Patricia Fair Trade Alpaca Cardigan - Sweaters - Women

Patricia Fair Trade Alpaca Cardigan

Item  04566

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Patricia Fair Trade Alpaca Cardigan
Item  04566

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Intarsia hand knitting is one of the most time consuming and skill demanding techniques in all of apparel. Each color is knit as its own piece. To connect the pieces together, the yarns from the two colors to be joined are painstakingly twisted together. It’s a process that would test even the most patient among us, but one that has been proudly passed down through generations of Peruvian artisans from the Andes, where alpaca sweaters have been staples since the time of the Incas.

  • 40% alpaca, 40% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Because complex intarsia knitting requires a slightly looser knit, strong acrylic is added to the yarn to help create a stable, long-lasting sweater
  • Sleeve length approximately 23" from top of shoulder
  • 23-inch length
  • Hand-crocheted neckline and placket and hand-painted ceramic buttons
  • Hand wash or dry clean
  • Certified Good Fair Trade Practices by Promperu and fairly made in Arequipa, Peru
Sizing & Fit

To ensure you get the best fit for your body type and fit preference, use the charts below. For best results, measure over undergarments at fullest part of your bust, at the natural bend in your waist (usually an inch or two above your belly button), and at the fullest part of your hip.

  • Bust : S: 36, M: 39, L: 42, XL: 46
  • Hip : S: 36, M: 39, L: 42, XL: 46
  • Length: Approximately 23" on all sizes

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

Beautiful sweater, a nice medium weight. The cut is feminine and classy. As finances permit, I will probably order another color. ( For reference: am 5 ft. 4 in and 120 lbs. 32D, and the small fit perfectly.) You will never find a sweater as gorgeous and unique in a department store.
Review by Nancy / (Posted on 10/6/2017)

Tey-Art fair trade alpacaFrom knitting circle to thriving enterprise

Tey-Art elegantly fuses a contemporary design aesthetic with ancient skills passed down through generations of artisan knitters like Nancy, who started her bustling cooperative as a mother’s knitting circle in the Peruvian Andes highlands.

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