Long alpaca-silk cardigan
70 % Premium Baby Alpaca 30 % Mulberry-silk
Luxuriously light, exceptionally elegant. Swan is our long, buttonless cardigan from our alpaca-silk collection, made of the best natural materials. A true traveler’s dream, this long light cardigan can easily fit in a handbag.
Feels like a mellow summer wind. The yarn used in Swan cardigan is Premium Baby Alpaca, which is the finest quality in alpaca wool. It is blended with the most prestigious silk in the world, Mulberry, which is obtained from silkworms who feed on mulberry leaves. The fibre is extremely fine, smooth and shiny, being also naturally odourless and hypoallergenic.
Silk ♥ Alpaca Wool
Exquisite genuine silk is one of the most pleasant materials for the skin. It is composed of many of the same basic substances as human skin. When silk is combined with our finest and softest quality of alpaca wool, the result is a material that is supremely luxurious against the skin.
Our garments knitted from silk-alpaca yarn have a beautiful, glowing surface. This soft shine occurs when light hits the surface of the silk fibre; a characteristic that many have tried to replicate artificially throughout history – without success. Alpaca wool is a natural pair to silk, as the alpaca fibre also has its own unique glow. The secret of the sheen in alpaca wool is in its fibre, which is significantly smoother than other wool fibres.
You might not expect it, but silk-alpaca is actually super durable and easy to care for. Our silk-alpaca garments have remained almost completely pill-free even after years of use, and the knit has proven to be durable even in the very thin silk-alpaca garments. Both materials are naturally excellent in moisture wicking, absorbing and transferring the moisture from sweating efficiently away from the skin.
The wonderful combination of silk and alpaca wool is an excellent choice both for everyday use and for more festive occasions.
Finding the right size
You can either use our smart Fitle size advisor or compare the measurements of the chart (below) to your previous garments.
How accurate are the measurements? Will they change over time or after washing?
Some variation may occur in the sizing of a garment made of natural fibers. However, the knitwear has good elasticity and it adapts to your body’s shape during the first days of wear. The product will keep its measurements well.
When in doubt with choosing the right size, please contact us. Our customer service will be happy to help you!
Since the garment is partly made of silk, we recommend handling it gently and caring for it according to the silk care instructions.
Washing: Gentle hand wash with silk detergent in cool water or dry cleaning. Machine wash on a suitable program for silk at your own discretion. Both silk and alpaca wool are naturally odour and stain resistant, so hanging the garment outside to air is usually enough to freshen it up.
This Alpa® knitwear piece is responsibly manufactured in Lithuania at the production facilities of our long-term partners. Our partners have decades of experience in manufacturing high-quality knitwear products, and together we have uncovered the secrets of knitting with the rare alpaca wool.
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Just a lovely light summer knit! Casual and stylish on the same time. Fits a handbag so I travel with it a lot.
Superb, high quality cardigan. This would be perfect in red?
Light and breathable cardigan. Does not itch or irritate sensitive skin. The natural shine and lightness are spot on. Recommend!
Very good, but I wish that the two front pieces met each other.
Olen nyt käyttänyt neuletta jonkin aikaa ja se on erittäin kevyt ja ja heti alusta alkaen pehmeä. Vaikka se on ohut, niin se on ollut nyt maaliskuun kylmilläkin ilmoilla ollut lämmin eikä kuitenkaan sisällä kuuma. Uskon, että on kesälläkin ihana. Olen käyttänyt sitä yhdessä samanvärisen Pearl neulepuseron kanssa.