Wednesday 18 October 2017

Nattiest knitwear to wrap up in style

Plumo Sarah Lund jumper £329 (€409.44).
Plumo Sarah Lund jumper £329 (€409.44).
Jaeger jumper £199 (€274.65).
Boden fitted cable jumper in russet, £34.50 (€42.93).
Sheep Thrills slogan jumper by Henrietta Jerram at Topshop for The Campaign For Wool, £48 (€59.74).

Whatever the colour and pattern, our love affair with knitwear is here to stay.





The obsession kicked off with cream, then it was red. The latest incarnation is navy and white...

But Chunky knits are everywhere right now - in shops, magazine fashion pages and even on TV screens. As fans of hit series The Killing will know, main character Sarah Lund has become just as famous for her iconic jumper as her detective skills.

Despite being a Danish export, Lund's chunky knit has become a national treasure here, and in the wake of the drama's popularity sales of patterned knitwear soared last winter.

With the third and final series airing in November, it would be wise to shop for your very own trademark knit now.

Join the fashion flock and cosy up in our pick of woolly wonders.

BAA BAA BRILLIANT

Slogans are big news this season. Check out Topshop's 'Sheep Thrills' statement sweater, £48 (€59.74), available from October 15

TRUE BLUE

Inject some block colour into your cosy look with Jaeger's bright beauty. The cable wool sweater in cobalt blue and 100% wool is a real head turner, £199 (€274.65) (www.jaeger.co.uk).

DANISH DELIGHT

Channel Sarah Lund in The Killing with Plumo's take on her original iconic jumper. Hand-knitted in the remote Faroe Islands from organic, soft alpaca mix wool, £329 (€409.44) (www.plumo.com).

FAIR ISLE FUN

Nothing says winter like a Fair Isle jumper featuring uplifting print. Crew Clothing's Bridford jumper is a snug knit in lambswool and angora mix, £70 (€87.10)(crewclothing.co.uk).

CARDI COMFORT

Cables, bobbles and cosy personified. Dote London's boyfriend cardi is slouchy perfection, made with merino wool and a touch of cashmere, £175 (€217.67) (www.dotelondon.com).

CROPPED CUT

Red alert! Knitwear doesn't have to be shapeless. Inspired by traditional Aran cables, try Boden's fitted cable jumper, also available in blue, green or white, from £34.50 (€42.93) (www.boden.co.uk).

JUMBLE JUMPER

Feeling indecisive? Marks & Spencer's Limited Collection is like three jumpers in one comprising of different knit techniques and colour combos. £39.50 (€49.16).

WILD THING

Take safari inspiration for the purr-fect big cat knit. Olsen's leopard head print dress is a wool blend but lightweight enough to still look slinky, £129 (€160.56)(olsenfashion.com).

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