World's finest knitwear, made in Scotland
We champion the dignity of craft, and the return to an older philosophy of garment making which puts quality above all else.
Partnering with master knitters from Scotland renowned for setting the world's highest standards, we bring you knitwear that combine a modern aesthetic with heirloom quality.
Quality that gets better with age and sees you through decades of wear - common in a bygone era, though rare today.
Find out more about what makes our knitwear the world's best here.
Discover our new collection of knitwear in preparation for the spring summer season.
Made in Scotland, these pieces are perfect for those who prefer lighter or more open knitwear, and for transitional seasons. Cashmere blended with other luxury summer fibres like silk and linen achieves the best of both worlds - the cosy softness of cashmere with the light, breathable and luxurious hand feel of linen and silk.
Our new version of extrafine "superwash" merino is wonderfully airy and comfortable against the skin whilst being resilient, making it the ideal daily sweater.
"Certainly, if you’re looking for investment-grade quality, Colhay's knits are superb." - Robb Report
How to Style White Knitwear
Some people approach white with some trepidation because they might be worried it might not go well with their complexion.
As such, we carefully select white shades for our knitwear that make you look great because they are in muted, darker tones.
In our latest style journal article, we thought it would be helpful to categorise the white shades in our knitwear range, from lightest to darkest, and to go through some tips on how best to wear and style them.
“Colhay’s has gone to great lengths to ensure that every step of its production upholds the manufacturing calibre that it has been founded upon. It even lists the provenance of much of its yarn online - a refreshing approach in an industry that is often hazy on details.” - Brummell Magazine
An Ode to Olive: How to Style Olive Knitwear
Given how many articles of clothing are likely to be in navy and grey, olive is a great colour to pick for knitwear as it means you can wear your knitwear all the time with other items in your wardrobe without them clashing.
In our latest Style Journal article, we hope to show you the vast number of ways you can style olive knitwear, including with denim, with navy and grey, with tan, oatmeal and brown, with black and white and with pops of colour:
“Over at Colhay’s, you can find a really chunky, super-fine lambswool rib-stitch model [of the shawl collar cardigan] that comes in a variety of colours, and a cashmere version in navy, ecru and olive. These are definitely more jacket - or even coat - than knitwear.” - The Times
Heavy Duty Knitwear for Winter Weather
Many parts of the world have been gripped by a cold snap lately, and the coldest weather warrants the heaviest of knitwear.
One common complaint of chunky knitwear is that it is scratchy. At Colhay's, we pride ourselves in achieving the best of both worlds - creating some of the world's thickest and heaviest knitwear, but also the softest - a unique combination you are unlikely to find anywhere else.
Find out more about our heaviest knitwear here:
"Colhays, with their Scottish knitted garments, are at the forefront of the kind of quality we want to see more of." - Plaza Uomo
Cream of the Crop: What makes our fibres the world's finest
There is a lot of obscurity these days as to the true quality of materials used in clothing. At Colhay's, we combat this by equipping you with the same knowledge as industry experts so that you are able to determine for yourself, whether a piece of clothing really is made of the highest quality.
Discover the "Quality" section of our website in the menu, starting with an explanation of what makes our fibres the world's finest:
"The brand, its product and presentation, are executed very well. The knitwear is great, the taste level spot on, and the information well done. Those things mean that this could become a reliable place for a Permanent Style reader to consistently get their quality knitwear" - Permanent Style
Luxuriously soft yet densely knitted and durable, our cashmere knitwear are heirloom pieces made to last generations, and crafted in Scotland by heritage makers from start to finish using the world's finest cashmere yarns from renowned spinners Todd & Duncan.
Discover our cashmere collection:
"I’ve always been drawn to companies that make traditional men’s style feel relevant in today’s age. Colhay’s is reframing Scottish knitwear without diluting what makes these sweaters so great in the first place." - Die, workwear!
Soft yet robust; substantial, thick, warm and comforting, our superfine lambswool knitwear are heirloom pieces made to last generations, and crafted in Scotland by heritage makers from start to finish using the world's softest lambswool yarns from renowned spinners Todd & Duncan' prestigious Lamaine collection.
Discover our superfine lambswool collection: