Everlane Cashmere Square Turtleneck Review

everlane cashmere camel knit featuring outfit styled with white jeans, celine sangle bag and j'adior slingbacks

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I’ve made it no secret that I’ve relied on one too many Everlane cashmere sweaters to get me through a work-from-home day this year.  They’re soft, cosy and so luxurious.  And while cashmere knits were once among the category of aspirational clothing, Everlane has been one of the fashion players that have made cashmere much more accessible, without compromising on quality.  Apart from their recycled cashmere pieces, Everlane use Grade-A cashmere in their knits which is the finest width (approximately 14 microns per hair) and is the highest quality. 

While the main priority during the colder months is to stay warm and comfortable, a quality cashmere sweater will do just that as well as tick the sartorial box.  Without a doubt, my most worn knit this year has been my Everlane Cashmere Square Turtleneck in Camel.  I love it so much that I’ve recently just added this sage version to my wardrobe. 

Everlane Cashmere Square Turtleneck* in Sage and Camel styled with Everlane straight leg jeans* (full review here), Dior slingbacks, Celine bag and Ray Ban sunglasses

Sizing & fit

The Everlane Cashmere Square Turtleneck is cut to a boxy and oversized fit, featuring their signature cropped square silhouette with fitted cuffs.

The neckline sits perfectly “in-between” and doesn’t need to be folded down when worn. The length of the neckline can be best described as halfway between a mock-neck and a polo-neck, making it a relaxed turtleneck style to match the overall boxy cut of the knit.

In my experience, Everlane fits true-to-size and I typically wear a size XS in their knits. For the two knits that I have in the style, I have a size S in the camel and a size XS in the sage. I sized up in the camel knit as I wanted an overall looser and relaxed fit but I went for my usual size XS in sage.

The key differences I’ve noticed between the two sizes are the fit around the cuffs and where the cropped hem sits on the torso. I’ve found the size S to fit like a true sweater and a long sleeve top can be easily layered underneath. The size XS fits more like a top and the cuffs are noticeably more fitted, making it a snug fit to layer a long sleeve top underneath.

everlane cashmere sweater styled with white jeans, celine sangle bag and j'adior slingbacks

Care

The care instructions on the site page say to “dry clean” however the care labels on the actual item say to “dry clean” or “hand wash cold”. There’s a particular level of maintenance required to ensure your knits last, but if you’ve read my dedicated post about caring for your clothes, you’ll know that I avoid dry cleaning wherever possible and wash all my knits either by hand or using a delicate cold wash cycle in the machine. I then lay them flat to air dry and I don’t hang them but rather fold them to store. This has always worked well for me.

For dealing with those pesky little baubles that are almost always guaranteed to appear at some point in the life of your cashmere sweater, I use a cashmere comb and periodically attend to this just so the baubles don’t build up. I lay the knit flat and gently brush the comb in one direction.

Verdict

While it’s Spring here in Sydney, I’m wearing the cashmere knit as I write this on an unseasonably chilly evening, and it feels like I’m wearing a big hug. The wool is luxurious and soft and the camel knit kept me warm and toasty throughout a full Autumn/Winter of working from home.

If you’re looking for new knits for the new season, or looking to fill gaps in your existing winter wardrobe, I would put this at the top of your list.

Shop the Everlane Cashmere Square Turtleneck

P.S. If you liked this review, I’ve reviewed other Everlane pieces comprehensive including the Clean Silk Relaxed Shirt, the Day Heel, 40 Hour ReKnit Flats, the original 40 Hour Flats and their Curvy Cheeky Straight Jean.

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