My favourite cardigan is awaiting its second revival.

I bought it many years ago at a luxury department store in London, for more money than I had ever spent on an everyday piece of clothing. The cut and the colour and the feel and the details were all perfect and I’ve loved it ever since.

First the silk edging on the cuffs wore out. Luckily I found a patterned silk fabric in a matching colour and replaced it. Now I’ve managed to wear a hole in an elbow. This is a pretty common fate for my cardigans. Today I made a trip to the only remaining leather store in Stockholm and bought matching red leather for some elegant elbow patches. Elbow patches are almost fashionable now, I believe, but even if they weren’t, I’m not throwing this cardigan away until it falls into pieces.