Aretha Stripe Jacket- Orkney Hand Knit - Poppy/Loam/Blackthorn
How delighted we are to offer you these quirky, fun, home made knits from the wild and windy Orkney Islands off the top of mainland Scotland. This cottage industry is based around a small team of knitters who make the garments in their own homes using a naturally dyed, raw silk and lambs wool blended yarn. Each piece has to travel (by boat) to each of the three knitters to be finished and then once finished they make their way to us. We are very privileged to offer these to you, we are their only International stockist.
This 3/4 sleeve jacket is ideal for an extra layer and is perfect all year round. One size fits all - it is a shorter length jacket, dropped shoulder boxy style, with a striped panel on the front, contrasting cuffs and inner back hem. It has a feature pocket at the front knitted in Ivory and double shell buttons that have been hand dyed to match the yarn running down the front. These are very special and are long lasting and they do not pill.
These pieces exhibit everything that Berrima's Overflow loves - natural, creative, sustainable, colourful, happy, long lasting, real clothing! The slowest fashion we can find!
52% Raw Silk, 47% Lambswool
As these are handmade, they all measure differently.
Length from centre Back to Hem: 56cm
Armpit to Armpit: 56cm
Difference in Length Front Panel to Back Panel: 5cm