These Kitsch Cardigans Will Keep You Cosy This Autumn

Georgia Murray
·2-min read

We're so pleased that cardigans have made a comeback as the reigning knitwear over the past several years. Last autumn it was grandpa-inspired styles that kept us cosy – think oversized, argyle, check and cable knit – but this season, we're drawn to more spotlight-stealing cardis.

Leading the way is Shrimps' Hannah Weiland, whose Bennett cardigan, a flower-embroidered wool number, has sold out multiple times and been worn by the likes of Laura Jackson, while Molly Goddard's contemporary take on ski chalet-approved knitwear riffs on the traditional Fair Isle style. Small-batch Scottish brand HADES elevates cardigans through playful buttons and, of course, there's a host of vintage pieces to be found at ASOS Marketplace, Beyond Retro and Etsy, too.

Styled alone or over a rollneck, it's a surefire way to make your Zoom calls more exciting this autumn. Click through to find 22 kitsch cardigans we're loving right now.

<br><br><strong>Wales Bonner</strong> Wool V-Neck Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://www.matchesfashion.com/products/Wales-Bonner-Johnson-wool-V-neck-cardigan-1371786" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Matches Fashion" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Matches Fashion</a>


Wales Bonner Wool V-Neck Cardigan, $, available at Matches Fashion
<br><br><strong>Zara</strong> Knit Cardigan With Embroidery TRF, $, available at <a href="https://www.zara.com/uk/en/knit-cardigan-with-embroidery-trf-p05802026.html?v1=51064603&v2=1549188" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zara" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zara</a>


Zara Knit Cardigan With Embroidery TRF, $, available at Zara
<br><br><strong>Alexa Chung</strong> Embroidered Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://www.alexachung.com/uk/r20embroidered-cardiganc3200?utm_source=googleshopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=googleshopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvrrjicD_6wIVQud3Ch0ZSgtUEAQYBiABEgLkAPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Alexa Chung" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Alexa Chung</a>


Alexa Chung Embroidered Cardigan, $, available at Alexa Chung
<br><br><strong>Daisy Street Plus</strong> Contrast 90's Fitted Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/daisy-street-plus/daisy-street-plus-contrast-90s-fitted-cardigan/prd/21074012?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ASOS</a>


Daisy Street Plus Contrast 90's Fitted Cardigan, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> Check Tweed Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://shop.mango.com/gb/women/cardigans-and-sweaters-cardigans/check-tweed-cardigan_77035944.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mango</a>


Mango Check Tweed Cardigan, $, available at Mango
<br><br><strong>ASOS, ASOS Marketplace</strong> Knit Christmas Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/cardigans/vintage-50s-folk-countryside-knit-christmas-cardigan-jumper/5916778?queryID=21bbd1375a2c313c99de943a857f05da&index=Products&objectID=5916778&fromSearchTerm=cardigan" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS, asos marketplace" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ASOS, asos marketplace</a>


ASOS, ASOS Marketplace Knit Christmas Cardigan, $, available at ASOS, asos marketplace
<br><br><strong>Hades</strong> Lilac Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://hades-shop.co.uk/collections/the-carrington-cardigan/products/carrington-cardigan-lilac-greek-mythology" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hades" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Hades</a>


Hades Lilac Cardigan, $, available at Hades
<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> Metallic Knitted Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://shop.mango.com/gb/plus-size/sweaters-and-cardigans/metallic-knitted-cardigan_77027607.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mango</a>


Mango Metallic Knitted Cardigan, $, available at Mango
<br><br><strong>BEYOND RETRO</strong> Button Front Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://www.beyondretro.com/products/1980s-button-front-cardigan-l-3" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Beyond Retro" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Beyond Retro</a>


BEYOND RETRO Button Front Cardigan, $, available at Beyond Retro
<br><br><strong>Comme des Garçons Girl</strong> Wool Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://www.matchesfashion.com/products/Comme-des-Gar%C3%A7ons-Girl-Fair-Isle-jacquard-wool-cardigan-1379241" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Matches Fashion" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Matches Fashion</a>


