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Cardigan Sweaters for Women

Irish Wool-cashmere Aran Cardigan Sweater
Irish Wool-cashmere Aran Cardigan Sweater
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

In the early 1900s, enterprising women living on the Aran Islands took the sweaters they had knit for generations of fisherman kin and started marketing them around the world. Today the classic cable stitches of Aran knitters are a worldwide symbol of Irish culture. The wool blend features just enough cashmere to make this winter-white cardigan luxuriously soft to the touch.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$199.00
$79.99
Norwegian Kara Wool Cardigan Sweater
Norwegian Kara Wool Cardigan Sweater
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For more than 130 years, Dale of Norway has produced some of the finest wool sweaters and outerwear in the world. The classic Scandinavian pattern of this blue and white cardigan is inspired by 19th-century Norwegian designs from the villages of Tromsø and Vardø. These were the final ports of call for the Fram expedition that took famed explorer Fridtjof Nansen from Norway across the largely uncharted Kara Sea toward the North Pole.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$399.00
Inca Quipus Cardigan Sweater
Inca Quipus Cardigan Sweater
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

Although the Inca had no written language, they did have complex record-keeping systems called quipus, made of knotted, colored ropes. Researchers believe quipus communicated census and tax information, perhaps even poems and histories. Our charcoal gray cardigan features designs inspired by these extraordinary Inca objects, painstakingly hand-embroidered on the front, back, and sleeves for a festive look.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$249.00
$89.99
Peruvian City and Sea Cardigan Sweater
Peruvian City and Sea Cardigan Sweater
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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
Peruvian Kantuta Cardigan Sweater
Peruvian Kantuta Cardigan Sweater
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

Our lightweight boiled-wool cardigan makes a crisp addition to your wardrobe in a rich red hue that will brighten any winter day. A blend of soft baby alpaca fiber and sheep’s wool is “boiled” in a process similar to felting to create a fabric denser than a knitted sweater, making it warmer and more wind-resistant. Hand-embroidered designs inspired by the kantuta, Peru’s national flower, decorate the front. One-button clasp at the neckline.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$189.00
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
West Lake Cardigan Sweater
West Lake Cardigan Sweater
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West Lake, in historic Hangzhou, China, is dotted with temples, pagodas, and footbridges. Qing dynasty poet Huang Zunxian described it as an “expanse of water and clouds where lotus leaves merge with weeping-willow branches.” Our bright cardigan is inspired by the flowers and carved motifs that decorate temples along the lakeshore.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$189.00
$69.99
Women's Merino Wool Irish Cardigan
Women's Merino Wool Irish Cardigan
(Based on 24 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters
This cozy merino wool sweater is a virtual sampler of Irish Aran knitting patterns. Each pattern symbolizes an aspect of local fishing culture: Celtic rope for Irish pride; fisherman's cable for safety on the waters; basket stitch for a plentiful catch; and diamond, the shape of a fishing net, for success. The warm wool is renowned for its extremely soft hand, providing warmth and comfort without the itch of lower-quality fibers.
Available colors: Black, Oatmeal, Red
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$155.00
Irish Asymmetrical Cardigan
Irish Asymmetrical Cardigan
(Based on 16 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

In a contemporary twist on traditional Irish Aran knitting, our natural ivory cardigan has an asymmetrical wrap style with a single button that creates a cowl-like neck. The textured wool sweaters of the Aran Islands have become a worldwide symbol of Irish culture. The patchwork of different stitches speaks to the ingenuity of generations of knitters.


Available colors: Blue, Natural
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$149.00
$62.99
Irish Aran Belted Sweater Jacket
Irish Aran Belted Sweater Jacket
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

For more than a century, knitters on Ireland's rugged Aran islands have been developing the intricate stitches for which their sweaters are known. This belted cardigan mixes today's style with time-honored handcrafted technique in a cable and trellis pattern.


Available colors: Grey, Natural, Red
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$165.00
Women's Irish Aran Merino Wool Long Cardigan
Women's Irish Aran Merino Wool Long Cardigan
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

Stay cozy indoors or out with this thigh-length Aran knit sweater. These iconic symbols of Ireland's northern Aran Islands are well known for their intricate stitches and symbolism. In this flattering cardigan, the honeycomb stitch symbolizes the hard work of the honeybee and the rewards of an industrious life. The cable stitch stands in for the fishing rope that was so essential to livelihood on the islands. Knit from 100% merino wool, with a button front.


