Tis the season to be woolly!
I love a good jumper. I really, really do. Whether it be a simple straight-knit jumper or one with elaborate cable patterns, I’m all for it. But I’m always on the look out for something a bit different; something that not everyone will buy just because it’s there and it looks warm, but because it has something about it that differentiates it from the rest of the flock. I don’t mind if it’s an interesting choice of ribbing on the cuff or embellishments on the collar, just as long as there’s a defining feature that says “Hey girl, I’m a bit special.”
As I was doing my monthly scrape through the perennial jumble sale that is Primark, I was well aware that it is currently Autumn, and Winter is well on its way. So, jumpers immediately sprang to mind. Luckily, Hammersmith Primark is rammed full of knitwear. In amongst the tremendous selection of Christmas-themed pieces and the “basic” roll-neck, something caught my eye. Not because it was covered in neon snowmen, and not because it was more decorated that Trafalgar Square’s Christmas tree. The thing that struck me about these jumpers was the knitting. Oh yes.
Jumpers and cardigans are almost always knitted from bottom to top, so that the stitching runs up and down. These ones have been knitted from side to side, meaning that the ribbing crosses the jumper. I’ll show you what I mean:
What I like most about the jumper is that because the knitting has been done this way, the neckline has almost been left as it would have been straight off the machine (I’m no fool, this wasn’t made by hand), which makes for a fairly unique slashneck.
And because I liked this one so much, I bought another in a different colour.
These jumpers are on sale now in Primark stores accross the country and cost £8.00 each.