Knud handknitted Wool sweater Grey 1-10y

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This sweater must be the perfect children’s sweater for autumn and winter. In the autumn in can be used instead of a jacket and in the winter under a jacket, where the sleeves function as half mittens and the collar functions as a neck warmer without the risk of actually losing it.

The sweater is available in three great color combinations: mustard/white, grey/white and petrol/white with matching hats. The sweater is named after the polar researcher Knud Rasmussen because we were inspired by the sweater that he wore to the North Pole in 1921. The model ended up being rather different, but the pattern is the same. Despite its name, the sweater is meant for both girls and boys.

Measurements are approximate, (as hand knits vary a little) and are taken in centimeters with the garment lying flat:

1-2y:  Width: 27cm  Length: 31cm Sleeve: 37cm (from neck)

2-3y   Width: 30cm Length: 34cm Sleeve: 38cm (from neck)

3-4y   Width: 31cm Length: 35cm Sleeve: 44cm (from neck)

4-6y   Width: 35cm  Length: 41cm Sleeve: 50cm (from neck)

6-8y   Width: 35cm  Length: 45cm Sleeve: 56cm(from neck)

8-10y Width: 37cm Length: 49cm Sleeve: 57cm (from neck)

Hand-knit in Denmark with very soft and light 100% soft highland wool.

This is a general height (centimeters) to age conversion chart. Please note this does not ring true for all brands.

For the actual measurements of a garment please check the full product description, in the 'About' tab.

If you have any doubt please get in touch by email.

Here is a breakdown of the European 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

7 - 8 years - A Danish brand designed and handmade in Denmark by lots of Danish grannies.

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. If you use the machine to spin items, the revolutions must be below 400.

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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