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CHARL KNITWEAR

MELLIS. Cobalt Blue

£245

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Young British Designers: MELLIS. Cobalt Blue by CHARL KNITWEAR
Young British Designers: MELLIS. Cobalt Blue by CHARL KNITWEAR
Young British Designers: MELLIS. Cobalt Blue by CHARL KNITWEAR

CHARL KNITWEAR

MELLIS. Cobalt Blue

£245

New Season
Conscious Find

We Think

One of the very many things we love about Frankie's Charl Knitwear is the tradition and stories behind each piece that makes them even more special: "I’ve always been fascinated by the work of the St Ives group of artists which included Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, so when I discovered the work of Margaret Mellis whilst studying for an MA at the Sainsbury Centre, UEA, Norwich, I was intrigued to discover that she had been part of this group too, before relocating to Southwold in later years. What initially attracted me to her work was her sense of colour; she created collages out of driftwood which she found on the beach, rescuing them from” the obscurity of neglect” and repurposing them through art. My particular inspiration for this cardigan is her 1952-4 Blue Lighthouse painting

Details

MELLIS. Cobalt Blue by Charl Knitwear. The Mellis cardigan incorporates elements of the Norfolk Gansey jumpers in the “Herringbone” stitch detail above the cuffs and hem. Herring fishing has been a big influence on the collection so far, and is also featured (using different stitch techniques) on the West Gansey and the Hardingham scarf. Herring fishing was the main source of income for The Norfolk fishermen during the first half of the 20th century before the fish mysteriously migrated to new waters leaving the fishermen to fish mainly for crabs, lobsters and whelks (which they still do to this day). The fit of the Mellis cardigan is slightly longer and less boxy than the Codling cardigan, with a deeper arm hole and wider sleeve to incorporate pretty blouses or dresses worn underneath. Designed to be the perfect cover up over a floaty and possibly semi opaque dress as it hides the bottom and adds an element of slouch to what might otherwise be quite a formal outfit. The Mellis is equally at home over a T-shirt and shorts for a trip to the coast or better still – on board a boat. Made from the finest 100% GOTS certified organic Peruvian Pima cotton in a chunky fisherman’s rib. Perfect for the cotton knit lovers. Hand wash only when necessary* in cold or tepid water. Reshape whilst damp. Dry flat. Do not tumble dry. Gently steam (using the steam setting on your iron). *Most knitwear will refresh with a hang outside on a bright and breezy day. Find Charl Knitwear at www.youngbritishdesigners.com

Fit Guide

Long. Relaxed. Less boxy and covers bottom.

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