We haven’t talked about cable knit sweaters yet. I love them. Not the sad-looking cerulean blue one that Andrea Sachs wore in The Devil Wears Prada, but the cozy luxe ones that make you wish you were hanging out at some lavish country estate in Scotland, or somewhere in the Hamptons.
Last fall, Prada had some of the most beautiful sweaters I’ve ever seen. But their prices were devastatingly expensive (I’m glad I was able to get that headband though). But this cinnamon-coloured merino sweater from Marc by Marc Jacobs is much more attainable and also elegant enough to be worn with ladylike skirts.
TRIVIA: Cable knit or ‘Aran’ sweaters originated in the early 1900s in Ireland, where they were originally crafted by fishermen’s wives. The cable patterns were not just for aesthetics, they had special meanings. The honeycomb pattern is a symbol of the hard-working bee. The rope cable symbolizes the wish for safety and good luck. The diamond is for wealth. And the basket weave represents a fisherman’s basket, a hope for a plentiful catch. Really cool, right? Clothes with meaning.