Kanata

Exclusive hand-knit Cowichan cardigan in charcoal, orange, yellow and teal 6-ply, wool

$465.00 Regular price $279.00
Unit price
per 
Final Sale 40% off

Kanata

Exclusive hand-knit Cowichan cardigan in charcoal, orange, yellow and teal 6-ply, wool

$465.00 Regular price $279.00
Unit price
per 
Final Sale 40% off
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"With the success of the shades of brown cardigan from last year (as well as the fun we had making it) we wanted to get a little crazier with the colors. Incorporating a true block of colors we chose some brighter options that alone might be too much but together, with the earthy charcoal base gives them a surprisingly easy to wear, retro- vibe."---Kenshawn
Details
  • 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
Size & Fit
  • Slim fit; slim sleeves. We recommend ordering the next size up from your usual size
SKU: KANKNT018-040

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About this Maker

Kanata

Cowichan sweaters traditionally hand-knitted by Vancouver Island NativesΒ 

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. β€œKanata,” they replied. The word meant β€œvillage” 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. 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.

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