Women’s Sweaters

It struck me earlier this week that in normal winter temperatures (for New York, today's normal high would be 38°F) it's still reasonable to go on long walks, exercise, and have a nice time outside. However, getting ready to go out when the high is 10°F is kind of like putting on armor; probably the best armor you can have besides a good set of baselayers is a wool sweater, and now is most definitely the right time to grab one if you are underserved in that category. The forecast for the next couple of weeks is pretty legitimate cold, and I'm declaring a war on the cold.

1. Harley of Scotland Cashmere Merino Turtleneck

A nicely constructed and good fitting turtleneck can be hard to find sometimes, and a lot of ones I've seen have a boxy cut, which can be unflattering. This one has a slightly elongated torso design, which gives it a nicer shape, and the wool/cashmere blend sounds so good.

@ Unionmade ($135, on sale from $226)

2. Howlin’ by Morrison Babs Central Sweater

The folks at Morrison really struck gold when they started Howlin' a few years ago, with the goal to offer more playful and fun takes on sweaters. We had the pleasure of chatting with Patrick and Jan from Howlin' at MAN New York last week, and got to see some of what's on tap for their men's collection next fall. But no matter what season, their sweaters are instantly desirable, wearable, warm winter companions, and this Babs Central piece for women, which is 100% wool, is a great pick.

@ Morrison ($154, including shipping and minus VAT)

3. Finisterre Carne Cable Cardigan

Finisterre is based in Cornwall, the far southwestern point in England, and make clothes inspired by the culture of cold water surfing. The weather conditions in Cornwall demand functional and warm clothes, and Finisterre's Carne cardigan is knit with cable detailing and features a dropped shoulder and Woolmark accredited composition. It's a sure bet to keep you warm.

@ Finisterre ($163.42)

4. SNS Herning Intro Blouse

It's easy enough to appreciate them online, but once you have a chance to see and feel them in person, SNS Herning's sweaters become an infatuation. The Intro blouse is knitted in Denmark with a heavy new wool, and employs a thoughtful design that is sure to flatter a variety of figures thanks to the raised band detail at the waist.

@ Mill Mercantile ($118, on sale from $198)

5. Icelandic Wool Cardigan

Icelandic wool and knit goods are highly covetable for the intricacy of their patterns and designs as well as for their incredible weight and promise of warmth. If you ever visit Iceland don't be surprised if you come back with one, but if a trip is not in the near future, it's completely OK to tide yourself over with one of these.

@ Nordic Store ($199)