Sooo cute kiddies’ knits
Never mind cashmere, what about alpaca wool, as showcased in this ridiculously cute children's knitwear line, handmade in Peru? Can we have them in grown-up sizes please?
This pretty patterned blue cardigan, with mother of pearl buttons, has one helluva back story – like every piece from children’s knitwear line Alpaca Pie, it’s hand-produced by Peruvian alpaca knitters. Accordingly, it doesn’t come cheap – this cardi costs from £56 – but it does mean you get a unique, ethically sourced woolly for your little person.
So what’s the deal with alpaca wool? Worn by native Andean Indians all year round, it’s water-wicking properties mean it’s warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
We’re a sucker for stripes, so we’re also bookmarking this adorable tank top and chunky Breton striped jumper.
Wishing that these designs came in grown-up sizes? Ta-daaaaa! Though the brand started out catering to 0-8 year olds, it has now extended its range to through to bigger kids, teens and even adults – just email [email protected], and the alpaca elves will create one for you.