I tend to prefer fine gauge knitwear because it is universally flattering and has the following advantages when incorporated into an ensemble:

  • It creates a streamlined visual effect
  • It is easy to layer
  • It is very versatile (can be dressed up or down)

Chunky knitwear can look nice and is potentially warmer, but it’s also a little harder to wear. In my view chunky knitwear has the following disadvantages:

  • It creates a bulky appearance (you tend to look bigger than you are)
  • It is hard to layer
  • It offers a predominantly casual look

Do you stick to fine gauge knitwear to keep your look sleek and smart? Or do you prefer chunky knitwear? If so, please come to its defense!

Lauren Hansen Women's Chunky Crochet and Cabled CardiganSydney Easton Women's Chunky Open-Stitch Long CardiganBCBGMAXAZRIA Women's Chunky Cable Sweater

Examples of chunky knitwear.