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Pringle of Scotland sounds so nice, except their cashmere jumpers can be made in China. Notice how they try to make it sound good by mentioning Inner Mongolia because this area has the best cashmere, but cashmere sourced from there v's manufacturing from there are two entirely different things. Maybe Johnston of Elgin doesn't make their jumpers anymore? Some 90's wool Pringle were also made in Thailand and Hong Kong.
@Truth very many and very amazing. You always know what to do when it comes to knitwear.
You are a brave man to have them unraveled. Interesting about the possible mistake in sending you the 12 ply.@Truth very many and very amazing. You always know what to do when it comes to knitwear.
As for me....I have bought some BIG daddies. Two 6 Ply Ballantyne cardigans. Rare as hens teeth and more rare than gold. Big bucks in the old days, and not cheap as vintage either.
Check this out Truth!
It is too long for me so l am going to have it altered. I am going to get 2 inches taken off the bottom and have the pockets moved up. I'll also get some length taken off the sleeve. It will be well worth it, and only the best knitwear alteration specialists will be working on it. They have worked on complicated 6 ply Ballantyne knits before. They will unravel the bottom of the cardigan and sleeves and reknit the ends.
I always wanted the big daddies of BIG daddies, and this is the only way to make it happen. I'll have a BIG daddy for life.
I also notice the high density 6 ply Cardigans are not as heavy and thick as my William Lockie despite the Lockie not being as densely knitted. This leads me to believe that my Lockie 6 ply is really a Lockie 12 ply. Originally the seller advertised two identicle jumpers as mine...one was sold as a 6 ply and the other as a 12 ply. I think the seller made a mistake and mislabeled my Lockie as a 6 ply instead of a 12 ply. NOne-the-less...despite it being thicker and heavier than a big daddy aran, it is still not warm enough in winter. Even if l wear a thermal underlay, a 2 ply ballantyne cashmere jumper as a second underlay, a 6ply over that with a 12 ply over that, it is still not warm enough in winter for me. I only get warm enough if l have a thick coat to go over it all. See, l feel the cold in winter and only want the thickest 12 ply knitwear and the heaviest coats in future. I am also going to get HEAVY tweed trousers to wear over my long Johns. I also wear rare 4 ply alpaca socks with shell cordovan shoos on the coldest days.
I get a good feeling about it and the reviews of the place is good.Thruth said:You are a brave man to have them unraveled.
good sharing.Thruth said:Man, that is a lot of wool to be warm! Last week it was -30 C at night and I had a 200 gsm merino base layer. A Patagonia synthetic R1 and a 4 ply Dachstein high button neck with a soft-shell on top and I was toasty.
The arans don't compare in warmth with the thicker cashmere jumpers. Wool just doesn't do the job for me when it is winter. If it is not too cold in winter l go a thermal merino then a ballantyne 2 ply cashmere jumper then an aran that covers it underneath, and that can get me by. But when it gets really cold (10 degrees C) i'll layer multiple high ply cashmere jumpers made in scotland.Thruth said:Where do your Arans rank in warmth for you?
Yeah l have thought about it. I want to get multiple 12 ply cardigans first. I really love my extra thick Lockie, it is my favourite jumper actually. The thicker the better for me.Thruth said:Have you ever thought of getting a Dale of Norway/Icewear/Musto/Harkila with a windproof liner? That liner also adds added warmth. I've a few Dales and a Harkila and they have a big bump in warmth. Makes a good mid or outer layer. Decidedly more country and casual so maybe not what you would wear though.
Yes, l ordered the following about 12 months ago. Very good detailing in the jumpers. I do plan to get turtlenecks also in a medium natural blue and a moss green, and l might get a couple of crewnecks and cardigans in the future.
That is a fantastic post @Truth. Yes, now l see it is 3 pounds....even heavier than my supposed Lockie 8 gauge 12 ply weighing in at 2.3 pounds. Truth, l am really pumped up about getting a bunch of stuff from Dachstein for next winter.So I wore one of the yak wool roll necks today. Yak is whack. It has been tested to be up to 40% warmer than merino and I'll attest to it having upped the warmth factor. I'd put it between my Dachstein wool jumper and top end Arans and other fisherman type sweaters like Devold. The Dachstein is 3 pounds of boiled, dense knit 4-ply wool so not much compares.
It was -6 C this morning and I did not even button up my jacket. Decent wind resistance because of its dense knit. I was comfortable wearing it at alone at -1 outside for extended periods. Was comfortable indoors and did not reach "too warm" status with he central heating.
I like it.
I think bison is next.
That is where I get my Dachstein from Shooey. Sweaters, mitts, gloves. Nice guy to deal with.That is a fantastic post @Truth. Yes, now l see it is 3 pounds....even heavier than my supposed Lockie 8 gauge 12 ply weighing in at 2.3 pounds. Truth, l am really pumped up about getting a bunch of stuff from Dachstein for next winter.
Hey @Truth thanks for educating me on what's what in manly knitwear. Btw, what is bison?....is it fat?...is it manly?
Late edit: check out these super heavy weights. 4 pound.
Yeah, i'm definitely thinking about gloves and sweaters and head knitwear and definitely those super heavy 4 ply socks.Thruth said:That is where I get my Dachstein from Shooey. Sweaters, mitts, gloves.
Good to know about this.Thruth said:Bison = similar to a buffalo. The soft under hairs are used. Most often blended with other wool, alpaca. I've never seen a straight-up all bison fibre sweater.
This outfit does MTM jumpers. $425 USD.
I am LOVING the last few days...nice and cool and a great excuse to rug up in top cashmere. I even have thick cords and shell cordovan shoos on today and it is right up my alley. Would be nice to live in Scotland or down the bottom of the south island of NZ where the summers are far cooler and the wind blows hard. I really don't like the hot summers in Melbourne, l loath them actually. Not looking forward to the coming months because l know how hard it gets, but northern Queensland and other tropical areas are incredibly humid all the time, it would be a nightmare living there where people wear thongs and summer clothing all the time because it is so sticky and hot. Urk! Dry heat is o.k, but humid weather is the total pits. Would be great to move down the the south pole in summer....would be a good chance to wear fat boy with meat on it's bones (6 ply knitwear or an aran).shooey - you'd be liking the last few days here
I like it.Yeah, i'm definitely thinking about gloves and sweaters and head knitwear and definitely those super heavy 4 ply socks.
Good to know about this.
btw, l got me a Braemer cashmere turtleneck this arvo. Have always wanted vintage cashmere from Braemer, so l am delighted with my purchase.
Wasn't my choice. I had no intentions of living here. My wife is from here and we moved so she could be closer to her parents in their waning years.Thruth , I appreciate you are the Lord of your manor and probably live alone in a country of your own, but -30 C. Why? Thinking of that makes we weep.
The Shooman, your internal thermostat could do with a tweak as that is a lot of wool (in Australia for that matter) to be shod in, even for the likes of Antartica.
That is a classic 80's, and a beauty too. The problem is that it is too short to be of much use.New scarf. Any ideas how old it is?
https://www.dressedwell.net/threads/the-official-dressedwell-free-to-a-good-home-giveaway-thread.2512/#post-224394Hi gents, I've got an oldie made in Scotland Pringle 100% cashmere v-neck sweater in royal blue that I no longer want. Size 40, in very good condition with lots of life left. Send me a direct message if you'd like to give it a good home.
Got some pics, and of the tag?Hi gents, I've got an oldie made in Scotland Pringle 100% cashmere v-neck sweater in royal blue that I no longer want. Size 40, in very good condition with lots of life left. Send me a direct message if you'd like to give it a good home.