The Most Expensive-Looking Knit on the High Street Just Arrived


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There are a lot of jumpers out there to choose from when shopping for your winter wardrobe this year, especially if you’re looking for knits on the high street. Some, however, are better than others, and there’s one particular knit that the whole Who What Wear team (and the fashion world in general) has been hoping would come back in stock for 2023 since it repeatedly sold out last winter. Arket’s cable-knit wool jumper first launched a few years ago and sold out within just days of it landing online, probably thanks to the fact that an army of influential fashion people jumped on it so quickly and then proceeded to share it all over the internet. 

We missed out last year, and since it’s such a timeless knit, it's no surprise we’ve seen it worn repeatedly by the lucky people who managed to get their hands on one ever since. The torment was real. But this week, our wardrobe prayers were answered—just in time for this cold front we’re having—because not only is this knit back in a grey shade, but Arket has doubled down on their range of cable-knit jumpers to satisfy our needs. Apparently the high-street retailer, which is known in the industry for doing these kind of minimalistic, elevated wardrobe staples so well, cottoned on to the fact that the waiting list for this jumper was incredibly long. 

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So what’s so special about it, you ask? Well, just look at it. There’s something about the chunky pattern, slouchy but sophisticated shape and perfect soft grey colour that makes it the *perfect* cable-knit jumper. It’s a bit of an investment, sitting at just under £100—but you’re paying for quality (something that’s important to consider when shopping on the high street) since it’s made from Responsible Wool Standard–certified wool. Plus, it looks like it could easily sit alongside some of the best designer knits on Net-a-Porter with price tags three times that. 

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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.