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Warm and Woolly Knits From Around the World

Nov 7, 2013

by Stephanie Madewell handmade and vintage goods

As a child, I lived in a home heated by wood stove. While the living room was warm, the rest of the house were chilly, so during the day we wore thick sweaters hand-knitted by my mom, and at night we cuddled up in cozy pajamas under piles of woolen blankets. I think that remembered sense of childhood comfort is why sweaters, blankets and wonderful woolly goods are some of my very favorite things to collect.

When it comes to knitted goods, Etsy is a treasure trove of wonderful finds. This particular collection features items from sellers based in Canada, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, Turkey, the UK and the US. It’s pretty incredible to think you can find them all on Etsy.

Make your own heirloom-worthy knit throw with this downloadable pattern (or if you are needle-averse like me, you can simply buy the blanket).

The secret to making an adorable baby even more huggable? Dressing them in an oh-so-soft alpaca romper.

Keep your fingers warm with colorful mittens knitted in a traditional Baltic pattern.

A bobble-bedecked sweater is a cozy, easy way to warm up a winter look.

I have an irrational belief that pompoms magically make winter hats warmer; personal mythology aside, they definitely up the cuteness factor.

The throw everyone will fight to grab first on couch-and-movie nights.

You can get this made-to-order sweater in the color of your choice.

A knitted dress adorned with felt leaves takes autumnal cozy cuteness to the next level.

A whimsical combination of pattern and color make this knitted dog irresistibly charming.

A chic sweater dress keeps you cozy from day to night.

If you’ve ever wanted a green thumb, these mittens are for you.

A boxy sweater with bright intarsia blooms is perfect for easy weekend wear.

Sunshine-yellow socks add cheer to the grayest winter days.

A berry-red beret is festive yet classic.

What’s your favorite knitted find on Etsy?

2 Featured Comments

  • AmandaJHoffman

    Amanda Hoffman from AJHStudio said 6 years ago Featured

    Makes me want to cuddle up with a cozy blankets, socks, and a cup of tea!

  • efflorescentmetals

    Katie from efflorescentmetals said 6 years ago Featured

    Gotta love the idea of handmade and natural fibers! Big sweaters and thick wool socks are a must have for me from fall till ending of spring.


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