The cardigans Mister Rogers wore in the Neighborhood were a way for him to honor his mother, avid knitter Nancy Rogers, who made the sweaters. “She would give us each a hand-knit sweater every Christmas,” he said.
Sharing our time and talents was one way Mister Rogers taught us about love.
Today, one of those cozy sweaters, a cable knit number like this one, sits in the Smithsonian. We just had to make it part of our collection and tribute to Mister Rogers. This replica of the Fred Rogers Double Cable Knit Zip Cardigan Sweater showcases the beautiful cable details flanking the smooth gliding metal zipper and comes complete with the same ribbed collar, cuffs and hem. This cozy zip-up was so beloved by Mister Rogers that he wore it in many different colors. Taking this cue, we are offering two color options for you as well.
Designed in the USA and hand crafted in Peru from soft and durable 100% pure alpaca wool yarn—eco-friendly and environmentally conscious. While the original cardigans were not made of alpaca, we believe that this uber-sustainable textile is the perfect complement to Mister Rogers’ message of kindness as alpaca wool processing is kind to the planet.
Each sweater has a cozy warmth with superb breathability for a sweater that almost feels like a hug. Easy for everyone to wear, softer, lighter and warmer than sheep's wool, it is naturally hypoallergenic and free from allergens; even safe for those with wool allergies.
This unisex style pairs with jeans to slacks and is the one sweater that will remind you each day, "It's such a good feeling to know you're alive"!
- 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.*Sizes shown are in stock and available for immediate shipment.
- Choose from Blue or Grey (grey is dye free)
- Long cuff-able sleeves adjust for every arm length.
- Ribbed collar, cuffs and hem
- Metal smooth gliding zipper
- Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry or Dry Clean
"Don't ever give up on yourself or your dreams. You're worthwhile and always will be, no matter what. Just remember to always be who you are because that person is very special. There is no person in the whole world like you. And I like you just the way you are." - Fred Rogers
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.