In an ideal world, the onset of spring would signal the moment that we finally strip off our woolly layers and retire them to the back of our wardrobes until next autumn, wearing nothing but shorts, T-shirts and sandals until then. But, as we know all too well, the weather doesn't quite work like that.

Dressing for these early spring months requires skilful adaptability, allowing for unexpected weather conditions and hot days that transition to cool nights. Cue the lightweight knit: one of the most versatile wardrobe items and a crucial layering ingredient, it's perfect for throwing on over a tee or wearing underneath a light spring jacket on cooler days.

The important thing when choosing spring knitwear is to favour fine yarns over chunky ones: cashmere and extrafine merino wool are breathable and lightweight and will add an element of understated luxury to your everyday wardrobe. Scroll on for 10 spring knits to see you stylishly through the warmer months.

Luca Faloni Pure Cashmere Hoodie

Luca Faloni never fails to impress with its luxurious cashmere knits, made In Italy using pure cashmere from the prestigious Cariaggi Fine Yarns Collection. This cashmere hoodie is a sophisticated take on the classic loungewear staple and will bring a touch of elegance to your everyday attire.

Native North Asker Wool Knit

Made from a beautiful blend of soft cashmere, merino wool and cotton, this jumper from Copenhagen-based menswear label Native North is a super cosy staple that you'll cherish all year round.

Riley Studio Recycled Cashmere Sweater

Crafted in London using recycled cashmere made from pre consumer textile waste, this sweater demonstrates Riley Studio's dedicated commitment to sustainability and a circular economy. Don't let the recycled yarn fool you: it offers the same quality as virgin cashmere, but with a much smaller carbon footprint. 

Sheep Inc. V-Neck

Sheep Inc. has made a name for itself as the world's first carbon negative fashion brand. The brand consciously crafts its sweaters using ultra-fine merino wool sourced from regenerative New Zealand farms that's knitted using solar-powered, zero-waste machines. Evidently, this lightweight v-neck jumper is a win for your wardrobe and a win for the planet.

Artknit Studios Upcycled Cashmere Sweater

Made in Italy from regenerated cashmere, this sweater from Artknit Studios is an eco-friendly essential to add to your spring knitwear collection. Its fuss-free, understated style lends it ultimate versatility: team it with anything from your go-to jeans and sneakers combo to suit trousers and a blazer.

Wax London Sterling Roll Neck Knitted Jumper

Roll necks don't have to be reserved for winter. This versatile merino version from Wax London is lightweight and breathable enough to layer over a tee when day turns to night.

Closed Knitted Sweater

This super soft fine knit from Closed has been woven from a blend of cotton, wool and cashmere, making it a next-level take on the classic sports sweater. Exuding understated yet elegant casual style, it's guaranteed to elevate your working from home wardrobe.

Oliver Spencer Tilson Cardigan

This zip-up wool cardigan from renowned British menswear brand Oliver Spencer takes design cues from a vintage Ivy League aesthetic, with a classic fold down collar and single patch pocket. Wear it unzipped over a plain white tee for an effortless weekend-ready look.

ASKET Cashmere Sweater

Made from 97% recycled and mechanically dyed cashmere, ASKET's bestselling cashmere sweater promises equal parts style, comfort and sustainability. Reinforced with elastane for ultimate durability, it's guaranteed to stand the test of time.

Edmmond Studios All Good Sweater

Lightweight, versatile and easy-to-wear, this cotton sweater from Edmmond Studios is spring knitwear at its best. The classic navy and white stripe recalls a nautical aesthetic

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