Dan Ahwa is fashion editor for Viva and Canvas magazines.

The best knitwear for this chilly weather

Lightweight knitwear pieces offer up plenty of warmth and versatility.
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Muse Cashmere wrap $695.
Theory coat $1500, MIH denim $450 from Muse.
Natalia Peri glass earring $259.
Main image: Muse Cashmere wrap $695. Theory coat $1500, MIH denim $450 from Muse. Natalia Peri glass earring $259.

It's the depths of winter and going from work to weekend to special mid-winter occasions requires some handy knitwear essentials that offer up plenty of mileage.

From soft cardigans to luxurious ponchos, these are the knitwear pieces that work just as well lounging about at home as they do travelling on a plane to some far flung destination.

Several local retailers have chosen to release their own exclusive cashmere lines, including Fabric and Muse, the latter's luxurious range of contrasting coloured cashmere wraps and sorbet coloured sweaters teaming perfectly with denim or a well cut pant for the office.

Miu Miu Pre Fall 2016.
Miu Miu Pre Fall 2016.

Try out the great local artisanal knitwear pieces designed by hand from Harry Were and Areez Katki (available from Miss Crabb) or the chunky knit cardigans by Nicole Leybourne and her knitwear brand The Knitter.

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Muse Cashmere wrap $695.
Theory coat $1500, MIH denim $450 from Muse.
Natalia Peri glass earring $259.

Jersey Shore

Country Road jumper $139.
Standard Issue jumper, $309, from Smith & Caughey's.
Areez Katki hand-knit jumper, $580, from Miss Crabb.

Wrap Party

Michael Michael Kors poncho, about $420, from Net-a-Porter.
Weekend Max Mara reversible poncho, $250, from Matches Fashion.
Standard Issue poncho $288.

Headcase

Commoners beanie $59.
Karen Walker turban $45.
Gucci beret, about $575, from Net-a-Porter.

The Cardigans

I Love Mr. Mittens pima cotton cardigan about $530.
Marle cardigan $450.
Ninteen46 cardigan $259.

- Canvas

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