Chacha red

390 TVA

This cardigan is hand knitted. The irregular and authentic yarn is by Fonty, a small French spinning mill. It is knitted in double jersey so is very puffy and thick. The mohair stitch breathes so this cardigan is very comfortable to wear. It is knitted using circular needles and has no side seam, which gives it a very particular, pretty shape that is a little rounded. The sleeves are purposely narrow and on the short side.

This cardigan is very short in size 0/1. The sleeves are on the short side for a long-sleeved cardigan. Size 0/1 has a gently rounded shape. We have added an additional 5 cm for size 2/3, which means the cardigan is no longer short. I am a size 36 so when I wear the size 0/1 I have a short, rounded cardigan, but I also wear the size 2/3, which makes for a baggier, more relaxed look – both are great!

“For years and years I’ve owned a sweater that was hand knitted by Raphaëlle using this yarn. It hasn’t lost any of its beauty, softness, shine or bounce… it is just unique!
This yarn is by Fonty, a small French spinning mill in the Creuse.

When I first went to visit the site, I was shown the pretty little stream that runs through the mill and the clarity of the wastewater after it had been treated in a bamboo pool. The visit had started well! The spinning mill, founded in 1880, is one of the last in France and operates on great values. It makes natural and authentic yarns in beautiful colours, designed for hand knitting.

I tried having this sweater machine knitted in France. Without success.

If I wanted to use this beautiful French mohair to make sweaters, then hand knitting was the only way forward! At the moment, I’m not sure it’ll be possible to keep making this sweater because it takes at least 3 days to knit. Even so, I want to keep trying because this hand knitted sweater is the most beautiful and durable thing ever.”

The buttons are vintage finds from the Saint Ouen flea markets in Paris.

Composition : 75% Mohair 20% wool 5% polyamide
Origine du fil : France
Lieu de fabrication : France. Hand knitted.
Entretien : Machine wash possible. See our sweater care page.
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Weight 0.35 kg
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