A formidable, luxurious 6-ply superfine lambswool rib-stitch shawl collar cardigan that is equal parts thick and soft.
More coat than cardigan, it is made of a generous c. 1.2 kilograms of superfine lambswool from Todd & Duncan's prestigious Lamaine collection, making this piece sumptuously thick, sturdy and extremely warm whilst being soft to the touch, thanks to it being the world's softest lambswool.
It is densely knitted in rib-stitch for extra warmth.
A favourite of seafarers, the classic shawl collar cardigan is traditionally a chunky garment, known to withstand the most unforgiving of elements, and ours is no exception. Only we have chosen to use the world's softest lambswool so you can weather the winter chill whilst feeling supremely snug.
Highly versatile and designed to exude rakish charm, it is equally well suited over a shirt, t-shirt, or one of our crew neck jumpers for a doubling up of warmth.
Its unrivalled softness, durability and exceptional warmth will easily make this your most trusted companion for many winters to come.
Italian made horn buttons in natural dark brown
a large rounded shawl collar that can be turned up to provide a handy buffer against the wind or flipped down for thick cushioning of the world's softest lambswool around the back of the neck
2 patch pockets of the same formidable rib-stitch superfine lambswool as the rest of the cardigan, for the keeping of change or, more likely, the stuffing of hands
cuffs that are slightly longer than usual so they can be turned up if required to shorten the sleeve length
knitted loop closure at the neck
classic raglan shoulders
Slim modern fit but slightly more roomy than our crew neck and v neck sweaters to allow for ease of movement and layering
Body of cardigan tapers slightly from the chest down to the hem for a more fitted look and to avoid "bagging" around the waist area when buttoned up
Shorter body to avoid excess fabric extending too far down the thighs
Armhole is slightly smaller than traditional shawl collar cardigans for an overall trimmer silhouette but not too tight to allow for ease of movement and layering
Our friend Lit wears a size 38/S. He measures: chest circumference 37.8" (96cm); height 6"2 (188cm).
We are confident in bringing you the world’s finest knitwear because we only use the very best at every stage of manufacture: Quality of fibre: 100% superfine lambswool of the highest quality, sourced from a special breed of South African sheep. Fibre diameter is c. 18.5 microns, making this the world's finest, softest lambswool (most lambswool averages 21 - 24 microns). Fibre length is c. 42mm - the longer staple length keeps the sweater in shape and avoids pilling. Quality of yarn: 6-ply superfine lambswool yarn produced by spinnersTodd & Duncanat their Loch Leven Mill in Kinross, Scotland, industry heavyweights who have been spinning yarn for 150 years - world renowned for their consistently high quality and strong yarns.
Quality of knit: knitted, hand-finished and washed by fourth generation heritage knitwear specialists in Hawick, the Scottish Borders,a region whose expertise in the trade is without compare. Garments are knitted tightly to minimise gaps and to ensure longevity.
Quality of finish: there is a high degree of hand-finishing. The sweater is "fully-fashioned". This makes the garment more well fitted, much like a bespoke suit. Individual pieces of the sweater are “hand-linked” - a meticulous process by which each tiny knit-loop at the end of each piece of the sweater is linked together by hand, ensuring the seams are the straightest and strongest.
Quality of wash: the finished product is carefully washed in pure Scottish waters with the precise balance of minerals, so that the garment is given its famous soft handle without compromising the integrity of the fibres. Scottish knitwear may feel a little stiff to begin with but will soften naturally with age.
Find out more about the quality of our garmentshere.
UK sizing is used for our garments. Please see the size conversion table below. The shawl collar cardigan fits true to size. We suggest taking your normal size.
The precise measurements are set out below. To ensure you have the correct size, you may wish to take a measuring tape to one of your existing jumpers with the best fit and compare measurements:
Chest width (cm)
Body length (cm)
Hem width above rib trim (cm)
Sleeve length (underarm) (cm)
If you would like to discuss sizing or any other aspects of the garment, please feel free to contact us.