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Warm and Woolly Knits From Around the World

Nov 7, 2013

by Stephanie Madewell

Etsy.com 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?

Fingerless gloves woman, knitted gloves women, long arm warmers, wrist warmers, fingerless gloves knit, fingerless mittens arm warmers women
Fingerless gloves woman, knitted gloves women, long arm warmers, wrist warmers, fingerless gloves knit, fingerless mittens arm warmers women
$33.00 USD
Baby overall wool brown baby suit baby alpaca jumpsuit knitted suit alpaca jumper alpaca onepiece wool bodysuit knitted wool one-piece
Baby overall wool brown baby suit baby alpaca jumpsuit knitted suit alpaca jumper alpaca onepiece wool bodysuit knitted wool one-piece
$90.70 USD
handmade sweater with diamond lace pattern and bobbles in light grey/sweaters for women/winter sweater/ski sweater
handmade sweater with diamond lace pattern and bobbles in light grey/sweaters for women/winter sweater/ski sweater
Sold
SALE The Stripe-A-Thon Hat in Magenta, Heather Black, & Platinum - Made to Order
SALE The Stripe-A-Thon Hat in Magenta, Heather Black, & Platinum - Made to Order
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Chunky Knit Blanket or throw that is made with hand spun natural wool, natural grey color, as seen in Apartment Therapy
Chunky Knit Blanket or throw that is made with hand spun natural wool, natural grey color, as seen in Apartment Therapy
$61.62 USD
Made to order jumper, Aran knit Men Sweater in Pure Merino wool, cozy winter knitted sweater Aran style, cable stitch sweater by cosediisa
Made to order jumper, Aran knit Men Sweater in Pure Merino wool, cozy winter knitted sweater Aran style, cable stitch sweater by cosediisa
$292.77 USD
A knitted baby dress with felt  leaves. 100% wool. READY TO SHIP 6-9 months. Item Unique
A knitted baby dress with felt leaves. 100% wool. READY TO SHIP 6-9 months. Item Unique
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Sunshine yellow boot socks. Knee high socks. Off-white, pastel yellow. Hand knit knee-high socks. Geometric lace socks. Gift for her
Sunshine yellow boot socks. Knee high socks. Off-white, pastel yellow. Hand knit knee-high socks. Geometric lace socks. Gift for her
$97.59 USD
Hand knit thick wool children socks black pink hearts small adults socks boot socks No68
Hand knit thick wool children socks black pink hearts small adults socks boot socks No68
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2 Featured Comments

  • AmandaJHoffman

    Amanda Hoffman from AJHStudio said 5 years ago Featured

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

  • efflorescentmetals

    Katie from efflorescentmetals said 5 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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