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  1. Characteristics of Shetland wool


    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


    March 3, 2014 by Ville Raivio

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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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