handmade knitwear

Our sustainable knitwear collection consists of carefully selected, unique pieces that are entirely hand-knitted and hand-embroidered, bringing back the slow and precise art of handmade fashion, luxurious feels of the highest quality materials, and unique knitting patterns and details.

The selection is a combination of pieces designed by us in PÆTRIA_design and made ethically by our precious knitters in central Serbia, as well as a collaboration with the designer Marijana Andric from Maridruna* – a sustainable and small-scale Serbian knitwear brand that creates luxury pieces while promoting ethical responsibility. Maridruna collaborates with a community of knitters, some with over 60+ years of experience. Together, they focus on every fibre type, texture, and twist in the yarn to deliver a luxury handmade product with a contemporary design. We are slowly and mindfully expanding our brand range as we find new small, independent brands that both fulfill our strict requirements and live by the samme philosophy as we do.

You saw a Maridruna or AYNI piece that is not listed on our website and would like to order it? Contact us

*every designer sold on PÆTRIA.com had to prove specified standards in regards to a sustainable production approach in form of fair treatment, and wages for the artisans, as well as high-quality standards of the materials that are used. Through these processes, we support fighting “greenwashing” and misleading marketing practices. We do not support or resale any fast fashion brands, nor pieces containing real leather, fur, or angora.

17 Products

  • 4,499.00 kr (incl. local MVA/VAT)

    Kusa is a true piece of art, handcrafted as a multi-knitpoint patchwork sweater, featuring a unique combination of rich textures and fine craftsmanship. Kusa is a simultaneously knitted and crocheted piece made of the highest quality mercerized pima cotton and pure alpaca wool. The color combination lavender-lemon-tangerine-airyblue is vivid with transitioning between shades perfectly put together. Unique design, pure natural materials, and high-quality craftsmanship make Kusa a piece to be worn for many years and later passed on to someone else.  

    SIZING: The model is 175 cm/ 5′ 8″ wearing sample size M

  • 2,199.00 kr (incl. local MVA/VAT)

    Lima is an extraordinary light spring/summer wardrobe piece. Hand-knitted sheer crop sweater in pure FS alpaca is exceptionally breathable and soft on the skin. Lima is easy to pair with jeans, pants, skirts, or just over a bikini or a swimsuit for early morning beach walks. Lima also makes a great autumn piece under a seasonal coat, that won’t make it bulky. 

    SIZING: The model is 175 cm/ 5′ 8″ wearing sample size S. Runs true to size.
    LENGTH: 43cm/16.92″

  • paetria freyjapaetria freyja
    4,099.00 kr (incl. local MVA/VAT)

    Freyja is another sustainable knit from PÆTRIA design`s EVIG collection – hand-knitted and hand-embroidered cardigan, that brings back the slow art of embroidery, luxurious feels of the highest quality Icelandic wool (OEKO-TEX Certified) and unique knitting patterns and details. Freyja is made entirely of one strand of a single-ply fragile Plötulopi unspun wool, resulting in it being exceptionally light and airy, with gently padded shoulders and puffed arms. Just like our Chloë cardigan, Freyja is knitted by only a few experienced members of the amazing team of knitters we work with, that all wield the specific hand-twisting yarn technique required when working with this delicate wool. The handmade wool pom-poms and roses embroidery on this model are performed first after the piece has been knitted and by using several different stitching techniques and thread colors. Freyja takes pride in being both slowly and sustainably designed and created.

    Due to the delicate collar knitting pattern, grid pattern and flower embroidery, it takes up to 9 days to create one Freyja cardigan.

    COLOR: OFF-WHITE, MULTICOLOR EMBROIDERY
    LENGTHS: 50cm/19.6”; 57cm/22.4”

    SIZING: MADE-TO-MEASURE or our standard sizing (see the link with chart below). The model is 175 cm/ 5′ 8″ tall and wears our standard sized Freyja in 57cm length. Our standard sizes come in 2 lengths, 50cm and 57cm, measured from the top of the shoulder to the bottom hem.

