Knits for the covert

No countryman’s wardrobe is com­plete with­out a v-necked jumper – or two

The Field - - Young In The Field - com­piled by alexan­dra henton

In ev­ery shoot­ing wardrobe, aside from the oblig­a­tory tweed, there is one other es­sen­tial, univer­sal, item of kit: the v-necked jumper. Whether but­toned, with sleeves or with­out, it is a non-ne­go­tiable piece of the arse­nal. Most of­ten found in nu­mer­ous shades of green, from for­est and bot­tle to lo­vat and moss, they also ap­pear in suit­ably muted blues, navy, pur­ple and reds. Lamb­swool or merino, mixed or pure wool, they pro­vide a use­ful, non-bulky mid layer and sta­ple for keep­ing chills at bay in the lunch hut. It is im­pos­si­ble to have too many. Here is our pick for this sea­son.

CORN­WALL LAMB­SWOOL CARDI­GANALAN PAINETra­di­tional fit­ting with sad­dle shoul­der and jet­ted pock­ets in a choice of 10 colours.♦ Price £113♦ Tel 01623 415760♦ www.alan­paine.co.uk

PURE MERINO V-NECKORVISLight­weight, tra­di­tional cut, warm field layer in five colours.♦ Price £69 ♦ Tel 0333 400 4177 ♦ www.orvis.co.uk

MERINO BLEND BERNARD WEATHERILLSmart, light­weight, merino blend in two coun­try colours.♦ Price £125♦ Tel 020 3092 3470♦ www.bernard­weath­er­ill.com

EX­TRA FINE MERINO JOHNSTONS OF EL­GINKnit­ted in Haw­ick with ex­tra-fine merino wool;two-ply. Great layer.♦ Price £95 ♦ Tel 03442 252 252♦ www.john­ston­sofel­gin.com

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