Our Detta Heritage Blankets are made entirely from 100% lambswool by hand in our studio on our vintage Moretto Dubied 4gauge knitting machine.
These knitting machines were used extensively in industry for hundreds of years, up until the end of the last century, when they were mostly replaced by fully programmable electronic machines. These manual skills were lost to industry and are now taught only in selected universities and some knitting schools.
At Detta, we value the artisan skills involved in making items using these machines and so everything we knit is powered by hand alone. Our blankets are over 600 rows long and when finished, measure 1.2m wide by approximately 2m long, with pattern changes.
They are knitted, washed, steamed and packaged beautifully in our branded Detta box so they can be kept and handed down as keepsakes, or given as a beautifully presented gift.