This cardigan is our ode to Preila, a tiny village located on the Curonian Spit between the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea. The deep blues, warm browns, and pale whites are colors inspired by the beautiful pastel shades of coastal Lithuanian towns.
The knit has a loose, boxy silhouette with dropped shoulders and prolonged sleeves. The hem is slightly cropped.
100% merino wool (mulesing-free).
Our model Madlen (first photo) is 1.75m / 5'9". Our model Vika is 1.80m / 5'11". They both are wearing size M/L in Camel.
Width: 58cm / 22.8in (size S/M), 64cm / 25.2in (size M/L)
Length: 51cm / 20in (size S/M), 54cm / 21.3in (size M/L)
About the factory.
For this knit we partnered up with a family-run knitwear factory in Šiauliai, a town of 100,000 people in Northern Lithuania. The owner of the factory is Mrs. Zina who founded the company over 30 years ago. Growing up she always dreamt of becoming an orchestra conductor, but running a factory as beautifully as she does might not be that far off.
Today Mrs. Zina employs over 20 women from the local community who all refer to her as a mother figure. All her employees earn above a living wage and are entitled to 4 weeks of annual paid leave, 24 months of paid maternity leave and paid sick leave. They work 8-hour days Monday to Friday. Each knit comes signed by a woman who made it.
Now with each purchase, you can choose to donate €10 directly towards a dream of a woman who made your knit.
The Knotty Ones was started with the dream to provide stable jobs, fair wages and financial independence to women, mostly stay-at-home moms in rural areas of Lithuania, who otherwise would not have these opportunities in life.
We make sure that our knitters earn enough to provide themselves and their families with the basics of a decent life — be it a warm meal on their dinner table, school supplies for their kids, medical care, clothing, paying electricity bills or housing. While we wish we could increase our knitters' salaries beyond just a fair wage, the reality of operating a small independent label with design, marketing and premium material costs does not necessarily allow us to do so.
We wanted to create a platform that gave our knitters a realistic shot at achieving their bigger, wilder dreams.
See what our knitters dream of here.
While most orders are shipped the next business day, some colors and sizes are made to order, hence can take up to 9 business days for your new pieces to be shipped. Once your order is shipped, we estimate you will receive your order within 1-6 business days of its ship date, depending on your location and a shipping method you picked. Shipping times may vary, but rest assured we work our hardest to get you your order as quickly as possible.
We offer free standard shipping worldwide on all orders above 100 EUR.
Returns & Exchanges
We want to make sure you love our pieces. If you'd like a different size, or choose another direction altogether, we are here to help, just get in touch with us.
If you want to return something, just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your order number and the reason for your return. We'll happily accept unworn, unwashed and unaltered merchandise in sellable condition with original tags attached for a full refund shipped out within 14 days of you receiving the item.
Please note that all custom-sizing items are on final sale, meaning they cannot be returned, refunded, exchanged or altered.