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The year of the cardigan

2021 looks like being the year of the bright cardigan. Fashion designers and stylists have been pairing them with ball gowns while a year of lock downs has changed what we wear when with “loungewear” comfort being a top choice. And what is better for snuggling on the sofa than a lovely soft cardie you can wrap yourself up in?

A smarter classic cardigan is your friend for Zoom calls – pull it on over your t-shirt for a work call.

Or if you are out and about, a cardigan is a great spring garment. Wear heavier ones as jackets or add a cotton cardie over a summery top or dress as an extra layer.

And your cardigan doesn’t need to be a classic style or a pastel to wear over a dress or top. This year’s trends are for bright colours and big cardigans if that’s what you feel like.

Here are a few we like to get you started.

This yellow cardigan in King Cole Subtle Drifter Chunky (a cotton blend) meets the fashion columnist tick list for this spring. A bright, bold colour, chunky and pockets – plus it work well as a jacket. (King Cole pattern5684).

From Zoom meeting to a spring walk, the smart fresh look of this striped cardigan in Stylecraft Naturals Organic Cotton is ideal for lot’s of people’s activities at the moment. (Stylecraft pattern 9838)

This oversized cardie would look good over a dress or be a great choice for an evening on the sofa. It is made with Rico Essentials Mohair and Essentials Soft Merino Aran held together. (Rico pattern 373)

Cardigans can be worn as tops as well making them very versatile options for spring into summer. This short sleeved version in James C Brett It’s Pure Cotton would look great over a strappy also over a strappy top or dress. (JCB pattern 672)

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