October, by southern hemisphere standards, is probably the wrong time to be writing about knitwear. In all honesty though, apart from the odd day here or there, spring’s been quite chilly in my part Australia and I’m still wearing quite a bit of my winter wardrobe.
Country Road is a brand I’ve been buying for many years. I’ve had mixed success with their denim, adore their basic cotton t-shirts (they have a great weight to them), and I’ve got a white sleeveless summer blouse of theirs that’s probably 10 years old, that miraculously still looks crisp.
I’ve professed many a time about my love of knitwear and Country Road’s merino silk is just divine…
I picked up one of their merino silk jumpers a couple of years ago through the brand’s online outlet store. I wore it so much, I put a irreparable hole it. I’d been scouting around for a replacement jumper for a little while, but hadn’t found anything I truly loved. When I spotted a merino-silk number marked down in Country Road’s post winter sale, I just couldn’t let it go.
My latest purchase is a ”soft silver marle’ long sleeve, mock-neck jumper with rib detailing that is 80 per cent wool and 20 per cent silk. What I love about that combination is you get a luxuriously smooth and ultra lightweight knit, that’s deceptively warm. I’ve found it’s the perfect weight for those chilly spring mornings that turn into gloriously sunny afternoons. I’m warm enough at the start of the day, and due to merino’s insulation qualities, not a sweaty mess come dinner time.
I know pure wool isn’t for everyone – but I’ve never had any itch issues – and the inclusion of the silk makes the knit really soft in my opinion. The light grey works well in my neutral heavy wardrobe, and I like the structure the mock-neck provides. I bought my usual size in Country Road (XXS/4) and the fit was near perfect (I have short arms, so they’re always a touch long for me 🙃). On me, my knit is long in body, so can be comfortably tucked or half tucked into jeans or trousers, and is close fitting but not tight. I can comfortably wear a camisole or bodysuit underneath, but a shirt or t-shirt would probably be pushing it.
If you live somewhere where, even in the middle of summer, the odd chilly day can still occur merino-silk might be an option for you – you’ll get the warmth you need without the bulk. A win in my book.
Have a wonderful week.
This post is not sponsored, nor does it contain affiliate links. The above item was purchased by me.