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LAST_UPDATEWed, 29 Mar 2017 9am

The Leave Me Alone Jumper Is A Must For Every Introvert

Pic: Ruth Grace WongPic: Ruth Grace Wong

When you’re an introvert, there are times when you’ll be trapped in a conversation and struck with the sudden, desperate need to get out of there, sharpish.

You just need the other person to hush for a minute. You need to collect your thoughts and recharge with some alone time.

But short of saying ‘PLEASE STOP TALKING, I MUST DEPART’, there’s not much you can do to quickly get the private time you crave.

Until now, that is.

A knitwear genius called Ruth Grace Wong has created a truly magical jumper.

It’s called the Leave Me Alone Sweater, and it is the answer to all our introverted prayers.

Let us explain. The Leave Me Alone Sweater looks like a regular rollneck jumper. But when you need alone time, you’re able to roll the neck of the jumper upwards, zip it closed, and shut yourself off to anyone around you in your own cosy cocoon.

Ruth explains that Leave Me Alone mode is ‘more of a statement than a functional piece of clothing’, as once zipped, you can’t actually see anything. Or breathe freely.

But really, you don’t need to stay in your jumper cocoon for long. You just need to be mid-conversation, nodding along, then slowly, silently zip up your jumper. It really sends a message.

Pic: Ruth Grace WongPic: Ruth Grace Wong

Ruth’s provided a handy guide to creating her jumper, so you can make your own if you’re feeling crafty, but she’s also hoping to be able to make the jumper and sell it online. If you’d like to buy a Leave Me Alone jumper, vote for Ruth’s design on betabrand.

- Metro UK