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70% cashmere 30% linen from Todd & Duncan c. 370 grams (mid weight but knitted fabric feels lighter than 100% cashmere)
Made in Hawick, Scotland
Fit: true to size. Size up for a relaxed fit. Sleeves might feel slightly tight when new due to the linen but will relax considerably with wear.
Hand wash or dry clean. More garment care instructions here
Item code: CH-CSLN-IVYV-CRM
Our cashmere linen ivy v neck is inspired by sweaters worn by American Ivy League university students in the 1950s with an iconic overlapping v neck trim.
Back then the v neck was small and tight, and students would wear a shirt and tie underneath.
We wanted to create a contemporary, relaxed version of this style, so whilst keeping the overlapping feature on the v neck, we’ve deepened the v neck trim and designed it in an all over rib-stitch structure for a contemporary look, as well as more room in the body for a relaxed fit.
We have also designed the piece with a raglan shoulder, in keeping with the original. Another benefit of the raglan shoulder is that it accommodates a wider range of shoulder widths compared to a set-in shoulder. The ribbed cuffs and hem are slightly longer for a vintage look.
This sweater feels luxuriously soft and cosy to wear yet still comfortable if you live in warmer climates or if you feel you heat up very easily with thick cashmere knitwear. Whilst retaining a substantial hand feel as you would expect of anything made in Scotland, the texture of the sweater will feel slightly more open, stretchier, and lighter compared to its 100% cashmere rib-stitch counterpart like the submariner rollneck, due to the 30% linen component. For this reason, it will also feel slightly more relaxed when you are wearing it, as opposed to a garment that wraps you up tightly.
It’s the perfect sweater to take with you on summer walks and beach side holidays - ideal for throwing on after a swim or when the temperature drops in the evening. Cashmere and linen, both being moisture wicking means it will dry very fast when wet.
Wear it with either a button down for a contemporary ivy look or simply over a white t-shirt for a relaxed look.
Why 70% cashmere 30% linen?
The sweater is made with a blend of 70% cashmere and 30% linen. Cashmere is one of the world’s softest fibres and incredibly insulating - great for very cold weather. However, we wanted to create an item that would be perfect for transitional months and accommodate slightly warmer temperatures. Although cashmere is temperature regulating, very thick cashmere can still be a little too hot for the warmer months.
Linen is a light, breathable and airy fibre, but can be quite stiff and scratchy on its own. Having 70% cashmere and 30% linen in the blend achieves the best of both worlds - the remarkable fluffy softness of cashmere which is balanced out by the light and airy feel of linen.
Fits true to size. Size up for a relaxed fit. Please see size chart below for measurements.
Designed for a slightly more relaxed, drapey look so it is roomier in the body than usual.
Sleeves might feel slightly tight when new due to the linen component but will relax considerably with wear.
Deeper v neck for a flattering neckline.
Model wears size 40/M for a slightly more relaxed fit. He measures: chest circumference 36" (92cm); height 6"2 (188cm).
We are confident in bringing you the world's finest cashmere knitwear because we only use the very best at every stage of manufacture:
Quality of fibre: 70% cashmere blended with 30% linen of the highest quality. Cashmere is sourced from inner Mongolia. Fibre diameter is c. 15.5 microns and length is c. 38mm, making the fibre the world's finest and longest, which meansthe softestandmost durable.
Quality of yarn: cashmere linen 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.
The measurements of the garment 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. Measurements are approximate, but any variance is minimal and will not impact overall fit given that knitwear has stretch.
Measurements are in cm:
If you would like to discuss sizing or any other aspects of the garment, please feel free tocontact us.