While the resurgence of the roll neck is naught but a good thing, for some the shape is still fraught with pitfalls, given that up until only recently it was still considered a style faux pas.
A halfway house can be found in the the form of the high neck cardigan, which has the same look as the roll neck when buttoned up to the top, but the added functionality of being able to be folded down. It also makes for a nice alternative to the omnipresent shawl collar.
There are a few good versions on the market, with everyone from Inis Meain to Woolrich Woolen Mills putting their stamp on the style. Our preferred version comes from Danish knitwear specialists, SNS Herning. Their 'stark' cardigan has a foldable high neck - an ideal option for fair-weather roll neck fans.