For most of us, winter sweaters are a necessity, so why not choose one that’s not only cozy but honest-to-goodness elegant? This fully reversible alpaca-blend sweater features hand-embroidered flowers that put us in a Shakespearean state of mind, but it’s created by textile artisans in Huyancayo, high in the Peruvian Andes.
A true double-sided knit, it reverses from black to purple with intricate embellishment on both sides. The single top button creates a classic and flattering silhouette. Alpaca fibers are lighter, more insulating, and softer than wool but without the bulk, even in this gorgeous and substantial piece of textile art.
Beautiful,soft, and just enough embroidery make this a sweater to enjoy wearing for years. I am a petite woman, so the sleeves were just a bit too long, but they look very nice turned up. Other than that the fit is very good.