New Lambswool on Suitsmen from the Scottish Hawick Knitwear Company

Suitsmen have new products from Hawick Knitwear, who specialise in Lambswool, Merino and Cashmere.

Hawick Knitwear are based in Hawick, Scotland. They have 250 employees and a proud manufacturing history which can be traced back to 1874.

Every piece of the Hawick collection is made in their own factory in Hawick so that they can ensure that all their work is of excellent standard.


Their Lambswool jumpers are made from the wool taken from the first clippings of a young sheep. This clip usually takes place when the animal is seven to eight months old, the result is that the wool is softer and of a higher quality than that taken from older animals. It also allows for the fibres to be at their longest and woven together tighter, giving less chance of fraying, which is found on many knitwear items.



Once woven the lambswool is extremely soft, but it is also elastic and resilient, showing some of the reasons for why jumpers made from wool are so popular.

Another, and probably the most obvious is the touch and feel of the wool, but the more practical consideration is their ability at keeping heat in. Wool fabrics tend to be bulkier and keep more air insulating you well.

This is also true of lambswool, even though the woven fibres are not as bulky. The elasticity within the wool helps the jumper to keep its shape and keep it close to you enabling it to trap the warm air.

Wool doesn’t just keep you warm though, it can keep hot air in, but it can also keep hot air out. So those jumpers you thought would just be good for winter could also be good for those warm summer evenings.

Lambswool clothing combines all of these practical qualities with a timeless style. The garments are extremely versatile, and come in a range of colours and cuts. Because the wool is so soft and fine, they have a luxurious feel, and lend themselves well to subtle, figure-hugging designs.

These jumpers tend not to be a chunky and bulky as those made from other materials or courser wool.



Hawick Knitwear also offer Vests within their Lambswool and Merino collections, there is also Argyle patterned Lambswool Jumpers with all the softness of the lambswool but the added extra of colour and pattern, the Fairisle pattern Lambswool Jumper and the Birdseye Lambswool Jumper, with patches on the elbows for extra wear and tear and style, and the Cable Stich Effect Lambswool Jumper.