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NWT Anderson's of Shetland Everest Sweater, sz. 38/Small

Discussion in '2011-2017 Classic Menswear' started by sprout2, Mar 13, 2013.

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    Here is a NWT "Everest" sweater hand-knitted by one of the local knitters from Anderson's of Shetland, a well-respected operation. Chest size is 38'', and the color is "Mogit" -- a light autumnal tawn, with beautiful color. Retails for about £90 plus shipping from the UK (total: ~$150) Yours for $99 + $5 shipping in USA.

    The Everest sweaters have a seamless body and an inset detail at the shoulder (see photographs). The quality of the wool is very fine and superior to most commercially available sweaters dubbed as "Shetland." This is super soft to the touch, and not hairy. Dense, plush, but lightweight and easy to wear. Keeps you warm without weighing you down.

    Comes with signed card of authenticity and original bag. Also pictured is a model wearing the same sweater in gray.


    Some background from Anderson's:

    Everest sweaters are made to similar specification to the real Shetland sweaters supplied to the first successful Everest expedition in 1953.

    These sweaters had to be as light weight as possible and made only from the top grade of real Shetland wool. The reason for this insistence on real Shetland wool is that wool grown in the Shetland Islands, (from purebred Shetland sheep), has inherent heat retaining properties besides being very soft and comfortable to wear.

    This natural characteristic of wool is at its highest level when knitted fairly loosely with an easy body shape. At the same time a sweater has to be strong enough to withstand hard wear. This is best achieved by knitting the garment without seams on a hand frame.

    This is a very special sweater. There is a limited supply of the particular quality of wool from which it is knitted, and there are only a few knitters in the Shetland Islands with the skill to knit to the high standard required.
     

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