I Looked Through Every High-Street Store to Find 32 of the Best Knitwear Pieces

There's no doubt that this summer has lacked a certain oomph. From the dismal weather (except for those three days of sunshine) to extortionate holiday prices in the UK, I think I can speak for everyone when I say good riddance, British summer. While I haven't had as much wear out of my Arizona Love leopard-print sandals as I would have liked, there's a bright fashion spot on the horizon: knitwear. And what an offering there is already available to us on the high street. 

If you're a regular reader of Who What Wear, you'll know that we've already pegged this Arket Breton sweater as being a front runner for one of the major pieces of knitwear for the season. But there are oh so many more jumpers, cardigans and vests that we need to bring to your attention. Mango has a selection of cute, printed cardigans as well as beige and striped sweaters that are ultimate wardrobe classics. Over at H&M, there's affordable cashmere, collared ribbed cardigans and fluffy sweaters that are super cosy. But we can't leave out Arket either, which has a pink crochet piece that I honestly can't stop thinking about and an asymmetric-neck knit that will look incredible with jeans and heels. 

But if that's not enough, I've looked through even more of the high-street autumn knitwear edits and discovered some fantastic pieces. Uterqüe, & Other Stories, Weekday, COS, Zara and Monki have also delivered this season. Keep scrolling to see our ultimate high-street autumn knitwear edit. 


This just shot right to the top of my wish list. 

Pink is still one of the most popular colours right now. 

Chanel-inspired is always good in our books. 

Another basic that has real longevity in your wardrobe. 

Take a tip from the styling here and wear over a roll-neck. 


Cardigans are always a worthwhile investment. 

There's something about this cardigan that we love. 

A cool knitwear piece that will double up as a party top. 

I predict this colour is about to be big. 

3. H&M

Collars are everywhere right now. 

Get into the micro-cardi trend. 

Ribbed cardigans are also having a moment. 


Weekday has got it spot on with this vest. 

Wear with straight-leg jeans and cowboy boots. 

This looks super expensive. 

This looks great with white jeans. 

Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2021 fashion trends to know. 

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