I Love Mr Mittens x Wool and the Gang

 

 

I have been so excited about this post and I’m finally getting to share it.  As you may already know, I’m a huge fan of the Australian knitwear brand, I Love Mr Mittens.  Last year I wrote an entire post dedicated to the brand (read it HERE), I also called them my 2016 designer of the year (catch that HERE) and their beautiful knits have appeared countless times on the blog (HERE, HERE and HERE).  I think it’s safe to say I’m obsessed!

Although as with everything in life there are a few negatives.  Firstly, being an Australian brand it’s still quite difficult to get your hands on in the UK.  Icon AU (who specialise in Australian brands) and Matches Fashion are both stockists but I find their selection quite small.

 

 

The other problem is it’s exceptionally expensive.  Their knitted bombers, oversized cardigans and cropped sweaters retail for around £300-£400.  Although I truly believe they’re worth every penny, it’s hardly the type of purchase you can make at a drop of a hat.  Third and finally, their colour selection is very limited and can be a bit hit and miss.  Last season they had an amazing range, whereas this winter there wasn’t a single colour I wanted.

However, all of these problems have been resolved by one incredible collaboration.  The I Love Mr Mittens x Wool and the Gang partnership is quite possibly the best thing since sliced bread (in fact it’s even better!).  If you haven’t heard of Wool and the Gang the idea was born out of a move away from low quality, cheap fast fashion.  They wanted to pioneer fashion production that was made in a sustainable way and bring back knitting as a viable means of production.  They’ve since grown from strength to strength.

 

 

As part of the I Love Mr Mittens x Wool and the Gang collaboration, I Love Mr Mittens has shared two of their knitting patterns which also happen to be my two favourite styles, the “Cropped Cable Sweater” and “Cable Knit Bomber“.  For £114-£121 you can buy the pattern and all the wool required to make your very own I Love Mr Mittens knit.  That’s about 60% off the readymade price!

Not only that but the wool selection is phenomenal with 32 different colours to choose from.  I went for the shade Purple Haze and the wool feels just like the ones made by I Love Mr Mittens.

 

 

The pattern is easy to follow with step by step instructions.  I am going to hold my hands up and say I did get help making mine from a lovely friend.  Although the next one I buy I’ll be doing entirely on my own!  I slightly adapted the pattern as I wanted it to be more oversized and like a blanket.  I love that you’re able to change it up a bit to make it more to your style and totally unique.

I’m not sure my finished piece would make it through I Love Mr Mitten’s quality control as it isn’t 100% perfect but I don’t even care.  In fact, I love it all the more for its imperfections.  To everyone who has commented about my I Love Mr Mittens knits in the past, which is a lot of you, you’d be absolutely mad not to invest in one of these knitting kits from Wool and the Gang.  They are to answer to gorgeous knitwear at friendly prices and hey, you may even learn a new skill in the process!

 

Outfit details: Cardigan – Wool and the Gang (find HERE) | Dress – ASOS (find HERE) | Shoes – Gianvito Rossi (similar HERE & HERE) | Bag – Fendi (similar HERE & HERE – I’m currently selling this one for a BARGAIN price so if you’re interested click HERE for more info) | Bracelets – J.Crew (similar HERE & HERE) | Choker – Christopher Vigil (find HERE)

 

 

 

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  1. Janea March 9, 2017 / 1:33 am

    I can see why you are obsessed with that knitwear. It is simply gorgeous, and your dress looks like it was made for you. What a perfect combination of spring colors with a cozy sweater for cool winds. I absolutely love this look!
    xo, janea
    http://www.theSTYLEtti.com

    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 2:33 pm

      I’m so ready for Spring, so I think there are going to be a lot spring colours on the blog from now on! xx

    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 2:33 pm

      Thank you so much sweetie xx

  2. emily March 9, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    I Love Mr Mittens do the BEST knitwear! This knit bomber is so amazing.. I am super impressed that you made this yourself! I would love to try it but I’m sure mine would not turn out looking so good!
    x Emily
    http://shedoes.com.au

    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 2:35 pm

      They are so amazing! I’m sure you could knit one, if I can do it then you definitely can! xx

    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 2:35 pm

      Thank you much darling, you’re so sweet xx

  3. Chanel March 9, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    Wow such a beautiful cardigan. The color is so reminiscent to Pantone’s dual color of the year last year.

