Cable Knit Clothing(50 items)
Welcome to NOVICA's Cable Knit Clothing Collection designed and crafted for you by talented artisans worldwide.
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Traditional methods of hand crafting robes vary by region, culture, and historical context. Two common techniques that allow artisans to create luxurious, wearable, highly-detailed robes are hand-painting and hand-stitching. In Bali, where the practice of making robes by hand has been passed down for generations, the traditional method of batik is a signature style. The Batik Tulis, for example, is a technique that utilizes wax-resistant dye that is then applied directly to the cloth. It is an intricate, patient process that can produce extraordinarily detailed pieces. Batik Cap is another classic technique where a copper stamp is repeatedly pressed with the wax-resistant dye onto the cloth. This process creates patterns on the garment that are then dip-dyed to saturate color into the unwaxed parts of the robe. Both batik techniques produce unique pieces that represent the incredible talent of our artisans in Bali.
Each region puts its signature mark on its handmade robes. In Thailand, for example, designs featuring geometric patterns and labyrinth motifs are trending. These patterns are hand-woven to create a ruched texture that highlights the intricacy of each garment. From Bali to Java, our artisans have seen their batik motifs become customer favorites. These wearable canvases feature both hand-painted and hand-printed designs, making for vibrant, one-of-a-kind pieces that allow for artisans and customers to showcase their individuality.
The fit, feel, and fabric of a robe should transport you to a place of rest and relaxation. Novicas handmade robes exude comfort, because artisans attend to every detail with painstaking care. Robes made from silk, cotton, or rayon can provide high levels of comfort and versatility. One should look for breathability, absorbency, and versatility when purchasing a robe. Additionally, hypoallergenic fibers, like cotton, can provide comfort to those with sensitive skin. Whether one is looking for a lightweight fabric or a lavishly-woven robe, every handmade piece from Novica artisans brings an expressive twist to new styles and a fresh take on the classics.
Handmade robes are fine, delicate pieces. These garments require a bit more care when it comes to laundering. Hand-washing in cold water always produces the best results. For machine wash, one can use cold water and the delicate cycle. Avoid twisting or harshly handling the fabric, and never use intense heat settings while drying the robe. Air drying while the fibers are laid flat will help to prevent excessive wear on the fabric, as well as preserve the vibrancy of the robes colors. Always dry a batik or hand-painted robe in the shade.
The journey of the traditional robe throughout history is meandering and culturally specific. Here are just a few of the important stops along the way. In Japan, kimonos are an adaptable garment that have been a staple of cultural fashion since the Heian period. The robes from Bali are influenced by the classic Japanese kimono and yukata. The kimono is crafted with silk and worn over many layers in the winter while the yukata is a summer garment made with a single layer of cotton. Both of these styles reflect the artisans' take on a traditional style. In prehistoric Rome, robes were used to identify social status and to signify special ranks within communities. And by the 1700s, dressing gowns were a fashionable piece in the western wardrobe.
The most popular materials for crafting handmade robes are natural fibers such as silk and cotton. Because silk is a light-weight, water-resistant fiber, it provides the wearer a sense of luxury and comfort. Rayon is a natural-based material made up of an organic compound derived from cotton extract or wood pulp. This fiber is extremely durable, breathable, and cost effective. Cotton is celebrated for its comfortability and elasticity, and it provides excellent insulation. These fibers make for garments that exude luxury and relaxation.
Featured Reviews on Cable Knit Clothing
By Mary Ingalls
Beautiful color & craftsmanship -- LOVE it!
This sweater immediately became a staple because its comfortable, warm, and very flattering. Im now a total alpaca convert!
I absolutely love this sweater. The quality is amazing. The sizing was perfect. I tell everyone I know about Novica. No one had any idea about this website. I bought all of my alpaca sweaters through them for Christmas gifts everyone loved their gifts.
I ve been wanting for years to find a wool cardigan from Ireland. Not a knock off. This sweater is so well made, beautiful and keeps me very warm. Every time I wear it I get so many compliments on it, even people I don t know. The size was a true fit. Love it
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Popular Cable Knit Clothing
Cable Knit Turtle Neck Baby Alpaca Blend Pullover from Peru, "Warm Sweetness"$99.99
Working with a baby alpaca blend in solid alabaster, Peruvian artisan Wilber Calapuja creates this warm pullover. He knits the turtle neck pullover to feature cable and openwork patterns, long sleeves, and a drop shoulder. Baby alpaca refers to the fine fleece from the season's first shearing.
Cable Knit 100% Alpaca Cardigan in Graphite from Peru, "Patchwork in Graphite"$139.99
Resembling patchwork, colorful stripes and intricate patterns are carefully knit up and down the body of this 100% alpaca cardigan from Fernando Cano in Peru. The sleeves and parts of the body feature a solid color in graphite that showcases intricate cable knit patterns. Coconut shell buttons close this lovely accessory, making a stylish statement during the cold months.
Women's Merino Wool Irish Cardigan, "Bountiful"$99.99
This cozy merino wool cardigan sweater is a virtual sampler of Irish Aran knitting patterns. Each pattern symbolizes an aspect of local fishing culture: Celtic rope for Irish pride; fisherman's cable for safety on the waters; basket stitch for a plentiful catch; and diamond, the shape of a fishing net, for success. The warm wool is renowned for its extremely soft hand, providing warmth and comfort without the itch of lower-quality fibers.
Ivory and Multi-Color Patchwork 100% Alpaca Knit Cardigan, "Patchwork"$134.99
This soft and warm 100% alpaca knit cardigan designed by Fernando Cano of Peru is a playful patchwork of patterns. Throughout the long sleeve V-neck sweater, varying blocks of patterns repeat. The blocks include sections of solid antique white in a cable knit pattern and stripes or geometric motifs in light orchid, graphite grey, and sea foam green. The cardigan closes with dark brown buttons.