Legacy of a unique know-how, our family archives gather more than one century of hand-made knitted samples going from gauge 3 to gauge 12.
True testimony of the past, carefully preserved for decades.
"Archive knits" collections are made of reissued knits in limited editions.
The anchor jacquard sweater is made using a double-sided jacquard technique: the cotton yarn is knitted on both sides to give the pattern a better definition. Knitted on gauge 14.
This pattern comes from our family archives from the 50s. This kind of decorative pattern were then frequently used.
This jacquard patterns come from the Dubied archives (the biggest manufacturer of jacquard knitting machines at the time) from the late 50s. This sample had been knitted to feature the new CAL knitting machine's features which were quite extraordinary for the time whilst remaining efficient.
This knit uses both "links-links" and random-position jacquard techniques.
This pattern comes from our family archives from the 70s and inspired by Vasarely's Op Art.
It's a gauge 14 jacquard pattern which uses both cotton and continuous rayon filaments. Continuous rayon filaments - unlike staple rayon which is flabby and soft, are made using a spinning process which creates a very silky and shiny yarn. Using both yarns for the same pattern creates a contrasting effect.
The sweater naturally becomes a cardigan by using the central axis of symmetry to add a button tab.
The Genuine Work Sweater !
Knitted with a half-cardigan rack stitch: this knit's feature is that it can not unravel if a yarn is pulled away or broken which used to be very practical when working around machines.
This knit is also very tightly-knit and strong and thus very resistant to washing: a sweater conceived to be used.
This is a garter-stitch knit. This stitch is well-known by hand knitters since it's the first stitch you learn to make. This stitch uses both sides of the knitting machine.
Our archive is from the 80s but is also a classic from our family as we have been making this kind of sweaters for decades. This type of knit is appreciated for its round aspect and because it is comfortable.