My second problem with buying sweaters is that I am (like most knitters) very particular about the fiber that I will wear. I hate the feeling of acrylic yarn and I also hate that acrylic and cotton sweaters begin to look much worse for wear after only one season of wearing them.
My third issue is that I don't have a lot of money to spend on clothes. I buy nearly all of my clothes second hand, both for financial reasons and personal reasons. I have found a few lovely second hand sweaters, but they are very few and far between. Wool sweaters are also dated by the time they find their way to a thrift store, because people who wear wool sweaters know their value and keep them around.
OK, now that I've written way too much about how hard I find buying a nice wool sweater for myself, I thought I'd show you a few that I am considering purchasing, as I have a special event coming up that I would like to wear a nice sweater too.
Peregrine by J.G. Glover Merino Wool Cardigan Sweater- Shawl Collar
J.G. Glover Merino Wool Turtleneck Cardigan Sweater
Similar, simpler cables, less fitted body. This one obviously looks good open, which is important to me.
|Neve Designs Sweaters - Pia Retro Snowflake Zip Cardigan|
Isn't this pretty. I love the color and the simple bold color work. I am also a huge fan of zippers in cardies, but NOT a fan of actually putting them in.
|With a Twist Amiar Warp Cardigan|
Gosh, isn't this pretty? I love the smocking, the length, the collar. . . I'm not in love with the price, though. $144.00. It's one of the very few over $100 I would eve consider. (I'm pretty sure I've never spent $100 on a single article of clothing ever.)
|Icelandic Design Knightsbridge Jacket|
Have any of you purchased a wool or cashmere sweater? Where from? Was it worth the cost?