21 Timeless Designer Knits You'll Never Regret Investing In

The past few years have been an odd time for fashion, but it's during this period that we have acquired newfound respect for the comforting clothes that were often overlooked in our wardrobes. Joggers are one such item, as are leggings, but if there's one piece that has sparked joy and brought literal warmth into our lives these last few seasons, it's knitwear.

Hero knits are nothing new. We've seen everything from Kenzo's tiger-embroidered sweaters to Khaite's cashmere bradigan reach their respective cult statuses almost a decade apart, but right now, the demand for designer knitwear is at an all-time high. In 2020, shopping app Lyst reported a spike in searches for knitwear—a rise of 32% year on year. Fast-forward to this very moment, where we find ourselves in the depths of winter, and designer knitwear is proving to be a hot-ticket item amongst those in the know, with styles selling out at a pace so rapid stock levels have changed even since I started writing this article.

I have, however, managed to pinpoint key designer knitwear pieces that are currently beloved by the fashion crowd and, to my surprise, are still in stock. Scroll on to see them, and then continue on to see more iconic designer knitwear options.



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Ganni’s cable-knit jumper, complete with a built-in scarf detail, has been seen on our favourite dressers who reside in Britain, Denmark and France, so it’s safe to say it’s universally adored. 

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Sometimes the simplest tweak is what can set designer knitwear apart from its more affordable counterparts. Here, DeMellier’s split-front treatment of what is otherwise a classic roll-neck elevates it to new sartorial heights. 

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I’ve lost count of the number of influencers I’ve seen in this timeless Totême Breton knit, which has sparked something of a stripe obsession on the fashion scene this season. With a recent post-Christmas restock, I’m expecting it to sell out for what must be the fourth time. 

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Suzie Kondi might not be a name you’re instantly familiar with, but if you’re in the market for premium designer knitwear, it should certainly be on your radar. Monikh Dale’s textured knit is a fresh take on cashmere jumpers, which are typically slinky. 

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We all know Victoria Beckham is a mater of tailoring, but this season, the brand’s knitwear—in particular, its collaboration with Woolmark—is equally impressive.

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.