Words are not everything…
…but they do set our work apart. To better navigate the threads of our fabric, we are bringing you words. Not lots of them. The right ones. Those which we hold dearest.
King of all yarns, cashmere is a precious wool yarn obtained from the fleece of a peculiar kind of sheep, commonly knows as cashmere goats or pashmina goats. The name of cashmere comes from the anglicisation of Kashmir, a region in Northern India famous for its peculiar sheep fleece and distinctive pashmina shawl, which are commonly worn to the day. Brought to Europe, cashmere is now used by high-quality manufacturers who follow ancient traditions, such as Fedeli, to craft unparalleled garments. Soft, warm, delicate. Perfect for all seasons. If ancient Gods were to walk the Earth today, they’d surely be dressed in cashmere.
The most classic, yet refined, filling stitch, also called Flat Stitch, Jersey Stitch, or Stockinette Stitch. Loops are piled up from the right, giving shape, on the one hand, to vertical rows which will then become the surface of the fabric. On the other hand, the back of the fabric will show crosswise rows. The intertwining of different kinds of rows on the front and back brings about the sheen so peculiar to plain-stitched fabrics, which are light in weight and pair perfectly with mid-season predicaments.
Also known as Brioche and performed in a variety of ways, English Rib aims at achieving a well-outlined striped pattern on the surface of the works, which in fact resembles the edge of a rib. This might involve applying double stitches while knitting. English Rib is an extremely versatile knitting technique. A true staple of Winter months, our F/W brims with beautifully hand-worked specimens of English Rib. We will just leave a couple of samples below for you to take a look at.
One of our favourite techniques, Malfilé is a unique way to add a touch of sparkling personality to any cashmere garment. Carefully choosing colour contrasts and combinations, we pair one wick of white cashmere to a colourful, thinner one - the result: a modern, dynamic piece of work, most perfect on thick, Winter-y sweaters.
There is no better way to give even the most iconic and elegant garments a fresh, informal look than to sew its shoulders with the raglan technique. With its name paying homage to the First Baron Raglan, Lord Fitzroy Somerset, Commander-in-Chief, who lost his arms fighting in the Crimean War, raglan shoulders(or sleeves) are attached to the body of a shirt or jumper through a diagonal line running from the collar down to the armpit. Enabling a fuller range of movement, raglan shoulders are particularly well-suited for those garments which may be worn in more informal occasions, such as casual gatherings of friends and sports events.