The original and the best! Clementine is the OG of made590 cardigans being the style we run year after year. The perfect length, not cropped and not longline. If you’re looking for the perfect 100% merino winter cardigan that is a snuggly and fun, look no further.
This 100% mercerised merino wool cardigan is knitted locally by our very special knitter who we have worked with for over 10 years! Knitting locally is something we are passionate about and also allows us to pick and choose our own colours! The mercerisation of the merino cleverly means there will be minimal pilling and that the fibres will last longer and not get fuzzy after a few wears. We have also picked some of our favourite fabrics for the covered buttons, with each cardigan having a perfect match chosen for it. And of course, we get all the buttons made locally in Sydney too!
100% mercerised Merino wool
Hand picked and dyed wool colours exclusive to made590
Regular length hits at the hip
Versatile length great paired with jeans or tucked up with high waisted skirts and dresses
Ribbed waistband is designed to pull the bottom in slightly to hug you
Textured knit which gives this cardigan a lovely warm look without too much bulk
Liberty covered buttons which use offcuts from our garment production
Turn under front bind (this is a new style of finish we are so happy with!) which is streamline at the front so the knit pattern goes to the edge and is reinforced at the back with merino knit binding
HOW TO WEAR:
Perfect for layering, wear her with a pair of jeans or she is so snuggly to wear around the house on very chilly nights, no more answering the door in your dressing gown!
She is a great longer length for layering and looks great worn with aline skirts, shorter styles and dresses which work well with soft layers
Pair Clementine with your favourite work outfit for a cute and practical pop of colour
KNIT: Basket weave which is the most soft and loose knit we make. This knit will immediately feel soft and loose compared to other knits and will not need time to give. You may with to size down if you want a more fitted size.
COLOUR: A true royal purple which is both bright but subtle enough to wear with other dark tones to brighten an outfit.
SIZING: XS – 5X
Please scroll to the bottom of the listing for our size chart, these are taken flat and unstretched. When reading our size chart please keep in mind that measurements are approximate only, as they are hand measured and the knit has a lot of give! Feel free to contact us directly if you'd like help finding your perfect size!
MODEL SIZES: Christina wears size XS, Tahnee wears size XL.
Please also have a look at the last image in the listing for our measurements, these are taken unstretched.
Please note that when you first put on your cardie this is the smallest it will be as the fibres have not yet relaxed. Your knit will soften and give over time so don't be afraid to stick with a size if it feels snug initially. We recommend you get a size if it will button smoothly over your chest. Wool will give at least 1-1.5cm so if the buttons gape ever so slightly at the bust this will end up a perfect fit once the cardigan is allowed to give through wearing.
Please take care when putting on your cardie and don’t pull onto your arm at the end of the sleeves, as this will break the inner arm seams (where the cardigan is sewn together) and create open seams. Instead gently ease sleeves onto your arm and allow the cardigan time to relax.
FABRIC: 100% Mercerised Merino Wool*, buttons are metal with 100% cotton covering. Buttons on this cardigan are by Liberty of London.
*Mercerised Merino wool means it is a high spun merino fibre which all the fuzzy strands have been shaved off to create a completely smooth fibre with a glossy feel. This makes the knits have a completely soft feel and they are highly resistant to pilling.
CARE: We recommend treating your cardigans as carefully as possible, to allow you to wear them for years to come. We wash ours only when really needed, as wool is a very breathable and resilient fibre. To wash place your cardigan in a delicates bag, wash only with mild wool wash detergent, on a delicates cycle. Alternatively a soft hand wash using wool detergent will keep your cardigan looking even better for longer. Never wring, rub or bleach your cardigan.
COLD WATER WASH ONLY.
Reshape when wet and allow to dry laying flat in shade. Do not wash with anything that might rub or create pulls in the wool. If you do snag your cardigan on something, pull the thread gently to the inside of your cardigan and NEVER cut the threads, this will unravel the knit and create a hole. Wash at the end of the season (to avoid moth damage, they like to eat the dirty bits of wool!) and store your cardigan with cedar balls when not being worn, as moths find these 100% wool cardigans very tasty!
Designed and Made in Sydney, Australia. We use local makers we have worked one on one with for many years. All knitwear is locally knitted by one of the last knitters in Australia!