Carlos Patchwork Throw
Carlos Patchwork Throw
Carlos Patchwork Throw

Carlos Patchwork Throw

Regular price $269.00
  • 100% Peruvian baby alpaca
  • Measures 4.9 ft x 4.9 ft
  • Handmade by Ñaña knitters in Arequipa, Peru

Carlos is Chiri’s answer to the need for the perfect gift. For yourself or anyone else you dearly love. It is a patchwork throw featuring a variety of knits and beautiful natural-colored yarns. It is knit in shades of cream and gray that blend beautifully in any home and of a quality and luxuriousness that will stand out wherever it’s placed.

The Carlos blanket is a cooperative knitting project that allows the unique skills of the women who knit Chiri to shine. Each piece of the blanket is crafted by a different knitter and lovingly pieced together by the women who knit it. This type of group effort allows time for the women to work close together on something, catching up on each other’s lives and offering friendship and support to one another as they stitch the pieces together. For many of the women who work with Chiri this is a unique opportunity since they often work from home and are, as a result, somewhat isolated. The work from home model allows the knitters the ability to earn money while also caring for small children or elderly relatives but it is nice to have a break from time to time, as every stay-at-home mom knows! So, consider giving this blanket as a gift to someone you know who needs a moment to slow down, curl up, and feel that friendship and support all around them. And if that someone is you, we encourage you to give this gift to yourself, and know that it is also a gift for the women who made it.