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Men’s Bingham Silk and Alpaca Sweater
Men’s Bingham Silk and Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

Knit by artisans in Arequipa, Peru, this pullover’s incredible softness comes from a blend of baby alpaca fiber and silk. The striped pattern and blue, brown, and gray hues are inspired by the terraced landscape of Machu Picchu. A local Quechua boy led Hiram Bingham to the site in 1911, and National Geographic research grantees explored and mapped the site over the next several years.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
Men's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater
Men's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater
(Based on 19 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

The complex stitches of fishermen’s sweaters in Ireland’s Aran Islands have become a worldwide symbol of Irish culture. The stitches have come to represent auspicious wishes and elements of island life. The honeycomb stitch in this navy blue turtleneck represents the rewards of hard work, while the diamond stands for fishing nets, the key to success on the harsh North Atlantic.


Available colors: Charcoal, Natural, Navy
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$149.00
Men's Casa del Moral Alpaca Sweater
Men's Casa del Moral Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

In Arequipa, Peru, the Casa del Moral, which houses an art collection and library, draws visitors with its architecture that combines Inca and Spanish colonial influences. Its name comes from the mulberry tree that stands in the courtyard. Artisans in Arequipa adapt some of Casa del Moral’s architectural details into this jacquard-knit baby alpaca sweater in shades of sky blue, smoky gray, and marigold.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$149.00
$62.99
Whitby Fisherman Sweater
Whitby Fisherman Sweater
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Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

In the northern British Isles, thick wool pullovers known as guernseys kept fishermen warm and dry during long runs at sea. Villages came to be known for particular knitting patterns like this one, originally named for the Yorkshire port of Whitby. Whitby sailors also worked fishing seasons in the Scottish port of Peterhead, and the style is sometimes called Buchanhaven after Peterhead’s small local fishing village. This classic nautical sweater is knit in Peterhead, Scotland, using virgin wool raised and spun in Yorkshire.


Available colors: Natural, Navy
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$179.00
$79.99
Men's Irish Sweater Vest
Men's Irish Sweater Vest
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

Since the 1900s, women on the Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland have knit wool sweaters for their fisherman kin. Every knitter has her own special patterns, passed down through generations. This charcoal vest is a traditional layering piece, featuring classic cable stitches and resin buttons.


Available colors: Charcoal, Natural
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$99.00
Jylland Pullover Sweater
Jylland Pullover Sweater
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Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

Sparsely populated Jutland—Jylland in Danish—is the peninsula that forms mainland Denmark and includes the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. Farming and fishing were once the only major industries in this northern land, and our nautical-inspired Scandinavian sweater pays tribute to Jutland’s continuing connection to the seas that surround it as well as the peninsula’s shared Danish and German cultures. The black and white boatneck pullover is knit in Herning, a town in Northern Jutland, using cotton/acrylic blended yarn from Germany.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$179.00
Puno Shawl-collar Alpaca Sweater
Puno Shawl-collar Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Shop By/Sale/Clothing/Women's Clothing and Accessories

Artisans knit and embroider this soft alpaca sweater with the baroque architecture of Puno, Peru, as inspiration. Puno’s nickname is the “folkloric capital of Peru” because of its many festivals, complete with indigenous costumes and lively dances. This cardigan fades from light to dark purple and has a hidden zip and round shawl collar.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$219.00
$69.99
Los Molinos Alpaca Sweater
Los Molinos Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Sale Products

Artisans in Peru knit this romantic cardigan using naturally lightweight and insulating alpaca fiber. The swirling floral pattern is inspired by the vineyards that surround Los Molinos, Peru, and is knit on hand-operated intarsia looms. Features crocheted edges and flower-shaped metal buttons.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$139.00
$69.99
Irish Asymmetrical Cardigan
Irish Asymmetrical Cardigan
(Based on 15 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