You are on Team Cashmere if you prefer cashmere to merino wool and vice versa. Note that any style of knitwear counts. We are choosing a yarn preference and not a silhouette preference. 

I have a lot of cashmere and merino wool knitwear because I live in a chilly city and feel cold at the drop of a hat. I love both types of yarn, which are equally represented in my wardrobe across many colours and patterns. I adore cashmere because it’s extremely luxurious and does not itch. Cashmere pullovers speak to me in simple, fluid, high-necked, welted styles where the fabric and colour does the talking, and the style is secondary. Versatile, cozy, minimalist and beautiful. 

I love fine gauge merino wool knitwear in stripes, argyles, checks and polka dots. Or solids. Merino wool is more prone to scratching and itching than cashmere, so I have to look a little harder for yarns that work with my fussy skin. I will find more interesting and affordable knitwear styles in merino wool than in cashmere so my love for the yarn is just as great. 

I can’t choose a side so I’m sitting this one out on the bench with parsnip and leak soup, garlic bread, and lemon curdy pud. Over to you. Do you bat for Team Cashmere or Team Merino Wool? Tell us why and no batting for both teams.