Classic Wool Jumpers and Wollen Pullovers
With over 18 years of experience in the knitwear industry, Wool Overs know their jumpers! With a range of unique designs such as the hill walker, glen royal and countryman jumper as well as famous designs such as the classic aran sweater, fishermans crew neck sweater and our best-selling lambswool crew neck jumper you will have no problems finding the perfect style to suit you!
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History of Wool Jumpers
It would be hard to imagine the world without our old favourite, the knitted
wool jumper. But what can we learn about the two most important aspects of the
wool jumper: the knitting needle, and the wool itself? Wool jumpers would not be
around today if it were not for the simple invention of the knitting needle. The
Arabs used the earliest needles to knit wool and basic cloth. These needles were
made from copper wire with a hook at one end, much like the crochet hooks of
today. Others made needles from wood, ivory, bone, bamboo, amber, and iron, as
well as other materials. The needles were made by the knitters themselves, and
were called knitted woods, needles, skewers, or wires. The invention of the
modern smooth pointed needles we knit with today may have been European, but the
date at which it superseded the hook is unknown. Because of the danger posed by
the sharp points when not in use, point guards and needle cases were used for
protection and storage. It goes without saying that the other important part of
the wool jumper is the wool itself.
Benefits of Wool
There really is no substitute for this natural, light weight, hard wearing
material in terms of price, warmth, and feel. Modern substitutes still try to
take its place, but as soon as they get close to the benefits of wool, the price
escalates to a level which makes them economically unviable.