Now we are fully ensconced in our winter warmers, it’s time to make tactical knitwear choices. Chunky knits can look great, but for everyday wear they cause havoc with your temperature control. John Smedley has produced a line of breathable merino jersey-mix knits that provide warmth without the overheat factor. Sandro is another new brand that offers edgy, lightweight knits, complete with sequins and retro detailing.
For less expensive options, Benetton continues to offer a rainbow selection of fine lamb’s-wool sweaters, and knits from niche brand Silence + Noise have fashion-forward details such as shoulder pads and rabbit-hair blends. And if you want ethically conscious knits, the luxury basics line chintiandparker. com launched last month. So no excuses for shivers or flushes, there’s a hero knit for everyone.