Available colors: Charcoal, Green, Natural
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
Indian Iris Cardigan
Indian Iris Cardigan
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

Embroidered pink blossoms inspired by the Kumaon Himalaya iris grace this luxuriously soft ivory cardigan. In the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, the flower is known as kombirei, and is used in offerings during the new-year festival of Cheiraoba. Silk blend with nylon, cotton, and spandex to help keep its shape over seasons of travel.


Available colors: Black, Natural
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$79.00
$19.99
Cusco Alpaca Cardigan
Cusco Alpaca Cardigan
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

La Compania church in Cusco, Peru, is one of the most breathtaking examples of colonial baroque architecture in the Americas, and its ornate facade was the inspiration for the fuchsia and magenta patterns on our alpaca wool cardigan. The lightweight and naturally insulating alpaca fiber makes it a perfect layer for cool weather.


Available colors: Blue, Fuchsia
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$169.00
Aran Islands A-line Cardigan
Aran Islands A-line Cardigan
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

This flattering A-line cardigan is a contemporary take on classic Aran sweaters, those thick, textured knits that were inspired by fisherman sweaters and developed into an international symbol of Irish culture. Although their exact origins have already become shrouded in myth and legend, Aran sweaters are a major reason that these rugged and picturesque islands are popular with summer sightseers.


Available colors: Blue, Natural
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$159.00
Women's Cerro de Potosi Alpaca Sweater
Women's Cerro de Potosi Alpaca Sweater
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Women in the Potosí region of southern Bolivia typically wear shawls called iliqlla, and according to tradition the pattern identifies the wearer's community. The zig-zagging design of this alpaca cardigan is inspired by these woven shawls, as well as the colors of Andean sky over Cerro de Potosí, a mountain that has yielded rich mines of silver ore since the Spanish conquest.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$189.00
Peruvian Dove Alpaca Cardigan
Peruvian Dove Alpaca Cardigan
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The native doves of Peru appear much like their northern cousins, but when they take flight, their brilliant wing patches appear as shining crescents of bright white feathers. The doves’ call—coo-coo-lee—has earned this Peruvian bird the nickname cuculi. Inspired by this familiar but beautiful local bird, the long and lovely Peruvian Dove cardigan sweater wraps you in gossamer warmth. With a delicate and subtly asymmetrical grey and white pattern, the open collar can be pulled in close for a shawl-like effect, or worn open and loose for a dramatic and flattering drape. This superlight alpaca sweater is hand-finished in the Peruvian Andes by a company dedicated to supporting local Andean communities and craftsman.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$229.00
Heathered Fair Isle Cardigan
Heathered Fair Isle Cardigan
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The multistrand style of knitting known as Fair Isle takes its name from the tiny Scottish island where it originated. The most remote inhabited island in the United Kingdom, Fair Isle is currently home to fewer than 70 people, but its traditional knitting style is known around the world. This yoked cardigan is knit in Peterhead, Scotland, on the northeast coast of the mainland, using 100% merino wool from Ireland.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$199.00
$69.99
Andean Blossom Alpaca Sweater
Andean Blossom Alpaca Sweater
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters
For more than 6,000 years, quinoa has been an essential crop in the high altitudes of the Andes—so important that the Inca emperor would sow the first seeds each year using golden tools. The quinoa's flowers are visible across the Altiplano during the growing season and are the inspiration for the pattern on this hand-knit cardigan. Eight distinct shades of 100% alpaca yarn are used to create a field of colorful maroon, blue, and white blossoms on a field of swirling vines. High-loft alpaca fiber has a long Andean history, prized for its softness, lightness, and warmth.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$189.00
Guarani Alpaca Cardigan
Guarani Alpaca Cardigan
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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
Amazonian Flower Cardigan
Amazonian Flower Cardigan
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters
This symmetrical floral pattern is inspired by garments worn by the women of the Ayoreo tribe in Bolivia's Amazon basin. Honoring their textile traditions, only the natural and dark alpaca colors in this pattern are knit—the blue highlights are hand-embroidered after the garment is shaped. Full zip front.
Available colors: Blue, Pink
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$199.00
Women's New Zealand Wool Travel Hooded Cardigan
Women's New Zealand Wool Travel Hooded Cardigan
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This double-knit, 420 gram-per-square-meter Merino wool cardigan is smooth on the inside and looped on the outside for superior warmth retention and incredible comfort. It’s a perfect outer layer for autumn days, and a great middle layer under a coat. It’s also the right length to cover longer tunics and T-shirts, so you can wear a midweight jacket without inner layers peeking out. And it covers your rear view with tights or leggings, too. Semi-fit with flatlock seams, lined hood, double-slider front zipper, and zippered handwarmer pockets.


