Gray Men's Alpaca Cardigan from Peru, 'Chakana Traveler'
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"If you truly want something in life, you will do all that is within your means to get it."
"The greatest challenge I've ever faced was getting my family to understand my passion for textiles. I was born in the Macate district of the Ancash department and my parents worked in the fields. My artistic origins come from my family, my uncles worked in textiles and little by little they introduced me to this world. I love being part of this world, where I can translate materials into beautiful products.
"Getting started was difficult and my family didn't think I would make it, yet slowly but surely I managed to prove them wrong. If you truly want something in life, you will do all that is within your means to get it.
"I have achieved every goal I have set for myself and in this way I have discovered new and wonderful techniques within this grand art form.
"As for hobbies, I enjoy playing football soccer and of course everything related to this art since I like playing with colors, textiles, textures, etc.
"My work is motivated by a desire to show my art to people everywhere, from as many countries as possible! I would like my designs to transmit my experience and skills – each final piece is a proud representative of my creativity.
"My work means everything to me: it's what I love and cherish, and I love the fact that I can provide for my family thanks to it. I consider myself a happy person and every day I strive to get ahead, not only in work, but also as a person, a husband, and as a son.
"I would like to thank Novica customers for allowing us into their homes, and for getting to know Peruvian arts and crafts. They are made with inspired hands."
Fernando your 100% Alpaca wool cardigan ""BE BOLD"" is BEAUTIFUL. It is soft and luxurious. I can wear it with a pair of jeans or dress up a plain dress or skirt, and use it as statement piece. The value of this sweater far outweighs the cost. I am looking forward to our first frost here in NY to put it on and feel warm, cozy and stylish! Extra plus for me-I am 5 feet 9 inches and the arm length was perfect. I am a size 8 and a medium was a perfect fit. Sincerely, Noreen
Fernando, The sweater you made arrived safely and beautifully! The stitches are so perfect and the colors are as Novica pictured. Did you choose the color combination? Also it fits perfectly! Judy Miner
I just received the Spring Medley sweater. Oh my, it is gorgeous. It is luxuriously soft, and it looks very expensive. I tend to wear XL in most tops, and the sizing on the XL sweater is just perfect for me. I cannot think of a better holiday gift or treat to get for yourself!
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FINDING YOUR SIZE
Take your measurements with the tape measure over your under garments. If your measurements fall between sizes you may prefer the next larger size. Inseam, skirt and dress lengths vary by style and will be listed in the item description. Our sweaters are knit in standard American sizes, however actual measurements vary by style.
BUST / CHEST
Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.
Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.
Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.
Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.
Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.
Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.
Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.
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