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Four O'Clock Floral Cardigan

Price: $139.00 Sale Price:   $27.99

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The “four o’clock flower” is a type of mirabilis, known for blooming late in the day. It originated in tropical South America, but today this hardy bloom is found everywhere from Pakistan to China to the midwestern U.S. prairies. These bright flowers were the inspiration for our black toreador-style flyaway cardigan.


Not available for shipment to Russia.


Knit in La Paz, Bolivia, using 100% alpaca fiber. Women’s sizes S (4–6), M (8–10), L (12–14), XL (16).


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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Four O'Clock Floral Cardigan
 
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        5.0

        My daughter will just love this!

        By misspriss

        from Morgantown, WV

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Qulity Fitstyle

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • For Professional Lady

          Comments about Four O'Clock Floral Cardigan:

          My so very professioal daughter will be delighted come Christmas day! It's unique and lovely.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful and elegant!

          By pennpal

          from Oregon, IL

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                Comments about Four O'Clock Floral Cardigan:

                I feel this is a good fit and very flattering.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                More beautiful than in the picture

                By The Beading Vermonter

                from Richmond, Vermont

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                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Comfortable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual
                  • Chic

                  Comments about Four O'Clock Floral Cardigan:

                  This is the most useful garment -- it looks great with skirts or jeans!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Alpaca Floral Cardigan

                  By Carol

                  from Washington State

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                  Pros

                  • Light-weight Warmth
                  • Qualiity Light-weight Wa

                  Cons

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                    • Elegance For All Occasio
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Four O'Clock Floral Cardigan:

                    A lovely, quality-made sweater. Nice for cooler days in place of a coat. Dresses up slacks, skirts for travel or special occasions.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Lovely, but runs small

                    By Julia Felix

                    from Claverack, NY

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                          Comments about Four O'Clock Floral Cardigan:

                          Worth losing 10 lbs for!

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                          • No

                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          So soft! Allergic to wool, alpaca-okay!

                          By MH

                          from Boston

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                                Comments about Four O'Clock Floral Cardigan:

                                Typically a size 6-8; gift was a small and I couldn't pull it together easily. I exchanged for a medium. Sleeves are 1" too long, so I cuff it, but fits much better across chest and shoulders. Love the colors and the softness.

                                Perfect for work; out to dinner; with jeans.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Delightful, dressy: Classic Elegance

                                By jackiep

                                from Boston, MA

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                                Pros

                                • Daytime To Evening
                                • Exquisite color
                                • Travels Well
                                • Warm and cozy

                                Cons

                                • Alpaca Cleaningstorage
                                • Black Hard To Match

                                Best Uses

                                • Dinner Party
                                • Office

                                Comments about Four O'Clock Floral Cardigan:

                                I purchased this sweater as I loved the floral and the color, intending it only for office use. But it transitions gracefully into casual evening wear. It is also suitable as an 'in-between season' "jacket" for those nights where you don't want to actually put on a coat, but evening wear its a little bare. Love it!

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