Knitwear is a year-round friend, and tracking the seasons by the thickness of the knits you see around is a real thing. During fall and winter, you’ll be used to seeing heavyweight cable knits and roll necks, while spring and summer make way for super-lightweight, delicate knits. With the right fibers and craftsmanship, there’s no reason why you can’t wear a beautiful piece of light knitwear on a full summer’s day.

That’s why we’re here. With the help of MATCHESFASHION, we wanted to fly the flag for light knitwear for spring and summer. It hurts us to see so many people completely disregard their wool pieces as soon as the sun appears, so we’ve rounded up names like Gabriela Hearst, Rick Owens, Studio Nicholson, and more to prove the error in their ways.

Shop the best light knitwear for spring below.

Gabriela Hearst Randall Sweater

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Gabriela HearstRandall Sweater
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Gabriela Hearst's knitwear is always at the top of the scale, but the designer has outdone herself with the understated Randall Sweater. Woven from premium merino wool, its thin build is ideal for the confusing transitional period.

arch4 Mr Oxford Polo Shirt

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arch4Mr Oxford Polo Shirt
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What many forget about knitwear is that it extends further than just sweaters. This knit polo shirt from arch4 proves the versatility of wool pieces beyond winter.

The Elder Statesman Crewneck Sweater

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The Elder StatesmanCrew-Neck Sweater
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The Elder Statesman usually struts its stuff with chunky knits and big patterns. It's what makes this crewneck sweat stand out so much. Finished in neutral brown, the soft cashmere piece is so light its barely noticeable that you're wearing it.

Rick Owens Biker Level Sweater

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Rick OwensBiker Level Sweater
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Rick Owens is no stranger to a shredded knit, and the Biker Level Sweater is one for the ages. Slashed arms make for stylish breathability while the typically see-through weave promises strong layering possibilities.

JW Anderson Eat Me Sweater

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J.W. AndersonEat Me Sweater
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Printed knitwear is a rarity, so when a good printed knit comes around, it really catches our attention. This one from JW Anderson is the ideal visual lift to bring into your wardrobe now that we can see past the dark clouds.

Giuliva Heritage Polo Shirt

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Giuliva HeritagePolo Shirt
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This Giuliva Heritage Polo Shirt is defined by its loose weave, which leaves space to see everything underneath. We hope your gym commitment has been good over winter.

Auralee Dropped-Shoulder Sweater

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AuraleeDropped-Shoulder Sweater
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Auralee's typically minimal aesthetic is unmissable here. Slight alterations to the silhouette of this crewneck piece are the main attraction, like the dropped shoulders which offer a more relaxed finish.

Wales Bonner Striped-Sleeves Cardigan

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Wales BonnerStriped-Sleeves Cardigan
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The demand for cardigans still refuses to slow down, and why would it when Wales Bonner is dropping pieces like this? Masterful use of bold color against a black backdrop makes this one to welcome into the spring wardrobe.

Studio Nicholson Crewneck Sweater

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Studio NicholsonCrew-Neck Sweater
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Studio Nicholson's ability to make even the most basic-looking garments into something special is not to be underestimated. This crewneck is all about the details. Take the large ribbed waist, for example, or the slightly dropped shoulders. It's a knitwear purist's dream.

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