Must-have Sweaters for Winter 2012

From cozy cashmere to boxy cardis and gold-embellished jerseys, here’s the knitwear you need to cuddle up in style this winter

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This winter’s must-have sweaters include this cheerful J.Crew collection cashmere pocket sweater — $348

Every winter we take our sweaters out of storage for the cold, wet weeks ahead. For winter 2012/2013, knitwear is more than a cuddly choice. It’s this season’s go-to style statement. Day or night, designers have gotten creative and crafted a sweater for every occasion.

Classic cashmere crew necks pop with bold hues and new detailing, such as cozy pockets. Patterns abound, from dogtooth to playful hearts. Gold, silver and gems embellish boyish shapes. Roll-necks, capes and peplum-flared waists upgrade staid silhouettes. Simple v-necks and jerseys flaunt slim, sexy cuts.

Click through for all 7 ways to add knitwear to your winter style arsenal.

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Topshop Knitted Jacquard Jumper — $90

Bold colour and extra plush texture enhance this jacquard jumper.

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Joe Fresh Basic V-Neck Sweater — $19

With an extra deep v-neck, this simple, sweet sweater has just a touch of sexy.

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J.Crew Heartbreaker Sweater — $118

Playful prints enliven wool-angora blend basics.

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Michael Kors Foiled Fisherman Sweater — $150

Transition from day to night with an embellished metallic sweater worn with super skinny jeans or leather jeggings.

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Terre & Merre Veste at Lark — $240

A boyish yet sophisticated chunky cardi is perfect for a weekend brunch.

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Zara Twist Knit Peplum Sweater — $70

Who says sweaters are shapeless? A nipped-in waist transforms knitwear into sleek office wear.