The Different Types Of Jumpers

Jumpers or sweaters are a wardrobe staple that offers modern women heaps of versatility when putting together flattering outfits. Cashmere jumpers are particularly popular over the winter months. They provide us with a comforting boost of warmth and softness. This is the time of year we find ourselves reaching for our plushest cashmere sweaters and cardigans. However, it's not just cashmere which offers sumptuous warmth, Yak & Alpaca Knitwear delivers chunky sweaters & beautiful details. Whether you are looking for something for year-round wear or are in need of cold-weather comfort, our guide to jumper styles is for you.

Turtlenecks or roll necks

Originally designed in the 1930s, this classic style didn’t really gain popularity until the 1970s. Turtlenecks, sometimes also known as roll necks, are a chic statement piece for any woman and initially were seen as a rebellion against stuffy office attire. We think our cashmere jumpers with a higher neckline are some of the cosiest and most comfortable for winter wear, and they look perfect styled with denim jeans and leather Chelsea boots.


If you are layering a collared shirt beneath your jumper, you can’t go wrong by choosing a v-neck. This style is very flattering, and a deeper V elongates and slims your silhouette for a sleek and smart appearance. A well-fitting v-neck jumper gives a glimpse of what you’re wearing beneath, so if you have a favourite shirt or blouse you want to show off, this might just be the perfect style for you. If you’re looking for an elegant v-neck jumper which is luxurious, comfortable and perfect for layering in the colder months, you will love our Cricket longline cashmere jumper.


One of most on-trend looks this year is the oversized piece of knitwear, sometimes referred as cashmere ponchos. Perfect for all body shapes and sizes, oversized jumpers are truly a luxurious and comforting addition to your wardrobe. To make a chic statement this autumn and winter, team your oversized jumper or cardigan with a pair of close-fitting trousers and knee-high boots for an elegant yet effortless winter look.

Crew neck

A crew neck jumper in luxurious cashmere is something no wardrobe is complete without, and this is because they absolutely do go with anything. A simple crew neck is an ideal choice to wear over any other kind of top, including collared shirts and blouses, and will complement any outfit this winter. We absolutely love our boyfriend cashmere jumper, it’s perfect for everyday wear and can be easily dressed up or down to create casual yet chic looks.


For the ultimate in modern classic cashmere, longline jumpers and cardigans are a must. A longline cardigan or sweater will quickly become one of your all time favourites as they straddle the line between effortlessly chic and playfully casual. They are also perfect for the colder seasons as they make it easy to layer up without adding a lot of extra bulk to your silhouette. Longline jumpers and sweaters are a little different to our oversized styles, the main difference being that our gorgeous longline jumpers do not have oversized proportions throughout the garment and will give you a more closely fitting look than our oversized designs.