The 10 Best Spring knits

From sweet and sour grunge to elegant design staples, to high-end collector’s pieces, this selection whets the appetite

1. Jil Sander

£1,090, brownsfashion.com

This "Picasso" intarsia cotton knit was one of the most eye-catching pieces from Raf Simons' penultimate collection for Jil Sander – and that is really saying something.

2. Theory

£235, my-wardrobe.com

The loose mesh sleeves and crew neck tap into the sports-luxe trend that's big this summer, while the masculine loose fit and longer-line hem will ensure it remains chic.

3. Topshop

£40, my-wardrobe.com

Sweet colours that stop short of saccharine, a loose-weave knit and cuffed sleeves are design details which will make this sweater just right for the warm weather.

4. Meadham Kirchhoff

£710, net-a-porter.com

Making eyes at someone will never be the same again with this cartoonish intarsia design set on a checkerboard background of candy hues.

5. Brora

£289, brora.co.uk

Two-ply ribbed Scottish cashmere gives a lovely luxury feel to this wardrobe staple. This feminine coral version is just the thing to warm up your day.

6. Chinti and Parker

£295, chintiandparker.com

The soft grey on this shrunken design is a neutral colour while the contrast heart detail means you can wear yours on your pockets rather than your sleeve.

7. Jonathan Saunders

£358, matchesfashion.com

Saunders's summer collection earned him plaudits – not least for its Miami Beach-inspired palette of washed-out acids and pastels. This textured knit ticks those boxes.

8. Acne

£170, net-a-porter.com

This soft sweater from the Swedish brand's resort collection is a breath of fresh air that will look great teamed with a leather biker jacket.

9. Asos Collection

£35, asos.com

If choosing one hue with which to nail your candy colours to the mast this season is proving too tricky, this stripy number provides a sweet solution.

10. COS

£33, cosstores.com

Three-quarter-length sleeves and colour-matched buttons create a sense of neatness which makes the neon hue of this cotton cardigan really wearable.

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