Modern Mangas

Mangas is the Spanish word for “sleeves.” The mountain people in the Andes wear the most wonderful ornately knitted sleeves over their clothing for warmth. They’re like leg warmers for the arms. I fused this familiar Peruvian silhouette with traditional British Isle patterning, then added more color and texture with some not-so-afterthought embroidery. You don’t have to live in the Andes to fight off the chill with stylish and thoroughly modern mangas.   This pattern can be found in Mags Kandis' Gifted.

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