For most of us the term ‘knitting’ evokes images of our mother or grandmother sitting at home in the winter months with a ball of wool and two ancient needles making a clickerty-clack sound as they hit against each other as each stitch is produced. Making fine knitwear on a non-industrial, artisan level involves more processes, however, the art of stitch counting, stitch styles through looping and invisible sewing at the joins is no different. When you then move this up to the levels achieved at the GRP workshops in the Tuscan countryside the complexities and hand-crafting skills needed are amplified many fold. With decades of experience the artisans and designers at Maglificio GRP appear to work magic with wool as it is ribbed, curved and folded in one piece, creating seamless elements to their garments that ensures maximum comfort for the wearer. The raw materials themselves are sourced specifically for each collection by the proprietor who formed the studio in 1973 and whether alpaca, merino or Scottish wool are of exemplary quality.