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Leigh Campbell's edit of the best 100 per cent wool knits you'll love this winter.

Welcome to the Nothing To Wear Edit where each week we curate the best picks from the topic we spoke about on the podcast. Listen to the full episode here.

On this week’s episode on Nothing To Wear I asked stylist Nicole Bonython-Hines back because she is a walking fabric encyclopaedia. 

We chatted through the difference between all the synthetic fibres that our clothes might be made from, plus all the natural fabric options available and the pros and cons of each.

Wool has long been regarded as a durable and reliable textile for its breathability and longevity… BUT, you have to care for it correctly.

I’ve finally nailed looking after my woollen items, and while it’s a little more effort in the laundry, it means they will literally last a lifetime.

Hand washing is the gold standard, but I cheat a little by using the hand washing setting on my machine, placing the wool knit in a lingerie bag so it’s more protected and to avoid any pulls. I use a generic delicates liquid detergent, but if you want to be extra diligent, you could use a specific wool wash formula.

Once washed, make sure you take it out of the machine right away - leaving wool items wet can give them that soggy dog smell. I lay a towel over the top of my clothes drying rack and gently pull the item into shape, letting it dry flat. 

Never hang your knits to dry as they will stretch and lose shape, and never ever tumble dry your wool pieces, unless you intend on shrinking them to the size of a puppy jumper.

Finding knits that are 100 per cent wool takes some time because often they are labelled as wool, even if the actual fabric mix is part wool, part something else. So, I’ve done a deep dive to bring you my edit of the best jumpers, knits and cardigans that are made entirely of pure wool. 

Preview Merino Wool Crew Neck Jumper, $50.

Image: Target.

WoolOvers Cashmere Merino Deep V Neck Tunic, $145.

Image: WoolOvers.

Uniqlo 100% Premium Lambswool Crew Neck Sweater, $49.90.

Image: Uniqlo.

H&M Woollen Cardigan, $169.

Image: H&M.

Goelia Contrast Soft Woolen Cardigan, $159.

Image: Goelia.

Zara 100% Wool Knit Polo Sweater, $119.

Image: Zara.

COS Crew-Neck Merino Wool Top, $89.

Image: COS.

Trenery Wool Cable Knit Crew, $199.

Image: Trenery, MYER.

Aere Wool Turtle Neck Jumper, $160.

Image: AERE, The Iconic.

Witchery Wool Zip Front Knit, $199.95.

Image: Witchery.

Assembly Label Pax Wool Knit, $150.

Image: Assembly Label.

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