There’s something enticing about this time of year, when the leaves are turning gold and red, winds cool and autumn beckons. Soon there will be that satisfying crunch of frost on the grass in the morning; Halloween, toffee apples, hot chocolate and fireworks are brewing. The summer wardrobe has reached the end of the road, which means it’s legitimately time to start afresh with new layers for the colder months.
This is the season for taking knitwear seriously so here’s how to sort your chunky cable sweats from your lightweight crews.
Meet the early days of autumn in lightweight layers; think fine knit crews, open front cardigans or loose stitch sweats with tomboy styling. Begin with the Harley Neo, a super-soft reversible crew in charcoal marl and fresh minty green. Save the coat for colder times and pull on the Lana Jane knitted cardigan; with its drape front and flecked nep yarn, paired with the Blanche cable knit beanie it brings a laidback vibe. For something a little different, the Tory Moon jumper introduces button-back detail and ombre yarn in a dusky ink blue for the new season.
Left: Blanche knitted beanie: £18; Tribala devoré tee: £25; Lana Jane knitted cardigan: £50
Right: Harley Neo crew knit: £45; Tory Moon knitted jumper: £50
Longer lines and cosy detail
As northern winds blow, take shelter from the elements in longline sweats and cardies. Wrap up in the textured Gypsy Moto cardigan, with its feature popcorn stitch and waterfall style front. Jumpers come with dip back hems for a flattering and cosy fit. Stay snug in the Philli Om hooded jumper with its cowl neck, draped cut and soft-as feel, or go oversized with the Alana May—bringing slouchy hooded warmth.
Philli Om knitted hooded jumper: £60; Gypsy Moto knitted cardigan: £65; Alana May knitted hooded jumper: £65
When winter closes in for real, soft cardigans and sweats give way to chunky crews, cable knits and après ski warmth. Pull on the neatly weighted Lilly Sui, in flecked heather lifted by a touch of brightest pink. For full-on winter warmth, choose the wool blend Errie cable knit, with traditional patterning and bobble detail. Contrast vintage styling with modern cuts and pair the Earthia knitted jumper in acorn marl with the skinny fit Coverall dungarees in sultry black. If you’re heading for the slopes this season, keep snug with the alpine inspired Lanna Love jacquard knitted cardigan; slouchy boyfriend fit and super cosy after a day in the backcountry.
Errie cable knitted jumper: £50; Lilly Sui knitted jumper: £50; Earthia knitted jumper: £45
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