Primrose Cardie Ocean
We are SO excited to bring back our favourite Primrose Cropped Cardigan from last season, Primrose! We have added a great v-neckline this season, so if you’re looking for the perfect 100% merino winter cardigan that is a snuggly, dressy, and the most wonderful cropped length, then look no further! We are also very excited to announce we have extended the sizing of our cardigans and added a size 4X this season so even more people get to wear our amazing knits.
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. 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 by our good friend Mick!
Our favourite Primrose cardigan features a perfect cropped length which works wonders for in between weather, but with a practical long sleeve for extra warmth! 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 texture and versatility of the textured knits, which add interest and also wear better than a flat knit does. You also get a nice amount of give in these knits over time which means they feel comfy and warm and stretch to perfectly fit you.
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 or high waisted skirt, button it up and wear it like a top with any of our higher waisted skirts like Valentina or Sunset, or wear it open over other layers, it is so versatile and has endless combinations. We find this v-neckline is particularly good for layering with different necklines. We have created our Clementine cardigans for years now, and made590 regulars as well as staff all LIVE in their Clementines so we thought she needed a little sister! We will look forward to wearing these every year when that first cool weather hits, they are the perfect dressy length compared to our Clementines which are a slightly more casual look. The cropped length and fitted body shape of Primrose is so good to dress up any outfit and is a neat silhouette for work too. Enjoy this cardigan in a plain colour, or our super special floral knit version!
COLOUR: The colour of this cardigan is a mid junior navy, not dark navy or teal. It is quite different to all the previous blues we have produced, and is closest in colour to the Clementine Dusty Blue with leopard buttons from three winters ago. It is not the same as Capital Blue.
KNIT: Basket knit, the same fit and feel as any of our other basket knits from previous seasons.
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 IMPROVEMENTS THIS SEASON: We have added 3cm per size to the WIDTH of the sleeve, meaning they are much easier to get on this year and overall fit has been improved by this.
FABRIC: 100% mercerised Australian merino wool, buttons are metal inner with 100% cotton covering. Buttons are covered in May Gibbs fabric.
CARDIGAN 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!
SIZES AVAILABLE: XS – 4X
Please scroll to the bottom of the listing for our size chart, these are taken unstretched.
Liza wears XS. Kell wears size XS.
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!
Measurements are taken of garment laying flat.
Please double all measurements for actual round measurement.
Please be aware that the measurements above are a guide only.
Actual garment may vary as all garments are handmade.