Warm knitwear and cosy sweats are made for the autumn months. Check out these retail styles and their imprint pairs for some bang on-trend seasonal inspiration
First up this month is a black jumper from F&F that cleverly uses sequins to create a shimmering ripple of colour that flows down the sleeves. This unusual yet effective design is set to be a hit this coming festive season. Embroiderers feeling inspired by this style can opt for the Nimbus Women’s Lowell Knitted Jumper (NB67F) from Ralawise, a sleek jumper that is made from 230gsm 95% cotton/5% cashmere and is available in sizes 8-18.
Also using sequins in an imaginative fashion is the grey knitted jumper from Marks & Spencer, which is decorated with stars and the moon in a restrained and tasteful way. A great imprint pair for this style is the new Ladies’ Crew Neck Knitted Pullover (R717F) from Russell Europe in charcoal marl, an easy-care, quick-to-dry garment that has a fine gauge knit. It‘s made from a 50% acrylic/50% cotton blend with elastane on the ribbed cuffs and waistband trim to retain the shape.
Also knitting up a storm on the retail market are pom pom beanies. This style has been popular for a few years now and new versions continue to hit the high street each autumn. Primark’s soft, grey beanie with matching pom pom is a sweet style that kids will adore; a good match is the Infant Fur Pom Pom Chunky Beanie (B412a) in light grey, which features in Beechfield’s just released 2018/2019 collection. It’s made from 100% soft-spun acrylic in a heavy, ribbed knit, and has a cuffed design that‘s ideal for decorating and a non-removable faux fur pom pom.
Sweatshirts are always a winner at this time of the year. Cotton Traders has created a faded fl oral version with a repeating pattern in subtle colours that is sure to appeal to shoppers. Those taking inspiration from it will find the Anvil Women’s Crewneck Sweatshirt (71000FL) in heather grey a good starting point. The Anvil sweatshirt is made from a 245gsm, 75% combed ringspun cotton/25% polyester and has a soft, brushed interior.
We predict that the final style this month will fly off the shelves faster than a broomstick in a quidditch match: it’s the Harry Potter Cropped Jumper by Kylie at M&Co. Aimed at the tween to teen market, its wholesale partner is the Girlie Cropped Zoodie (JH056) from Just Hoods by AWDis, which starts at size 2XS. Made from 80% ringspun cotton/20% polyester and featuring a double-fabric hood with a contrast white drawcord, it’s a fun, ontrend style that is perfect for this market.