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parsonsnose · 22/09/2022 19:27

hi i haven't bought a pure wool jumper for decades and sick of wearing fleeces so thinking of getting one for this winter, anyone bought jumpers from Celtic & Co ? or anywhere else... i do have difficulty usually because of being tall...all tall women will know what am talking about...😊thanks in advance guys..want pure wool by the way and nice n long to keep warm in 😊

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Cloudwire · 22/09/2022 20:10

I haven't bought from Celtic and Co but the designs look very nice.

I'm tall too and love wool jumpers. I have quite an extensive collection collected from charity shops and also ebay/Vinted. A good search term is 'shetland' and then filter to clothes/jumpers/whatever you want. Shetland wool is lovely. I often get men's jumpers as they tend to be longer, and I prefer the styling anyway.

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Ridingladybugs · 22/09/2022 20:12

I think you might be ok with Celtic and co - I’m short (5’3) and their stuff is cut too big/long for me usually!

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Trulyweird1 · 22/09/2022 20:17

Recently bought the collared slouch sweater. It’s generous in size and although I am not tall, I have long arms and it’s great.
I wear a size 10 / 5’5” and the XS is fine a good length on me.
Seems to wash well.
I have tried some of their other stuff and found it too loose/ big looking on me.

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Spanielsarepainless · 22/09/2022 20:18

I buy men's jerseys as they are longer. The colours are usually nicer too.

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CFSKate · 23/09/2022 10:05

How tall are you? Some etsy sellers can make you a wool jumper with longer arms and longer in the body.

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DSGR · 23/09/2022 11:37

I have one lovely Celtic and Co jumper but to be honest I prefer my M&S cashmere, which is the same price

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Aixellency · 23/09/2022 12:13

I don’t think I’ve ever bought or owned a fleece. (May have borrowed one for a few hours at sometime.) But I have more Shetland wool jumpers than anything else in my wardrobe.

No experience of Celtic & Co - but since you ask for ‘anything else’ … Grin The two places I’d probably look first at the moment (and possibly wait for their sales) are:

Plain: www.studionicholson.com/products/viere-knit-in-camel Link to a longish looking jumper.

Fancy: www.lafetiche.com/shop/?category=jumpers&sortBy=myOrder Sizing is generous and anything with a unisex name is likely to be pretty long.

Apart from these two admittedly luxury brands (amazing quality, though,) you’ll find proper wool almost anywhere, OP, if you’re looking for it. 100% wool will always be more expensive than any sort of blend - just be sure to check the fabric composition on the label or website. I’m of the opinion that well made British wool is much better value than (and ethically and environmentally preferable to) cheaply made imported cashmere - others may disagree.

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Aixellency · 23/09/2022 12:18

(Sorry, first link is wool and cotton! But there’s lots of pure wool on the website.)

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Owlsinmybedroom · 23/09/2022 12:20

I've bought several things, jumpers, cardigans, tops and trousers from celtic co and all have been fine. I am 5 foot 8 and I like jumpers to cover my bum and they have all been fine. The quality has also been excellent.

It's my birthday this month and I treat myself to a celtic co jumper/cardigan every year for my birthday, you have reminded me to go look and decide which one to get

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Owlsinmybedroom · 23/09/2022 12:21

The other places I buy wool jumpers from are pure collection, woolovers (they don't seem to last as long from here, and I have to buy from the men's section to get them long enough), and house of bruar

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certainlyitis · 23/09/2022 12:31

I think Celtic Co jumpers aren't short in the body so might be ideal.

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WrinklesShminkles · 23/09/2022 12:31

I've just bought the collared slouch too Blush I'm 5.10 tall with long limbs and short bodied. The arms are generously long but I would have liked it a little bit longer in the torso. It doesn't quite cover my size 18 butt. I could have worn the L or the XL but preferred the bigger size.

