Hand Knitted Alpaca Vest - Melange Lavender - 3m-2y
Beautiful and soft hand knitted baby body warmer. Super soft and flexible. Expands. These are very popular in Scandinavia for both girls and boy, they fit tightly, can be put over anything and keep your little ones core warm.
They are very stretchy and will probably last longer.
Please hand wash with wool detergent!
Designed by Danish My Alpaca and hand knitted by a knitting cooperative in Peru from 100% Baby Alpaca.
Sizes are given in cm according to your child's height. To choose a size measure your child! If you have any doubt please get in touch and I can measure the item for you!
Here are a breakdown of sizes:
|50 - 56||newborn - 1 month|
|62 - 68||3 - 6 months|
|74 - 80||9-12 months|
|86 - 92||18 - 36 months|
|92||18 - 36 months|
|104||3 - 4 years|
|116||5 - 6 years|
|128||7 - 8 years|
My Alpaca Copenhagen is a small Danish company founded in 2010 designing high quality knitwear with a clean Nordic design and handmade by skilled and organised groups of Peruvian women. My world kids train and work with groups of women, promoting better livelihoods for them and their families. We use only fair-trade practices.
The knitters are proud of their long Peruvian knitting and handcraft tradition and they appreciate our strong social focus and the fact that my world kids gives them the opportunity to have an income, learn more, and still be able to take care of their home and family. When you, as a consumer, buy a hand-knitted cloth from us, the hang-tag will include a little note with the name of the lady and the cooperative that knitted the item.
Wool needs a little extra care when washing! However it is not a fibre like cotton, it repels dirt and is self cleaning and does not need to be washed as often as cotton. Ideally wash it as little as possible. Often hanging it outsides spraying it with a little mist for a day will freshen it up. It can be worn many times without washing and you can spot wash it if something has been spilled on it. It sounds strange but it works!
Care - Untreated wool brands: Engel, Selana and Cosilana are made of untreated merino wool which ideally needs hand washing. Wash very gently by hand in water that must stay the same cool temperature both for washing and rinsing. Changing temperature can shock the wool and shrink it. You should use a special soap for wool or shampoo. Stretch the wool into shape when wet, and pull lengthwise and lay flat to dry.
Many people, including us wash untreated wool on a gentle cold machine washing on a wool or hand wash program. This is at your own risk and you need to be sure your machine actually washes and rinses at the stated temperature, and it is very important to use a wool detergent! If you are planning to wash it in the machine it may shrink a bit length wise, to prevent this happening stretch it lengthwise when it comes out of the machine and perhaps buy a bigger size than otherwise.
Stretch the wool into shape when wet and dry flat. Never wring it! Especially wool fleece can be destroyed by wringing!
We recommend washing all wool fleece by hand, gentle, no rubbing, squeezing or wringing. lay it flat on a towel to dry. Again often spraying a little water mist on it and having it out will help it self clean.
Treated wool brands: Joha, Fub, Celavi, Misha and Puff can be washed on a cold wool program in the machine without any risk! Please use a wool detergent! Reshape and dry flat for the knitwear!
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