There are few things more comfortable (and comforting) than a cozy sweater when the weather turns crisp. But many of you have mentioned that you’re allergic or sensitive to wool and/or cashmere, so I’ve embarked on a style hunt for wool-free sweaters.
I was pleased to find that this season’s selection is quite varied and plentiful! For this post, I narrowed it down to pullover styles (jumpers for those outside the US) and to fibers that are primarily plant-based. I’ll be back with a wool-free cardigan edit soon.
Cotton sweaters (or cotton blends) are relatively easy to find. They’re breathable and often washable, and tend to be more budget-friendly. The pointelle weave on this one makes it a lighter-weight and less bulky option. Offered up to size 3X, and in additional colors.
This soft cotton-blend sweater is offered in several colors and up to size XXL /20.
This one’s on the spendy side, but friends of mine rave about the quality and softness of her sweaters.
A budget-friendly ribbed cotton sweater with blouson sleeves.
When silk is blended with cotton, the result is often an elegant fabric with both structure and fluidity. I like the neckline on this simple silk and organic cotton sweater.
Tencel is a breathable fabric made from cellulose fibers that’s generally regarded as being a more sustainable choice. I have this sweater (above) and love the light weight and fluidity of the fabric. Other colors available too.
What style of sweater do you wear most often?