"Cozy life-changing layers" was how one journalist referred to Mister Rogers' sweaters. We love this style and in Burgundy, just like in the movie, "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," it is just that.
Fred Rogers wore his sweaters because they meant something to him. "You know, when I put on one of these sweaters, it helps me to think about my mother," he said. "I guess that's the best thing about things—they remind you of people."
This reproduction Fred Rogers cardigan sweater is said to have been his favorite style, one that he wore more than any other in an array of colors over the years, so it had to be in our collection. We have kept the original details: ribbed collar, cuffs and hem as well as the metal zipper, and we were able to recreate the same raglan style, diagonal sleeve with ribbing down the arm, just like Fred loved.
Designed in the USA and handmade by artisan knitters in Peru, this burgundy Mister Rogers sweater is crafted from hypoallergenic and allergen free alpaca wool. Unlike other natural fibers, alpaca is softer and lighter than traditional sheep's wool, far warmer and cozier than cotton, yet with a breathable nature that keeps you comfortable without overheating. Alpaca doesn't develop pills as readily as wool, and it is exceptionally durable, one of the world’s strongest fibers, providing for years of wear.
This unisex knit style is suitable for every age, and with its versatility, softness and style, it will leave you with "such a good feeling, a very good feeling." Perfect for gift-giving so it can live on and become another wonderful reminder of someone special.
- 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.
"When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed." - Fred Rogers Commencement address at Dartmouth College June 9, 2002.
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.