The Hope grand sweater is the most perfect knit to layer in the winter or for the transitional parts of the year when you’re looking to be warm and cozy with a throw on knit. It doesn’t need to be said again that I’m trying to invest in nicer well made pieces that will stand the test of time. I’ve been wearing this for only about a season but can give you some insights as to how it’s worn, it’s versatility and quality.
Overall, I love being all warm and snuggly in this knit as it is so oversized, baggy and comfortable. When I’m getting ready for Uni or a chill day around the house, I throw this on and it keeps me happy and cosy.
One of the wonderful things about the quality is that it doesn’t pill. It is a cotton knit but I’ve had the hardest time finding knits in general that can be worn for more than a season or two without looking too old and like borderline home wear. The cotton mix is quite lovely and soft to wear but I will say that for the price, it is quite the splurge considering it’s not wool. I’ve worn it quite a bit and it’s not showing any signs of wear and tear to the texture or in terms of the colour and yarn.
I’ve loved styling this in the Winter season with jeans and different types of trousers. One thing to note is that it’s a cotton waffle knit (read lots of holes) so it’s not the warmest. But it’s also a turtleneck which means I won’t wear it in the transitional periods. This does limit when I can wear this piece but I love the style and the oversized fit so much that I’m willing to overlook it.
I think the main issue with this piece is its price at retail. It’s one of the most expensive things I’ve splurged on clothing wise and I’m not entirely sure it was worth the money. On one hand, it’s gotten its good share of wear and love but I feel like there are possible dupes of a cotton waffle knit elsewhere if you’re not particularly fussed on the style (or as obsessed as I am).
What’s your winter go to knit? Any recommendations for knits I should try or a good dupe of this one? Tell me in the comments!
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