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Kanata

Exclusive hand-knit Swooping Crane cardigan, 6-ply wool

$395.00
The winner of our Cowichan design contest! Designed by Bang Tran, this original Swooping Crane design is traditionally hand-knitted to create our own Cowichan pattern.
  • 100% 6-ply virgin wool
  • Exclusive original Cowichan pattern; shawl collar
  • Patch hip pockets; Talon zipper
  • Please note that these garments are hand-knit by different knitters & will have some variations
  • Entirely hand-knit in British Columbia, Canada
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Legend has it that in 1534, when Jacques Cartier crossed the Atlantic Ocean to reach North American, he asked the Natives he encountered what the place was called. “Kanata,” they replied. The word meant “village” in their language. From that time on Cartier called the land Canada.

The Cowichan (pronounced "COW-eh-chan") story originates in the Cowichan Valley on rugged Vancouver Island. Traditionally, this is a region where its people lived in an outdoor society. This habitat required clothing that could stand up to outdoor living as well as protect the wearer against the elements. This is the home of the Cowichan sweater, produced by Canada's West Coast Salish Natives. The versatility of this sweater allows it to be as warm as an overcoat and as dry as a raincoat.

No two sweaters are alike. The fleeces come in natural colors and shades of brown, black and white. As the black sheep matures, the wool changes from brown to gray with aging, like human hair. All of the dark shades in Cowichan sweaters made with undyed wool come from this unique black sheep. The wool is carefully carded to prevent damage to the fibers and is still hand spun. The sweaters are hand-knitted with this pure virgin wool. The natural oils are left in the wool to retain its water-resistant qualities. A Cowichan sweater traditionally lasts for years and years, if properly cared for.

Free standard shipping on all orders to US and Canada. Customers are able to upgrade to faster shipping at checkout at a cost.

We want you to be fully satisfied with your purchase. If an item doesn’t fit or is not to your liking, we offer free exchange and returns on all regular priced merchandise within 30 days on unworn and unaltered items. Note that any return shipment costs for international orders, as well as any associated duties, taxes or fees are your responsibility.

No returns on custom orders, underwear/hosiery and final sale products. See full Return Policy in Customer Service / FAQ area