Winter Wardrobe Essentials
Now that all the leaves have fallen from the trees, and the sunlight fades to dark long before the day is over, it’s official; winter is here, and it’s colder than ever. Every wardrobe needs a set of staple items to get you through the seasonal changes, so fight off the frost by updating yours with these knitted essentials.
Everyone needs a cool, slouchy jumper to relax in at home, or to use for layering when it gets especially chilly. In a stocking stitch, use a soft premium wool (such as cashmere or mohair) in a neutral shade – think cream, tan, or taupe – and leave a big V-neck for an oversized fit.
Take note from the ever en vouge Parisians and knit yourself a beret to wear this winter instead of the usual beanie or bobble hat. Use a moss stitch to create a diamond textured pattern and pick a yarn in a shade of bright rouge red to channel your inner Français.
Chunky rib snood
A chunky, thick snood knitted in a soft, stretchy yarn is the only thing you need to keep your shoulders, neck and ears warm all in one! Keep it versatile by knitting it in black or a block colour – or, if you’re feeling more daring, choose a multi-coloured gradient yarn in hues that best compliment your winter coat.
Make a cute pair of mittens that you can pop on and off to keep your hands warm when you venture outside. Despite their reputation, mittens can look trendy if knitted in a fine wool in a neutral or monochrome colour, such as black or grey. You can even discreetly attach them together with string if you’re likely to lose them!
Keep cosy in your boots with a pair of knee-high socks knitted in a stocking stitch with a thickset ribbed pattern. Match with a pair of brown boots by picking yarns with earthy tones, such as this ombré rusty red and umber brown effect.
Who ever said you can’t be stylish in sub-zero temperatures?