No. 418

Long cardigan

$ 700incl. all taxes and duties

  • 100% Alpaca

Long jacket with a doublebreasted collar and lapel, knitted in a geometric pattern. Alpaca wool isolates against cold, but also cools in the heat so this is a perfect jacket to cuddle up in all year round.

Poetry in Stitches

”A scene on a chinese door, a christening bonnet from the 1700s, a baroque wallpaper, tiles in a Mooris building, flowers in the castle’s garden, bodice from a folk costume, a china bowl from Istanbul, or an old woven textile from Sweden.

With pencil and colours it becomes poetry in stitches, and new beautiful garments.

Inspiration, sketching, programming, shaping, photography and production. The road is long and the garment goes through many hands before being finished and ready to be presented to the world.”

This is Solveig Hisdal’s own words about the process from inspiration to finished garment. We are lucky to have such a skilled designer at the helm of our company.

Linking

The Norwegian word for linking is ‘kettling’, although this is originally a German word meaning ‘chain together’. On the round linking machines, linkers attach the front and back sections of the garment together at the shoulders. They patiently thread each individual stitch onto each needle, ensuring that once the first section is on, the corresponding stitch for the second section meets it. The machine then ‘links’ these together with a chain stitch. The same process applies to the trims down the front of the garment and around the neckline.

Our ambition is to produce some of the most beautiful clothes in the world, by focusing on high quality and excellent design. This requires advanced techniques, lots of handwork and the most skilled people.

Alpaca

Alpaca is a fiber from the alpaca animals in The Andes Mountains in South America. The alpaca animals belong to the camel family and the use of alpaca wool has a long tradition among the Indians in South America. The alpaca yarn Oleana is using is spun by one of the best spinners in Peru and is a combed yarn, very strong, lustrous and beautiful.