240002-161ProductRaw-Edge Wool Jersey Blazer
material Raw wool
Material Raw wool
The qualities of ARKET Raw wool™ are determined by several factors, but the fineness (diameter) of its fibres is the single most important characteristic. Merino wool fibres typically span from about 15 to 25 microns. Finer fibres (with a lower micron value) are more delicate and sensitive to wear and tear. By using extra-strong 29-micron fibres, we have been able to produce a material with superior durability and a unique touch and appearance.
Before Raw wool™ can be spun into yarn, the fibres are cleaned from grease and impurities. The material is initially distinguished by a slightly dry hand feel but softens with time as the fibres naturally become smoother and more pliable. Due to this process, our knits get a long-lasting quality which age beautifully over the years.
Through different combinations of needle size, tension, ply and knitting structure, a single yarn can be knitted into a variety of outcomes. ARKET Raw wool™ knits go as fine as 16 gauge, which produces fabrics with a loose tension and airy feel, while the dense structure of heavier 7 or 9 gauge knits will provide comfortable insulation and warmth.