The Heavy Rib


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  • A chunky, warm jumper
  • 100% Merino wool
  • Pearl knit and tailored cut



These are the problems you told us you had with your jumpers


They lose they shape and stretch like crazy


They pill all over


They have a poor cut


It’s the itchy and scratchy show in there

Heavy does it

Merino, my maaaaan

We never get tired of listing all the reasons why we chose Merino wool. There’re so many, you’d be forgiven for not remembering them all. We’ll do a whip-through. The natural fibres are warm, supple, thermoregulating, fast-drying and anti-bacterial. Oh, and it can make you invisible… Alright, that last one’s not been proven in the lab yet, but still, this wool is seriously handy stuff.

You wool get carded

Before spinning its way into a wonder thread, the wool is carded, but not combed. Just like some Vodka Martinis are shaken not stirred. Carding lends it a more rustic feel to the finished product, as well as beefing up its insulating properties as the material is “puffed” up. Looks authentic and outdoorsy and feels heart-warmingly fluffy. Think: ‘your favourite blanket by an open fire’, sort of feeling.

That knit’s a pearl

Chunkier than the traditional 1/1 rib, the Heavy Rib will also stand out thanks to its pearl mesh - a knitting technique you can distinguish by the ‘pearls’ of wool on the outside and English rib on the reverse. It’s up there with the best. Character as well as warmth, in abundance.

No pushover

The pearl mesh also makes for a more stable jumper. The knit’s less elastic than most, also denser. What that boils down to is: it’s a seriously solid sweater that’s not about to go baggy on you.

Making the cut

The Heavy Rib makes the most of a studied, tailored fit. We stayed away from anything fitted - no one needs a clingy knit - and we left it spacious enough to accommodate a few layers underneath. It’s no potato sack mind, it’ll drape nicely without letting any pesky draughts in.

A no-joke collar

To keep things neat, we added a collar made using a 1/1 rib. It’s folded onto itself to give it some reassuring heft. This is all done by hand, we kept the machines out of it, ensuring it looks spot on and stays that way for winters to come.

Impressed at the weigh-in

700g of pure Merino wool. Not too shabby. Welcome to your best insurance against bitter winters, unpredictable mid-seasons and unexpectedly chilly evenings. The Heavy Rib’s a warm port in any storm.

A fret-free wash, as standard

The extra treat that comes with the Heavy Rib? It’s machine washable, using a delicate wool setting no hotter than 30°C. A laundry net is always a good call, to avoid any unwanted felting. Once it’s clean, just lay it out flat to dry al fresco. Pretty low-maintenance for a pearl number.

Heavy go lucky

The Heavy Rib packs premium wool, top-notch garment making, rigorous attention to detail, a studied cut and easy-going garment care into one winter-ready package. A winning formula, we think.

All the production steps for your Heavy Rib

What goes into making your Heavy Rib. The materials have travelled a total of 21,546 km (13,388 miles) from field to doormat.

Raw material

G. Modiano Ltd South Africa


Nejdek wool combing Czech Republic


Gruppo Colle Italy

Social certifications : WS, GRS, OEKO-TEX STandard 100


Newmill Italy

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Malhas Ribeiro Portugal


Malhas Ribeiro Portugal


Par camion

Environmental Impact:

Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each Heavy Rib we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:

27,33 kg

of CO2 emitted

The equivalent of 281.8 kms (175 miles) by car.

2,67 g

of phosphor released in the water

The equivalent of growing 44.5 kg of apples.

173,95 MJ

energy depletion

The equivalent of 58.8h of heating (in avg. flat).


Delivery costs

We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries* including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 9€ irrespective of how many pieces of the same item you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.

Easy to change sizes

If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe these are free, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.


Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.

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