Lyle & Scott - Winning Designs backed by Prince Charles

Wool School Winner

The Wool School Sweater - The New Wave Keeping to Tradition

What do you think of this sweater? Traditional yet contemporary, shall we say. I can see it having the sort of broad appeal where you can picture it under a Barbour wax jacket in the Scottish Highlands or on the back of a football hooligan in the Isle of Dogs.

The sweater, a limited edition, is based on the winning design for 'Wool School'—in a collaboration between Lyle & Scott and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design—organised by Campaign for Wool, whose patron is HRH The Prince of Wales.

The winning design is by Kate Annis—make a note of this name—whose brief was to consider the knitwear traditions of the British Isles. As Lyle & Scott say, its a 'contemporary take on traditional Scottish tartan and Argyle patterns'.

Lambswool from Z. Hinchcliffe

The sweater is made from lambswool in L & S's factory in Hawick, Scotland. The lambswool is sourced from Z. Hinchliffe and Sons who have been in the spinning business since 1766. I'm hoping to give a little more detail on Z. Hinchcliffe in a future article. 'Z' is for Zachhheus, by the way.


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