Sphere One is modern, conceptual knitwear design from Ireland, under the creative direction of Lucy Downes. With a strong focus on colour, mastery of construction and clean lined silhouettes, the individually hand framed pieces, using the world’s finest cashmere yarns give rise to exquisite knitwear. Sphere One envelops the body in sensuous, tactile cashmere of the highest quality.
The Sphere One circle is central to the identity and philosophy of the brand, from the purity of the shape itself, to ideas of the spheres we live in and the cocooning nature of what we choose to wear. The hand-stitched circle, at the back-neck of each garment using a different coloured yarn each season, is unobtrusive to the wearer, keeping the softness of the garment intact against the skin. This subtle logo characterises the craftsmanship of the collection, where each piece is woven on a hand loom or knitted on a hand frame. From the outset, a commitment to working with the best natural yarns has been at the core of Sphere One’s philosophy. Lucy sources and knits cashmere from the finest producers in Scotland and Italy – mills with reputations built on years of acquired skill and craftsmanship – to comb, dye, twist and spin the cashmere for luxury, longevity and beauty. The cashmere is dyed before spinning, giving a vibrancy and depth to every colour, while the quality of the yarn ensures an exquisite finish and reduced pilling. When you purchase a Sphere One design you can feel confident that you are investing in the world’s finest yarns, expertly milled, spun and dyed.
A Sphere One piece of knitwear supports the ideal of design integrity and quality shaped by place, sensitivity and explorations of construction and colour, while enveloping the wearer in a sublime feeling of tactile softness and featherweight warmth.