Have you ever wondered why some designer knitwear items cost that much, especially when they have been made of synthetic materials such as acrylics or if they feature very basic patterns? Would you pay €400-500 for a knit cardigan? Some people do, but if you have even a little bit of knitting talent, you can easily make yourself.


This is a Etoile Isabel Marant cotton blend cardigan. Blue, cream and light-blue chunky-knit cotton-blend hood, patch pockets zip fastening through front. Don’t know how to knit? Buy it from Net-a-Porter for €460.


Cashmere sweater by Ralph Lauren. No one argues that cashmere is luxurious and expensive. €219 at Saks Fifth Avenue.


Moncler grey cable knit jumper is my favorite! Round neck, cable knit, long sleeves. Really easy to make if you have some experience with basic cables. If you don’t, go to Harrods and take €342 with you.


Inhabit purple shaker V cashmere. 100% cashmere. Simple and elegant for sure. €242 at Couture Candy.


And if you’re a true knitwear and colorwork junkie, you must try Trina Turk style! Available at Revolve Clothing for €219.