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Hand knitted traditional Faroese wool sweater - Natural/Brown - 2-12 years
Gudrun & Gudrun

Hand knitted traditional Faroese wool sweater - Natural/Brown - 2-12 years

  • £95.00


Hand knitted sweater in organic wool. This is the children version of Gudrun and Gudrun's best-selling item ever – The traditional star-sweater, which is known from the TV series “Forbrydelsen” (the Killing). The sweater is simple yet cool and easy to wear. It goes perfect to a dress or a skirt as well as to jeans, leggings etc.

Composition: 100% organic Faroese lambs wool (some children might find it itchy)

The traditional styles are hand-knitted from 100 % organic Faroese wool or wool/alpaca mix which are neither dyed nor treated with any chemicals. 

Gentle hand-wash in lukewarm water is recommended, and flat dry in desired shape - otherwise dry cleaning. Do not use washing machine or tumble dryer.

Sizes are given in cm according to your child's height. To choose a size measure your child! If you have any doubt please get in touch and I can measure the item for you!

Here are a breakdown of sizes:

Height (cm) Age        
50 - 56 newborn - 1 month
62 - 68 3 - 6 months
74 - 80 9-12 months
86 - 92 18 - 36 months
92  18 - 36 months
104 3 - 4 years
116 5 - 6 years
128 7 - 8 years

Gudrun & Gudrun

Guðrun & Guðrun is a knitwear company specialized in hand-knit. The company was founded in 2002 by two Faroese women and the creative process of design is very closely linked to the isolation of the place. “It’s good to come to Europe for input and inspiration, but it’s crucial to come back home to the silence and not be disturbed by the hectic life of fashion” the designer concludes. 

The hand-knitted collections are made in the homes of women's knitters on the Faroe Islands and in Jordan and Peru as part of our women's empowerment projects.

Wool needs a little extra care when washing! However it is not a fibre like cotton, it repels dirt and is self cleaning and does not need to be washed as often as cotton. Ideally wash it as little as possible. Often hanging it outsides spraying it with a little mist for a day will freshen it up. It can be worn many times without washing and you can spot wash it if something has been spilled on it. It sounds strange but it works!

Care - Untreated wool brands: Engel, Selana and Cosilana are made of untreated merino wool which ideally needs hand washing. Wash very gently by hand in water that must stay the same cool temperature both for washing and rinsing. Changing temperature can shock the wool and shrink it. You should use a special soap for wool or shampoo. Stretch the wool into shape when wet, and pull lengthwise and lay flat to dry. 

Many people, including us wash untreated wool on a gentle cold machine washing on a wool or hand wash program. This is at your own risk and you need to be sure your machine actually washes and rinses at the stated temperature, and it is very important to use a wool detergent! If you are planning to wash it in the machine it may shrink a bit length wise, to prevent this happening stretch it lengthwise when it comes out of the machine and perhaps buy a bigger size than otherwise.

Stretch the wool into shape when wet and dry flat. Never wring it! Especially wool fleece can be destroyed by wringing!

We recommend washing all wool fleece by hand, gentle, no rubbing, squeezing or wringing. lay it flat on a towel to dry. Again often spraying a little water mist on it and having it out will help it self clean. 

Treated wool brands: Joha, Fub, Celavi, Misha and Puff can be washed on a cold wool program in the machine without any risk! Please use a wool detergent! Reshape and dry flat for the knitwear!


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