I Looked Through Every High-Street Store to Find 32 of the Best Knitwear Pieces

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There's no doubt that this summer has lacked a certain oomph. From the dismal weather (except for those three days of sunshine) to extortionate holiday prices in the UK, I think I can speak for everyone when I say good riddance, British summer. While I haven't had as much wear out of my Arizona Love leopard-print sandals as I would have liked, there's a bright fashion spot on the horizon: knitwear. And what an offering there is already available to us on the high street.

If you're a regular reader of Who What Wear, you'll know that we've already pegged this Arket Breton sweater as being a front runner for one of the major pieces of knitwear for the season. But there are oh so many more jumpers, cardigans and vests that we need to bring to your attention. Mango has a selection of cute, printed cardigans as well as beige and striped sweaters that are ultimate wardrobe classics. Over at H&M, there's affordable cashmere, collared ribbed cardigans and fluffy sweaters that are super cosy. But we can't leave out Arket either, which has a pink crochet piece that I honestly can't stop thinking about and an asymmetric-neck knit that will look incredible with jeans and heels.

But if that's not enough, I've looked through even more of the high-street autumn knitwear edits and discovered some fantastic pieces. Uterqüe, & Other Stories, Weekday, COS, Zara and Monki have also delivered this season. Keep scrolling to see our ultimate high-street autumn knitwear edit.


Mango Printed Knit Sweater (£36)

This just shot right to the top of my wish list.

Mango Baby Doll-Neck Cardigan (£36)

Love the collar on this.

Mango Combined Knit Jacket (£60)

Utilitarian chic.

Mango Striped Knit Sweater (£36)

A staple, no?

Mango Button Knit Cardigan (£30)

Pink is still one of the most popular colours right now.

Mango Button Knit Cardigan (£70)

Chanel-inspired is always good in our books.

Mango Oversize Knit Sweater (£36)

Another basic that has real longevity in your wardrobe.

Mango Cotton Tweed Cardigan (£70)

How chic is this?

Mango Contrasting Knit Gilet (£36)

Take a tip from the styling here and wear over a roll-neck.


Arket Striped Cotton Jumper (£69)

The It jumper of the season.

Arket Alpaca Blend Cropped Cardigan (£69)

Cardigans are always a worthwhile investment.

Arket Crochet Cardigan (£79)

There's something about this cardigan that we love.

Arket Asymmetric Neck Top (£69)

A cool knitwear piece that will double up as a party top.

Arket Alpaca & Merino Cardigan (£69)

I predict this colour is about to be big.

Arket Wool Jacquard Vest (£59)

Wear over a white shirt.

3. H&M

H&M Collar-Detail Jumper (£18)

Collars are everywhere right now.

H&M Knitted Wool-Blend Cardigan (£50)

Super cosy.

H&M Short Cardigan (£13)

Get into the micro-cardi trend.

H&M Collared Ribbed Cardigan (£25)

Ribbed cardigans are also having a moment.

H&M Cashmere-Blend Cardigan (£50)

Ideal for WFH.

H&M Cashmere-Blend Cardigan (£50)

I love this pistachio colour.

H&M Fine-Knit Cardigan (£40)



COS Mesh Panel Short-Sleeve Cardigan (£59)

This also comes in cream.

& Other Stories Collared Cable Knit Cardigan (£75)

Cream cardis have real lasting power.

Weekday Tindra Vest (£30)

Weekday has got it spot on with this vest.

Uterqüe Houndstooth Sweater (£80)

Oh, hello.

Monki Soft Knit Polo Top (£30)

Wear with straight-leg jeans and cowboy boots.

COS Oversized Cashmere Sweater (£135)

You can't go wrong with cashmere.

Zara Houndstooth Cardigan (£30)

So fun.

COS Zip-Up Jumper (£79)

This looks super expensive.

& Other Stories Wrap Cardigan (£45)

Red is surprisingly versatile.

Weekday Husky Rugger Sweater (£45)

This looks great with white jeans.

Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2021 fashion trends to know.

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