When sweaters and knitwear are viewed as a form of outerwear it completely changes the design approach. You tend to obsess on the raw materials of the garment while taking them to another level of purpose. The spinning and plying of the yarn, the selected gauge size and stitch specification, the focus on blending these elements into a highly functional piece of lasting protection almost takes precedence to the aesthetic and style of the garment. Almost. This is Relwen, after all.