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Outfit: Wool and the Gang Hotline Sweater and Levi’s Wedgie Jeans

The fluffiest jumper you’ll ever knit plus a pair of jeans I’ve been obsessed with for… ever.

One of Wool and the Gang’s best-selling knitting kits is the Hotline Sweater, and surely it can’t be because of the Drake song.

I actually made this sweater before my Delia cardigan so this was the first time I’d knitted with Take Care Mohair yarn. As I mentioned in my post about the cardigan, the mohair is so luscious to knit with BUT sewing up the pieces afterwards is a real pain in the proverbial because the hairiness makes it hard to line up the stitches for sewing.

Once assembled though it’s a beautiful knit to wear. The mohair makes it lovely and warm, and the mock neck is perfect for winter. I’m not the biggest fan of reverse stocking stitch because I find mine very uneven, but the mohair is pretty forgiving and I would say stocking stitch suits this yarn better because of this.

Of course it was tempting to buy the knitting kit in grey, but I wanted to play around with a different colour so chose Blue Steel. It’s actually a teal sort of colour, which I don’t have much of in my wardrobe.

I made this sweater in a size 2 as I thought my post-baby body would need a bigger size, but it’s a fairly oversized knit so could have gotten away with knitting a size 1. It also looks gorgeous in Lazy Latte mohair which I’d love to do down the track.

I’d finished making this while I was heavily pregnant so couldn’t wear it until after I’d given birth. I wore it on a shopping trip after I received a gift voucher for Mother’s Day, when I was determined to get a pair of Levi’s Wedgies. I’d been intrigued about these jeans for ages!

I first tried on the blue pair of Wedgie Straight jeans and was a little disappointed… they certainly didn’t look as good as what I had seen online. The sales assistant then insisted I try on the washed black pair.

Funnily enough, the washed black pair looked a lot better, especially when paired with the teal colour of the Hotline sweater. The blues seemed to clash with each other it seemed. The washed black pair also seemed less frumpy on my legs compared to the blue denim version.

I am LOVING these jeans. They have minimal elastane so don’t stretch out too much. They’re also high waisted, perfect for keeping mum tum in check, and the button fly makes for a nice smooth finish on the front. While I was sceptical to begin with, they do indeed give you the bum shaping they’re renowned for.

The obligatory bum shot when wearing these jeans.

You’ll probably see this outfit or some variation of it in my month-long wardrobe challenge!

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4 thoughts on “Outfit: Wool and the Gang Hotline Sweater and Levi’s Wedgie Jeans

  1. That’s an awesome knit – love the style and colour on you, and you’re right it works so nicely with those black jeans. I’m getting back into all my jeans now the weather has cooled and wondering if I should be getting rid of all the low rise ones for more mum-tum friendly heights, ha! I think all future purchases will need to consider that, like you called out here!

    1. Oh I’m all about high rise jeans now! I have a couple of pairs of mid-rise jeans that I love and will keep, but I’m slowly replacing the others with high waisted ones. I kind of prefer button fly too, although they’re rather frustrating when you have to go to the toilet quickly, hahaha!

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