What an incredible editorial by Elle Magazine UK, featuring the GS Leithen Hand Intarsia Jumper. I love the energy, fun and movement in this shoot.
Featuring one of my original hand intarsias, the Leithen cashmere jumper. The perfect spring style in striking geometrics of chevron colour blocks on the chest and sleeves.
What is Hand Intarsia? Hand Intarsia is a traditional knitting technique; the term meaning ‘inlaid by hand’. The yarn is laid onto the needle bed of the machine, colour by colour to create a clean, refined pattern without carrying floats on the back of the design. This technique has a rich heritage found in the Scottish Borders, incredibly time-consuming processes in which the detail and precision can only be achieved by hand.