Men's Knitwear Inspiration: Hermès & Malabrigo Worsted

Either you are in a position to purchase the exceptional quality knitwear from Hermès of France or you have the skill set to take inspiration from a timeless classic pullover and create one to fit your frame and build using a beautiful kettle dyed merino wool such as Malabrigo Rios.

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No one knows more than me how seductive are the myriad hand dyed colours available to us but some times its best to be prudent and invest in colour which will give you the best bang for your buck. Hand knit sweaters made with luxury fibres selected from the best of the shearing season, carefully processed and dyed and shipped to the opposite side of the world are indeed investment pieces, but always balance that out with the reminder that they provide you hours of pleasure in crafting a garment to fit your body, pride in your skill for having made the sweater and the long-lasting reward of the years of wear you will get from knitting with a quality merino wool. Something to consider. 

Malabrigo Rios is available from Signature Yarns in 20 tonal and variegated shades. C$19/skein.

• 100% Superwash Merino Wool. 100g skein/ 192m. Gauge: 18 stitches x 24 rows. 4.5mm - 5mm.

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Order online or contact me at 416-795-5500 or via email signatureyarns@gmail.com to order. Prices are in Canadian dollars. Free shipping on orders over C$150.00 to anywhere in Canada and the continental United States. 

Happy Knitting. 

Patrick