All Hail the Jumper Overlords
Something for every neck
These are the problems you've had with your woolly jumpers in the past.
The knits gave up the wool to live
The cut wasn’t great
They itch and pill
The collars lose the plot
The cherries on top
You’ve met our Perfect Jumper and you liked it, right? Of course, it’s perfect, after all. We kept the same tried-and-tested, carefully honed foundations for the body and worked on two new collars: the Turtleneck for those who like to keep it snug and warm, and the V-neck for those who like to show a little more off. Don’t fret, we put a lot into perfecting these too.
Keep it rolling
For a lot of you it seemed like getting a Turtleneck that kept its shape and had some backbone (rather than clinging desperately to you) was mission impossible. Even more so if you wanted one that didn’t give you a neck rash and left your facial hair in peace. The secret ingredient in this dreamy roll recipe? 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.
V for Victory
In the world of politics, integrity is theoretically a key quality, but sadly something of a rarity. Same goes for the world of knitwear… If your new jumper fits nicely, naturally you want it to stay that way. You asked for V-neck, not a U-neck. This one was measured to a tee, and can be relied upon to stay the course. This V-neck’s in it for the long haul.
It’s a wonderful world of wool
These two are both made with pure Merino wool that’s thinner and softer than the regular stuff, and its fibres naturally regulate body temperature. Think of these as reactive woollies. And thanks to our fantastic wool provider in South Africa, we know that our wool comes from growers who are mindful of people, the environment and animal welfare. Happy sheep, happy sweaters.
‘Milano’ – probably Italian for ‘Oooh, That’s Nice’
‘There’s more than one way to skin a cat’ is a saying that doesn’t conjure particularly pleasant images, so how about this: ‘There’s more than one way to knit a jumper.’ Much nicer, right? In fact, there are many ways to knit a jumper. We’ve opted for a Milano stitch, which is dense and textured, but breathable. We don’t speak Italian, but no doubt ‘Milano’ translates as ‘Oooh, that’s nice’…
Fit for purpose
We’ve got to hand it to you, you lot know what you want. And the fit is always high up on the checklist. If it don’t fit right, it don’t sit right with you. Of course, it’s not a massive shocker, as a decent fit is pretty much the most important thing when it comes to clothes. So a neat, tailored fit, it is then. You ask, we listen.
WEIGHING IN NICELY
This isn’t your thick, baggy, grandma’s-knitted-me-a-jumper jumper. This is your stylish, tailored top. One that’s spot on for any occasion. That said, it’s only September, and it’s going to get colder. So we wanted to assure you that these jumpers have some thermal clout. Each weighs in at over 1/2 kilo of wool. Heavy enough to keep you cosy, but light enough to wear under a jacket.
Not a care in the world
You’re not buying a puppy here… A new jumper shouldn’t require a lot of supervision. We’ve made sure these jumpers don’t come with a weekly care contract, so consider your personal time safe. When they need a little freshening, just bung ‘em in the machine, no warmer than 30°C, mind!
All the production steps for your Merino Jumpers
What goes into making your Merino Jumpers. The materials have travelled a total of 21,409 km (13,302 miles) for the V-Neck and 21,097 km (13,109 miles) for the Turtleneck from field to doormat.
Abelusi Shepherds South Africa
Animal welfare guarantee : Mulesing Free
Tollegno 1900 Spa Poland
Environmental certification : RWS
Tollegno 1900 Italy
Social certifications : OEKO TEX STANDARD 100, RWS, REACH, ISO 9001
Knitting and garment make for V-neck
Malhas Ribeiro Portugal
Social certification : ISO 9001 , RWS
Knitting and garment make for Turtleneck
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 Merino Jumper 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 251,2 kms (160 miles) by car.
of phosphor released in the water
The equivalent to growing 62.8 kg of apples.
The equivalent of 41.7h of heating (in average flat).
No Sweat !
We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries* including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 9€ irrespective of how much you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.
Easy changes of size
If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe, these are free. For countries in the rest of the world, we ask you to pay the return cost 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 costs nothing to try
If you ever change your mind or the product doesn't meet your expectations when you receive it, all you have to do is send it back unworn and we'll refund you. Easy.