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Traditional Cardigans Sweaters

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 4 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
Heathered Fair Isle Cardigan
Heathered Fair Isle Cardigan
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

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
Scottish Lamb's-wool Argyle Cardigan
Scottish Lamb's-wool Argyle Cardigan
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

Our argyle cardigan is a timeless classic, inspired by clan tartans dating back to the 17th century. Knit by a 135-year-old mill in Hawick, a town along the Teviot River in the southeastern Scottish Borders known for its knitwear.


Available colors: Blue, Navy
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$179.00
$59.99
Andean Blossom Alpaca Sweater
Andean Blossom Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 1 review)
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
(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
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
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
Men's Aran Shawl-collar Cardigan
Men's Aran Shawl-collar Cardigan
(Based on 22 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

In just a century since they first appeared, the textured wool sweaters of the Aran Islands have become “as tenacious an international symbol of Ireland as the harp and shamrock,” writes fashion historian Deirdre McQuillan. It wasn’t until the home crafts movement at the end of the 19th century that Aran’s distinctive patterns became known around the world. Today, from tourist shops to fashion shows, one can find sweaters based on stitches that were invented by grandmothers and great-grandmothers only a few generations ago.


Available colors: Charcoal, Natural
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
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
Men's Grecas Alpaca Cardigan
Men's Grecas Alpaca Cardigan
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Indigenous Bolivian craftsman translate grecas—repeating geometric patterns—from the traditional garments of the Tarabuco region in this zip-front cardigan. The design is an interpretation of barroco mestizo style, in which indigenous and Spanish cultures have struck an aesthetic balance. This lightweight and cozy 100% alpaca sweater is handknit by artisans in Bolivia. Features two patch pockets.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$178.00
$129.99
Scottish Borders Cardigan
Scottish Borders Cardigan
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters
Ruggedly built for outdoor adventure but classic enough for evenings in town, this Shetland wool cardigan is an excellent choice for travel. Knit by a 135-year-old mill in Hawick, a town along the Teviot River in the southeastern Scottish Borders known for its knitwear. Along with angling in the local rivers, Hawick outdoor culture is marked by the annual Common Riding, where hundreds of riders on horseback celebrate a 16th-century victory over an English raiding party. This Shetland wool sweater is designed to withstand the brisk weather of the British Isles. Its natural water-resistance and moisture-wicking properties keep you warm and dry. Suede elbow patches and quilted suede on the chest help resist wear and tear from bags and camera straps. Suede trim on two front patch pockets.
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$249.00
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
Flora Roja Alpaca Cardigan
Flora Roja Alpaca Cardigan
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Combining Inca and Spanish design, Peruvian artisans hand-loom this bold black and red sweater using pure alpaca wool. Baroque Spanish florals mix with geometric Inca patterns, all embellished with hand-embroidered accents. Alpaca wool has kept people warm in the Andes for centuries with its lightweight, insulating fibers. The long, relaxed-fit cardigan has a zip front.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$169.00
$69.99
Oruro Carnaval Pima Cotton Cardigan
Oruro Carnaval Pima Cotton Cardigan
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

A highlight of Carnaval in Oruro, Bolivia, is the Diablada, an elaborate choreographed dance that dates back to pre-Columbian times. Masked revelers act out a story of good versus evil. Their costumes often include belts decorated with silver coins, a meaningful symbol in this 500-year-old mining city. These overlapping coins are what inspired the pattern on our soft 100% pima cotton cardigan. Button front.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$169.00
Kantuta Flower Alpaca Cardigan
Kantuta Flower Alpaca Cardigan
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The kantuta is the national flower of Peru. It grows in the tropical yunga forests in the eastern valleys of the Andes. Designs inspired by the kantuta cover this soft alpaca-blend cardigan in two shades of denim blue on a black background. Features a high neck with ruching detail and an invisible zipper.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$179.00
Huayño Alpaca Cardigan
Huayño Alpaca Cardigan
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Huayño is Peru’s most popular musical genre, blending rural folk with urban dance rhythms and themes of love, hardship, and longing for home that fans of American country music would recognize. The music and its dances have roots in the Inca Empire. Traditional huayño dancers wear heavily embroidered skirts and sashes, and these are the inspiration for our soft red baby alpaca cardigan, embellished with pima cotton embroidery in shades of goldenrod, dark blue, and sage. Hidden hook-and-eye closures.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$179.00
$76.99
Paisley Silk and Cashmere-Blend Cardigan
Paisley Silk and Cashmere-Blend Cardigan
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Traditional fabrics collected along a modern-day Silk Road journey are the inspiration for this luxurious, lightweight cardigan. On her travels between Persia (present-day Iran) and India, the designer of this silky-soft sweater searched through bazaars and vintage boutiques for examples of locally made fabrics. She used photo-editing software to scan the patterns and modify the colors to create a patchwork look that celebrates spring. Made using an equal blend of cashmere and silk, two of the softest, smoothest natural fabrics available—ones that have been traded along the Silk Road for centuries.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$258.00
Women's Cerro de Potosi Alpaca Sweater
Women's Cerro de Potosi Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 1 review)
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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