It’s already mid-December, and I must grudgingly admit that the coldest, shortest days of the year are coming. One bright spot, however, is that with winter comes the undeniable need for cozy sweaters! As a dedicated lover of knitwear, winter is the perfect time for me to wrap myself in the warmest sweaters I own… the ones that are too toasty for me to wear at any other time of the year.
When choosing my sweaters on the coldest days, I have a few rules I try to follow. Sweaters from our Fall 2011 collection make for perfect examples.
1. Sleeves must extend to the first knuckle of my thumb (at least). If my wrists start getting cold, the rest of me will inevitably follow. The wooly, textural sleeves on Callen from NG v.9 look just right:
3. Though not absolutely necessary, a little extra fabric around the neck is always appreciated. Whether it’s a turtleneck, a cowl, or a rolled edge like the one on Tiburon (from Booklet #315), keeping the neck area cozy is a smart idea:
While writing this blog post, I’ve realized the sweater I’m wearing today doesn’t meet any of the previously mentioned requirements, and my hands are starting to feel cold… Clearly it’s time for me to start knitting a new winter sweater!