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Woollen sweaters and cardies

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FiddleFigs Wed 09-Nov-16 15:31:34

I find it increasingly difficult to find nice woollen sweaters these days. Am Iooking in the wrong places? There's just so much acrylic around. And much as I love cashmere and merino, I'm after something a bit chunkier and cosier.

Where do you get your woollen sweaters? (I'm already onto Toast.)

TheSpottedZebra Wed 09-Nov-16 15:33:30

Merino from Uniqlo.

Woolovers, but you need to sort through the dross carefully, and okay close attention to the (admittedly detailed) sizing info per item, as it's all a bit random and skews huge.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Wed 09-Nov-16 17:41:03

Celtic and co, used to be Celtic sheepskin do lovely chunky knits. Not cheap though.

BikeRunSki Wed 09-Nov-16 17:44:02

Just got a lovely chunky merino from Howies

Chunky merino is the best of both worlds.

greenfields17 Wed 09-Nov-16 17:47:25

I knit mine myself exactly for he reason you mentioned - too much acrylic everywhere.
Sorry I know it's not big help.

SesameSparkle Wed 09-Nov-16 20:16:25

Seasalt might be worth a try for classic chunky knits.

FiddleFigs Thu 10-Nov-16 09:43:49

thanks all! Uniqlo have some lambswool sweaters just in, so I'm off to investigate. And will look into some of the others. I usually end up buying the smaller sizes of men's lambswool sweaters because I rarely find good warm sweaters for women!

greenfields I am knitting one for myself too - only it's getting colder faster than I can knit!

greenfields17 Thu 10-Nov-16 09:51:41

Thicker yarn and bigger needles are the way to go ;)

AlexaTwoAtT Thu 10-Nov-16 11:32:20


ImYourWomanJonSnow Thu 10-Nov-16 12:00:42

COS have some great wool jumpers. I have been known to buy for myself from men's range too. My & Other Stories jumpers from last winter are keeping well too.

Uniqlo's quality is hit and miss imo. I had lambswool cardis from the same range two years in a row, the first one was great and still lasts me five years on, the second bobbled and lost shape beyond recognition within the same season.

CruCru Thu 10-Nov-16 12:08:29

Woolovers have some nice things.

AlexaTwoAtT Thu 10-Nov-16 14:08:53

Uniqlo's merino knits are fantastic quality.

Darklane Thu 10-Nov-16 17:20:45

I knit, some gorgeous yarns out there, but if you can't knit then Woolovers can be good for real wool & cashmere/merino/ silk mixes. Lots of colours to choose from, if you follow their sizing guide it's spot on.

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