Cashmere is deliciously indulgent. It's soft, tactile and snuggly. Once upon a time only rich folk could afford it, but not anymore. This is a good buy since it will serve you well for spring, worn with woollen pants, flat shoes and a cardigan, or over a cotton dress as the months progress. Cashmere is a classic sweater, and if you treat it right it will last a long time. It comes in many colours: buttermilk, lavender, black, white (as shown), exotic harvest, tin, hemp, blush and cement. Cashmere By Design also has a mail order catalogue, call 0171 240 3652. AB

Short-sleeved, ribbed fitted crewneck, pounds 115, Cashmere By Design, available from 64 Neal Street, London WC2; Dickens & Jones, Regent St, W1 and Richmond; Frasers in Edinburgh and Glasgow; Jolly in Bath; Kendals in Manchester and Rackhams in Birmingham