Whether it's because of our communal craving for all things cosy or a continuation of the comfortably chic cottagecore trend, the cable-knit jumper has fast become a wintry go-to in the wardrobes of some of fashion's finest. Offering plenty of hand-spun, artisanal appeal, it's a knitwear trend that I end up wearing more than any other in the winter months, and not just because it's one of the easiest ways to add texture to a simple outfit.
Whether I'm rushing out of the door and pull on a knit and jeans, or if I have the leisurely time to dress up a long skirt and knee-high boots, a cable-knit jumper is the piece that ties it all together and always manages to look both polished and effortless in a way that only the best knitwear can.
And thanks to their evergreen appeal, whatever your style, there's a cable-knit look for you. At the top of my wish list are knitted vests, worn with a preppy twist over a shirt or T-shirt and paired with high-waisted jeans. But there's also the chunky cardigan, a typically conservative piece made all the more cool with a pair of glossy leather trousers and an equally chunky loafer. Or, perhaps you're a knitwear traditionalist who prefers cosying up in leggings and a slouchy, oversized turtleneck once the winter weather rolls around. It all goes to prove just how versatile the knit can be.
So, if like me, this week was the first time you packed an umbrella, turned the heating on, or made sure you had a scarf to hand, keep scrolling to see and shop my cable-knit-jumper edit and prepare to get cosy for the foreseeable.
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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.