Curling sweaters, also known in Canada as "Mary Maxim sweaters" (after the company which published popular knitting patterns for the sweaters in the 50s and 60s), are properly called Cowichan sweaters, after the Cowichan people of British Columbia to whom the technique and design belong. These heavy knit, weather resistant, patterned wool sweaters have been popular since the 19th century.
It'd be tough to find a sweater that evokes the fall season more than this pheasant and oak leaf cardigan. Heavy wool knit body. Warm shawl collar and St. Catherine's own Lightning brand zipper. Two front pockets. Oak leaves detail on front and large pheasant with leaves on back. In true Canadian curling sweater tradition, this was handmade at home.
This is the definitive style of sweater for Canadian winters.
Armpit to Armpit: 21.5"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17.5"
Sleeve Length: 26"
Total Length: 28"
Head to our Sizing Guide to see if this will fit you.
**Please note, all of our items are vintage and used and will naturally have some wear and tear. We think it all just adds to the piece’s vintage charm :) We’ll always do our best to properly document any obvious imperfections.
**Colors may vary slightly between photos on screen and actual piece.