Women’s Wool Knitted Sweater
Women’s wool sweaters are a timeless staple that can be worn throughout the seasons. Wool is odour and stain repellent, and with gentle care can last for years.
This striped pullover from Toteme hits the sweet spot between classic and trendy. Pair it with high-waisted denim and a statement earring for a polished look.
Originally knitted in the 1950s on the Aran Islands, these sweaters became a symbol of Irish heritage and artisanal craftsmanship. These chunky sweaters are designed to keep the wearer warm in any weather. They are hand-woven and adorned with intricate cables, bobbles and stitch patterns that represent the history of the Aran Islands.
The different patterns in Aran sweaters represent aspects of life on the island, and the lives of the fishermen who wore them. The cable and bobbles are not only visually appealing but also provide extra warmth and thickness to the garment. The aran sweater has a wide appeal as a fashion statement, having graced the likes of Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe. It also made a name for itself when it was featured in Vogue Magazine in 1956. It has since become a symbol of Irish culture and is often worn by celebrities.
There is a myth that the different patterning on an Aran sweater can be used to identify members of a family, should they get lost at sea. This is a popular myth that probably originates from a scene in the play, Riders to the Sea by Irish writer, John Millington Synge. However, it is probably not true. The different stitches actually have a deeper meaning. For example, awool knitted sweater women’s the cable stitch illustrates a fisherman’s ropes and suggests good luck and safety at sea. The diamond stitch reflects the small fields of the Aran Islands and is sometimes filled with the moss stitch, which represents carrageen moss, a type of seaweed that was used to fertilize barren fields.
There are few garments in fashion that can survive the whims of style trends, but this year’s fall wardrobe seems to be firmly settled around a dependable cable sweater. Originating from 19th century Celtic and Gaelic fishermen’s knitwear, it has remained a staple of our wardrobes for generations.
A cable knit sweater is a type of knitting technique that creates twisted or braided patterns that resemble cords. It’s typically seen in sweaters, but it can also be used to make scarves and hats. Cable knits can be either lightweight for summer or chunky for winter, depending on the fabric used. The design of a cable knit sweater can vary greatly from a simple diamond pattern to more intricately interwoven braids and knots.
Originally created for spirited seafarers, mens vintage cable knit sweaters were designed to keep them warm in turbulent weather. The thick wool would absorb the lanolin oil from sheep’s skin, which made it waterproof and resistant to stains. Its tightly knitted cuffs and stand-up collar prevented water from pouring into the wearer’s hands.
Its popularity increased in the 1950s, with Elvis giving it a rock ‘n’ roll edge when he wore it in Jailhouse Rock (1957). Since then, cable sweaters have become a wardrobe staple for people of all economic groups and social statuses. Today, the cable sweater has a classic look that’s perfect for pairing with denim jeans or a plaid pencil skirt to dress up an outfit.
The A-Line sweater is a flattering silhouette that’s fitted without being clingy. This long cozy knee-length sweater dress is a perfect mix of comfort and style for fall and winter, pair it with boots to complete your look.
A ribbed hem is a simple ribbing that extends from the bottom of the sweater to create an elastic hem that lays flat. It’s a popular choice for sweater hems because it adds a decorative touch that’s both functional and fashionable. Garter hem
Features garter stitch in place of ribbing for a band that’s less elastic than a ribbing and still lays flat. This is another favorite hem option for sweaters because it creates a neat, professional-looking finish that’s not bulky.
This neckline is shaped by a squared-off sleeve that connects to a squared-off body, making seaming easy. It’s often used for sweaters with a relaxed fit in the body and tighter-fitting sleeves.
A henley is a type of buttoned sweater with a small placket or “placket” of buttons that closes over awool knitted sweater women’s the neckline. This adds a unique and stylish touch to any sweater and can be worn casually or dressed up.
The fine, soft merino wool used in this three-button sweater from KUHL is both lightweight and warm, thanks to the material’s natural ability to regulate body temperature. The sweater also wicks moisture away from the skin to keep you dry and comfortable. This makes it perfect for high-intensity outdoor activities, but its versatility also extends to casual wear and everyday denim. The crew neck sweater looks great buttoned up over paper-thin turtlenecks or tucked into high-waisted jeans.
This pull-over merino wool sweater has a more casual vibe than some of the others on this list and is a great option for those who want a warm, light layer for day trips in cold weather or for hiking outdoors. The ribbed hem and cuffs add to the sweater’s comfort, and it is available in a wide range of colors. The wool is both fire-resistant and UV protective, and it’s easy to wash on a cold handwash setting.
Like the Goodthreads Cardigan, the Amazon Essentials Crew Neck and the Pendleton Shetland Crew, this merino wool sweater is wrinkle-resistant and has a soft, comfortable feel. The only drawback is that you’ll need to hand wash it. The Quince Australian Merino Wool Crew Sweater is also reader-approved and offers the same wrinkle-resistant, packable design that you’ll find in other items on this list.