Comme des Garçons Girl Wool Cardigan, $, available at Matches Fashion
<br><br><strong>Zara</strong> Knit Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://www.zara.com/uk/en/knit-cardigan-with-floral-embroidery-trf-p09598131.html?v1=57301268&v2=1549245" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zara" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zara</a>


Zara Knit Cardigan, $, available at Zara
<br><br><strong>BEYOND RETRO</strong> 1990s Black Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://www.beyondretro.com/products/1990s-black-cardigan-s-1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Beyond Retro" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Beyond Retro</a>


BEYOND RETRO 1990s Black Cardigan, $, available at Beyond Retro
<br><br><strong>Daisy Street Plus</strong> 90's Cardigan With Star Buttons In Rib Knit, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/daisy-street-plus/daisy-street-plus-90s-cardigan-with-star-buttons-in-rib-knit/prd/20777392?colourwayid=60087113&SearchQuery=cardigan" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ASOS</a>


Daisy Street Plus 90's Cardigan With Star Buttons In Rib Knit, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>House Of Sunny</strong> Day Tripper VOL.2, $, available at <a href="https://www.houseofsunny.co.uk/product-page/day-tripper-vol-2" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:House of Sunny" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">House of Sunny</a>


House Of Sunny Day Tripper VOL.2, $, available at House of Sunny
<br><br><strong>Daisy Street Plus</strong> Oversized Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/daisy-street-plus/daisy-street-plus-oversized-cardigan-with-jewel-buttons-in-colour-block/prd/20777588?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ASOS</a>


Daisy Street Plus Oversized Cardigan, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Monki</strong> Super-Soft Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://www.monki.com/en_gbp/clothing/knitwear/cardigans/product.super-soft-cardigan-blue.0693035014.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Monki" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Monki</a>


Monki Super-Soft Cardigan, $, available at Monki
<br><br><strong>ASOS, ASOS Marketplace</strong> Knit Cardigan Sweater, $, available at <a href="https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/cardigans/vintage-80s-escada-tropical-boheme-knit-cardigan-sweater/5910307?queryID=aacbcfcb8a15ddfe0372696171d0613e&index=Products&objectID=5910307&fromSearchTerm=cardigan" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS, asos marketplace" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ASOS, asos marketplace</a>


ASOS, ASOS Marketplace Knit Cardigan Sweater, $, available at ASOS, asos marketplace
<br><br><strong>Molly Goddard</strong> Timmy Fair-Isle Wool Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://www.matchesfashion.com/products/Molly-Goddard-Timmy-Fair-Isle-wool-cardigan-1381061" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Matches Fashion" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Matches Fashion</a>


Molly Goddard Timmy Fair-Isle Wool Cardigan, $, available at Matches Fashion
<br><br><strong>Zara</strong> Jacquard Knit Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://www.zara.com/uk/en/jacquard-knit-cardigan-p03597124.html?v1=59935658&v2=1549286" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zara" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zara</a>


Zara Jacquard Knit Cardigan, $, available at Zara
<br><br><strong>Shrimps</strong> Wool-Blend Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://www.matchesfashion.com/products/Shrimps-Bennett-floral-embroidered-wool-blend-cardigan-1371743" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Matches Fashion" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Matches Fashion</a>


Shrimps Wool-Blend Cardigan, $, available at Matches Fashion
<br><br><strong>ASOS, ASOS Marketplace</strong> Vintage Knitted Nordic Patterned Scandinavian Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/cardigans/vintage-knitted-nordic-patterned-scandinavian-cardigan/5911955?queryID=aacbcfcb8a15ddfe0372696171d0613e&index=Products&objectID=5911955&fromSearchTerm=cardigan" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS, asos marketplace" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ASOS, asos marketplace</a>


ASOS, ASOS Marketplace Vintage Knitted Nordic Patterned Scandinavian Cardigan, $, available at ASOS, asos marketplace
<br><br><strong>Lazy Oaf</strong> Chequer Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://www.lazyoaf.com/products/lazy-oaf-chequer-cardigan?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lazy Oaf" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lazy Oaf</a>


Lazy Oaf Chequer Cardigan, $, available at Lazy Oaf

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