by Connor Keller
The concept behind Inverallen is a big part of the charm behind their knit cardigans, sweaters, caps and scarves. Each piece is made in the home by a Scottish handknitter – and the cardigans require roughly 90 hours labour. These garments are then hand signed by the knitter; something I find to be a really nice added touch. The standout piece is, of course, the cardigan. Designed for fisherman in remote Scottish villages who tend to use one garment over and over and rely on it heavily, this is clearly a piece that is going to be warm, well crafted and above all, long lasting. They’re made of Scottish lambswool, a durable yet soft fabric which has been used for such sweaters since the humble origins of such pieces. It doesn’t hurt their appeal that they also look great, and they’ll help bring out your inner Scottish fisherman.