Dutch Design, Knitwear, Knitwearlab, Thijs Verhaar

Thijs Verheer believes that vision demands execution. Over 30 years of hands-on expertise in industrial knitting has taught him how to manipulate fiber, stitches, tension and colour to bring his designs to life. He is fixated on tactility and driven to make every garment feel soft and warm, like an embrace.

As a perfectionist, he has an uncompromising attention to detail that keeps him awake at night. It’s terrible for his sleep, but does wonders for his knitwear.


He makes his scarves using only 100% extra fine merino wool—stronger than cashmere, chosen for its superior strength, luster and flexibility.


Wool requires very little washing as it has self-cleaning properties in its fibers. As a substitute for washing, he advises his customers to hang the garments outside or in the shower to air it out rather than wash it.