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And in other news, we have a few new knitted articles at the workshop right.

The cardigan is the same as previous years (most notably with the sleeve being half raglan and half set in, and the heavy knitted elbow patch) ... apart now we have lowered the break quite a bit. I can't quite recall the thinking behind this, as I decided it a year ago, but I like the result: the cardigan seems more easy and relaxed.

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And then the ... t-shirt. If only there was a better name. To quote some blurb-head on the website, "a t-shirt, this, sure — if you want to be technical about it. But it is a t-shirt from an alternative history of the t-shirt, where rather than from about 1950 racing to the bottom — the basic that bunks now with socks and pants — it became instead a classic, enduring, and crowning measure for traditional knitting."

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They're all hand-framed with super-soft cotton and joyously slinky to behold.
 

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In my opinion that behemoth is a milestone. I hope you have plans to let it reappear more often. And calling it a t-shirt is not doing it justice...
 

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In my opinion that behemoth is a milestone. I hope you have plans to let it reappear more often. And calling it a t-shirt is not doing it justice...
Cheers.

When it comes to naming, I am a firm believer in plain-speak, but ... yeah!
 

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Short sleeve jersey?
As a Canadier I may have stepped on some cultural toes, but I’m sure someone will let me know if it sounds weird.
 

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Short sleeve jersey?
As a Canadier I may have stepped on some cultural toes, but I’m sure someone will let me know if it sounds weird.
I like the sound of jersey. I haven't considered it as a term for t-shirt / sweater in years.

I'll file that one away for sure!
 

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Here we are, then — here's a sample of the all-new full-length balmacaan, which we made over the weekend ...

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The cloth, as mentioned yesterday — please so forgive the repetition! — is a woollen herringbone cloth that's quite similar to the "wide" Donegal tweed, but lighter in weight and not as chunky in appearance (not to mention the absence of flecks).

Thanks to the folks who have been in touch about pre-ordering. We're looking forward very much to getting the ball rolling.

(And thanks also to whomever bore a hole in the wall.)
 

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Here we are, then — here's a sample of the all-new full-length balmacaan, which we made over the weekend ...

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The cloth, as mentioned yesterday — please so forgive the repetition! — is a woollen herringbone cloth that's quite similar to the "wide" Donegal tweed, but lighter in weight and not as chunky in appearance (not to mention the absence of flecks).

Thanks to the folks who have been in touch about pre-ordering. We're looking forward very much to getting the ball rolling.

(And thanks also to whomever bore a hole in the wall.)
Do we wait for an excel spreadsheet and put in our infor for the preordering process or we contact you through email?
 

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Looks great Paul. How are you going to handle the belt? Similar to the trench (i.e. won't look out of place if we remove the belt?)

Here we are, then — here's a sample of the all-new full-length balmacaan, which we made over the weekend ...

The cloth, as mentioned yesterday — please so forgive the repetition! — is a woollen herringbone cloth that's quite similar to the "wide" Donegal tweed, but lighter in weight and not as chunky in appearance (not to mention the absence of flecks).

Thanks to the folks who have been in touch about pre-ordering. We're looking forward very much to getting the ball rolling.

(And thanks also to whomever bore a hole in the wall.)
 

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Looks great Paul. How are you going to handle the belt? Similar to the trench (i.e. won't look out of place if we remove the belt?)
Cheers!

The current state of thinking with the belt is that we'll include a belt and a set of belt loops for customers to stitch on should they so wish.
 

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Here are some close-ups.

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I will post some photographs of the two chosen Donegal tweeds alongside this cloth later today, all being well, so folks can better envisage the real deal.
 

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Yep, that's the ticket. Have you any pictures of the collar up and fastened on a mannequin (wooden or otherwise)?
 

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