ALL IN THE WRIST
Keep your fingers unencumbered with a pair of chunky wrist-warmers by Indigenous Designs. Available in chocolate, saffron, or silver, each one is fairly hand-knit by Peruvian artisans from 100 percent organic cotton and embellished with oversized wooden buttons.
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Earmuffs not your thing? Take up the needles and whip yourself a sleek headband with Wool and the Gang’s do-it-yourself kit. Each pack includes two balls of Peruvian wool, knitting needles, a sewing needle, and a pattern with four different designs, plus a “Knit-a-Porter” patch for the finishing touch.
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IT’S A SNAP
Available in 100 percent merino wool or bamboo, N:F:P’s Brooklyn-knit neck-warmer functions like a detachable turtleneck, complete with a slit on the side for keeping it secure in gusty weather.
Fairly knit in Binghamton, New York, Green3′s cool-weather cardi features a classic Fair Isle pattern that’s festive without being garish. Bonus: It’s made with 75 percent pre-consumer recycled cotton left over from U.S. factories.
ALL YOU NEED IS GLOVE
They make look like ordinary gloves, but these wool and recycled-cashmere gloves hide a clever secret: a hidden flap for your index finger whenever you need to dash off a quick text on the go.
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Keep your noggin covered with a jaunty Fair Isle beret from People Tree, fairly hand-knit in Nepal from 100 percent wool.
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Give chilly conditions the cold shoulder with the “Carapace” shrug by Makepiece. Handmade in the U.K. label’s studio in West Yorkshire using British wool, the ingenious topper even includes thumbholes so you can pull the sleeves right over your hands.
From Pendleton’sPortland Collection comes a 100 percent virgin-wool scarf in one of the label’s most iconic jacquard patterns. It’s also reversible, meaning you get two layering essentials for the price of one.
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Designer Sue Eggens crafts each “fleurette” cloche from a recycled lambswool sweater, which she tops with an oversized wool-felt flower and a hand-pressed button for good measure.
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LOOP DE LOOP
Jack Frost doesn’t stand a chance against Sunghee Bang’s snuggly circle scarf, which the designer (and Fashion Institute of Technology graduate) hand-knits in Brooklyn from a nubby blend of merino wool and mohair.
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SOCK IT TO ME
Available in black, gray, or a daring yellow, Zkano’s thigh-high socks comprise GOTS-certified organic cotton, low-impact dyes, and good old-fashioned American craftsmanship.
This vintage Pendleton sweater vest from the ’70s isn’t just made with 100 percent virgin wool, it also features a charming tableau of the animals it owes its existence to. And, considering fashion’s reignited passion for all things Pendleton, it’s a steal at $34.
EVERYBODY CUT LOOSE
Inspired by South American hand-knit booties, Gypsy05’s range of knee-high slipper-socks function as well indoors as they do out. Shod with biodegradable rubber soles, each organic-cotton Gypsyz features a snakeskin, piano, or snowflake motif for coddling your stems in high fashion.
Find your missing link (or rather, links) with a scarf that would rattle Jacob Marley’s ghost. Designed by Elizabeth E. Green for UncommonGoods and hand-knit in Peru from 100 percent wool, the versatile neck-warmer can be looped like a scarf or draped like a necklace.
Founded by models Lily Cole and Katherine Poulton, The North Circular uses wool from rescued Wensleydale sheep, along with the services of actual British grandmas for that authentic homespun touch. This cabled shrug comes in a boatload of winning colors with evocative names like “cocoa” and “ruby.”
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Keep your calves extra-toasty with a decorative boot liner made from recycled sweaters. Anchored by stretchy microfleece stirrups, each piece is uniquely one of a kind.
UP IN ARMS
Bid farewell to upper arms by coddling them in Hortensia Handmade’s cable-stitch hand-warmers. Available in your choice of black, charcoal, or off-white, each pair is ethically hand-knit in Peru from 100 percent alpaca.
Perfect for gadget geeks, these hand-knit alpaca “glittens” feature a pop-off cover for regaining the use of your digits whenever you’re pinged. Done texting? Slip your fingers back inside the flap for an instant warmup.
Go under wraps with a Nordic-inspired bell poncho, made from 100 percent wool and in excellent vintage condition. The fold-down shawl collar is a sweet detail, while the kangaroo pocket is perfect for stashing tiny treasures.
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Even the blandest of outfits will look instantly pulled together with RGideas’s coordinating hat and leg-warmer combo. The cabled duo is hand-knit to order from 100 percent wool, packing a one-two punch is mustard, heather, or green.