Every Body Clementine Cardi Animal
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We are super excited about the arrival of our favourite winter pieces, our merino wool Clementine Cardigans! 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 them to our Every Body range this season, which means even more of you can wear our cardigans.
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! 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 jacquard knit which gives this cardigan a lovely warm feeling as it is a double layer of merino! The reverse side is the opposite knit colourway. The Animal knit Clementine is a soft but stretchy knit that will be incredibly warm and lovely to wear.
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. 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.
SIZING: XS – 3X
XS (approx Aus 8)
S (approx Aus 10)
M (approx Aus 12)
L (approx Aus 14)
XL (approx Aus 16)
2X (approx Aus 18)
3X (approx Aus 20)
Liza is wearing a size XS in main photo.
Zoe is wearing a size M in photos.
The Animal knit is true to size, but will give after a few wears. This shape is more snug in the arms than our usual textured knits (it will give but initially feels tight), so if you would like a looser fit size up.
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 (wear 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 Double knit Merino Wool, buttons are plastic dyed to match the wool.
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 will keep your cardigan looking even better for longer. Never wring, rub or bleach your cardigan.
COLD WATER DELICATES/WOOL 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!