The very best knitwear staples to own, according to a fashion writer.

Thanks to our brand partner, Myer

After months of waiting for the temperatures to drop, it’s safe to say that winter is slowly starting to creep up on us. 

The morning chill has us unpacking our winter wardrobe and dusting off our coats from storage. 

As a fashion writer, clothes excite me (I’d be concerned if they didn’t), but the clothing item that has always held a special place in my heart is the humble knitwear. 

There’s truly nothing more versatile than knitwear. From the endless styles available, such as cardigans, cable-knit, and v-necks, to their functionality on a cold winter’s day, jumpers are an essential item that should be found in everyone’s wardrobe.

This year, I’m heading straight to Myer to stock up on knits that not only will keep me warm and toasty but also are perfect for layering when I prefer something less bulky.

Before you start doing some serious financial damage, it’s important to note there’s an art to buying and storing knitwear, one that I’m proud to say I’ve mastered over the years. 

If you want your knitwear to last you more than one season, then taking care of it is crucial. Unlike fabrics such as linen and denim, knits can be delicate and prone to pilling. How many expensive jumpers have you bought only for them to stretch out and look unflattering after a few wears?

If you’re investing money into quality pieces then you need to follow these simple rules:

  • Always fold your knitwear, never hang. This way, the shoulders, neckline and sleeves won’t become droopy over time. 

  • Hand wash only! Unless you want to kill the fibres, then by all means throw it in the wash, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.

  • Get yourself a lint shaver, because it’s the only way to get rid of pills and make your knitwear look brand new. 

With Myer selling so many styles, colours and compositions, it’s important to know exactly what you want, how you’re going to be wearing it, and where you live (because let’s be honest, Tassie folks have different needs to those in Queensland). Luckily, the department store has it all (no, seriously, they have thousands of options), and because my job is to make your life easier, I spent hours perusing their website for the best knits money can buy.


Not only will these jumpers stand the test of time but they’re classic styles that will never look dated.

So, if the jumpers you purchased five years ago are starting to look a bit worse for wear, and you're keen to refresh your winter wardrobe, then keep reading.

Vero Moda Doffy Long Sleeve Knit Jumper, $49.95.

Vero Moda Jumper in colours Black, Cerulean and Laurel Wreath Melang. Image: Myer.


A neutral long-sleeve knit is essential, not just for winter, but all year round. This one by Vero Moda makes for the perfect layering piece. It’s fine enough to comfortably wear underneath coats and jackets, yet will still keep you warm on a chilly day. Pair it with jeans, boots and a long coat and you’ve got yourself an outfit.

Regatta Petites Stand Neck Jumper With Tipping in Blue/Navy, $69.95.

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I love a sky blue knit. There’s something about the colour that makes it flattering on everyone who wears it. If you’re afraid of wearing vibrant hues but still want to have a bit of fun, then get yourself this jumper from Regatta. The high neck will ensure you’re warm from head to toe, and the button detailing on the cuffs makes it interesting to look at.

Grab Denim Organic Collared Striped Jumper in Navy, $79.95.

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Once you try a knitted fold over collar, you won’t want to wear anything else. This V neck number is an effortless basic that will truly stand the test of time. It's a relaxed fit made from 100 per cent organic cotton, so it'll be soft and comfortable against your skin — and the long sleeves and ribbed cuffs provide added warmth on cooler days. If you’re ever unsure of what kind of knit to go for, then opt for something like this, because it’s truly fool-proof.


Basque Curve Soft Longline Cardigan in Black, $109.95.

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Is it even winter if you don’t have a cardigan you can just throw on before you head out the door? In Australia, it’s not always cold enough for a bulky coat, which is why, cardigans come in handy. Not only does it look chic when paired with wide-leg jeans and a light jumper, but it’s practical too. 


Basque Roll Neck Knit in Ecru, $99.95.

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This jumper by the brand Basque looks so cosy, and what really caught my eye is beautifully the roll-neck design sits. The large statement cuffs and soft cream colour gives it a more high-end look, yet the oversized fit still ensures you stay comfy and toasty all day long. 

Blaq Australian Merino Crew Neck Knit, $99.95.

Blaq Knit in Bluestone and Oatmeal. Image: Myer.


Of course, we can’t have a knitwear story without featuring some options for men. Blaq is one of my favourite knitwear brands, so if you’re looking for some high-quality pieces for your partner, or if you’re a man shopping for himself, definitely give the label a go. A lot of their jumpers are made from 100 per cent Australian merino sourced from Aussie farms, making it warm, but not heavy.

Reserve Australian Merino V-Neck Knit, $99.95.

Reserve Knit in colours Copper and Stone. Image: Myer.


If you want to lean into the quiet luxury trend, you cannot go wrong with a stone-coloured knit. This one by Reserve is also made from 100 per cent Australian merino wool, which means when stored properly (always fold, never hang), it’ll last for years. The v-neck is flattering, and when paired with dark brown trousers, you’ve got yourself a perfect fit.

Gazman Half Zip French Rib Sweat Top, $109.

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Half zip jumpers are set to trend in a big way this winter — not that they ever went out of style in the first place. The effortless design is comfortable and easy, yet adds a touch of sophistication to any outfit. This one by Gazman caught my eye mainly because of the little details. Khaki is a great entryway into colour without being too over the top, and the navy neckline makes it look more expensive than it is.

Now that you know what to look for, head to your local Myer, or shop online on their website, before winter hits us in full force. With so many options to choose from, just prepare to go down the knitwear rabbit hole. 

Shop quality women's and men's knitwear this season online or in-store at Myer.

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