- 100% pure thermoregulating Merino wool
- A collar that’s sturdy, but not stuffy
- A dense stitch that’s shrink and pill-resistant
Where your other jumpers took a tumble
They gave up the wool to live
The collars lost the plot
They itched and pilled
They were cut like potato sacks
The cherries on top
Style and Substance
When we set to work on this turtleneck, our aim was to make it the most stylish item in your wardrobe. You can check it out from every angle and you'll see that we've left nothing to chance. The material, the cut, the ribbing, the collar, the colours: they all work together to make this jumper a world champ in the suave rankings. Now that’s cleared up, let’s get into the details…
A refined jersey
You probably know that there are thousands of ways to knit a jumper and hundreds of stitches out there, all with their own particular characteristics. For our Turtleneck, we've said so long to the heavier Milano stitch to welcome a supple and refined jersey. While the former was denser and more obviously textured, this jersey is smoother and lighter feeling. If you’re going for a roll-neck, a silky finish seems only fitting.
It’s a wonderful world of wool
The Turtleneck’s made from 100% pure Merino wool. Thinner and softer than the regular stuff, Merino’s fibres naturally regulate body temperature. And, thanks to our carefully selected wool-providing partners, we know that our Merino comes from growers who are mindful of the environment, workers and animals. Happy sheep, happy sweaters.
Fit for purpose
We ask you for your input when we’re designing items for a reason: you know what you want. And — shock horror — a tidy fit is always high up on the wish list. If it doesn’t fit right, it doesn’t sit right with you. So a neat, tailored fit, it is then. You ask, we listen.
READY 3.5 SEASONS A YEAR
As we mentioned, Merino wool’s smart stuff. Thanks to the structure of its fibres it’ll make for a reliable ally pretty much all year round. In simple terms, it keeps you warm when it's cold, and it’s breathable when things get hot. So you can enjoy your turtleneck jumper whenever you like, though even this super wool might be a stretch on a midsummer scorcher. Whether you wear yours solo, over a Tee, under a shirt or paired with a jacket, it’s up to you.
A little 1x1 time
Getting a turtleneck that keeps its shape can feel like mission impossible, even more so if you’re in the market for one that won’t give you a clingy neck rash. We wanted to put an end to the roll-neck chaffing. The secret ingredient? A 1x1 ribbing, nice and sturdy with a tubular bind-off on the neckline, so you can keep popping your head in and out like an arcade whack-a-mole without getting you or your jumper hurt in the process. We've also put those soft but sturdy ribs to good use elsewhere: at the cuffs and hem - meaning your turtleneck will keep its shape and keep you comfy.
No pills, all thrills
While all woollens tend to pill sooner or later, some are more pill-prone than others. There are two important factors when it comes to pilling: the length of the fibres and the density of the knit. For your Turtleneck, we've sourced a very fine Merino wool (19.5 microns in diameter), renowned for the length of its fibres. As for the jersey, we've made sure it's densely knitted, both to ensure it holds up well over time and to limit pilling. In other words, you can relax on the bobble front.
Simple, effective and sophisticated, we've put it all together to create an infallible Turtleneck. A refined, thermoregulating Merino wool that's ready for action ten months of the year, an ultra-versatile fitted cut, a dense, tireless jersey stitch and a ribbed collar that won't lose its bottle. We've pulled out all the stops to create this marvel, and we hope you'll enjoy spending some time in it.
All the production steps for your Turtleneck
What goes into making your Turtleneck? The materials have travelled a total of 25,345 km (15,748 miles) for the Turtleneck from field to doormat.
Harvesting and preparing the wool
Farming Cooperatives New Zealand, Australia, South America, South Africa.
Finissaggio & Tintoria Ferraris Spa Italy
Environmental certifications: GRS, RWS, RMS
Suedwolle Group Italia Italy
Social certifications : GRS, FCS, RWS, NATURTEXTIL BEST
Knitting and garment make
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 Turtleneck we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:
of CO2 emitted
The equivalent of 336.8 km (209 miles) by car.
of phosphor released in the water
Equivalent to growing 22.9 kg of apples.
The equivalent of 86.5h of heating (in average flat).
NO SWEAT !
We deliver worldwide, the cost of which is automatically calculated at checkout. For all deliveries to the UK, European Union countries, Switzerland and Norway we charge a flat fee of 9€. For other European countries we charge 15€, please check our FAQ for the full list of countries included. All other countries are charged at 25€.
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.
IT’S A RISK-FREE INVESTMENT
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.