Books and Luxury Knitted Looks


Life has been a little crazy lately and so we’ve put together a selection of our favourite knits and books as a reminder to keep comfort and stillness at the forefront of your mind.

Women’s Lightweight Cotton Knits for Relaxing on the Sofa.

Partner your relaxed fit, denim culottes with a simple Breton Cotton Crew Neck for a casual, breathable alternative to synthetic fibres. If the weather drops, our Lisa, Dropped Shoulder Lambswool Jumper will keep you cosy with very little bulk and Alpaca Ribbed Bed Socks with your favourite indoor slippers tie the look together and ensure that you will be comfy throughout the day.

Read: In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens by Alice Walker.

From the author of The Colour Purple, Alice Walker explores life throughout a series of complex and fascinating essays. From personal to political, she writes about living in this world as a black woman, mother, and writer. Don’t rush through it, this compelling and engaging text is best read on the sofa with a cup of green tea.

Women’s Lightweight for Relaxing Around the House

Comfort and ease are key when you’re spending the day pottering. With a generous, elasticated waistband, the Hermione Extra Fine Merino Skirt is a breathable, comfortable alternative to trousers. Layer with an Extra Fine Merino T-shirt and Cotton Hoodie for an easy, loose fitting outfit, perfect for lounging around in. Change your slippers to casual trainers when heading out for your walk and look after your feet with the Alpaca Everyday Socks in Light Grey.

Read: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.

The tale of a loveable rogue, on the eve of his hundredth birthday, Allan Karlsson escapes from his nursing home. A truly laugh out loud, funny book partnered with unexpected moments and events, this cheery novel is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Women’s Lightweight and Heavyweight Merino Wool Knits for Daily Walks

If you're stuck in the house, when your daily walk comes around it seems like there’s nothing more satisfying. The Hannah Extra Fine Merino Crew Neck in Rose Pink adds a hint of colour and contrast and statement trousers are a fun addition to your daily look. If the weather drops, layer with a Chunky Merino Cable Crew for extra comfort and cosiness. 

Read: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

A book club fan favourite, Where the Crawdads Sing is a heartfelt story of survival and loneliness. Whilst there are elements of sadness scattered throughout, the journey we follow the main character through is one of immense wonder. If you enjoy tales of people celebrating life, humanity, and nature, this is the ideal book for you.

Men’s Lightweight Jumpers and Midnight Sweaters for Curling Up on the Sofa.

Mixing and matching your fibres is a sure-fire way to ensure that you’re comfortable throughout the day. Pair your Extra Fine Merino Roll Neck with our favourite Lambswool Button Up Cardigan, ideal for a layered look and perfect for temperature control and comfort. Matching brown Alpaca Everyday Socks will help keep your feet cool and add an extra touch of luxury.

Read: Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan

A complex story about characters that aren’t conventionally likeable. This book challenges our perceptions about love, life, and the events that we all go through. A relatively easy read, you’ll spend time pondering your own opinions about the situations the main character gets into, perfect for sitting in the garden or lounging on the sofa.

Men’s Lightweight Cotton Knits for Pottering Around the House

Cotton is the perfect fibre for pottering around in and doing the chores you’ve been putting off. Pair our bestselling Organic Cotton T-Shirt in burgundy with the Midweight Zip Up Sweater for a hard-wearing, versatile outfit. Your favourite trainers can be partnered with your Everyday Alpaca Socks for a breathable, moisture free walk.

Read: The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken

An eye-opening, occasionally shocking insight into how the English criminal justice system works. The Secret Barrister is a frank and complex first novel from a barrister turned blogger turned author that has something to say. You’ll be transported into a world that is notoriously private, perfect for dipping in and out of during isolation.

Men’s Lightweight Breathable Cotton and Merino Knits for Daily Strolls

A cool and contemporary take on layering knitwear, the Ravensdale Button Up Merino Cardigan is an ideal addition to your ‘Jeans and a T-shirt Day’. Casual suede shoes and our go-to Alpaca Everyday Socks are perfect for a stroll, taking in the sunshine and exercising your mind.

Read: If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

After the main character is falsely accused of a crime and imprisoned, we follow their partner through the trials and tribulations involved in freeing him. A story of love, heartbreak, and a corrupt justice system, If Beale Street Could Talk is tough to get through in parts but a must read for all those interested in learning more about vulnerability and privilege.


 Disclaimer: Paul James Knitwear does not own any of the photos featured in this blog post and all rights and credits go to their rightful owners. Photos were taken from Pinterest. 

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