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Archival Knitwear: The Zip Cardigan

Our Zip Cardigans are made by our friends at Centralia Knitting Mills. Knitted from worsted wool on circular knitting machines from the 1930s, the fabric is sturdy, warm, and pill resistant. This historical sweater design features a low rib knit shawl collar, a two-way brass zipper, and knitted cuffs. Double thickness elbows reinforce that wear point without an unsightly external patch. Pocket bags are trimmed with multi-weave wool.


The fit is trim and athletic – on the slim side of regular. They layer nicely over a button-down shirt or a sweatshirt. We love them fall, winter, and spring, worn either under an overcoat or, on more mild days, as outerwear in their own right. 

Extremely limited quantities. Available in Navy and Olive, only from our webshop.

 Centralia Knitting Mills has been knitting top-quality sweaters in Centralia, Washington since 1939. The wool used in these sweaters is sourced from New England and the zippers are made in Canada.

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