Continue reading to discover the five clever characteristics that make lambswool knitwear our seasonal go-to.
As lambswool fibres are both short and fine, they require less processing than wool from an older sheep. This leads to garments that are less likely to itch and irritate the skin. It also has naturally hypoallergenic qualities which make it suitable for those with allergies.
Lambswool fibres are hollow and so air can easily circulate throughout the jumper preventing overheating. Lambswool is a breathable yarn and continuously adjusts to external conditions and weather changes. Unlike synthetic fibres and blends, these properties are naturally occurring, and your knit will self-regulate, working with your body temperature to keep you warm and cosy, but never clammy.
Whilst the wash care instructions of your lambswool knitwear should be followed meticulously, as dirt tends to sit on the surface of the garment, instead of being absorbed, your knit will be easy to clean and require less washing. Leaving your lambswool to air in a breezy room will keep your garment fresh for longer and steaming your jumper in between wears will mean that it requires less hard washing, only standing to increase the lifespan of your knit.
Lambswool is incredibly soft due to the fibres being sourced from the sheep’s first coat. This gives it an almost fleece-like surface texture and when cared for correctly, your lambswool knitwear will retain its ultra-fluffy handle. Avoiding machine washing will allow the fibres to move with your body, preventing irritation or prickliness.
Lambswool can absorb up to 30% of its weight in water before becoming damp and heavy. This makes it ideal for everyday wear as you’re less likely to sweat and any perspiration is removed from the surface of the skin. It’s a naturally clever fibre and has been favoured by outdoor explorers and adventurers throughout the years due to its lightweight nature and its ability to keep the wearer cool and dry and free from moisture.