Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I have complained in the past that the most difficult cloth to find is that for in between season odd jackets. Tweeds are too heavy, linens too light, and most of the offerings in the ten to twelve ounce (300 to 360 gram) worsteds that aim to fill the gap between them attempt to look like tweed and fail, sometimes miserably.
Two books that manage to do a bit better are the fairly well known Moonbeam from Harrison's of Edinburgh and the somewhat more obscure Lamlana from W. Bill. Moonbeam is fairly plain but Lamlana, a soft ten to eleven ounce (320 gram) mixture of lambswool and Angora has patterns that are a little more interesting than most.
Worth a look.