Studio d'Artisan 9849A Loopwheel Short Sleeve Tee White
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- 100% USA Cotton
- Ribbed Collar
- Print on Back and Front
- Knitted on TSURI-AMI in Wakayama!
Loopwheel fabric, this is carefully knitted on vintage TSURI-AMI machinery by one of two companies in the world left in Wakayama. Tsuri-ami ki is a term referring to the traditional type of knitting machines that are first used in Japan during the beginning of the 20th century. Referred to as hanging-knitting machines in english, or commonly known as Loopwheel machines. These machines use a special type of 'bearded needles' , which draw in air for gentle knitting. They do not pull and stretch the fabrics unlike most modern machineries. All these factors result in a softer and more responsive fabric made just like a hand-knitted. A relatively slower process, this method of knitting produces superior texture and quality fabric.
- Made in Japan