Gear Up For Winter With These Knitwear Staples

These cool knits will keep you cosy all winter long.


Nadia Windt, Azeez Jacobs |

Your granddad and geography teacher might come to mind when thinking about these winter staples, but it’s a hero item that has survived over centuries and probably for even more to come. And since knitting is one of the oldest forms of making clothing, their survival in the 21st century makes every one a classic.

So what should you be wearing this winter? From v-neck to cable-knit, here are our top knitwear picks that you’ll never want to take off.

Poloneck

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Originally created as an undergarment to protect knights from chafing chain-mail, this sophisticated knit with its own built-in-scarf, became a favourite among the french and even saw the like of Steve Jobs. Here’s to innovative thinking for when we wear one.

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Navy/Cream Funnel Pullover Knit

R 486 (was R749)

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Cardigan

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An easy-on, easy-off layer that should be worn slightly lose over a t-shirt or button down like Steve McQueen. We prefer them in chunky styles, great for your winter weekend look.

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Textured Merino Knit Jacket

R 1799

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Cable Knit

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Heavier in design, this knit is made for your chiller winter days. With a variety of designs, they add depth to plain ensembles and visual interest to monochromatic winter wardrobe. R679 Zara

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Cable Knit Sweater

R 679

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Colour

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Why not try a bright pop of colour to liven up your dark winter wardrobe. Stick to natural fibers to keep you warm as cheaper materials often retain body odour and tends to loose their shape. R169,99 Mr Price.

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Oakridge Mustard Pullover

R 169.99

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Knitted Blazer

 

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A great travel and layer buddy, that will keep you toasty without sacrificing on a sharp look. It will also see you through the winter well into spring. R899, Zara

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Textured Cardigan

R 899

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Zip Funnel Neck

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Basically the cardigan’s cousin, the sport influenced zip up top is not only pleasing on the eye but decidedly functional too. Working both smart or casual, it’s also useful for saving shivering hands from faffing about with buttons in winter weather.

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G-Star Moon Zip Through Cardigan Knit

R 2899

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