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Womens Clothing for Cold Weather

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
Women's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater
Women's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

For hundreds of years, women in the rural villages of the Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland have knit natural wool sweaters for their fisherman kin. Although the myth that you can identify island families by the stiches in their sweater—like a Scottish tartan—isn't true, every knitter does have her own special patterns, passed down through generations of mothers and grandmothers. At weekly gatherings, they continually invented intricate new stitches.


Available colors: Black, Natural, Red
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
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
Amazonian Flower Cardigan
Amazonian Flower Cardigan
(Based on 3 reviews)
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
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
Whipstitch Peruvian Alpaca Cardigan
Whipstitch Peruvian Alpaca Cardigan
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

For thousands of years, Peruvian weavers have produced elaborate garments piece by piece on narrow looms. Rather than hiding the seams, the weavers often enhanced the garments with decorative stitches. Once a necessity, these stitches now become distinctive accents that give this red baby alpaca-blend cardigan a hand-embellished touch.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$139.00
$49.99
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
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
Puno Shawl-collar Alpaca Sweater
Puno Shawl-collar Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 1 review)
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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
Violet Peruvian Alpaca Sweater
Violet Peruvian Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters
High in the Peruvian Altiplano, people have been using soft, durable alpaca fiber to make warm yet lightweight garments for centuries. Today, international markets are being developed for this indigenous craft, which helps sustain artisans in their communities. Aymara and Quechua artisans in Peru use an alpaca blend to create this vivid garment that drapes like silk. Made entirely by hand, it is embellished with hand-knit scalloping at the cuffs and hem, and hand-painted ceramic buttons. Light, soft, easily packable, and wrinkle resistant. Handmade in Peru.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$189.00
$28.99
Red Petal Alpaca Cardigan
Red Petal Alpaca Cardigan
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters
Our toreador-inspired flyaway cardigan is knit in La Paz, Bolivia, using 100% Alpaca fiber, a material that has been part of Andean textile traditions for thousands of years. With embroidered appliqués and leather buttons at the neck, this sophisticated red-and-black cardigan showcases indigenous Bolivian craftsmanship as well as the country's colonial Spanish influence. Perfect for holiday gatherings, with two removable black tassels at the neck.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$139.00
Magenta Peruvian Alpaca Sweater
Magenta Peruvian Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 14 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters
High in the Peruvian Altiplano, people have been using soft, durable alpaca fiber to make warm yet lightweight garments for centuries. Today international markets are being developed for this indigenous craft, which helps sustain artisans in their communities. Aymara and Quechua artisans in Peru use an alpaca blend to create this vivid garment that drapes like silk. Made entirely by hand, it is embellished with hand-knit scalloping at the cuffs and hem, and hand-painted ceramic buttons. Light, soft, easily packable, and wrinkle resistant. Handmade in Peru.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$189.00
$69.99
Uros Islands Scarf
Uros Islands Scarf
(Based on 5 reviews)
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The Uros are an indigenous South American people whose civilization predates the Inca conquest. Today they continue to live on human-made totora-reed islands on Lake Titicaca and in small communities along the Rio Lauca in Bolivia. This soft alpaca scarf, in a range of muted earth tones, is inspired by millennia-old Uros textiles called mantas, which are simple striped, woven blankets.


$79.00
$19.99
Irish Sweater Jacket
Irish Sweater Jacket
(Based on 35 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters
Aran knitting is well known for its wealth of intricate stitches and symbolism. In this flattering sweater jacket, the diamond stitch represents prosperity, and the cable stitch stands in for the fishing rope that was so essential to livelihood on the Aran Islands. Knit from 100% worsted wool in moss green, with a button closure at the neck.
Available colors: Charcoal, Garnet, Green, Oatmeal
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
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
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