The Knitwit Label

Douwe

The Knitwit Label

Douwe

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Cardigan Dutch wool and alpaca

Douwe

The Douwe is a coarse knitted cardigan with buttons made from local Dutch sheep's wool mixed with soft alpaca and merino. This mix of fibers gives the Douwe a unique mix of properties: the Dutch wool has a tougher appearance, which is then softened by the addition of alpaca and merino. This vest can be worn open or closed and is unisex.

All our products are developed and knitted in our mini factory in Baambrugge.

€499,00
Size
S
M
L
XL
Color
Taupe
Sand (undyed)
Dark blue
Off-white (undyed)
Style
Man
Woman
Size
Color Dark blue
Style
The special properties of Dutch wool and alpaca

Wool from Dutch sheep is not often seen in clothing production, even within the Netherlands. Dutch wool is characterized by a tougher appearance due to its coarser fibers and hence is seen as too rough and itchy to wear against the skin. This view has led to the devaluation of Dutch wool and the disappearance of the Dutch wool industry altogether. 

In our products, we utilize this overlooked local resource by looking for varieties with a lower itch factor as well as combining our Dutch wool with other fibers like merino and alpaca. This mix of fibers allows our products to have the traditional appearance of Dutch wool while adding a level of softness.

Additionally alpaca is hypoallergenic and has antibacterial properties so garments hardly need to be washed; airing them out is often more than enough. This way your favorite sweater will last for generations.

Choose your color and your size

You can choose from four colors for this cardigan: dark blue, off white, taupe and sand. The sand and off white are the natural color of the Dutch wool and not dyed. All yarns of our synthetic colors are washed and dyed according to the GOTS standard. This means that the amount of harmful chemicals has been reduced to a minimum.

This cardigan  is semi-fitted, falls to the waistband and has a rounded rib collar. In men’s size medium, the length of the sweater (from the highest shoulder point) is 71 cm, sleeve length (from center back) is 86.5 cm and chest width is 50 cm.

Do you want to adjust the size? Please mention this in the notes when ordering.

Made to order

We work according to the made-to-order principle. This means that we only start producing your item after your order. The delivery time is 2-4 weeks. But we promise you: it's worth the wait. And the great thing about this: you can also specify your wishes if you want the item to be made a little shorter or longer, for example.

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€499,00
Size
S
M
L
XL
Color
Taupe
Sand (undyed)
Dark blue
Off-white (undyed)
Style
Man
Woman
Size
Color Dark blue
Style
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Cardigan Dutch wool and alpaca

The Douwe is a coarse knitted cardigan with buttons made from local Dutch sheep's wool mixed with soft alpaca and merino. This mix of fibers gives the Douwe a unique mix of properties: the Dutch wool has a tougher appearance, which is then softened by the addition of alpaca and merino. This vest can be worn open or closed and is unisex.

All our products are developed and knitted in our mini factory in Baambrugge.

How our price is constructed

  • Sheep/goats care: €16
  • Materials: €48,13
  • Production: €88,68
  • Operating costs: €102
  • VAT: €86
  • Transport: €7.33

By wearing an item from us, you invest in research, materials and machines for knowledge transfer and awareness in the chain of fair, local wool.

If you would like to know more about how our prices are structured, click here.

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  • Yarn typeDutch wool, Alpaca, Merino.
  • Target audiencemen, women, unisex
  • OriginWool: Netherlands, Alpaca: Netherlands/Peru. Washing, spinning, dyeing: Italy. Making process: Atelier The Knitwit Stable.
  • ColourTaupe, off-white (natural), dark blue, sand (natural).
  • Compound60% crossbreed, 20% Merino, 20% Alpaca.
  • SizesS, M, L, XL.