The Signal Sweater is based on classic sailing team uniforms, with bold patterns designed to be easy to spot if you happen to go overboard. Each sweater is hand-knit using a full kilogram of heavy gauge virgin wool, and is designed to keep you warm in the stiffest headwinds out on the water and back on land. The master craftsmen at Heimat leave the natural oils in their yarn, too—as if the good looks weren’t enough, these handsome sweaters handily fend off water and keep themselves clean.
Throw on one of Heimat’s sturdy knits, and you’ll quickly realize sweaters were the original performance layers. Before the whole genre of “performance outerwear” was born, the world’s fishermen, mountaineers, and Steve Zissous relied on durable sweaters like these to carry them to the horizon and back with their body temperatures intact. So it makes sense that the word Heimat in German can be roughly translated to “home away from home.” Knit and handfinished in Germany with 100% soft and toasty wool, Heimat’s collection feels steeped in nostalgia. If you’re looking for classic everyday knitwear that would also gladly hop in your bag for an around-the-world voyage, you can’t do much better than these.