Chunky knitwear is a vibe this autumn and winter. Nothing says cosy quite like a jumper that resembles a fluffy, woollen 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.
Emma On Holiday Chunky Knit Cardigan
Make a statement in this vibrant grass green knit from Emma on Holiday. Made from a super soft alpaca blend, we love the candy pink buttons and signature hibiscus print. Shop here.
Ganni Relaxed Mohair Cardigan
Ganni's edit of cosy, comfy cardigans is second to none. Often embellished with quirky details like bejewelled buttons, balloon sleeves, and pop-bright yarns. We love this tomato-hued cable-knit, which has just been added to Ganni's mid-year sale at 40% off. Shop here.
Hope Macaulay Original Super Colossal Knit Jacket
We could hardly create a list of chunky knits without referencing Hope Macaulay. Based out of Northern Ireland, Macaulay's whimsical signature colour-blocked "colossal" knits are hand-made to order and are mood-boosting pieces you'll treasure forever. Shop here.
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, and 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.
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.
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Image credit: Emma on Holiday, Emma on Holiday, Ganni, Hope Macaulay, Everlane, AERE, Belle & Bloom, The Knitter, SABA, Cotton On, Ganni
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