There's certainly been a resurgence in the popularity of cardigans in recent seasons, particularly shawl collar versions. As much as I'm a fan of this variety, I'm always on the lookout for something more unusual and this is a great option. If it's mild enough, many cardigans work perfectly in place of a jacket and 45rpm directly reference that by including a notched lapel. First and foremost, it's a great alternative to the shawl collar but also allows their cardigan to be worn in a variety of ways. Hand knitted from 100% cotton, further character is added by combining a series of different textures. The ribbed placket and pockets and an open weave on the collar, cuffs and hem work beautifully alongside the plain body. The natural wooden buttons are also a great accent on the blue version and this may be my favourite colour. That said, the maroon would definitely be extremely versatile. A choice between the two might be difficult but whichever you prefer, the cardigan itself is a classic and one that offers a really refreshing alternative.