Hand wash or dry clean. More garment care instructionshere
Item code: CH-LAM-CRIK-CRM
Our superfine lambswool cricket sweater is designed as a luxurious version of the sporting vests and jumpers worn by cricketers – a tradition that dates back to the 18th century in the British Iles.
It is made in Scotland using an abundance of Todd & Duncan’s wonderfully luscious superfine lambswool – the crème de la crème of lambswool, half a kilo to be exact. Whilst robust, it has a remarkably soft handle and is comfortable against the skin, unlike the more dry and coarse fibres used on sporting cricket jumpers. Because it is also heavier than most sporting cotton cricket jumpers, it has a far more substantial, cosy feel when worn.
It is also designed with a contemporary aesthetic in mind - doing away with the tubular, elastic white stripe often found on the inside of the v neck on more traditional cricket jumpers. It also boasts a deeper v neck line for a more modern look.
The cream we chose has a light beige tint, in keeping with its vintage inspirations. The v neck itself is in a muted dark navy and dark burgundy – a modern, more elegant take on the often brighter traditional navy and red stripes found on old cricket jumpers.
This style runs small. We suggest sizing up from your usual size. Please see size guide at the bottom of the page
Slim modern fit but has a small amount of natural stretch and moulds to body over time
Body of sweater tapers slightly from the chest down to the hem to give a more fitted look by minimising excess fabric often found around the waist of sweaters
Smaller armhole compared to traditional "baggy" sweaters, without being overly restrictive
Take your usual size for a fitted, slim look, or size up for a regular fit
Model wears size 40/M. He measures: chest circumference 38" (97cm); height 6"1 (185cm).
Learn more about the inspiration and design of this piece here.
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: 4-ply superfine lambswool yarn (same thickness as 8-ply cashmere 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", 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.
Sizes for this style run small. We suggest taking the next size up from your usual size. 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:
Chest width (cm)
Body length (cm)
Hem width above rib trim (cm)
Sleeve length (underarm) (cm)
V neck depth (cm)
If you would like to discuss sizing or any other aspects of the garment, please feel free to contact us.