Available colors: Black, Purple
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large
$195.00
$119.99
Peruvian Chancay Alpaca Cardigan
Peruvian Chancay Alpaca Cardigan
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

The Museo Amano in Lima, Peru, is home to lovely textiles by the pre-Columbian Chancay culture. A 3,000-year-old woven-gauze Chancay head cloth was the inspiration for this supersoft 100% baby alpaca cardigan. The delicate lacy knit features slightly flared sleeves and mother-of-pearl buttons. Hip length.


Available colors: Black, Natural
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$139.00
Serbian Floral Cotton Cardigan
Serbian Floral Cotton Cardigan
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

Artisans in both Belgrade and Blace, Serbia, make our cotton cardigan with allover floral patterns inspired by the embroidered skirts and aprons (called pregace) of Serbian folk costume. It was not uncommon for women in rural villages to wear traditional dress every day as recently as the 1980s.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$175.00
Aymara Alpaca Sweater
Aymara Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters
Indigenous Aymara and Quechua people have raised alpacas for centuries in the high-altitude, windswept Peruvian plains. Its extreme warmth, light weight, and natural resistance to water make alpaca wool an ideal fabric for the frigid winters of the Andean Altiplano. This turquoise-hued cardigan is made by Aymara and Quechua women working in Peru, and features bands of traditional Peruvian textile patterns. With a soft drape and hidden zipper, it combines the travel-friendly qualities of alpaca with a flattering cut.
Available colors: Fuchsia, Turquoise
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$189.00
$69.99
Pirot Cotton Cardigan
Pirot Cotton Cardigan
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One of Serbia’s most significant craft traditions are kilims, or flat woven rugs, made in the historic southeastern town of Pirot. They were a symbol of Serbian royalty in the early part of the 20th century, and they’re still used frequently at state functions. The geometric designs are so often imitated that they’ve been “trademarked” with a geographical indication, similar to the way that only sparkling wine from the Champagne region of France can truly be called champagne.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$169.00
Cusco Pima Cotton Cardigan
Cusco Pima Cotton Cardigan
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

La Compañía church in Cusco, Peru, is one of the most breathtaking examples of colonial baroque architecture in the Americas, and its ornate facade was the inspiration for the fuchsia and magenta patterns on our pima cotton cardigan. The light weave makes it a perfect piece for transitional weather and travel. 100% pima cotton with mother-of-pearl buttons. Hand-loomed in Peru.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$119.00
$9.99
Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan
Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters
Eighteenth-century churches dot the region of Chiquitos in Bolivia's eastern rain savanna, and motifs found on furniture and paintings at San Jose de Chiquitos were the inspiration for this superfine alpaca sweater. The blend of 15 colors is reminiscent of local stained glass and wrought ironwork.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$199.00
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
Kiko Reversible Alpaca Cardigan
Kiko Reversible Alpaca Cardigan
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In the open markets of towns throughout the Peruvian Altiplano, one can find stalls full of fresh flowers. Some of the blooms have been used for hundreds of years to create natural dyes, like the yellow kiko flower, part of the daisy family. Our reversible alpaca-blend cardigan is decorated on the front, back, and sleeves with trailing blooms and vines, featuring hand-embroidered embellishments in earth tones of red clay, topaz, slate, and amber. Reverses from brown to black with contrasting piping.


Available colors: Brown, Red
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$179.00
Jauja Alpaca Cardigan
Jauja Alpaca Cardigan
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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