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The best pieces of designer knitwear to invest in this autumn

Check out the knits we're adding to cart this season...

Karin Teigl wearing a cream polo neck jumper
Orin Carlin
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In the blink of an eye, the summer is over and the weather is on the turn. There's absolutely zero relenting for us Brits, for when autumn hits we are instantly faced with one of the most unfortunate sartorial ultimatums: wrap up or else.

For a lucky few, the drop in temperature requires little additional thought. Without batting an eyelid, some can carry on as normal, only swathed in an extra layer. However, not all of us are fated to channel a statuesque Nordic goddess in a flattering fair isle number – despite our best efforts.

Jumpers can be tricky to navigate – take a sturdy cable-knit, for instance. A disproportionate level of bulk alongside a high, rounded neckline can make you appear less 'Scandi glamazon' and more 'fisherman's apprentice'.

Luckily, there is a knit out there for everyone this season and, where possible, we encourage you to invest. There is no greater hell than an itchy piece – swerve spending an entire day regretting your jumper choice by opting for the softest cashmeres and silky merinos.

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A stylish guest at Copenhagen Fashion Week SS24© Getty
A stylish guest at Copenhagen Fashion Week SS24

Splurging on one timeless knit will stand your wardrobe in excellent stead for years to come if you take good care of your wool. In terms of classic styles, it's virtually impossible to go wrong with a chic Breton, a preppy cricket sweater or a cosy polo neck.

How we chose the pieces: 

Jeanette Madsen styling a cable knit jumper with a matching mini skirt © Getty
Jeanette Madsen at Paris Fashion Week SS23
  • Style: It goes without saying, but we're not lusting after just any piece of knitwear. When combing through the internet's top designer fashion sites for the best pieces, we ensured that each of our picks are chic and wearable, ranging from knitted midi dresses to cool-girl cardigans. For maximum wearability? Opt for a neutral hue or timeless pattern for guaranteed classic appeal
  • Brand: When it comes to investment dressing, it's certainly true that splurging on a stylish coat or a classic bag constitutes money well spent. However, pieces of designer knitwear are head and shoulders above their high street counterparts in terms of quality. All our picks are by designer labels, spanning from Zimmermann to Loewe.

Hello! Fashion shares the most stylish designer knitwear to add to cart right now:

  • Best Designer Knitwear

    Loewe blue knit dress

    Ribbed-knit Midi Dress


    Wear with...

    Sleek platform mules and a dainty Figaro chain.

    This electric blue midi dress by cult-adored Loewe packs a punch - and we can't get enough. The fabric is infused with stretch for a super flattering fit and the oversized collar serves as a high-impact focal point.

  • Tory Sport Cricket Vest

    Cable-knit Wool Sweater Vest

    Tory Sport

    Wear with...

    Chocolate brown tailored flares.

    Bring a hint of preppy into autumn via Tory Sport's cosy cable knit. Steeped in sports nostalgia, the piece has a certain 'classic retro' vibe, and we love the triple stripe detailing.

  • Sleeper green cardigan

    Convertible Cropped Feather-trimmed Knitted Cardigan


    Wear with...

    Straight-leg jeans and silver Mary Jane flats. 

    Featuring Sleeper's signature feather trim, this olive green cardigan is super playful. The mother-of-pearl buttons add delicate radiance, and for maximum versatility, the frothy cuffs can be removed for a more pared down look.

  • Anine Bing striped jumper

    Horizontal Stripes Funnel-neck Jumper

    Anine Bing

    Wear with...

    Jet-black jeans and gold pear-shaped hoops.

    No knitwear collection is complete without a striped jumper, and the legacy of Toteme's cult version is super wearable. This oversized piece by Anine Bing is relaxed and cool, but the structured funnel neck adds a sense of polish.

  • Lapointe cardigan

    Feather-trimmed Mesh-paneled Metallic Knitted Cardigan


    Wear with...

    Glossy trousers and kitten-heel slingbacks.

    Perfect for party season, Lapointe's metallic knit is giving major drama despite its muted colourway. Featuring frothy cuffs and a sheer panel, this piece elevates the cardigan to new heights.

  • Cefinn puff-sleeve knit

    Eva Ribbed Merino Wool-blend Sweater


    Wear with...

    Slouchy pleated trousers and retro sneakers. 

    This ribbed merino-blend knit by Cefinn is a celebration of flattering proportions. The gentle volume of the sleeve tapers in towards the cuff, creating an interesting line. Plus, we love the 1970s-esque polo collar. 

  • Joseph pleated skirt

    Pleated Metallic Knitted Maxi Skirt


    Wear with...

    An off-white sleeveless jersey top with subtle shoulder pads.

    Infused with a gentle kinetic energy, this pleated skirt by Zimmermann looks flowy and elegant. Woven with shimmery accents, it would look great with gold jewels and a wash of highlighter across your cheekbones.

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