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Sunday, July 10, 2022

Lambswool Cricket Jumper

Photo by Salt Water New England

The Cricket Sweater is an iconic woolen V-necked sweater; cable-knit; and either white, ivory, cream or off-white.  The V-neck is edged with one or more colors, which are optionally repeated on the sleeves and lower waist.

The style's popularity began in the early 1920s, and the sweaters were soon worn not just by cricket players but golf and tennis players, even skiers.  They are designed for comfort and freedom of movement.  

Variations include sleeveless (slipover), and cotton or cashmere as alternatives to wool.  

Shown here, new for Cordings, is their exclusive lambswool cricket jumper.  Very soft, very comfortable, very classic, and knitted in Scotland.

Wearing with a 40-year-old Sero tattersall on a drive through town.



  1. Not certain if this is accurat, but read a long while back that maroon and blue were the proper stripe colors for these sweaters. My favorite whatever the truth may be. Cheers!

    1. Colours generally are those of the relevant cricket club. So, on this side of the pond, it's generally best not to choose a sweater appropriating colours of a club to which one isn't a member. E.g. the "bacon and eggs" (red and yellow) of the MCC.
      Many British army regiments use blue and maroon colours - the Household division (the 5 Guards regiments and 2 cavalry regiments) included.

  2. Gorgeous. Which Lotuff is that in the picture?

  3. That's one sharp looking item! The Mercer shirt peeking out is a nice touch as well.

    Kind Regards,


  4. Just superb, in every respect! Thank you!

  5. I wear mine mostly over either a cream crewneck T-shirt or a lightweight turtleneck and they look and feel splendid !


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