December Knits

Introducing the occasional guest contributor is something I've long wanted to do here on Design Hunter, so after featuring my first ever guest post from Graham recently, today I'm delighted to introduce my second.

You may remember that I featured the studio of knitwear designer Caroline Raybould a couple of months ago. I've long admired Caroline's eye for fashion as well as her confident use of colour and pattern, so I invited her to share some knitwear picks for the winter season. Over to you Caroline.....

In these dark, cold days of December I need something warm, cosy, bright and beautiful – something that will cocoon me... Yes, knitwear.

My advice is to spend a little extra and invest in something beautiful that will stand the test of time. I picked the first 2 pieces for their sheer fabulousness of colour. I love colour and Paul Smith always adds a splash of neon somewhere into his knit collection.

The second knit from YMC is just a gorgeous shade of purple and is 30% cashmere, 70% wool.

The 3rd knit was chosen for the brushed wool. I love this look. Both YMC and Ideology Boutique featured brushed wools in their mens collections and I fell in love with the cosiness of these items!

The last two designs are more classic in style. The first from YMC is a great interpretation of Navajo.

The second (again from YMC) is by Andersen-Andersen - a small Danish company whose sole objective is to develop one product; the optimal Sailor Sweater. So… made to last!

Both of these are 100% wool for softness, durability and, of course, the cosy factor.

1. & 3. Bobbled neon crew neck jumper by Paul Smith, £265, Oki-Ni  |  2. & 4. Purple cashmere crew, £195, YMC  |  5. Knitted lambswool pullover by William Fox & Sons, £160, Ideology Boutique  |  6. Navajo crew neck, £155, YMC  |  7. Half zip sailor sweater by Andersen-Andersen, £195, YMC.

(I really hope you enjoy these occasional guest posts. My aim is to add something new to the existing content on Design Hunter by introducing different voices to share an alternative perspective from time to time. I would love to know what you think.   Helen x)