This season, for example, we’re introducing a new member to our cashmere family: Cloud 7. We’ve chosen to knit it in a particular way – using thick needles for a lighter, loftier handle. So soft your skin will want nothing else.
But the most important thing about any piece of knitwear is how you treat it. Always fold, never hang. Use a comb. Follow the care label. Lucia Wood, Jigsaw’s head of design for knitwear, has an enviable archive of jumpers, collected during her 25 years (and counting) here. “I have a gorgeous oversized cream cardigan from the early 90s, which I’ll start wearing again as it’s so on-trend now,” she says. “I also found a pink patchwork short sleeve cardigan from the 90s, and I have the first jumper I helped to design – a chocolate brown, oversized poloneck, which became a bestseller.”
If we look after our jumpers, they’ll look after us. Love them always, wear them forever.