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    Quote Originally Posted by Galcobar View Post
    That's a nice design, but unfortunately that's not a Cowichan sweater. Unlike commercial copies, Cowichan sweaters are hand-knit as one whole piece without seams. They've also restricted themselves to undyed wool for the last half-century or so. It's a combination of traditional Coast Salish weaving with sheep's wool and the decorative techniques of Fair Isle knitting.
    ... it all depends on how hard-over you are in defining “Cowichan sweater”. These were produced by Salish (members of Cowichan Tribes) knitters in British Columbia commissioned by Filson. My particular model is one of 220 produced. They were hand knit from thick, hand-spun, one ply wool yarn. The pattern is traditional, with a single large salmon on the back, two smaller ones on the front, and repeating patterns (waves and leaves) on the body and sleeves. The colors are NOT purely traditional, because they used dyed blue and green yarn (rather than only natural shades of gray and cream). Close enough for me to call it Cowichan. Your mileage may vary.

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    I would get one crewneck, one v-neck, one cardigan, and one turtleneck. For colors, probably one dark grey/charcoal, one mid-grey, one camel, and one dark red or burgundy. Don't think it much matters which way round, but probably the v-neck would be the darker grey. Most likely all would be pure merino, but perhaps I'd spring for one in cashmere, and perhaps one would be a BR silk/cotton/cashmere option for summer evenings.

    If forced to choose, I guess:

    - charcoal v-neck
    - dark red crew-neck
    - camel cardigan
    - grey turtleneck

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    Dark maroon / wine color v, merino or cashmere
    Camel v, merino or cashmere
    Charcoal crew, some form of thicker marled cotton
    Navy cardigan, merino

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    1. Olive chunky shawl collar
    2. Light grey merino vneck
    3. Natural Shetland wool crew neck
    4. Navy merino turtleneck

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    Norwegian fisherman sweater
    Gray shawl cardigan
    J.press Shaggy dog crew gray
    Thin navy merino wool vneck


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    Quote Originally Posted by Publius View Post
    I’m looking for inspiration and curious what people like and why?

    What colors, fabrics, cuts, etc.


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    2 crews , 1 v necks, 1 turtle. Colors: charcoal gray, navy and one black and all will be cashmere. All the other color or type of sweaters in my collection only get worn once a year if that.

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    4 go-to sweaters for this winter have been:

    1. Thick cross-woven navy shawl collar sweater
    2. Grey medium weight merino crew-neck
    3. Navy lightweight merino crew-neck
    4. Grey quilted 1/2 button pullover


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    Pretty basic, but:
    Navy merino v-neck & burgundy merino v-neck, w/ grey trousers & sport coat for dressier work days
    Dark grey lambswool/Shetland crewneck & navy lambswool/Shetland crewneck, w/ chinos on more casual days
    “There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, 'Do trousers matter?'"
    "The mood will pass, sir.”

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    I prefer cardigans and crew-necks over v-neck sweaters so my personal four would look something like this:

    Medium grey & navy merino wool cardigans - formal/business casual (go with charcoal and navy suits/sportcoats)
    Medium blue shaggy Shetland crewneck - business casual/casual (goes with pretty much every color)
    Burgundy or forest green wool shawl cardigan - casual/housewear (fun/versatile colors, warm)

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    Based on what I wore this winter:

    - Camel merino v-neck
    - Navy merino crew
    - Oatmeal aran crew
    - Olive shetland crew

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