    MADE TO ORDER ONLY. Freyja is one of our made-to-measure models, so kindly specify your measurements as well as the preferred style (shorter or longer) in the comment section when placing the order. For any measuring-related questions, please contact us.  Freyja can also be ordered in our standard one size (see the chart below for measurements) and in two different lengths. Read down below in the “shipping and returns” section about the return policy for the made-to-order Freyja cardigan. Ready to ship in approx. 3-4 weeks from the order date. Read more HERE

  • fiona paetria
    3,199.00 kr (incl. local MVA/VAT)

    Fiona knitted cardigan is that perfect little seasonless pop of color in your wardrobe. An ode to femininity, fully handmade (yes, the buttons too), praised with an amazing flower-like pattern, slightly puffed shoulders, and a dropping braided pattern at the bottom hem, for an enhanced waist. Fiona is gentle, yet conspicuous, imbued with the allure of simple elegance that leaves no one indifferent. This piece is extremely delicate and lightweight and can easily fit into a purse, so it`s always on hand.

    Due to the delicacy of its fine mohair wool pattern details, as well as the handmade buttons, it takes couple of days to knit one Fiona cardigan. 

    COLORS AVAILABLE: off-white, black, lilac, red
    SIZING: One size. The models are approx. 175 cm/ 5′ 8″ tall

  • - 20 % Off
    3,279.00 kr (incl. local MVA/VAT)

    Sonqollay, a cardigan version of Sonqo sweater, is a fully hand-knitted, extremely soft alpaca-merino cardigan with a unique diamond-shaped pattern in combination with traditional cable knit and hand-embroidered buttons. Furthermore, the moderate balloon sleeves transitioning to high-rise cuffs and a V-neck create a flattering silhouette and make Sonqollay a perfect piece to combine with both daily and more sophisticated evening outfits, such as over a silk dress…The diamond-shaped pattern symbolizes the heart in Quechua, the ancient language of the Inca empire. The Sonqollay cardigan hugs you with its Peruvian heritage, centered around love, connectivity, and craftsmanship. Sonqollay is made entirely with pure sustainable materials translated into a Peruvian-Scandinavian narrative. An expression of culture through design where each garment also represents a commitment to the environment and the artisans of the AYNI family.

    SIZING: The model is 175 cm/ 5′ 8″ wearing sample size S

  • 5,999.00 kr (incl. local MVA/VAT)

    Quinoa is a fully handmade crochet multicolor and multi-yarn crew neck sweater, made of the highest quality Peruvian pima cotton, in combination with the extremely soft FS alpaca yarn (FS stands for the superfine hand-brushed alpaca quality). Quinoa is one of the most unique pieces from the Ayni collection due to its amazing quinoa seed resembling pattern, combined with moderate balloon sleeves transitioning to hand-embroidered cuffs. Due to its stand-out complexity, one Quinoa sweater takes up to 14 days to complete. The Quinoa sweater hugs you with its Peruvian heritage, centered around love, connectivity, and craftsmanship. Quinoa is made entirely with pure sustainable materials translated into a Peruvian-Scandinavian narrative. An expression of culture through design where each garment also represents a commitment to the environment and the artisans of the AYNI family.

    SIZING: The model is 175 cm/ 5′ 8″ and wearing sample size S/M

  • - 20 % Off
    3,599.00 kr (incl. local MVA/VAT)

    Jaqaru is a fully hand-knitted, 89% pure alpaca sweater, with unique details. Jaqaru is made in a classical braid pattern, combined with detailed hem and cuffs, but what makes this piece a stand-out are the openings down the sleeves, created in an eye-catching twisted braid pattern. Jaqaru is the piece you will want to wear every day, throughout the year, due to its versatility and superb delicacy and lightness, that comes from the high percentage of pure alpaca wool. The Jaqaru sweater hugs you with its Peruvian heritage, centered around love, connectivity, and craftsmanship. Jaqaru is made entirely with pure sustainable materials translated into a Peruvian-Scandinavian narrative. An expression of culture through design where each garment also represents a commitment to the environment and the artisans of the AYNI family.

    SIZING: The model is 175 cm/ 5′ 8″ tall wearing sample size S.

