10 best chunky knit jumpers

From cool monochromes to colourful classics, we find cosy knitwear to keep you warm in a cold spell

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Colder weather brings with an excuse to layer up in cosy knitwear. We like ours as chunky as possible. Take a look at out pick of the knits.


Asos Chunky Knit Jumper In Pattern: £45, asos.com

Pink is a hot colour this season and this chunky knitted jumper in bubble gum hues manages to be the right balance between subtle and colourful. What’s special about it is its pretty pattern mixed with a paler shade. The high neckline adds a level of cosiness.

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Red Herring at Debenhams Bobble Cowl Neck Jumper: £32, debenhams.com

If cable knits don’t do it for you, try this textured bobbly jumper in bright tomato. It’s soft, cosy and it has a cowl neck to keep you warm. The sleeves are not as chunky as some so it’ll fit easily over any coat.

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New Look High Neck Cable Knit Crop: £24.99, newlook.com


If you want a roll neck that’s not too slouchy, here’s a good value one that will work well with your skinny jeans. If you don’t like this blue, it also comes in white.

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Jonathan Saunders for Edition Cable Knit Jumper: £65, debenhams.com


Award-winning designer Jonathan Saunders is always a hot ticket at London Fashion Week and he’s got an affordable line at department store Debenhams. This bright cable-knit jumper with a classic crew neckline will really brighten up your wardrobe come a cold snap.

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Chinti and Parker Aran Sweater: £350, chintiandparker.com


We know this is a lot to spend on a jumper, but this one is a really quality classic from the British luxury label. Made from super-soft 100 per cent merino wool, the traditional cable pattern will never date. Our pick for this winter is versatile grey, but it comes in five other colours including bright red, royal blue and hot pink.

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Isabel Marant owel colour-block knitted sweater:£121, theoutnet.com


Isabel Marant is the cool Parisian designer known for her effortlessly hip pieces. This cosy, textured oversized jumper in black, cream and navy is a winter winner, and bought through discount site The Outnet, you get a high end piece for a good price.

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H&M Cropped jumper: £29.99, hm.com


Here’s a way to do cropped this autumn with this out-of-the-ordinary knit. It has long and wide sleeves, a stand-up collar and the mustard shade will add a pop of colour to your winter outfits. If you fancy something even bolder, it’s available in bright red too.

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Marlene Birger Bonnye Mohair-blend Sweater: £78.75, theoutnet.com


If you like your jumpers fluffy, but don’t want to go OTT, this checked mohair-blend jumper by the cool Danish designer is a good compromise - and a playful way to wear monochrome this autumn.

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Zara hooded Intarsia Sweater: £45.99, zara.com


If you’re looking for something different, this navy number with a bright yellow zig zag design might be for you. There’s a detachable waterproof hood (yes really) to keep you prepared for autumn showers and the sleeves have thumbholes to keep your hands warm too.

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River Island Grey Colour Block Tunic: £40, riverisland.com


We can’t get enough of monochrome and here’s a really cool, relaxed way to wear it; throw on this bold textured knit in grey, black and white tones over a pair of black opaques, leggings or your skinny jeans and you’re good to go

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If you’re after a classic jumper that will brighten up your winter wardrobe, Jonathan Saunders’ lime green one is a quality piece that won’t date. For a designer knit at a good price, our pick is Marlene Birger’s super-soft knit in on-trend monochrome.


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