Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Christmas knitwear

I love a bit of Christmas knitwear. Let's just be clear, I do not mean something with reindeers or snowmen on, but a nice, neutral, good quality knit which can be paired with a statement necklace, denim shirt, or a bright-coloured t-shirt underneath, with cuffs poking out. Something you look forward to wearing, to see you through the cold days of winter.

{soda wash raglan tee in neon double pink, £7.99 GAP}

I always look for knitwear with a majority share of cotton, silk or wool, and so the trawl of some of my usual go-to retailers left me disappointed, namely Whistles, who are doing a roaring trade in nylon this year. Surprising, seeing as their knits, whilst lovely, aren't exactly cheap. But Cos, Massimo Dutti and Zara are doing a nice line in fine yarns, so have a look below and take your pick. (What's that? You're still after something for me for Christmas? The dip-dye number would really suit me, don't you think...?)


Top row, left to right
Over-size sweater with slits, £69.90 Uterque; Over-sized jumper with pockets, £64.95 Massimo Dutti; Fine gauge dip dye jumper, £48 Oasis; Lambswool jumper with zip back, £38 ASOS; Chain sweater, £64.95 Massimo Dutti.

Middle row, left to right
Silk hem sweater, £54.95 Massimo Dutti; Sweater with appliques on shoulder, £35.99 Zara; Pointelle mesh striped top, £38 Warehouse; Twisted yarn sweater, £35.99 Zara; Grey sweater with embellished shoulders, £79.99 Zara.

Bottom row, left to right
Fine wool jersey top, £39 Cos; Cashmere sweatshirt, £89 Cos; Cardigan with lace detail, £45.99 Zara; Alpaca wool jumper, £45 Cos; Silk and wool jumper, £55 Cos.

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