  • 3,899.00 kr (incl. local MVA/VAT)

    Tuna is a fully hand-knitted, extremely soft 89% alpaca wool sweater in a classical, timeless knitting pattern in the front and back, circular pattern in the sleeves, and detailed hem and cuffs for the perfect fit. Tuna might be a classic, but it comes in a striking multicolor yarn combination, all put together by hand before knitting. Tuna is a versatile, seasonless piece you can wear with jeans, pants, skirts, and dresses…and the highest possible quality of yarn makes it a piece you will wear and love for years. Tuna sweater hugs you with its Peruvian heritage, centered around love, connectivity, and craftsmanship. Tuna is made entirely with pure sustainable materials translated into a Peruvian-Scandinavian narrative. An expression of culture through design where each garment also represents a commitment to the environment and the artisans of the AYNI family.

    SIZING: The model is 175 cm/ 5′ 8″ tall wearing sample size S/M.

  • 4,899.00 kr (incl. local MVA/VAT)

    Fully hand-crocheted skirt in squared pattern with gorgeous high waist details. Made of superior mercerized Pima cotton, Yawuni is a luxurious stand-out, yet comfortable piece, perfect to combine with a blouse for a summer wedding or with tops for both a city stroll and a beach getaway looks. Yawuni also makes a great piece for in-between seasons, paired with a classic shirt or light knitwear and boots. Wear Yawuni with Zeida in the very same color and pattern. Due to its high-quality material and impeccable craftsmanship, Yawuni will look and feel as luxurious as new for many years.  

    SIZING: The model is 175 cm/ 5′ 8″ wearing sample size S. Runs true to size.
    LENGTH: 78cm/30.7″

  • 2,899.00 kr (incl. local MVA/VAT)

    Fully hand crocheted, sleeveless crew neck top in squared pattern with gorgeous collar and hem details. Made from superior mercerized Pima cotton, Zeida is a lightweight crochet top perfect to combine for a summer wedding or with a classic white shirt for the in-between seasons. Zeida is very versatile and can be worn with both pants and jeans, as well as skirts, such as Yawuni in the very same color and pattern. Due to its high-quality material and impeccable craftsmanship, Zeida will look and feel as luxurious as new for many years.  

    SIZING: The model is 175 cm/ 5′ 8″ wearing sample size S. Runs true to size.

  • - 20 % Off
    2,879.00 kr (incl. local MVA/VAT)

    Sonqo is a fully hand-knitted, extremely soft alpaca-merino sweater with a unique diamond-shaped pattern in combination with traditional cable knit, and a half-high detailed collar. The moderate balloon sleeves transitioning to high-rise cuffs create a flattering silhouette and make Sonqo a perfect piece to combine with both daily and more sophisticated evening outfits. The diamond-shaped pattern symbolizes the heart in Quechua, the ancient language of the Inca empire. The Sonqo sweater hugs you with its Peruvian heritage, centered around love, connectivity, and craftsmanship. Sonqo is made entirely with pure sustainable materials translated into a Peruvian-Scandinavian narrative. An expression of culture through design where each garment also represents a commitment to the environment and the artisans of the AYNI family.

    SIZING:  The models are 175 cm/ 5′ 8″ wearing sample size S in fucsia and ivory.

  • 3,999.00 kr (incl. local MVA/VAT)

    Maud is a fully hand-knitted, sturdy jacket, made in 100% organic, mulesing-free, and naturally dyed wool. The fluffy loops in black and white wool require a very precise and time-consuming knitting technique, but result in a gorgeous voluminous silhouette and a long-lasting, high-quality garment. The yarn Maud is made of is both hand-pulled and handspun, which creates the perfect thickness and feel of every single thread. Invisible inside clasps make it possible to button up the jacket.  

    Maud is proudly designed and created by the female knitters of Sirogojno, a small community of several generations of highly skilled artisans whose craftsmanship was recognized worldwide and loved and worn by, among others, Nancy Raegan, Jovanka Broz, Raisa Gorbachev, Liv Ullmann, and the British Queen.

    COLOR: Black&White
    SIZING: True to size. The model is 175 cm/ 5′ 8″ tall and wears size S/M.

    MADE TO ORDER ONLY. Ready to ship in approx. 3 weeks from the order date. Read more HERE .