These Knitty, Nifty Gifts Will Keep Your Loved Ones Warm All Winter

The following woolly creations are definitely NOT for an ugly-sweater party.

Photo courtesy of Maria Luisa Boutique

1. Maria Luisa Boutique supports handmade, fair-trade, and eco-friendly makers, and gives back to the community with an annual scholarship fund.

Cashmere dress topper, $149

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77 S. Broadway, Nyack


Photo courtesy of Ekologic

2. Every item in Ekologic’s clothing and accessory line is hand-cut and sewn in its Troy studios by recycling post-consumer cashmere garments.

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Women’s Pepper sweater, $248; Onion hat, $72; men’s Jackson sweater, $380–$480



Photo by Tina Harp

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3. Tina Harp owns Mountain Yarns Fiber Arts Studio, a self-described “school for fiber junkies” in the Catskills. In addition to teaching fiber craft, Harp has a store where you can linger over the creations.

Turid’s Norwegian Sweater (100 percent wool), $250

560 Rt 42, Shandaken


Photo courtesy of Style Hounds

4. Your best little friend needs to keep warm during winter walkies. Try a doggie sweater by Style Hounds, hand-knit by women in Bolivia. Style Hounds also sells knit-kits and patterns.

Reindeer in the Woods alpaca sweater, $75–$150

Ulster Park


Photo provided by Alicia Adams Alpaca.

5. Alicia Adams Alpaca cares for a herd of more than 200 Suri alpacas. Once a year, their fur is shorn and processed into the yarn that makes beautiful clothing and textiles.

Boys Damien sweater, $495; men’s knit shirt, $295

3262 Franklin Ave, Millbrook

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