Mistral Knitwear

Mistral Knitwear

In our last blog we wrote about our lovely Seasalt Knits – however the majority of them are lambswool.  Since then a surprising amount of you have been in touch saying how you love the designs but can’t wear wool.

Luckily we have a great range of Mistral Knitwear – the majority of which is either 100% cotton or a mix of yarn and so is great for more sensitive skins.

Every season Mistral provide a lovely range of ‘multi button’ cardigans.  The whimsical nature of the buttons change every season keeping them looking fresh and uptodate.  This year is no exception with the Scatter button cardigan which comes in three great colourways – Boysenberry, Eclipse and Waterfall (Turquoise).

If you prefer the longer line cardigans then look no further! Our favourite are the two tone ones such as the Whippet Cardigan which comes in a rich Cedar green as well as Hydro which is a stunning Turquoise Colours.

As ever the knitwear we have selected co-ordinates with a wide range of separates in the shop.  For example the Cedar Green Cardigan looks stunning over the leaf print stamp dress.

We hope you agree that with this seasons knitwear the Mistral logo seems more apt than ever … ‘Wear it, Love it’.

Seasalt Knitwear

Seasalt Knitwear

This year Seasalt have expanded their lovely range of Fair Isle knits.  Quality Lambswool is used to provide you with the perfect warm winter knitwear.

This year the Penveor Fair Isle comes in two colourways,Eddystone Cadet and Folk Bilberry, and there is a new style the extra long Hazelnut Cardigan.  The Endurance sweater has the traditional yolk in the Fair Isle knit and then the rest is in an attractive cedar green.

If the detailed patterns aren’t to your taste then there are also some lovely Aran style Tamarisk cardigans in a very versatile silver grey as well as elegant cedar green.

The silver grey also comes in a round knit sweater – the levee jumper – which has a Seasalt design twist, if you look very carefully you can see an anchor motive in the knit.

Seasalt have also introduced a knitted dress to their collection this year – the ropehaven dress is a very easy to wear tunic dress which has the attractive red striped yoke.  It is slightly A line for a flattering fit and looks just as good over jeans worn as a tunic or over chunky tights to wear as a dress.

Fair Isle is a tradtional knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours.  It is named after Fair Isle, a tiny island in the north of Scotland, that forms part of the Shetland Isles and first gained popularity when worn in the 1920’s.  However they are now firmly back on trend for 2013/14 with ‘vogue knitting live’ is specialising in Fair Isle in their show in New York in Jan 2014.  So why not be ahead of the trend and start sporting the fashion now!

Enjoy this season with Seasalt

The new Autumn Winter Seasalt Clothing Collection available in store and online now!
Seasalt Clothing

Wearing the right clothing is a big part of making the Autumn Winter enjoyable. We’ve got the latest drop from Seasalt’s amazing Autumn Winter 2013 collection and we have to say, we want it all! From Seasalt coats and scarves to Seasalt cardigans and trousers.

The original Seasalt raincoat is probably one of our best sellers at the moment; it’s a classic rain mac that just provides the right amount of warmth for these cool October days. It is breathable, windproof and weatherproof. This Seasalt coat also has detachable hood ideal for those dry days but handy for the wet ones too. Whatever your use; a relaxing weekend walk to a swift trip to the shops, this coat is both chic and practical.

Knitwear is also a staple of the Autumn Winter wardrobe, we have a fantastic selection of Seasalt Cardigans, a particular favourite of ours is the Seasalt Meadow Crimson Cardigan. This is a bright soft cotton cardy with a textured knit detail. With a wide range of knitwear including; jumpers, cardigans and sweaters , you’re bound to find what you’re looking from Sealsalt clothing at Alexander’s of Keswick.

Enrich your daily looks with a touch of Seasalts Half a Day Scarf. This crinkly cotton scarf is bang on trend with this seasons colours and check pattern. This Seaslat scarf gets its name from the craftsmen who make them has it takes half a day to make each one.

Seasalt is a British based company which has the Ethical Awards for Production and the Queens Award for Sustainability. The majority of items are made from Organic Cotton.