Ten cable-knit jumpers that are too cosy to pass

Cable-knit jumpers are a time-honoured classic in the knitwear world. Knitwear, in general, provides a romantic narrative for the approaching cold season - toasty fires and hot chocolate - but it was Burberry, Area and Erdem who kickstarted AW18s burgeoning love-affair with the vintage-style jumper.

At Burberry, a heavy honey-comb-style patterned jumper was the ultimate surprise layered underneath a delicate floral and lace dinner-party dress, while marle-grey ostrich feathers accompanied a tight cable-knit design at Erdem. It really is about grandad knits for cocktail hour: heavily embellished sequin skirts, rhinestone chains, chandelier earrings, billowing sleeves, bedazzling shoes and a chunky-knit jumper.

Burberry AW18. Source, Jason Lloyd Evans

Burberry AW18. Source, Jason Lloyd Evans

Erdem AW18 catwalk. Source, Jason Llyod Evans

Advertisement

Erdem AW18 catwalk. Source, Jason Llyod Evans

It could be said that this trend is a celebration of Irishness. The cable-knit is, after all, a derivative of the Aran jumper (an Aran pattern was designed differently for each family). Indeed if we're to follow the advice of designers, we won't be shivering in our evening-wear come party season. Here are ten splendid cable knits to try first-hand.

Pleated tweed cable jumper, €57 at topshop.com

Pleated tweed cable jumper, €57 at topshop.com

 Colour-block cable knit jumper, €49.95 at zara.com

Colour-block cable knit jumper, €49.95 at zara.com

Naqada jumper, €720 at fintanmulholland.com

Advertisement

Naqada jumper, €720 at fintanmulholland.com

Embroidered cable-knit sweater by Mira Mikati, €530 at net-a-porter.com

Embroidered cable-knit sweater by Mira Mikati, €530 at net-a-porter.com

Three-tone sweater, €115 at uterque.com

Three-tone sweater, €115 at uterque.com

 

The Julliard Mohair open back pullover, €389 at ganni.com

Advertisement

The Julliard Mohair open back pullover, €389 at ganni.com

Cable knit wool jumper, €89 at cosstores.com

Cable knit wool jumper, €89 at cosstores.com

Cable-knit wool turtleneck sweater by Temperley London, €389 at theoutnet.com

Cable-knit wool turtleneck sweater by Temperley London, €389 at theoutnet.com

Cream cable knit blanket stitch jumper, €18 at riverisland.ie

Cream cable knit blanket stitch jumper, €18 at riverisland.ie

Advertisement

Unbridled bobble sweater, €920 at zimmermanwear.com

Unbridled bobble sweater, €920 at zimmermanwear.com

 

The image newsletter