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Peruvian Blue Flyaway Cardigan

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“High-dwelling companions of the puffy white clouds” is how a 1946 National Geographic article describes the alpaca, a domesticated animal that has provided wool to Quechua Indians for thousands of years. Alpaca wool is warm, lightweight, and easily sheds rain and snow, making it an ideal fiber for the windswept Andes. This alpaca-blend cardigan features patterns inspired by the embroidered hems of Peruvian women’s skirts. Single-button closure. Fine-gauge alpaca blend.


Made in Peru. 40% alpaca, 30% sheep's-wool, 30% acrylic. Women’s sizes S (4–6), M (8–10), L (12–14), XL (16).


Hand-wash or 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, alpaca resemble a cross between a llama and a sheep. Its 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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4.0

A good buy on sale

By nightingale

from Cherry Hill, NJ

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        A pretty, warm sweater that is very comfortable. Packs well. The only downside is that it is very easy to catch and pull a single thread, and difficult to get the pull to the underside.

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        5.0

        Soft elegant sweater

        By mwmccln

        from Albuquerque, NM

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        This is a beautiful blue that is soft and warm.

         
        5.0

        beautiful sweater

        By Ricochet

        from McLean, VA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Fit And Pretty
        • Light weight but warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Going Places Or At Home

          I like to wear this sweater because it's warm and comfortable. It also goes with any slacks.

           
          4.0

          Peruvian Blue Flyaway Cardigan

          By Jewelery Maker

          from Seattle, WA

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          Pros

          • BEAUTIFUL

          Cons

          • Only 40 Alpaca
          • Very Lightweight

          Best Uses

          • Spring Or Summer Only

          This sweater is stunningly beautiful. I expected it to be fairly light, given the style. I was startled at how light weight it was. The catalog should SAY it's not 100% alpaca. I do expect to get a lot of wear out of it come summer--it's midwinter now and of no use to me, even over a turtleneck.

           
          5.0

          Glad I got it!

          By Picklet

          from New Zealand.

          Verified Reviewer

          An interesting contemporary take on traditional European and Scandinavian patterns.
          Wonderful feel to the material.
          Fits just right.

          Wish the postage didn't cost more than the garment...lucky it was on special!

           
          5.0

          The Blue/White Bouncy Flyaway

          By Ruth

          from Lakewood

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Layered look
          • Light Weight
          • One Blue Button Look
          • soft look
          • Various Colored Designs

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • concerts
            • Informal Meetings
            • Luncheons
            • Used for Date Wear

            The Blue and White FlyAway has a nice appeal in different settings which helps for the versatility for the sweater. The different Blue designs all help for the Spring and Summer look.

             
            5.0

            light-weight wool

            By cineaste

            from Urbana, Il

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            Pros

            • Beautitfully made

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jeans or dress pants

              This sweater is dressy, and light-weight enough to take you into spring.

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