We've been getting a lot of interest in this project, so I thought I would make this thread rather than reply to everyone individually. This will be the third Cowichan we have designed, last year's version can be seen here and here. Our Cowichan Sweaters are hand-knit for us in Canada using 100% Virgin Wool. The pattern is our own, and results in a sweater with high armholes, a short body, and an overall slimmer fit than you would typically find on a traditional Cowichan Sweater. The company that produces these for us has over 30 years experience hand crafting sweaters and wool accessories, and the quality of each garment is immediately evident. With this year's version we have opted to take a departure from our past designs and the traditional Cowichan imagery. We would like this to remain an annual project for us, so we want to focus on releasing something unique on each occasion. This year's sweater features the same shape and signature shawl collar of a Cowichan, but lacks any external branding or images. Instead, this sweater features large wooden buttons (we have used zippers on the prior two designs), and two-braid cable knitting down the body and sleeves. Our friend Andrew (ConceptDiba) was kind enough to stop by the shop yesterday and model the sample for us. Larger pictures can be seen at www.fourhorsemen.ca/blog. The sample is black wool, but the sweater will also be produced in navy, and seal beige. Only 15 pieces in total will be produced. I will have more details regarding price and availability soon. If you guys have any questions at all please post them here in the thread so everyone can see the answer. Thanks, Guy 4HM MEASUREMENTS: Sz.S Shoulder - 15.5 Chest - 19.5 Sleeve - 24 Length - 25.5 Sz.M Shoulder - 16.5 Chest - 20.5 Sleeve - 24.5 Length - 26 Sz.L Shoulder - 17 Chest - 21.5 Sleeve - 25.5 Length - 27 Keep in mind that because these are hand knit each garment could vary slightly. Also, expect to gain some length after a few wears as the knit loosens up. The sample has already loosened up a bit just from people trying it on in the shop. These sweaters definitely look best after a few wears. Seal Beige: This colour looks amazing in person with the wooden buttons. Lot's of people in store have called it "oatmeal", but there really is a lot of grey in it.
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11/29/09 at 7:07pm