Loopwheeler - for the knit picky
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Now, only 3 factories left in the world & always, only 3 needles per machine. The Loopwheeler is heralded as a good-as-it gets knit for most enthusiasts. These century old machines can be first traced back to Italy at the turn of the 20th Century and its process was licensed out to American heritage brands like LL Bean and Champion, which is why their archival sweats and tees are so coveted by collectors today. There are only 3 factories producing these knits today, 2 in the Wakayama prefecture of Japan and 1 in the Swabian Alps of Germany. Each machine takes its sweet time - only completing twenty-four rotations per minute, making enough fabric for 3-4 garments per day. This slow 3 needle knitting creates deep pockets of space between yarn threads, creating both incredible softness, and density that also adds to the resilience of the fabric. Loopwheelers are the pinnacle of slow knitting of natural fibers to preserve and enhance the original softness of plucked cotton. As these old machines knit yarn by yarn by yarn, air is trapped within the cotton and this pillowy construction results in a downy soft texture. It's easy to discern the difference of fabrics between high-speed machine and Loopwheeler knits fresh off the knitter and years of washing. We are so excited to bring this fabric to our community in our Loopwheeler sweatshirt. We'd like to hear from the community about loopwheeler stories, history and favorites products. ...and please don't forget to click on the request button on the product page!
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smithleoo13
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Mar 26, 2020
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runningmoney
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Feb 14, 2020
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What’s happening with this?
Feb 14, 2020
SteveStuart
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Feb 2, 2020
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I find loop wheeler sweatshirts are always way too short! I hope your sizing is slightly slimmer/ longer A size large should be 28 inches or so in length
Feb 2, 2020
R0b0
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Jan 9, 2020
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Interested in this when its available.... Hoodies?
Jan 9, 2020
hartmanhw
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Dec 30, 2019
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Still super interested in this...any update?
Dec 30, 2019
officesetup11
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Dec 11, 2019
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lindawilson237
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Nov 16, 2019
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captain
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Nov 9, 2019
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Where’s the product link? What is this?
Nov 9, 2019
warpweft
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Oct 21, 2019
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When is this going to be made? I am shopping for a loop wheel Sweatshirt. If I am going to wait until next fall/winter I would like to know so I can purchase another option.
Oct 21, 2019
Whitedragem
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Oct 5, 2019
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You peeps are legends (esp for keeping it honest). useful feedback muchly appreciated - it takes time to learn everything ‘Drop’ I love the fact that it feels like ‘all hands on deck’, that everyone is passionate and striving to build a great site and products. kudos to y’all. i’m not offended if ‘great expectations(dickens)’ isnt read. its a litmus test, and I am thankful to see the active participation given by Drop staff across all threads. Well done team!
Oct 5, 2019
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