The Vareuse sweater is knitted from an extra-soft wool and polyamide blend. It has a relaxed fit with dropped shoulders and a spongy texture and a casing yarn structure. Oversized ribs outline the wide, fold-over collar, slit neckline and hem, in the tradition of French sailors’ midcentury uniforms.
The origin of the word “knot” comes from the olden days when the speed on the ships would be measured by throwing into the sea a log attached to a rope with evenly spaced knots. As the ship moved relative to the log, the number of knots during a certain period of time would be counted to measure the speed of the vessel.