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Whipstitch Peruvian Alpaca Cardigan

Price: $139.00 Sale Price:   $55.99

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For thousands of years, Peruvian weavers have produced elaborate garments piece by piece on narrow looms. Rather than hiding the seams, the weavers often enhanced the garments with decorative stitches. Once a necessity, these stitches now become distinctive accents that give this red baby alpaca-blend cardigan a hand-embellished touch.


Not available for shipment to Russia.


Made in Peru. 80% Baby Alpaca/ 20% wool. Women’s sizes S (4–6), M (8–10), L (12–14), XL (16–18), XXL (20).


Dry clean.


Indigenous people in South America have raised alpaca for its fleece for thousands of years before Europeans learned about the animal and exported alpaca fiber to Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries. Today this domesticated animal is bred throughout the world, but its native habitat is the Andean Altiplano: Ecuador, southern Peru, northern Bolivia, and northern Chile.


Descended from the wild vicuña, alpacas resemble a cross between a llama and a sheep. The fleece is similar to sheep's wool, but is usually softer, less prickly, and has minimal lanolin content, making it virtually hypoallergenic. Its extreme warmth, relatively light weight, and natural resistance to water make alpaca wool an ideal fabric for the frigid winters of the Andean Altiplano. These qualities have also led to a rise in the use of alpaca fiber in outdoor gear and active wear, although it is also easily spun into a fine enough yarn for use in suits and other dress wear.


Most alpaca products can be treated as you would an object made of sheep's wool—hand wash using a mild soap and lukewarm water, or dry clean—but check the tag or manufacturer's instructions for specific instructions.


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Whipstitch Peruvian Alpaca Cardigan
 
5.0

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  • Great color (3)
  • Versatile (3)

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    • Casual wear (3)
    • Cold / extreme (3)
    • Going out (3)
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    5.0

    Pretty and practical

    By dc

    from Harrisburg, PA

    About Me Classic, Comfort-oriented, High-end shopper, Practical, Stylish

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    Pros

    • Flattering
    • Great Color
    • Versatile
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Cold Weather
      • Going Out
      • Layering
      • Travel
      • Work

      Comments about Whipstitch Peruvian Alpaca Cardigan:

      Excellent quality sweater, very pretty color (deep orange just bordering on red. Comfortable fit. Very warm for use in colder weather. The decorative accents are nicely done. Lovely piece for dressing up an otherwise casual outfit.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      SWEATER JACKET OF ENDLESS UTILITY&STYLE

      By PERDURANCE

      from Florida Keys

      About Me Classic, Comfort-oriented, High-end shopper, Practical, Stylish

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      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Flattering
      • Great Color
      • Lightweight
      • Soft
      • Stylish
      • Versatile
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Cold Weather
        • Going Out
        • Layering
        • Travel
        • Work

        Comments about Whipstitch Peruvian Alpaca Cardigan:

        This sweater jacket is a wonderful wardrobe builder. It is as fresh and new
        as this morning: it is also classic and elegant. The price is very good. Do
        yourself a favor and buy this well-made, beautifully colored sweater.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
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        • Feels true to length
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        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        EXCELLENT QUALITY & BEAUTIFUL

        By Willie

        from Western North Carolina

        About Me Classic, Comfort-oriented, High-end shopper, Senior Mother And Grand M, Stylish, Trendy

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        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Flattering
        • Great Color
        • Soft
        • Stylish
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Cold Weather
          • Going Out
          • Layering
          • Travel

          Comments about Whipstitch Peruvian Alpaca Cardigan:

          I use this product for church, ball games and dinner outings.

          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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