Žemiau (pronounced “zhey-meow”) means below in Lithuanian and, if you were to fly across Lithuania like a bird, you'd look down and see her. Not literally, but her alpaca wool color blocks could easily be the wheat fields, white sand dunes and sun bleached fields of our home country. Designed in collaboration with Lithuanian designer Eglė Žiemytė, she's made from socially farmed Peruvian wool with no chemical dyes in sight. Naturally hypoallergenic and free of microplastics, her super long sleeves are designed for cold days.
100% Undyed alpaca wool (mulesing-free)
Our model Alina (first photo) is 1.67m / 5'6" and is wearing our Žemiau Cardigan in size M.
Sleeve length: 50cm / 19.7in (size S), 54cm / 21.3in (size M), 59cm / 23.2in (size L)
Width: 55cm / 21.7in (size S), 60cm / 23.6in (size M), 65cm / 25.6in (size L)
Length: 56cm / 22in (size S), 62cm / 24.4in (size M), 67cm / 26.4in (size L)
Now with each purchase, you can choose to donate €10 directly towards a dream of a woman who made your knit.
The Knotty Ones was started with the dream to provide stable jobs, fair wages and financial independence to women, mostly stay-at-home moms in rural areas of Lithuania, who otherwise would not have these opportunities in life.
We make sure that our knitters earn enough to provide themselves and their families with the basics of a decent life — be it a warm meal on their dinner table, school supplies for their kids, medical care, clothing, paying electricity bills or housing. While we wish we could increase our knitters' salaries beyond just a fair wage, the reality of operating a small independent label with design, marketing and premium material costs does not necessarily allow us to do so.
We wanted to create a platform that gave our knitters a realistic shot at achieving their bigger, wilder dreams.
See what our knitters dream of here.
While most orders are shipped the next business day, some colors and sizes are made to order, hence can take up to 9 business days for your new pieces to be shipped. Once your order is shipped, we estimate you will receive your order within 1-6 business days of its ship date, depending on your location and a shipping method you picked. Shipping times may vary, but rest assured we work our hardest to get you your order as quickly as possible.
We offer free standard shipping worldwide on all orders above 100 EUR.
Returns & Exchanges
We want to make sure you love our pieces. If you'd like a different size, or choose another direction altogether, we are here to help, just get in touch with us.
If you want to return something, just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your order number and the reason for your return. We'll happily accept unworn, unwashed and unaltered merchandise in sellable condition with original tags attached for a full refund shipped out within 14 days of you receiving the item.
Please note that all custom-sizing items are on final sale, meaning they cannot be returned, refunded, exchanged or altered.