West – Cardigan


“It was a bright day, with layers of clouds building and shifting across the spaces of the sky, some of them stretched out as thin as a mist, others as thick and dense as flesh with their own bruised colours.”

Threads – The Delicate Life of John Craske. Julia Blackburn

The Charl West spring weight Gansey cardigan is knitted in England from the finest merino and organic cotton yarn. It has fashion back shoulders, a neat crew neck and a boxy silhouette which makes it feel light and airy for the British spring and summer time. The sleeves are regular length; wider at the arm hole, tapering into the cuff, like the original Gansey knits, which makes them easy to wear over summer dresses and blouses. The authentic Norfolk “Herringbone” design has been enlarged and re-positioned just above the rib, creating a continuous pattern around the base of the garment. The West Gansey group take their name from the West family, a four-generation fishing family from Sheringham, Norfolk


The yarn for this style has been spun to order from a very high quality Oeko-Tex certified organic Pima cotton (46%) and RWS certified extrafine merino (54%) blend, then knitted in Nottinghamshire. it is tightly twisted to minimise the risk of pilling and colourfast. The high merino wool content means it won’t loose its shape over time, but it will spring back into shape when steamed or washed. It comes in two sizes S/M (to fit a women’s size 10-12) and M/L (to fit a women’s size 12-14). This style has a deliberately boxy fit so that it is light and airy for the British spring-summer months and can be worn layered over a T shirt or worn next to the skin due to its softness. The perfect mixture of warmth and cosiness, designed to be pulled over the shoulders when the breeze picks up or the sun hides behind a cloud!


*Size XS/S measures 55.5cm in length and 57cm at the chest, 51cm at the hem and 54.5cm across the shoulders

Size S/M measures 57.5 cm in length and 60cm wide at the chest, 54cm wide at hem, 56cm across shoulders.

Size M/L measures 59.5cm in length and 63cm wide at the chest, 57cm wide at welt and 57.5cm across shoulders.

It has neat, long sleeves that finish at the base of the wrist and a crew neck trim knitted in a 1×1 rib.

Available in Cream, Royal Blue or Dark Navy Blue.

*XS/S is available in Navy Blue and Cream only. There’s currently a 3 week wait on this size but you can pre-order now.

To discover the full story behind our organic cotton, please visit the journal page.

Additional information


Cream, Navy Blue, Royal Blue


Extra Small/Small, Small/Medium, Medium/Large


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