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Alpaca Cardigan Pattern

Guarani Alpaca Cardigan
Guarani Alpaca Cardigan
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

The Guaraní people are an indigenous cultural group who live in Paraguay and parts of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Bolivia. Before European contact, the seminomadic culture didn’t have a written language. The pattern on this lightweight alpaca cardigan is taken from a pictogram for water found on textiles in the Guaraní Museum of Bolivia. The 3/4-sleeve design features a hand-crocheted border and resin buttons.


Available colors: Blue, Ecru, Violet
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$149.00
Jungle's Eyebrow Alpaca Cardigan Sweater
Jungle's Eyebrow Alpaca Cardigan Sweater
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

A highlight of the trek to Machu Picchu is entering the dense, humid ceja de selva, the “jungle’s eyebrow,” just before entering the 15th-century Inca site. Our alpaca sweater features designs inspired by the flora found in this lush landscape, including orchids, bamboo, and the pisonay tree, considered sacred by the Inca. Hand-embroidered details and knit buttons are stitched in pima cotton.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$189.00
$69.99
Barocco Alpaca Cardigan
Barocco Alpaca Cardigan
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Sale Products
The Baure people are an ethnic group in the Beni region of Bolivia who enjoyed a relatively peaceful coexistence with Jesuit missionaries in the 17th century. The intricate designs of this alpaca cardigan reflect both the Baure's animist religious beliefs—where all plants and animals in the jungle possess a spirit—and the baroque-influenced architecture that the Jesuits brought from Spain. Made of superfine 100% alpaca in a family studio in La Paz, Bolivia, with hand-embroidered details. Alpaca is highly insulating and lightweight, perfect for cold-weather travel. Zip front.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$179.00
$129.99
Altiplano Alpaca Cardigan
Altiplano Alpaca Cardigan
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Sale Products
In the high, fertile valleys of Bolivia's Yunga region grows the tri-colored kantuta, the national flower and an ancient Inca symbol of unity. Decorated with a repeating stylized pattern of kantuta, this comfortable sweater is knit of soft superfine 100% alpaca yarn, an indispensably warm fiber on the Andean Altiplano. Twelve shades of blues and indigos flow on a black background. Pewter buttons. Front patch pockets.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$179.00
$99.99
Jauja Alpaca Cardigan
Jauja Alpaca Cardigan
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

The Peruvian town of Jauja briefly flourished as the capital of Spanish Peru. The Inca riches that Pizarro and his men found there even lead to the legend that Jajua was a land of luxury. “Pais de Jauja” has become a Spanish expression for a mythical land of leisure and excess, but today the real Jauja is a quiet colonial town with fewer than 20,000 residents. The lacy patterns on our alpaca-blend cardigan are inspired by the Baroque and Rococo architecture of the 1564 Jauja Cathedral. Features a hidden front zipper.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$179.00
Ciudad Blanca Cardigan
Ciudad Blanca Cardigan
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Shop By/Sale/Clothing/Women's Clothing and Accessories

The Peruvian city of Arequipa is known as La Ciudad Blanca, The White City, due to its colonial-era buildings made from volcanic rock. This UNESCO World Heritage site is also a capital of alpaca wool production. Artisans in Arequipa knit our richly patterned, thigh-length cardigan using a jacquard loom and dozens of warm shades of soft baby alpaca wool. Single button closure at the top. Unlined. 100% baby alpaca.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$149.00
$48.99
Aster Alpaca Sweater
Aster Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

In the Andean Altiplano of Peru, artisans have been knitting with soft, lightweight alpaca fiber for centuries. Aymara and Quechua artisans in Peru use an alpaca blend to create a dark brown cardigan with a blue and turquoise pattern of asters flowing from the hem and sleeves. A single bloom graces the back of the sweater. Made entirely on hand looms, the sweater is embellished with hand-knit scalloping at the cuffs and hem, and hand-painted ceramic buttons. Light, soft, easily packable, and wrinkle resistant.


Available colors: Blue, Pink
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$199.00
$69.99
Peruvian City and Sea Cardigan Sweater
Peruvian City and Sea Cardigan Sweater
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

While visitors to Peru often spend time in Lima and Arequipa, fewer make the trip to the country’s sweeping Pacific beaches. This baby alpaca cardigan is inspired by city and sea alike: The pattern on the cuffs and hem is adapated from baroque cathedral decorations in Arequipa, while a red ruffle peeks out like a wave lapping at the shore. A single button secures this flyaway-style cardigan.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$149.00
$49.99