SPHERE Curates: Best Women's Knits for Now
14th November 2022
Looking for fashion-nowness, everyday style, longevity, and cosiness in your autumn knit? Look no further. SPHERE's Melanie Rickey has found these knitted unicorns for you! There's a bright, luxurious cable knit from Sunspel, vintage gaming motifs from Stella McCartney, modern cream from Jigsaw, and more. Which one is your perfect knit?
I love supermodel Edie Campbell's new collection for the British brand Sunspel. Inspired by menswear classics, Edie's aim with her range is to offer wardrobe essentials with just the right proportions to make them look modern and cool for everyday wear.
This cable jumper, which also comes in grey, has a neat body fit sitting to waist, making it ideal for everyday wear, with jeans, or something smarter for evening. £325
Collagerie x Jigsaw
If you don't know Collagerie, discover it now. It's a curated website and Instagram account from ex-Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers dedicated to sharing considered edits that cut through the reams of fashion, interiors, beauty and lifestyle products on the market.
When Collagerie created a capsule collection with heritage British high street supremos Jigsaw, the clothes were guaranteed to brilliantly blur the line between classic luxury and high fashion, and they absolutely do. This fisherman-style merino jumper in classic cream (the best, and most flattering knitwear colour of all), punctuated with navy raised external seaming, is a case in point. Race you for it. £185
Stockholm based Totême knows how to create effortless fashion pieces that slide straight into heavy rotation. The founders Elin King and Karl Lindman are masters at giving a modern tweak to wardrobe classics.
While this striped 'Signature' turtleneck jumper is a mainstay of their collection, I love its latest iteration in classic camel with dark brown stripes and ribbed edging. If you've recently retired much-loved striped knit, make this your new go-to. £450
Stella McCartney's Space Invader
Is this the ideal just Christmassy enough sweater? I think so. Stella McCartney's "Game On" wool/cotton jumper is playfully intarsia knitted in bright colours and metallic, fluffy threads, set against a black backdrop. While its loose through the upper body and arms, it is cut to finish on waist, so no need to tuck in or create an unshapely silhouette, and you can wear it for Christmas and beyond. £675
& Other Stories for Peace
We all need a little more balance in our lives, and what better way to remind us than with a yin and yang inspired knit from &Other Stories? It has a throw-on-and-go vibe, and its made from responsibly sourced mohair, but above all it's classic enough to be effortless to wear, and different enough to be a conversation starter. £120
No knitwear edit is complete without a soupçon of Bella Freud, and this new slogan knit from her range - which includes so many icons they are too long to list - stirs Surrealism, Dali and Beatniks into the style mix. This jumper is made of wool and cotton and cut like a sweatshirt, making it easy to wear and style up or down. £295
The Fashion Editor Classic
The oversized boyfriend-style V-neck jumper, specifically in dark navy, is never far from use in a fashion editor's wardrobe. Why? Because simply by putting one on, a polished, luxury look can be yours in an instant. This version, from Cos, is a classic iteration of the style; roomy, slouchy, great for layering with a crisp white shirts or lighter-weight base layer knits. £79
The Knit of Fashion Dreams
Pierpaolo Picciolo of Valentino's collection for Autumn/Winter 2022 was created entirely in this shade of vibrant hot pink. This intricate cable knit from the range manages to be both high fashion and everyday stylish in one easy to wear package. £1450