When people remember Fred Rogers, the long-time star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, they usually picture him in one of his cardigan sweaters, which came in a variety of colors and spoke to his warm nature. Tom Hanks can be seen wearing such a sweater as he portrays Fred Rogers in the movie, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
While Mister Rogers wore many styles of cozy cardigan sweaters, the cable knit in Yellow or Harvest Gold (it was actually a beige/wheat color) is one of the most fondly remembered. This reproduction Fred Rogers cardigan has all the curvy, swirling cables so warmly embedded in our memories. We meticulously kept all the original details from the ribbed collar, cuffs and hem as well as the metal zipper, right down to the cable-festooned arm and cuff-able sleeves.
Designed in the USA and handmade by the finest knitters in Peru, this Mister Rogers sweater is lovingly crafted from pure alpaca wool. Unlike other natural fibers, alpaca is lighter, thinner and softer than traditional wool, while being warmer and safer for those that suffer from wool allergies. Naturally hypoallergenic, the micro-fine hairs create an insulating knit, which allows us to make intricate details like cables without creating too much bulk. It’s warmer and cozier than cotton, yet with a breathable nature that doesn't weigh you down or cause overheating. Alpaca doesn't develop pills as readily as wool, and it is exceptionally durable, one of the world’s strongest fibers that provides years of wear.
This toasty, unisex, cable knit style is delightful in every way. Worn on a man or woman, it is a piece of comfy clothing that you can, like Mister Rogers, make your own signature cardigan.
- 100% Superfine Alpaca Wool
- Unisex Adult Sizes 1-6 - Click on the SPECIFICATIONS tab above (under ADD TO CART ORANGE BAR) for both Men's and Women's measures. *Selectable sizes are in stock and available for immediate shipment.
- Long cuff-able sleeves adjust for every arm length.
- Ribbed collar, cuffs and hem.
- Metal smooth gliding zipper.
- Sustainably harvested, processed, and knit under Fair Trade guidelines.
- Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry or Dry Clean.
"You know, I think everybody longs to be loved, and longs to know that he or she is lovable. And, consequently, the greatest thing that we can do is to help somebody know that they're loved and capable of loving." - Fred Rogers America's Favorite Neighbor, 2003.
To learn more about alpaca wool read our article "What Makes Alpaca So Special".
Designed by Inca Fashions an Inca Brands, Inc. women-owned US company and licensed by the Fred Rogers Company © 2020 McFeely-Rogers Foundation All Rights Reserved. This item is made in partnership with the Fred Rogers Company.