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Welcome to my blog! I'm Kathryn and I blog about  fusing Vintage and modern Fashion together to create a unique style. I am also passionate about slowing down the fast fashion industry  and hope to encourage others to do likewise through my posts showcasing  my personal style through the vintage and thrifted items that I have sourced.

"Where's me Jumper???!!!!!!!

"Where's me Jumper???!!!!!!!

"Dancing at the disco bumper to bumper, wait a minute, where's me jumper........WHERE'S ME JUMPEEEER??!!!! Ha ha! Remember it well as sung by the "Sultan's of Ping FC

So you've guessed it! Today's post is all about knitwear. All kinds of knitwear modern, vintage, traditional and awful!!!!

Irish ladies are not known for their love of the "Woolly Jumper" or "Sweater" in more sophisticated company. I can't say I really blame them as it's a lot trickier to look stylish after donning a "jumper" than any other garment I can think of. Usually the bulkier they are, the warmer they are and hence, the more unflattering they are. One can't help but think that  style is sacrificed for comfort! The fact that its probably the only garment your "mammy" was happy to see you wear as a teenager doesn't help either. Ha ha!

So where does Violinkit stand on this issue? I LOVE SWEATERS er! JUMPERS. I always have done . My earliest memories were cute childish pastel numbers, then my first "handmade" one that my mother knit me, when I was about ten. It was a mohair sweater with an amazing landscape scene. It had blue skies and sheep peacefully grazing in a nearby field. It was like wearing a painting on my little self, a true work of art from a very talented lady, that is my mom.

In my teenage years I was constantly embracing the"Brooding Bored Teenager" look in my father's oversized shabby but "oh so chic" sweaters. I quickly moved on to more fitted shapes and the "odd" cashmere gem.

Nowadays I have a large collection of "woolly wonders" modern, traditional and an amazing collection of 80's vintage gems. I hope that I can "convince" those of you that avoid this trend that not only can sweaters look "super cool" but that they are also an essential garment in everyone's winter wardrobe.

In this post I'm including photos of some 80's vintage sweaters and also the BEST of the high street.

Hope you enjoy !

Love Violinkit xxx

Hope you enjoyed these vintage looks. Now for the Hight Street bit!

Penneys traditional style sweater. Great value at €18. Also available in navy.
Penneys traditional style sweater. Great value at €18. Also available in navy.
Zara knit. Big ribbed grey jumper with lovely embroidered flower detail. €49.99
Zara knit. Big ribbed grey jumper with lovely embroidered flower detail. €49.99
Zara navy knit! Lovely cowl neck big ribbed jumper with embroidered pattern detail. €49.99
Zara navy knit! Lovely cowl neck big ribbed jumper with embroidered pattern detail. €49.99
TK Maxx! Lovely cashmere sweater, pale grey with polka dots by Kenar. €69.99
TK Maxx! Lovely cashmere sweater, pale grey with polka dots by Kenar. €69.99
TK Maxx! Monochrome geometric design knitted coat. Made in Italy by Cocogio.Great value at €46.99
TK Maxx! Monochrome geometric design knitted coat. Made in Italy by Cocogio.Great value at €46.99
TK Maxx! Long line knitted jacket in blue and grey by Kew.159. Good value at €54.99
TK Maxx! Long line knitted jacket in blue and grey by Kew.159. Good value at €54.99
Tk Maxx! Bright green sweater with tradional design by Kew.159. €34.99
Tk Maxx! Bright green sweater with tradional design by Kew.159. €34.99
Tk Maxx! Aran type knit from Inis Crafts. 100% wool. €39.99
Tk Maxx! Aran type knit from Inis Crafts. 100% wool. €39.99
Tk Maxx! Cream traditional knit. €26.99
Tk Maxx! Cream traditional knit. €26.99

Hope you enjoyed this post! Stay warm and cosy this winter.

Love Violinkit XXXX

Colouring Look!

Colouring Look!

Suede Street!

Suede Street!

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