‘Good For All Seasons’ – may be a strapline firmly rooted in reality, but if there’s one thing Norse Projects do particularly well, it’s knitwear.
Let’s be honest, they bloody well should do, being as they are a ‘Product Of The Cold, Cold North’ where practical and stylish knits are an every day uniform. Telly watchers will know by now that no Scandi-drama’s complete without the appearance of a star billing piece of lambswool.
New for AW from the Copenhagen based outfit is the Kirk Natural Knit – a standout piece of knitwear from a collection full of pretty, perfect pulls. A direct descendant of the original Kirk Knit – which was designed in conjunction with the Magpie Lovers down the road at Oi Polloi a couple of years back – and being their own take on the jumper worn by Kirk Douglas in everyones’ favourite Norwegian based , ‘Heavy Water’ Hydro Plant, World War II drama – The Heroes Of Telemark.
A crewneck jumper with ribbed cuffs and hem, made from natural, undyed yarn, which produces an authentic heavy and hardwearing finish. There is a geometric pattern across the chest and arms, a pocket on the left chest and small Norse branded label.
Available in two contrasting colours – Old White and Shitake (though I thought it was alright); it’s yours for £135 from Oi Polloi; cheap and more stylish than paying this year’s heating bill.