This sweater is a Dale of Norway that was made for the Olympics at Lake Placid. It has a wind-blocking lining that works rather well, and was enough to wear without a coat in -10 degree cold with only an acrylic polo neck beneath. They're great sweaters, Expensive, yes-but durable, well made, and ultimately like buying a coat. The investment seems less dramatic if you think of it as outerwear. I own three, because my father was a compulsive sweater purchaser 😏.
I do have a cardigan I wear at home, and sometimes as a bed jacket, but it is so ugly, I won't show it to you! It is old, stretched out, grey and green and from Northern Reflections. That should tell you all you need to know. It even has twee little pewter buttons shaped like cabins. yeah, I know. I don't think I'm the target audience for Northern Reflections clothing, but that cardigan is such a guilty pleasure, I can't let it go. Like a well-worn pair of jeans that only become comfortable once they begin falling apart, I sincerely love that ratty old sweater. I still won't show it to you.
I expect you'll be seeing plenty of woolens here for a bit. My New Year's Eve Gold lame skirt and top were quickly replaced with unicorn leggings and the already described Northern Reflections sweater.
I hope your 2018 will be wonderful. And warm. But not too warm.