Here we have the original chunky wool sweater that started it all. We wanted everyone to have a chance to own this magnificent piece, so we had to open this dang shop. This warming sweater is self-care for your soul. Wear it as a reminder that caring for others includes caring for yourself, because this sweater is an investment in women everywhere, both the maker and the wearer. Here's what you need to know about this product: it's ridiculously well made and structured. Soft, not itchy. Stand up collar and POCKETS. It's what fall and winter dreams are made of. It remains my favorite sweater I've ever owned.
100% Wool. Wooden Buttons.
This is our #1 Best Seller.
The fit is designed to not be too tight, so that you have room for coziness and layering.
The model shown is wearing a size Small.
Made for About Love by a co-op of expert knitters in Ecuador - 62 women strong. We adhere to Fair Trade practices to uplift all who contribute to our shop.
To best preserve the quality and shape of this sweater, dry clean green or soak and hand wash very gently with a gentle soap (like Woolite), towel-roll to remove excess water (no wringing), and lay flat to dry. Please note that if heavy items are regularly placed in the pockets, some stretching may occur over time. Store with cedar, or other natural moth repellents in off-seasons.
Notes from other women:
"Mara and Danny of A Blog About Love just opened a shop! They have incredible taste. Every item is perfection, including this sweater." - Gabrielle Blair, Design Mom
"The quality is SO good. You are not charging enough for this sweater!" -Sabine
"I just received my Self-Care Sweater and I absolutely love it!!❤️ It's so thick and well made and not itchy at all. And the pockets! Even though I live in Florida, I'm always freezing, so I know I will get to use it this winter." -Alison
"I've basically worn this sweater nonstop since it arrived. Five stars." -Gabrielle Blair, Design Mom
"I received my Shop About Love delivery today and everything I got is better than I thought it would be." -Christine
"I can't thank you enough for offering such a beautiful product! I practically lived in the Self-Care Sweater last winter. I had to now buy the Entrepreneur Sweater. JUST HAD TO." -Rachael
"I love my sweater, Mara!!! Excited to see more people can enjoy it, too!" -Stacey
"I got my sweater yesterday! Thank you!! It's beautiful!" -Julianna
"I sure love my sweater!" -Sarah
"Box 3 of 3 arrived yesterday, from which I pulled out yet another sweater, and squealed with glee. (I may have gone a little nutso during this sale.) Bravo to you for a beautiful first collection. Since I’ve sampled just about every corner of your store, I feel authorized to report that each product is absolutely perfect in its unique way. The wools are flattering and sooooo comfortable, the leather is (I love my Circle of Women bag!) and the totes are solid and striking. I am just blown away by the quality and design of each product and can’t wait to see what you offer next at the Shop (read: those boots!). And while I’m gushing, bravo to you for creating a shop that so well aligns with your brand, with the insights and stories you’ve share on your blog and podcasts. Sleep well knowing your customers love you right back. 😍" -Rachael
"I just wanted to write and let you know how AMAZING the Self-Care Sweater has been since I've purchased. Mara, I loved the sweater long before it was in the shop, as I'd seen you wearing it in several long ago blog posts. I was thrilled when I saw it for sale and used Christmas money to buy one of my own. I had high hopes, and I was NOT disappointed. It is truly lovely. The craftsmanship couldn't be better, and I don't say that lightly as I'm an experienced knitter myself. I echo a previous review that you are not charging enough! The wool is warm and it is wearing beautifully. I am very petite, and I purchased the small. It does have some roominess in it, but in a wonderful "grandpa cardigan" kind of way. It was worth every penny and I will wear it with pride." -April M.
"This is the most wonderful sweater! ❤️❤️❤️" -Rachael
"It is my go to sweater. Love!" -Alison
"I absolutely love my purchases from you!! I am always getting compliments :)" -Ashley
"The sweater is amazing! Thank you so very much." -Ruth
"This sweater is beautifully made. The wool is quite heavy but the overall effect is stylish and semi-fitted, not bulky. It took a while to get it because it is hand made, but it was well worth the wait." -Sara
”I wanted to tell you Bri loves her sweater! She wears it all the time! The pockets, stand up collar and the fit are perfect! Thank you for bringing this sweater to life😘.” -Liz
"I've received so many compliments on this beautiful sweater! Thank you. 😊" -Ruth
"The Universe knew I needed this sweater. A Hug sent by a my Higher Power, in the form of this handknit piece. Mara went above the call of duty answering my questions about this Self Care Sweater. Even locating by happenstance the size I needed! The fit is flattering and feminine. The cabling is beautiful. The pockets are the perfect size. I could not be more thrilled to own this sweater. It is truly an heirloom piece. I cannot believe my good fortune in finding this sweater while searching. Love my personal Self Care Sweater! And Mara, with all the folks at A Shop About Love!" -Pati
"I received the sweater. It’s perfect. What you see on the website is what you receive. The quality is stellar!!!!!! Thank you so much for a quality product and excellent customer service." -Lynn