Trend of the week: Get knitted

Heritage gets a newly spun makeover.


Chunky rib jumpers, slub knits, sweater dresses and polo necks. Doesn’t sound like catwalk fare, does it? Not until now. Expect comfort and conceptual to make peace as handicraft gets the haute treatment. Earthy wools and oversized silhouettes find expression in manifold combinations with layering de rigeur for the 2.0 knit wit. Cosy starts now. About time...


* Snuggle up in a sweater dress as seen at Sportmax and Helmut Lang. Wear sleek and body con with heels or thigh-high boots for added sex appeal.

* Brave it head-to-toe with a sleek polo and maxi skirt pairing as seen at Stella McCatney (flatforms optional) or layer a knit tunic and trouser duo a la Calvin Klein.

* Too much? Try a supersize Irish herringbone scarf from (€220) or a punchy print from Electronic Sheep.

* Better yet, get nostalgic for ribbed tights – the old school favourite getting top marks this season.


Much has been said about the perils of being stuck in the house 24/7, like family pets interrupting your important conference calls, your partner leaving their dirty dishes everywhere and the lack of respite from the kids.Silver lining: Seven enforced money-saving habits you might want to continue after lockdown

Put you and your loved ones' pop-culture knowledge to the test with Arts Editor Des O'Driscoll's three fiendishly fun quiz rounds.Scene and Heard: the Arts Ed's family entertainment quiz

A passion for heritage and the discovery of some nifty new software has resulted in an Irish architect putting colour on thousands of old photographs, writes Marjorie BrennanBringing the past to life

Richard Hogan, family psychotherapist, addresses a reader's question about life during lockdownHolding on: how to help your child through the crisis

More From The Irish Examiner