Now I can introduce the second of the two yoke styles we’ve developed with Harley of Scotland – Finnich. Like Duntreath, the garment is knitted using Harley’s innovative seamless technology and, like Duntreath we’ve used JC Rennie lambswool, but worked at a heavier weight and gauge. Finnich is a super-cosy aran weight sweater, featuring simple chevrons, and bold blocks of colour.
And Finnich is another richly-coloured zigzagging yoke in which Mel looks fantastic.
Mel and I are both wearing Finnich in the first size. Mel has a 34in bust (and is wearing the garment with 3 inches positive ease); I have a 31in bust (and am wearing the garment with 6 inches of positive ease).
If you are interested in the fabulous Rennie colourways we’ve used for Finnich, the shades of Mel’s sweater are storm (body) rust, mole, pecan and graphite green in the yoke, while the body of my sweater is knitted in oatmilk (a wonderful calm neutral) with teal dust, loden, spruce and moon shadow in the yoke.
Like Duntreath, Finnich currently comes in 4 sizes, and you’ll find the finished measurements of the garment in the table above. I really hope to be able to extend this size range upwards if these sweaters are a success. As I’m sure you can imagine, developing and producing readymade garments is a big step for me, and represents a substantial investment. Commissioning inventory across a very extensive size range adds further risk, and there are some other manufacturing issues to consider, but I am certainly willing to take that risk if there is a demand for larger sizes. If you would like garments above the range that’s currently offered, please raise your hand and let me know.
It has been very difficult keeping this project under my hat for so many months, and it feels great to finally get our yokes out in the open, as it were – and just in time for some cooler weather!