Cashmere jumpers used to be quite classic and seemed a bit staid sometimes. Twinset and pearls is a great look if you can swing it but not for everyone. Mochino Cheap and Chic is trying to change that.
We all love the Nordic Noir of The Killing and idolise Sarah Lund but have you tried on the jumpers? Eeeeew – scratchy, itchy and so uncomfortable. They are gorgeous to look at but the Swedes even have a word for how uncomfortable this sort of woolly is on the skin.
The Lund jumper is designed and produced by the fashion knitwear brand Gudrun & Gudrun. It is made from 100% organic wool, un-dyed and hand knitted. If you want to buy a real Sarah Lund jumper then the Gudrun & Gudrun original is available from the Gudrun&Gudrun website
On my travels round the web the other day I found something I think is much prettier and more comfortable. This lovely jumper is from Moschino’s Cheap & Chic Cashmere Jumpers and of course being cashmere it is not at all scratchy. This lovely little angora/cashmere mix, intarsia jumper is soft and gentle on the skin. It is a little less understated than Lund’s jumper. The pattern is more asymmetric and there are just few sequins. So you can sparkle a bit It avoids the handspun look but still gives a slight Nordic edge. I think it would look fabulous with jeans and the feel of it might just improve Lund’s grumpy expression!
I love it and I think while it nods to the queen of Nordic Noir it takes itself a bit less seriously.