October is the spookiest time of year so we simply had to choose Pumpkin as our colour of the month.
Available across our men’s and women’s ranges this shade is a deliciously warm orange, perfect for Autumn and very wearable, whether you choose a Zip Neck, V-Neck, Slipover or Crew Neck jumper.
Pumpkins were originally native to North America and are an important part of their traditional Thanksgiving dinner – representing the food Native Americans shared with the early pioneers.
But how did the pumpkin lantern become part of our Halloween festivities? In the UK and Ireland, we have a long tradition for carving lanterns from vegetables such as swedes and turnips. There is a myth in Ireland about a man called Stingy Jack who managed to outwit the devil several times and who wandered the land carrying an ember from the fires of hell inside a hollowed turnip and the tradition has since extended to pumpkins. This story may have travelled with migrants from Ireland to America and the pumpkin certainly makes a great lantern.
Our favourite style in the colour pumpkin is the merino long sleeved zip neck – a very practical option for our customers. Our most experienced finishers put each and every zip in by hand, which is a very tricky and lengthy process.
If you would like to win a Pumpkin sweater in a style of your choice, it couldn't be easier! Follow the link to our Colour of the Month giveaway to enter- http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28570cc5138/? Ends 31/10/17 midnight.