As a self-confessed Christmas addict, I love this time of year.
The nights are getting colder.
It’s now legitimate to put the fire on and snuggle up with a blanket.
Everything is starting to twinkle, so I can start getting my decorations up.
And it’s not just the sofa getting cosy.
Whatever the season, my wardrobe is full of cardigans and jumpers. It’s like wearing a hug (or duvet) depending on the style.
I have wool, or rather acrylic, for any weather.
Although I buy new knitwear each year, I still tend to wear my favourites from seasons past year in year out.
This winter, I’ve decided to have an overhaul of my winter woollies.
So what are the winter knitwear trends for AW 17/18?
I LOVE cable knit.
Whether you go for a tight fit sweater, oversized jumper or long cardigan, cable knit adds texture and interest to an otherwise plain pullover.
The classic cable knit has had a makeover this winter too, seeing cropped and mega chunky versions hitting the shop windows.
No, don’t check the date of this post – it’s not a flashback from the 90s fashion.
The super-soft sweater is making a comeback.Whilst it might not be everyone’s cup of tea (and does remind me of jumpers my brother used to wear), the comfort you get from slipping on one of these babies is undeniable.
Whether yours or your husband’s, putting on a massive jumper or hoodie brings instant comfort.
But you can’t really go out in it.
Luckily for us, giant oversized jumpers are a trend in their own right.
Depending on what you go for, these can also double up as dresses too.
Classic long cardigan
Another one making a return year after year is the classic long cardi.
Crossing between knitwear or outerwear (especially handy for nipping out on the school run) a long chunky knit is a firm favourite given its versatility both inside and outdoors.
We’ve seen this trend in t-shirts throughout the summer months, but slogans are now making their way into winter.
Whether it’s intarsia (a knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours) or adorned with applique, this trend helps you make a statement.
Even if you just go for a festive design!
So what are you waiting for? Get shopping for your winter knits!
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