I'm not sure if it's actually possible to have knitwear dyslexia, but I certainly seem to suffer from something similar. While I can buy dresses, jackets and trousers until I bankrupt myself, when it comes to knits, I can never seem to find anything I like.
Generally knitwear seems to fall into two categories - crap quality but fun and fashion forward, or superchic and cashmere and waaaay out of my price range. Anyone else have this problem or is it just me?
Anyway, there is a genius new knitwear site, called, appropriately, Quality Knitwear. The site sells vintage knitwear and it has to be said that every sweater is a highly covetable style statement, enhanced with enchanting item names like Ahoy Sailor, Annie Hall, or Flashdance.
The site is easy to browse with a tightly-edited collection of one-off pieces, from totally-Marilyn-Monroe Aran jumpers in forest green or sky blue (Marshall and Sloe) to very-Seventies marbled knits (Kissing Gate and Racing Stripes), and crazy hipster Cosby-style patterned sweaters (the Jester, Strawberry, Caecilius). And with prices the right side of forty quid, even those with severe knitwear dyslexia can't go wrong.
- Angela Buttolph