Did anyone mention Neve? I have a couple of their Nordic style sweaters, and they're really nice.
@Analisa, doesn't 100% acrylic promote underarm odor that's particularly awful? I've had that experience and some time back I read that acrylic enables the growth of a type of bacteria that other fibers don't so much, and that bacteria gives off a super-ugly odor. Is this still true? Have the acrylic people figured out how to fix this?They also switched a lot of items to acrylic after that whole trade agreement chaos ~2-3 years ago increased wool import duties (almost all merino gets processed in China). Acrylic is super cheap and pills like and gets that "fuzzy / frizzy" look where the threads seem to untwist. No one else really plays in acrylic and hasn't since the 1970s. The fact that they charge $75 for an item like the Perle and it's 70% acrylic (yet they only market the "10% wool" part of the fabric content) is highway robbery.
Krimson Klover and Bergans of Norway are great brandsI loveee the look of pretty much everything Kari Traa makes, but I think it might run too small for me (XL says it's a 10 - 12?). Are there any other brands that have a similar look, but run a bit bigger? I'm basically a sucker for the Nordic style prints and brighter colors.
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