The Kirstin's practical three-quarter length and refined Fair Isle-esque patterns have made her an instant hit. Ideal for wearing as an outer layer, this sweater is lightweight and lined with natural cotton. Snowflake designs are accented with cross-stitching on the sleeves, along the shoulder seams, and down the full-zip front. Love her as much as we do? The Kirstin also comes in a skirt and across our full line of knitted accessories.
- 100% wool
- Cotton lined
- Handmade in Nepal
- Fair Trade Federation Member
- Dry clean/hand-wash only
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The quality of the sweater is nice but the odor is too strong for the recipient of the gift.
I did some research and if the lanolin is removed entirely, it removes the properties that make it effective for outdoor wear. I think this may be a limitation I wasn't aware of with the type of product. But I was unaware and feel slightly that I gifted my significant other 'a lemon.' It's probably not the products fault though. She will try storing it with activated charcoal to minimize it.
From Chat GPT:
"Lanolin is a natural oil that is found in sheep's wool. It is often removed during the processing of wool in order to make the fibers cleaner and softer. However, lanolin can also be left in the wool, as it can provide some beneficial properties such as water resistance and increased insulation.
Whether or not lanolin should be removed prior to knitting in the manufacturing process depends on the end use of the knitted product and the desired properties of the finished item. If the product will be used for outdoor wear, for example, then leaving the lanolin in the wool may be beneficial. But if the product will be worn against the skin, then removing the lanolin may be necessary for comfort.
Removing the lanolin will also make the wool easier to dye and the final fabric will be softer.
It's generally a trade off between the final product properties and the cost of the process."