Shaker Stitch Sweater


The Shaker Stitch Sweater is a classic piece of American knitwear. The Shaker stitch is a variant of the fisherman's rib, and indicates a two-row repeat pattern. This creates a two-sided construct – meaning your sweater feels the same on both sides. That knit structure makes the sweater drape beautifully. The crew neck collar on our version is pronounced. Long, ribbed wrists and a lengthened hem provide a great shape for this thick but breathable sweater. 

The stitch was created by the Shakers, or 'shaking Quakers', a group of Christian pacifists who settled in New York state in 1774. The Shakers were prolific inventors and designers and are most known for their historic and iconic contributions to the style of American architecture and furniture. But they also invented a stitch, which became a sweater, and is now a style icon. There is something elegant and minimal about its lines – it's not flashy yet always looks good. Our Shaker sweater is made with a 100% cotton blend yarn for warmth and softness. The cotton is thick but soft and unfussy. Wash it in the machine if you need to. The Shakers would approve of making something with such utility. 

If you want to into a really deep dive into the history of the Shakers and the Shaker knit, read this. It's a long read that but it's worth it. 




S 21.5 21.5 24.5
M 22 22 25
L 22.5 22.5 25.5
XL 23 23 26
XXL 23.5 23.5 26.5

100% American combed cotton. Wash cool and gentle, and tumble dry with no heat.
Fits true to size, so take your normal t-shirt size. The overall look is chunky and cozy but not baggy.
Knit in Upstate New York in a family-owned factory since the late 1920's. Made in USA with domestic grown, spun, and dyed yarn.

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