Chunky knitwear is a vibe this autumn and winter. Nothing says cosy quite like a jumper that resembles a fluffy, woolen blanket or a straight-up tea-cosy. Yes, these adorable knits are the warm grandma-esque hug we all need as the temperature drops.
Beautiful handwoven last-forever knits tend to cost a pretty penny, especially if they're made from 100% wool. However, affordable options in soft blends of cotton and wool are absolutely on the horizon if you're not looking to break the bank during the cooler months.
Here are some of our fave chunky knit sweaters to shop in 2022.
Everlane Alpaca Waffle-Stitch Polo
Everlane's Alpaca Waffle-Stitch Polo comes in four stunning-yet-wearable shades—sea glass, snow, dark wheat, and this striped number. It's made of a blend of alpaca yarn, merino wool, and recycled nylon. Thanks to the alpaca yarn, this cosy knit is soft and resistant to pilling, which is a huge win. Shop here.
AERE Chunky Textured Knit
This cute-as lilac number from sustainable label AERE is sure to keep you warm during the colder months. It features oversized sleeves, a textured pattern, and is made from recycled materials, so you can feel good about wearing it, too. Not a fan of purple? You can also get it in apricot, an off-white, and sage. Shop here.
Belle & Bloom Higher Love Cable-Knit Jumper
This moody blue cotton blend cable knit keeps features fun braid and bobble details for a cosy but cute kind of vibe. Shop here.
The Knitter Zip Zap Sweater
We are a little bit obsessed with this chunky knit label from New Zealand. Zip Zap is made from super-soft, cruelty-free merino wool and woven by hand. This woolly number is a treasure to be kept forever. Our fave hue is the dreamy violet, but you can also shop it in orange, brown, and green. Shop here.
Frisson Knits Cropped Cream Sweater
Also from New Zealand, Frisson Knits are loved for their chunky cardigans, sweaters, vests, and scarves. This creamy mohair piece is lightweight—meaning you'll be able to wear it on those tricky in-between days as well as in the midst of winter. Shop here.
SABA Claudia Merino Wool Roll Neck Knit
This dreamy speckled sweater is made from 100% merino wool and, thanks to its neutral colourway, is a versatile piece that you'll no doubt wear for years to come. It features a cosy rolled neck, ribbed sleeves, step-style hemline, and high-split sides. Shop here.
Cotton On Everyday Crop Pullover
Dopamine dressing is at an all-time high at the moment—but that doesn't mean you need to spend a fortune to keep on-trend. Enter: Cotton On's Everyday Crop Pullover, which will keep you cosy and looking cool—without the hefty price tag. Made from 100% cotton, it's the ideal interseasonal piece, plus it comes in nine different colours—from rainbow stripes to an earthy brown. Shop here.
Ganni Harlequin Knit Vest
We know, we know. This is not a cosy AF sweater that will keep you warm even in the depths of winter. However, it's Ganni and we love it for layering—so, indulge us. This cute vest sports an argyle print and a ribbed v-neck, and it's made from 80% wool and 20% polyamide. Shop here.
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Image credit: Everlane, Everlane, AERE, Belle & Bloom, The Knitter, Frisson Knits, SABA, Cotton On, Ganni
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