I was so excited to see the new chunky wool cardigan by Everlane launch this week that I almost forget how badly last year’s version pilled. And that I mostly likely won’t wear it much this year because of it. A shame, really, because I love the texture and the heaviness of the wool, but man, my black cardigan really looks bad after a lot of wear.
It could be de-pilled, definitely, but honestly, it’s such a daunting task I haven’t attempted it yet, preferring to relegate that piece to home-use. Anyway, the cardigan was quite warm, almost sufficient enough to wear as a coat for generally mild winters like we have here in Texas. Which I loved, but I won’t make the mistake of wearing it on the plane again…
I also had (HAD) the turtleneck, but got rid of it after not wearing it often enough, and still being quite baffled by the idea of wearing a sleeveless turtleneck…I liked the look, and the feel of it, but didn’t wear it enough to know if it pilled as badly as the cardigan. I assume it would have had I worn it very often.
Sadly, I cannot recommend Everlane’s chunky wool collection because of the pilling. Wool pills. I know that, and I accept that, but my only other wool pieces, an Inhabit felted wool cardigan and Zady wool sweater didn’t pill as badly with wear as the Everlane cardigan did.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Everlane’s cashmere though, and can absolutely recommend that over the wool. It pills also, but not so dramatically. I ordered the turtleneck last go round, and love the slouchy fit (I sized up to a medium) and am going to place an order today for the cardigan in black and cropped crew neck sweater in black to see how those fit. I have a cashmere cardigan from their second year doing cashmere that I love so much, and wear as often as possible. It’s held up nicely, and while it does pill a little, it’s manageable.
How did your chunky wool from last year hold up? Did you find it to pill more than usual? What do you think of the new collection?