Aran Jumper

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    August 21, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    The Aran jumper, also know as a fisherman’s jumper, is a knitwear model characterised by its off-white colour, large-scale woven …
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  4. Nordic Knitwear

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    May 12, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Today’s link leads to The Journal of Style, whose writer has shared a short guide to Nordic knitwear. Norwegian models …
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  5. Interview with Mati Ventrillon

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    March 5, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    “39 years old, designer-maker of Fair Isle knitwear and an Architect. I came to live in Fair Isle in 2007. I grew …
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  6. Fabric Shaver

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    March 1, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Pilling is the henchman of entropy. Even the finest of fibers are mere subordinates to friction and wear, with one’s …
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  7. Ribbing Stretching

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    February 28, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Most  woollen knits have plenty of stretch in the ribbing, but ecxeptions abound. When the  piece fits well, but its …
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