Birch / No. 041
Shaped like a sweatshirt, yet crafted in soft alpaca, with unisex sizing. This lightweight layering piece is a great year-round sweater. Inspired by Denmark’s birch tree forests. This Birch is a lighter weight version of our Llano Birch.
Knit Library Data
Materials: 100% Baby Alpaca
Made in: Peru
Sizes: XS - L
XS = CHEST 36” WAIST 30” HIP 36” NECK 14-14.5”
S = CHEST 37” WAIST 33” HIPS 37” NECK 15”
M = CHEST 38” WAIST 34” HIPS 38” NECK 16”
L = CHEST 39” WAIST 35” HIPS 39” NECK 17”
XL = CHEST 40” WAIST 36” HIPS 40” NECK 18”
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Hesperios Knit Library Artifact
Archeologists believe that ancient people in what is now Denmark chewed birch pitch. It is possible that, for some, it was diverting in the way that chewing gum is considered diverting now. More likely, however, is that the early Danes chewed the pitch to make it pliable to use as an adhesive in tools and for construction. Birch also contains natural antiseptics, and ancient people may have sought its curative properties. The antiseptics have also preserved the saliva on bits of birch pitch recently discovered. In turn, this allowed scientists to study the DNA from humans who lived 5,700 years ago.