I’ve always had a thing for fisherman sweaters. May be my Long Island roots. As a teenager I found an Esprit version at a thrift store on the Upper East Side and wore it to death through my senior year of high school and then four years of college until the cream colored yarn turned coppery. Last fall on a trip back home for my 20th high school reunion, I bought myself a cable knit fisherman cream sweater at Topshop, and another, similar, cream sweater with a blue stripe along the chest at the APC outlet store in Brooklyn. When I saw this one for my son at the Gap, I had to have. (Now on sale in Canada, though I can’t seem to find available on the US site.)
Some days, heading home from pick-up in Vancouver with our rain boots, jeans, and big warm fisherman sweaters underneath our raincoats, Lucien and I are twins. (In the photo , we are hanging out on a cool winter morning in Joshua Tree.)
Jessica Berger Gross is a writer based in Vancouver, BC, and writes the Enlightened Motherhood blog for Yoga Journal.