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Samsoe Samsoe's cashmere jumper
Samsoe Samsoe's cashmere jumper

Two generations, one problem solved. In this regular column, fashion editor Charlie and her mum Geri share their shopping tips from two different points of view: this week, knitwear that will last all winter...

Charlie Gowans-Eglinton, 31

In the past, I have always thought of knitwear as a basic, a foil for the more exciting pieces in my wardrobe. I’ve stuck to black, navy and grey jumpers, assuming that neutrals would get the most mileage in my wardrobe. As a result, my knitwear drawer is full of useful, but not particularly exciting, pieces that keep out the cold on mizzly winter mornings, but don’t particularly cheer them up.

Mum has been put off buying cashmere by the miserly thin versions...

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