Style It: Knitware

November 14, 2016



If you were to ask me what my style was, my answer would be comfortable and cosy. Nothing lets me express this more than the cold weather that has hit the UK - a wonderful excuse to pull out my copious amount of knitwear. They're super easy to style - my go to choice is jeans or denim skirts fyi. I love snuggling up in a warm jumper or cardigan, whether it be frumpy or stylish, and today I am going to show you my pieces!

Note - Unfortunately, these items were bought years ago, or are handmade by my very clever mother. Therefore, I have linked 3 alternatives at varying price points for each piece so you can buy similar items if you want :) 

Chunky, long cardigans (Though mine is basically a coat and blanket in one hehe)


I basically wear this everyday, and more in the last couple of weeks as my heating had broken (well my radiator was full of air as we later found out 😂- we could have filled loads of balloons with the amount of air the guy who fixed it let out!). It is very thick and heavy with a rolled neckline and cable pattern in a maroon colour (one of my favourite colours to wear in autumn). My mum made it a couple of years ago following a pattern in her Prima Magazine. I will try and find out what issue it was, though she probably pulled out the pages she needed and threw the rest of it away.

Alternatives:
Romwe, Light Grey, Chunky Cardigan, £9.18 (on sale): https://goo.gl/xL3LOu 
QED London, Grey Cardigan, £22 (on sale): https://goo.gl/majGYL
Fat Face, Roslin Cardigan, £55-58: https://goo.gl/4edCki

Thick Jumper


A new addition my mum brought up to me a couple of weeks ago when she visited, having just completed it. It's toasty warm and a lot less bulky than my blanket-cardy. The pattern she used was in a Rowan Book (I'll find out which one when I go home) and she used Katia Peru wool in no. 26. As it is woollen I have to wear long-sleeved tops underneath so it isn't itchy, but that is what you get with woollen products. The more wool in wool the warmer but the itchier it will be, while the more cotton/polyester fibres in the wool, the less itchy but cooler it will be :) Something to keep in mind when either knitting or buying a woollen clothing item.

Alternatives:
New Look, Turtleneck, £9.99: https://goo.gl/cMNv2Z
Willow and Page, fluffy pale link jumper, £32: https://goo.gl/V7pbPm
Jigsaw, Navy Plain Jumper, £159: https://goo.gl/9bOIW8

Oversized jumper

This was the best purchase I made last year. The jumper is from Zara's Knit collection and is pretty oversized :) While it isn't the warmest item, due to it not being that thick and being draughty due to it's over-sidedness, it's great to just throw on and go.

Alternatives:
H&M, navy turtleneck, £24.99: https://goo.gl/Z6K4BZ
Pull&Bear, super batwing and oversized jumper, £29.99: https://goo.gl/YWcc3l
Topshop, cocoon sleeved jumper, £42: https://goo.gl/PC92bO

Cable knit jumper


I've had this for years. Its from Apricot and more cropped than the other woollen items in my wardrobe. It's also not as warm as my handmade items so you do have to wear tops under it in the cooler weather. I love the cable pattern and pockets on the front and it's thinness and cream colour mean its a great transition piece into the warmer weather in spring.

Alternatives:
BooHoo Cream Jumper, £15: https://goo.gl/zbYrpE
Urban Outfitters Crew Neck Jumper, £42: https://goo.gl/bGPZMgAran Sweater Market,100% wool (so should be much warmer than polyester/cotton) jumpers, £58.69 (on sale)https://goo.gl/psOVGW


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What else I'm wearing in these pictures you ask?

Jeans: Warehouse, Relaxed Skinny Cut Jeans, £45: https://goo.gl/UG8LYl
Boots (I love these so much and wear them practically everyday hehe): Caprice Lexie Women's Military Boots, £79.99: https://goo.gl/9rIlwG
Lip Colour: Rimmel Apocalips in 304 Eclipse. Similar: https://goo.gl/NKQjPx


I hope you enjoyed this peek into my winter wardrobe. Are you a knitwear fan or do you prefer hoodies and other forms or layering-up in the colder weather? Lets have a natter in the comments section below ☺️

June xx


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