Linton Mens Cashmere
Linton Mens Cashmere
GENEVIEVE SWEENEY LINTON CASHMERE SWEATER IN GREY MELANGE
Showcasing Genevieve’s hallmark blend of contemporary design and artisan skill, our men’s Linton sweater is spun from pure cashmere and features hand intarsia broken stripe detailing. Presented in a contemporary geometric style, it draws inspiration from the woven textile art of the iconic Bauhaus movement of the 1920s.
This sweater expertly balances the sharp lines and high contrast yellow and charcoal colour-blocking by placing it against a soft grey base. Finely crafted using the most luxurious Scottish cashmere, Genevieve’s decision to allow the yarn to ‘break in’ naturally prevents long-term pilling. While this means it doesn’t feel as soft as most shop-bought cashmere at first touch, its exceptional softness will come through within just a few wears.
GS: “The geometric hand intarsia is created by laying the cashmere yarn onto a needle bed by hand, following a chart – almost like paint by numbers. Each square of the chart represents a stitch, and by then twisting the neighbouring colours together you create a seamless effect with no loops on the back. Personally, I love the sharp geometric lines and slight raised stitches you can achieve with this beautiful technique.”
The Linton is testament to Genevieve’s commitment to slow, mindful fashion. Firstly, the cashmere fibres are spun at an ethically-driven mill on the banks of Loch Leven; then a team of highly-experienced artisan knitters based in the Scottish Borders painstakingly complete the complex hand intarsia detailing by hand – a process that can take up to eight hours. Last comes the secret ingredient: each piece is washed in the naturally soft and pure Scottish waters of the River Teviot to gently open the cashmere fibres. This not only guarantees consistency of colour but enhances the luxurious handle too. Environmentally friendly dyes mean this water can be safely returned to the river afterwards. The Linton is knitted in small, limited edition batches to help ensure as little waste as possible.
Let the Linton sweater’s statement impact and luxurious attention to detail take centre stage by styling it with simple slim-fit jeans or tailored trousers in darker shades.
Size Small – Chest 49cm/19 inches; Length 68cm/27 inches
Size Medium – Chest 52cm/20.5 inches; Length 70cm/27.5 inches
Size Large – Chest 55cm/21.5 inches; Length 72cm/28 inches
Size Extra Large – Chest 57cm/22.5 inches; Length 74cm/29 inches
-Made in the Scottish Borders
-Hand wash or dry clean only
-12GG – for a lightweight knit
-Knitted and available in small batches only
Extra Large, Large, Medium, Small