A handsome classic cardigan made of 100% superfine lambswool from Todd & Duncan's prestigious Lamaine range, regarded as the world's softest lambswool.
Furnished with Italian made horn buttons in natural dark brown, the classic cardigan is a luxurious, versatile piece of knitwear that can equally be dressed up with a shirt and tie or dressed down with a t-shirt.
It is thicker and warmer than most merino cardigans on the market, with a weight of about 400 grams. It is not bulky though, and will fit comfortably under a blazer or coat so, perfect for layering during the winter months, or for chilly evenings in the summer.
As with our classic crew neck and v necks in the same yarn, it possesses all the properties of traditional lambswool that we know and love, including its warmth, moisture-wicking abilities and breathability, whilst being soft to the touch.
Slim modern fit but has a small amount of natural stretch and moulds to body over time
Body of cardigan tapers slightly from the chest down to the hem to give a more fitted look when buttoned up
Smaller armhole compared to traditional "baggy" sweaters, without being overly restrictive
Our friend Lit is wearing 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: superfine lambswool yarnproduced 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", as signified by the faint-dotted lines along the sleeve-head of the jumper. 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. We suggest taking your usual size for a snug fit, or sizing up for a more standard fit.
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.