Your Springtime Knit Jacket

Transition into Warmer Weather with the Cardigan


February 22, 2016 Style By
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Texture — it’s what knitwear offers that technical fabrics lack. Whether it’s the twist of a cable, the stippling of a seed-stitch or the warble of a ribbing, the tactile variation in knitted garments is unmatched in the sartorial world. A piece of light outerwear, like a chunky cardigan, can add pattern and shape to an otherwise uninspired ensemble; throw a cardigan over your button-down for a knitted take on business casual, or rock one unbuttoned with a tee and jeans for a casual-cool weekend look. Treat the options below like your favorite jacket, and they’ll keep you warm while adding variety to your assemblage of cold-weather wears.

Folk Honeycomb Zip Cardigan

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Folk’s zip cardigan features a honeycomb knit and is made from cotton blended with a small percentage of Lycra (meaning: this will move freely and not feel restricting).

S.N.S. Herning Stark Cardigan

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Drawing on a history of supplying Scandinavian fishermen with quality knits, S.N.S. Herning offers this 100 percent wool cardigan in a lattice-texture knit. And, for those chilly nights, it also buttons through the collar.

Journal Standard x Unionmade Shawl Cardigan

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Made in Japan, this cardigan is woven with indigo-dyed cotton slub yarn that has an uneven texture. Wood buttons and cable-knit detailing make this a perfect statement piece.

Inverallan 6A Shawl Cardigan

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This sweater is handmade in Scotland from 100 percent Scottish lambswool, and features traditional cable patterns worn by fisherman for centuries.

Zanone Birdseye Shawl Cardigan

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This Italian seed-stitch sweater from Zanone is stippled like a basketball, and its cotton/linen blend will keep it wearable as the temperature rises.

AMI Shawl-Collar Cable-Knit Cardigan

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A ribbed shawl collar contrasts with the cable-knit pattern in this midnight-blue merino wool cardigan by AMI.

Nonnative Traveller Zip Sweater

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This ribbed knit sweater from Nonnative is made from a flecked cotton blend yarn. A double zipper, hidden pockets and an understated collar complete the notable details of this Japanese-made cardigan.