Style,  Wardrobe

Winter Jumpers

Winter is going to be here soon, so it’s time to stay warm and cosy with jumpers and cardigans in quality materials.

It’s November already and this year seems to have gone very quickly. Maybe it’s just me getting older though! Despite the really mild autumn weather we have been having, there is no doubt that winter is on the way. With that in mind, I have chosen some jumpers that I like, shown below.

What I am trying to do now before I buy anything, is to look at what fabric a garment is made of. I am not keen on cheap, synthetic materials such as acrylic as a. they don’t keep me very warm in cold weather and b. they don’t always wash well. This usually means they won’t last long and I will end up not keeping them. It’s true these days that there are jumpers made from recycled materials, which is ok. If a jumper or cardigan contains a percentage of wool that is also fine as it will add to the warmth factor. My preferred choice for jumpers and cardigans would be cashmere, lambs wool, merino wool, cotton, mohair and alpaca. Viscose is fine too as it is a natural fibre but should be responsibly sourced. Of course, you have to pay more for these items and, apart from viscose and wool blends, they most likely will need hand washing in cool water, rather than be thrown in the washing machine. These natural materials are warm and cosy and should last longer than a cheaper jumper if looked after properly.

Hailey Merino Sweater from Kettlewell Colours
Cashmere Jumper from Marks & Spencer
Soft Touch Cable Knit Cardigan in 50% viscose from Marks & Spencer

100% Lambswool Fairisle Jumper from Woolovers

The above jumpers are just a few of my choices for this winter.

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