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this isnt my first time saying it, but I cant help chiming in every time the gansey is mentioned.

It's awesome.

I've got the brown from last time around, and it's one of my favorite sweaters. This charcoal has me seriously considering another.

edit to add: i guess i wasnt the only one appreciative of the gansey's qualities. My bursting-at-the-seams knitwear drawer is thankful though.
 

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Gansey!

The gansey is back!

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We have some in dark navy coming along in a few days, too.

It's the same as last year, but as with most of the other new knitwear, there is more colour depth / shade variation within the knit, which makes it more interesting to my eyes.

In my excitement, I forgot to photograph my favourite part of it, which is how the hind sleeve seam is joined onto the rear yoke seam.
There is always next year...
Are you going to keep this same formula for the knits next year or gonna try something else?
 

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There is always next year...
Are you going to keep this same formula for the knits next year or gonna try something else?

We won't change the style of the knitwear next year, as we're happy and satisfied to keep ploughing the same furlough.

Not to say we're complacent: new designs that serve a purpose or fill a niche, new yarn developments (I am currently looking into worsted-spun knot yarns and wool-worsted blends) and who knows what else that will feed into and hopefully strengthen things.

Even a incongruous passing comment from the knitwear maker can have profound impact (well, profound to me) -- such as when we started inverting seams here and there a few years back.

There's often also cross-pollination between knitwear and other garments. Full under-sleeve / body gusset on the boatneck came about from developing a gusset on the linen smock last year.

It might look like nothing much changes, but the pot is always bubbling.
 

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this isnt my first time saying it, but I cant help chiming in every time the gansey is mentioned.

It's awesome.

I've got the brown from last time around, and it's one of my favorite sweaters. This charcoal has me seriously considering another.

edit to add: i guess i wasnt the only one appreciative of the gansey's qualities. My bursting-at-the-seams knitwear drawer is thankful though.
Great to hear! Cheers.
 

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That is great to hear. Please hit me up with the gangsey next year. I hope to get one :) in a non navy color.
 

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The new big parka is ready!

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A lot of weatherproof cotton sail-cloth goes into this one, with the full length, the wide wrap, the double-layer front and hood. 4m or more, I think. Hefty.

I had the most experienced and talented machinist at the factory responsible for making them quite adamant that he'd never do so again unless significant changes were made to the design, and that frankly no self-respecting factory in London would, either — which I take as a badge of honour. The cloth is very hard and the coat is very big and the seams are all turned, which is always a recipe for difficulty, plus there are lots of quite precise, close-together elements, such as the envelope pockets sitting more or less top of the belt channel and its jetted opening.

It employs the same belt / no belt idea employed by the parka minor, namely that since the belt runs under the pockets, it can be removed if belts aren't your thing without any sign of absence.

We made a second colour, too — but when making the coats, we spotted quite a few faults and irregularities with the cloth, and thus the coats have had to be side-lined. A shame! (Not sure why these little declarations have crept into my posts; looks like some sort of late-adopter Trump thing. Sad.)
 

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Curious if anyone can help identify which collection featured the Balmacaan in Navy-Grey but half-lined with Melton wool?
 

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