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Traditional Designs - Sweaters

 

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

Our blue, gray, and brown argyle sweater 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
$169.00
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
Scottish Tartan Wool Sweater
Scottish Tartan Wool Sweater
(Based on 10 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

A red, green, and yellow intarsia plaid decorates the chest of this Scottish wool-blend sweater. The heathered brown background is inspired by the rich texture of traditional Scottish wool tweed. Made in Lothian, Scotland, of 90% wool and 10% silk for extra softness.


Available colors: Blue, Brown
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$179.00
$59.99
Men's Blue Night Alpaca Sweater
Men's Blue Night Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

In traditional Aymara textiles, patterns like the ones on this alpaca sweater represented khunu, or snowfall, against the dark night sky. Artisans working in a Bolivian workshop hand-loom this pullover using superfine alpaca yarn in five different colors to represent the stars, sky, and fields on a winter night.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$189.00
$79.99
Bolivian Stained-glass Alpaca Sweater
Bolivian Stained-glass Alpaca Sweater
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Stained glass, vitrales in Spanish, is an important part of barocco mestizo style, the blend of Spanish and indigenous architecture found throughout Bolivia. Congregations that couldn’t afford true stained glass would mimic it with paint. The hand-shaped leaded outlines of these intricate windows are the inspiration for the pattern on our gray-green 100% alpaca crewneck sweater.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$179.00
$119.99
Peruvian Terrace Alpaca Sweater
Peruvian Terrace Alpaca Sweater
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Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

Terrace farming has been part of the Peruvian landscape since at least 900 b.c. It makes even the steep Andes farmable, which, scholars agree, contributed to the success of pre-Inca civilizations like the Chavín, Moche, and Huari. This ancient striped landscape of rock, soil, and crops is the inspiration behind our textured sweater.


Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge
$179.00
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
French Mariner Sweater
French Mariner Sweater
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Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

The iconic navy and white stripes of our French Mariner Sweater is based on a pattern originally intended for deep sea fishermen in Breton, but that has since been adopted by seafarers and yachtsmen across the ages. The sweaters were originally worn by “marchand d’ail,” sellers of garlic and onions who sailed from Brittany to England with their wares. Eventually the French Navy adopted the tight-knit wool design, but only sailors and new recruits wore stripes—officers alone were permitted to wear solid colors.


Available sizes: Large, Medium, XLarge
$235.00
Whitby Fisherman Sweater
Whitby Fisherman Sweater
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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 Aran Shawl-collar Cardigan
Men's Aran Shawl-collar Cardigan
(Based on 21 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
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
Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater
Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 13 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

Lightweight, warm, and naturally water-resistant alpaca wool has been used for centuries on the Peruvian Altiplano. Here, hand-dyed alpaca is embroidered with baroque motifs inspired by the architecture of Peru’s Jesuit churches. The purple ombré pattern fades from dark to light purple. Hidden front zipper.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$169.00
$89.99
Men's Irish Celtic Wool Pullover
Men's Irish Celtic Wool Pullover
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

Croagh Patrick, where Ireland's patron saint spent 40 days fasting, is the country's most famous pilgrimage site. On "Reek Sunday," the final Sunday in July, tens of thousands of pilgrims climb its 2,500-foot peak. Nestled at Croagh Patrick's feet is the picturesque town of Westport, with majestic mountains on one side and the wild Atlantic on the other. It is here that our worsted wool pullover is made. Its thick-knit collar is inviting on cold days, and the three-quarter buttoned neck allows for easy layering. The Celtic knot design is inspired by the 8th-century Book of Kells.


Available sizes: Large, Medium, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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