It’s no secret that we love sweaters — chunky knits, turtlenecks, striped jumpers, you name it. Can you blame us? There’s nothing better than slipping one on sans coat (when it’s finally weather-appropriate). But if we have one tiny little complaint about the state of knitwear, it’s this: Every style looks the same as those from years past. Knitwear is just knitwear, right? Well, there is one silhouette that’s shaking things up this fall: the cardigan.
Cardigans started to make a stylish comeback last fall when grandpa style made headlines during fashion week. But they didn't really hit the big leagues until Harry Styles wore a rainbow patchwork JW Anderson cardigan on the TODAY show, sparking an international knitting phenomenon on TikTok. Now, the comfy old cardi is everywhere — and it looks totally different than you probably remember it. From oversized weaves to zip-up details, front-close knits are finally giving us something to talk about. And since sweater weather is just about here, there’s no better time to add to your collection with a new-and-improved cardi sweater (or two). Here are 22 of the best cardigan options to get you started.
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