Some people can’t wait for the summer to be over so they can wrap up warm and enjoy steaming mugs of mulled wine around a roaring fire. Sure, that’s not a joy most of us get to experience, unless your mansion has a fireplace and your budget can stretch to keeping a chimney sweep on staff, but we can all enjoy the cosy embrace of a fine piece of knitwear.

With many different styles available, we’ve chosen a few of the best to keep you feeling snug this winter.

Finisterre Penwether

Cornwall-based label Finisterre is known for its hardy clothing which will stand up to the the British climate and then some. This two-tone sweater, made from British lambswool with ribbed cuffs and collar, will definitely keep the chill off this winter. £95, buy on finisterre.com

Diesel K-Dock

Nineties grunge lives on in this distressed crew neck sweater by Italian fashion label Diesel. The distinctive red stripes add a welcome splash of colour to the otherwise monochrome look. £140, buy on diesel.com

Jigsaw Cashmere Waffle Crew Neck

Mustard has been a big colour on the catwalks this winter and it’ll work just as well out in the real world – just pair it with your favourite jeans. £125, buy on jigsaw-online.com

Gymphlex Brushed School Jumper

This crew-neck sweater is made from Shetland wool and will look great worn over a crisp white shirt for a clean, modern look. Just don’t wear it with grey slacks and a blazer with piping unless you want to get IDed everywhere. £147.50, buy on gymphlex.com

Gucci Cable-Knit Wool Sweater

If you’re after luxurious knitwear, look no further than this number with red and navy tipping detailing from the Italian label that’s currently taking the fashion world by storm. £505, buy on matchesfashion.com

Maison Kitsuné Star And Fox-Intarsia

Fans of graphic T-shirts may loathe the cold seasons when their beloved statement garments have to be covered up. Make do with this bold design from chic French label Maison Kitsuné. £310, buy on matchesfashion.com

Gloverall Fisherman Jumper

A good-quality fisherman’s sweater is always a good investment. This ribbed number is made in England and will look better the older it gets. Also available in navy or ecru. £119, buy on gloverall.com

Connolly Wool Blend Sweater

Better known for its leather goods, British label Connolly has been making waves of late. The contemporary black-and-white stripe design on this sweater makes it excellent weekend attire. £325, buy on matchesfashion.com

Orlebar Brown Lucas Sweater

It may be best known for its tailored swimwear, but Orlebar Brown has recently been staking a claim to be the go-to for all your wardrobe essentials. This simple crew-neck sweater With a colour-variant detail at the hem is one of those versatile pieces that looks great with everything. £195, buy on matchesfashion.com

Paul Smith Cashmere Sweater

If you want one of the softest and finest fabrics used in knitwear you’re going to have to pay for it. Fortunately, you know you can rely on one of the biggest names in men’s fashion to make a splurge worth your while – as with this coral-pink but still somehow understated sweater. £325, buy on matchesfashion.com

River Island Blue Stripe Sweater

Cable knits have made a bit of a comeback this season. Jump on the bandwagon while still standing out from the crowd with the bold stripe detailing across the chest of this relaxed number. £35, buy on riverisland.com

Scotch and Soda Loose Chunky Pullover

This chunky mohair sweater is rugged, soft and warm – it’s ideal as a layer to keep you warm on a winter hike, and it won’t look out of place in the country pub you stop in. The locals may even clear a space next to the hearth for you. £184.95, buy on scotch-soda.com