We are so proud of this product and look forward to releasing them every year! If you’re looking for the perfect 100% merino winter cardigan that is locally made in Sydney, look no further! We are also very excited to announce we have extended the sizing of our cardigans and added an extra size this season so they now go up to a 4X. This season we have revamped this style by adding a subtle v-neckline, something we have had a lot of requests for!
FEATURES: 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! We planned this range months ago and sent samples off to be dyed to our winter colour palette. 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. Clementine features a mid length (not cropped or long-line, just right!) which can be worn shorter by tucking the rib under or belting over the top with high waisted skirt and dresses, or wear as a nice hip grazing length as-is with jeans. The ribbed waistband is designed to pull the bottom in slightly and make silhouette come in at your waist, showing off your best features! We love the textured knit which gives this cardigan a lovely warm look without too much bulk. The cardy itself is never too heavy to carry in your handbag all day, but the merino is warm enough to prevent you getting caught out on a chilly day too. We love the weight and variation of these knits and we cannot wait for you to all share in our glorious new colours this season.
HOW TO WEAR: This cardigan is a great piece for winter and is able to be worn as a layer with lots of different outfits. You can take it on trips to the park or wear it to the office and then out to dinner afterwards! Worn with your favourite brooch this cardigan is sure to become a favourite of your wardrobe! We love the layered look, so pair this with a dress, button it up and wear it like a top with any of our skirts or wear it open over other layers, it is so versatile and has endless combinations. This version we have made has a subtle and not too deep v-neckline which will work with so many combinations. We have created these cardigans for years now, and made590 regulars as well as staff all LIVE in their Clementines. We look forward to wearing these every year when that cool snap hits, and we hope if you don't already have one you’ll add one to your wardrobe to understand our love and passion for these locally made knitwear pieces.
KNIT: Our custom Flannel Flower knit has been developed specifically for us! We worked with our knitter Bill and old school programmer extraordinaire Neil for weeks to create this little bit of Australiana for winter 2020. A You wont see this knit anywhere else! This knit is SO thick and amazingly warm. We have found it has come in a size smaller than our usual knitwear, so please size up one size!
COLOUR: Dark ink navy colour base with pale pink, mustard and mint flannel flower highlights. Much darker navy than the Sweeny dress in Flannel flowers (as pictured), ink navy is traditionally such a dark navy it's almost black so this is a great option if you want to wear her with black as well as navy. Please note because of the four layered knit, when the knit stretches you will see the colours underneath and it will not be a flat navy, as the outside layer is navy knit, but some of the lighter colours can be seen through it when stretched, particularly around the neckline and edges. This is all part of the charm of owning a multi layer knit which is soooo warm, and we do not consider this a flaw.
Please note that when you first put on your cardy 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 cardy 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.
FIT NOTES: This knit is a tighter fit in this Flannel Flower knit than our regular knits as you are getting multi layered merino. Please note we highly recommend you size up for this knit, one size. If you size up one size (for example you buy a S instead of XS) you will have a normal fit which is firm on the sleeves and in the fit of the body. If you size up two sizes you will get a roomy fit which is still structured.
FABRIC: 100% mercerised Australian merino wool, multi layered and more structured in shape due to the thickness.
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 and mostly they are worn with layers. To wash place your cardigan in a delicates bag, wash only with mild wool wash detergent, on a delicates cycle. Alternatively a soft hand wool wash will keep your cardigan looking even better for longer. Never wring, rub or bleach your cardigan. Do not tumble dry.
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!
SIZES AVAILABLE: XS – 4X
Please scroll to the bottom of the listing for our size chart, these are taken unstretched.
MODEL SIZES: Kelly wear size S for photos with Maggie dress XS. Tahnee wears size 3X in photos.
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!