Monday, April 11, 2011

3 loves

The first sweater I loved was a black cashmere cardigan with tiny rhinestones sewn onto the left side sleeve and body. My mother, whom I prefer to call by her maiden name Rosemary Magdalena Descarfino, came by it at an estate sale in the 1970s. Until Madonna sang “Like a Virgin” in costume jewelry, the black rhinestone cardigan was my daydream magic. For special occasions, my mother’s friends would stop by to borrow it. Remember that this was before Chinese cashmere and the world of cheap real. One friend reported that the rhinestones shimmered by the candlelight mimicking fire so much so that a party guest tried to put her out.

My second love was a white angora cardigan with several tiny buttons that my eleven-year-old fingers would nervously twist. I think it was a Christmas gift from Rosemary Magdalena Descarfino. I wore it to school the day our class rabbit died. The bunny passed in my arms; when we gave her to the earth she was wrapped in white angora. My teacher was unsure of my sacrifice, but in the end she could not refuse.  

The third sweater belonged to my stepfather, Cameron Blake Webb. His mother knit it for him out of marled grey wool. It was in the style of a tunic with a single intarsia image of a house and tree to the right of the chest. It looked like a dress on me and I loved it, but the sweater was a sentimental gift that my stepfather preferred to keep for himself. In the end I secretly made off with it and flaunted it shamelessly at a beach party bonfire.

Designer Ezra Descarfino.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sugar Glider

Poet-artist Taira Anderson is modeling the Sugar Glider. We've recently enjoyed an enchanting experience with the Sugar Glider- and it's called Ivory.

The Ivory Glider has swaddled many in pure baby bliss. This beautiful hooded garment takes three days to make on a handloom knitting machine.

The design features honeycomb and rib stitches, cables and appliqué...meaning lots of texture for touch, while remaining pristine and soothing in an Ivory way. 

We suggest wearing the Glider a size up for maximum inner love time. We are currently out of stock in Ivory, but wish to celebrate her presence just the same.
The Sugar Glider 100% Alpaca
Handmade and Fair Trade in Perú
Designed and produced by Sweater Dressed

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cozied Up

Tall dark tower J. Bopray is cozied up in the Kermit.

The Kermit Cardigan is a contemporary fisherman’s sweater.   
The body of the knit is graced by the honeycomb stitch, with a ribbon of appliqué running from shoulder to waist, anterior and posterior.

No more bulky cabling for our baby boys…keep them tenderly in the Kermit.
                                                               “cause through the drama 
I can always depend on my mama
And when it seems that I'm hopeless
You say the words that can get me back in focus

Don't cha know we love ya? 
Sweet lady
Dear mama………”    -2Pac

The Kermit 100% Alpaca
Handmade and Fair Trade in Perú
Designed and produced by Sweater Dressed

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Liza Poncho......into the Night

"My native name is Moonbird.  The name Moonbird represents the owl." -Danaelle
Danaelle is modeling the Liza Poncho and, like the owl, she is ready for flight.  With grand and graceful Dolman wings, she glides by moonlight.  Her sweater tail is trim, and holds her hips snug when she howls "WHOOOOOOO" into the night.
The chest of the Liza Poncho is knit sideways, creating an open-hearted cascade from breast to sleeve, ending in a low ribbed waist- essential in containing the flow.....

  "Out the window

            Down the tree

                   Over the wall

             Under the bridge

      Around the lake

 Between the rocks

Through the woods

Up Spook Hill!


....says the owl in Bears in the Night by S. & J. Berenstain

The Liza Poncho is 100% alpaca
Hand Made and Fair Trade in Peru.

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

and then xoxoROUCHE

Our beautiful sister Heidi, who is the real thing, Mr., is modeling The Rouche, 100% baby alpaca. The Rouche comes in a tickle me top because...
I want to have fun
I want to shine like the sun
I want to be the one that you see
I want to knit you a sweater
Want to write you a love letter
I want to make you feel better
I want to make you feel free................................................. Hmm Hmm Hmm Hmm
Want to make you feel free
- Joni Mitchell   
The Rouche also comes in a let me crawl over you after a most special Birthday Party little Dress and then xoxoxoxoxoxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxooooxooxoxoxxoxROUCHE!

Handmade and Fair Trade in Peru, 

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Introducing Sweater Dressed!

Sweater Dressed- a line of alpaca sweaters and sweater dresses that are yummy-soft, sensual-silly and casual-elegant.  When wrapped up in our sweaters the body is nurtured by the super powers of alpaca fiber.  Expect to want to cuddle, cuddle and cuddle some more.  Alpaca is as soft as cashmere and not harmful to the environment.  It is warmer than wool, but lighter weight and does not itchy scratch the skin.  Our designs are meant to drape across the contours of your frame like little kisses- little kisses that let you know that you are beautiful.

In this post we are showing off the Milena Cardigan.  The Milena is a sweetheart sweater that accentuates the waistline, and features full pockets for groovy little treasures.
Hand made and
fair trade from Peru.

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