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MintJulia · 23/09/2022 12:57

Yes, I bought this last year. www.celticandco.com/womens/clothing/knitwear/statement-donegal-jumper?colourid=407

It's lovely and the sleeves are long enough. I'm 5'8" and a size 10 with quite long arms. It needs a long sleeved t-shirt underneath, but it's very warm, although quite light. I've hand washed it with no problems.

I was repeatedly complimented on it.

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parsonsnose · 24/09/2022 13:37

really chuffed to get all these useful and informative messages! thanks so much..in the end went for both celtic and co AND Harleys of Scotland (shetland jumper) Didn't realise there is so much difference between the types of wool. I'm a walker and wear merino base layers in the winter which are lovely; warm and soft but couldn't seem to find thick merino jumpers. Never worn cashmere in my life but not at all sure how you're supposed to wear it ..next to skin as it's so soft or not?
what i was really hoping to find was an authentic Scottish wool mill out in the highlands producing genuine british wool quality stuff but no luck via google..

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parsonsnose · 24/09/2022 14:12

waded through a load of SHORT length womens' jumpers ...very annoying that the average jumper seems to be made for a 5'5" woman🙄

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Takingturnstogether · 24/09/2022 14:29

www.shetlandknitwear.com/

These are made in Scotland I think?

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certainlyitis · 24/09/2022 14:34

parsonsnose · 24/09/2022 14:12

waded through a load of SHORT length womens' jumpers ...very annoying that the average jumper seems to be made for a 5'5" woman🙄

A 5ft 5 woman isn't short. They're above average height, which is 5ft 3. It also depends on whether people are long or short bodied.

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MintJulia · 25/09/2022 02:43

If you're looking for genuine British, and are an out-doors type, try this lot ...

www.guernseywoollens.com/collections/traditonal-guernsey-jumpers

Good for seriously cold/snow days. Too hot for ordinary winter weather. Definitely not an indoor sweater. 😊

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Djangor3725 · 25/09/2022 07:10

The Croft House has great quality and lovely fairisle designs but I am shorter than average & the ones I have are a good length for me so you may need to just check the men's section for longer lengths
www.thecrofthouse.com

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Traceyfudge77 · 25/09/2022 07:17

certainlyitis · 24/09/2022 14:34

A 5ft 5 woman isn't short. They're above average height, which is 5ft 3. It also depends on whether people are long or short bodied.

Exactly. I’m that height but very long bodied (think vertical dachshund). Jumpers are rarely long enough for me.

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ChilliPB · 25/09/2022 08:20

@parsonsnose have a look at:

Oubas
Genevieve Sweeney
L’Envers
Knotty Ones
Eribe

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Ridingladybugs · 25/09/2022 08:45

@Djangor3725 The Croft house looks fab ( and I’m hoping as a short person might fit!). Could I ask how soft is their regular wool ( as opposed to geelong)? I love wool but it does often make me itch ( but am craving one of their fairisle jumpers!).

OP - apologies for jumping your thread!

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parsonsnose · 25/09/2022 10:01

ooh i remember those guernsey jumpers, brilliant ! v popular in the 70's and 80's thank you @MintJulia

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parsonsnose · 25/09/2022 10:04

Djangor3725 · 25/09/2022 07:10

The Croft House has great quality and lovely fairisle designs but I am shorter than average & the ones I have are a good length for me so you may need to just check the men's section for longer lengths
www.thecrofthouse.com

thanks @Djangor3725 yes was looking at croft house, they look fab ..again it's the length that is the problem - for me anyway.. think it's going to be a case of trying and sending back for alternative unfortunately..have to pay extra postage ..

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parsonsnose · 25/09/2022 10:06

MintJulia · 25/09/2022 02:43

If you're looking for genuine British, and are an out-doors type, try this lot ...

www.guernseywoollens.com/collections/traditonal-guernsey-jumpers

Good for seriously cold/snow days. Too hot for ordinary winter weather. Definitely not an indoor sweater. 😊

@MintJulia it might be an indoor sweater if you're trying to save on heating bills!!

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