    Chanel | Je M’appelle Chanel

    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 3:06 pm

      Yes, you’re so right it is. It’s a little more lilac toned than the Serenity Blue but I love those Pantone shades xx

  4. surbhi March 9, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    Beautiful dress babe and the way u wear this with that baby blue knit is totally the coolest way . U look so effortless and trendy. I think I need a sweater in this colour too.
    New post on my blog . Do drop by soon <3
    ✿thefashionflite

    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 3:06 pm

      You’re so lovely, thank you so much hun! xx

  5. Ashley March 9, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    Love this combo, lady- the chunky + cozy wool with the girly dress are divine together!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 3:07 pm

      Thank you so much hun. Lace and chunky knits are fav of mine xx

    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 3:07 pm

      Thank you sweetie xx

    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 3:07 pm

      Awww thanks so much doll xx

    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 3:08 pm

      Haha you’re so funny! This cardigan is like wearing a hug! xx

    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 3:08 pm

      Thank you so much doll xx

    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 3:08 pm

      Awww thanks doll! This dress is SO affordable too xx

  6. Rina March 10, 2017 / 6:27 am

    The fact that you knitted that gorgeous cardi seriously impresses me! You are so talented girl! I wish I knew how to knit!

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 3:09 pm

      I bet you could do it if you put your mind to it! If I can, you definitely can hun xx

  7. Alena Edwin March 10, 2017 / 9:30 am

    The dress and bag looks cool.
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    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 3:09 pm

      Thank you doll xx

  8. Gemma March 10, 2017 / 9:49 am

    Wow this is gorgeous and how cool that you made it! I had heard of wool and the gang before and always admired people who could follow a knitting pattern… now I feel inspired to try 😀

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 3:10 pm

      Do ittttt! It’s so rewarding and honestly this is one of the things I have in my wardrobe and that’s saying something! Haha xx

  9. Reine March 10, 2017 / 10:31 am

    I’m in love with the dress and your photography shots are amazing!

    Reine | Sincerely Reine

    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 3:11 pm

      Thank you so much lovely xx

    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 3:11 pm

      Aww thank you Jamie! xx

  10. Mary March 10, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    That dress is everything but I think I love Mr. Mittens too, I wonder how hard it is to get it in California. I can knit but I’m not sure I can follow this pattern, but I would love to try. You shoes are soooo cute.
    xoxo
    http://www.evolvewithmary.com

    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 3:11 pm

      You should definitely give knitting your own a go! If you come into trouble you can always ask a friend or family member to help! xx

    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 3:12 pm

      Thanks so much sweetie xx

  11. Kristy March 10, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    That wool cardi is absolutely gorgeous, it does look like incredible quality and great with your dress. I’m not sure I could justify the price for now but it is definitely something worth thinking about and adding to the wish list.

    Kristy | http://www.thevioletblonde.com

    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 3:12 pm

      If you buy the kit from Wool and the Gang it’s much more affordable and totally worth it. I cannot recommend it enough! xx

    • thatnewd March 11, 2017 / 3:13 pm

      Thank you darling! xx

    • thatnewd March 14, 2017 / 9:25 pm

      Thank you darling xx

    • thatnewd March 14, 2017 / 10:06 pm

      Thank you so much, you’re so sweet xx

    • thatnewd March 17, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      Thank you so much darling xx

  12. Lisa March 14, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    I absolutely love the idea of knitting your own kind of unique clothes! I´m no good at knitting so I can´t believe how good yours looks! I would´ve never guessed that it was self-made, it looks like it´s store-bought. And even if it isn´t perfect close up at least it has that unique touch to it!
    xx Lisa | http://www.followinglisa.com

    • thatnewd March 17, 2017 / 8:10 pm

      I’m sure you could do it too if you put your mind to it hun! xx

  13. Saida - She talks Glam March 15, 2017 / 11:37 pm

    What a gorgeous piece you managed to get yourself! Very impressive knitting skills, girl! The outfit is so chic and cute, and the shoes are simply dreamy!

    Hope you are having a great
    Xx

    Saida | She talks Glam

    • thatnewd March 17, 2017 / 10:09 pm

      Awww thank you so much hunny! xx

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