The Maasai are a proud and fierce people. I learned about them in my history of textile and costume classes. Seeing them in real life is powerful. They wear fabrics that are all plaids woven with bright blue and brick red threads. It is stunning to see the bright colors across the golden brown Tanzanian plain.
Chunky knit and completely reversible, switch sides according to your mood for the day. I knit this with a combination of local grown Latvian wool, kid mohair, cotton and silk. All the colors are hand blended during the knitting process. I hand sew the seams using scrap ends from my other sweaters leaving knot ends as a boho touch. Its part of my zero waste attempt. I PREWASHED this sweater on a wool cycle and then laid it flat to dry, so go ahead and do the same.
chest measured across a bit below the armhole - 60cm (23.5")
length from top of shoulder to hem - 76 cm (30")
fold in half and measure center back to cuff - 88 cm (34.5")