Whether classic and preppy or subversive and sensual, the category’s crafted a dynamic profile in recent years, with new season pieces pushing the boundaries even further. Here: the new knitwear to know (you can thank us later).
The cable knit sweater is an enduring winter wardrobe staple. A polished foundation piece that pairs back with your other closet classics, the cable knit’s subtle yet striking details have us reaching for it year-round. Lou Lou Studios’ oversized ivory-coloured iteration is a stylish take on the old favourite – we love a crew neckline and ribbed cuffs. For a riff on the cable knit style, look to Staud’s Hampton Sweater in Ivory Multi. The black accented cross-stitch, boyfriend shape and zip-front neckline are perfect for trans-seasonal Spring evenings.
GO FOR (MARI)GOLD
Or any colour, really. Injecting some sunshine into your knitwear brightens your palette, and pairs back effortlessly with neutral staples such as blue denim jeans or a black silk slip skirt. We’re currently coveting the Wynn Hamlyn’s Walter Knit Sweater in Marigold. Woven from a cosy fabric blend and cut with a centre front zip closure, this is the ultimate Springtime staple for when the weather won’t make up its mind.
MOVE TO MONOCHROME
Whether evoking the classic, French-girl cool Breton stripe, or a nod to 60s mini-dress nostalgia, there are many ways to embrace a monochrome knit moment this season. We’re practically living in Kitri April Polo Knit in Red Stripe currently – its rhinestone buttons and a collared finish make it the perfect pairing for leather trousers or blue denim jeans – while Wynn Hamlyn's Mosaic Knit Dress offers a playful mod moment (loose + sleeveless + mini = fun).
ALL DRESSED UP
Mention of knitwear usually leads to visions of thick sweaters or scarves, but there’s something to be said for a full-length look. Anna Quan’s Penelope Dress in Pepper features an elegant collared neckline, softly pleated silhouette and button-down front , and styles beautifully with a pair of slingback heels or boots for cooler climates. Wynn Hamlyn Origami Dress in Rosso Melange, meanwhile, embraces a more vibrant colour palette – rich blood orange hues are rendered in lightweight ribbed cotton, with cut-out detailing and a midi hemline.