Let’s face it, if you live in the UK, you’ll be reaching for a wool jumper for about 70 per cent of the year. Throwing it over a mini dress as your travel to an event; keeping it firmly attached to your body before you admit it’s time to turn the heating on; stuffing it into your bag as you walk out of the door—just in case, a good wool jumper will accompany you through the winter months offering comfort of both the emotional and physical sort.
As a great fan of wool knits, I take the shopping process rather seriously. I’m quite uninterested in a wool jumper that is more synthetic than wool, thus I’ve carefully curated this edit with a few things in mind. Naturally I’ve looked for jumpers which contain very high wool percentages—most are one hundred per cent. As well as this, I’ve selected styles in timeless colours and cuts.
Believe me when I tell you that wool jumpers can be an investment, but if you keep a few things in mind, it’s very easy to make them last. I always recommend wearing your wool jumper with a crisp white tee underneath, to not only make your outfit look cleaner, but also to extend the time in between washes. When it does come time to wash, ensure you’re putting your wool in on a delicate cycle, or better yet, hand wash it yourself. Allow it to dry on a flat surface and always make sure you fold your wool—rather than hang it, to help the garment keep its shape. Of course over time you might find small holes on your jumper. Don’t fret, instead consider getting your knitwear repaired by a trusted tailor to extend its lifespan. Designer favourite such as Raey and The Row offer outfit elevating styles, but high street favourites such as H&M and & Other Stories also host excellent options that come in at under £100. Read on to discover my edit of the best wool jumpers available to buy right now.
This striped knit is an unanimous favourite within the Who What Wear UK office.
A fine merino knit layers so well throughout winter, and this chocolate brown shade will add a luxe element to any look.
Hand-linked and finished by local artisans in Scotland, you’l treasure this knit for years to come.
Natural sage tones never ebb out of style.
A cosy turtleneck is the only thing I’ll consider wearing from December until February.
Red knitwear is having a moment. Shop this striking version as style all season long.
Wear with cream trousers for the perfect winter white outfit.
This wool jumper is topped up with 10 per cent cashmere.
Cable knit jumpers practically scream comfort and warmth. I’ll be shopping Arket’s version this year.
V-Neck jumpers layer so well with button-down skirts in the winter.
The Row does knitwear so well, and this jumper is no exception.
Bundle up with a thick scarf and oversized coat.
This virgin wool jumper remains breathable yet insulating.
This soft wool jumper is extra slouchy for a comfortable finish.
The mohair inclusion adds a fuzzy, cosy finish.
Style with wool trousers for the ultimate cosy ‘fit.