Help with 40s Jantzen Intarsia Knit Cardigan Sweater - Linda?

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  1. catseyevintage

    catseyevintage Trade Member

    Hi everyone,

    I believe this Jantzen sweater is from the 1940s, but am unsure of the pattern name. It seems I've heard it called School Daze but can't remember for sure.

    Does anyone know if this was called School Daze? Or something else?

    And did Jantzen, in fact, name their sweater patterns?

    P.S. the buttons are old new stock and not original to the piece.

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  2. Attirelyvintage

    Attirelyvintage Registered Guest

    Hello I found this one on Pinterest. It was originally posted on Instagram but has been removed.
    This is the write up they had on it:
    1950s Jantzen teachers’s wool cardigan sweater. Mother of pearl buttons up the front. Print features a school house, TicTacToe, cat drawing, addition problems, stick figure drawings, and so on. Excellent condition! $75 shipped in the U.S./additional postage for international shipping. Bust: 36” Waist: 35” Length: 23” Sleeves: 21.5” #1950s #50sfashion #jantzen #vintagejantzen

    I hope this was helpful!


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  3. catseyevintage

    catseyevintage Trade Member

    Thank you, Attirely Vintage!
  4. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Yes, Jantzen did name their sweaters. I have never come across and ad for this cardigan. It is definitely 40s, IMO. I base this solely on the tag. Other sweaters with this type of tag, I know, are from the 40s because I have seen dated ads for them. The Jantzen cardigans don't have the high-ribbed waists and sleeves but this is definitely 40s. I, personally, would say mid-40s.
  5. catseyevintage

    catseyevintage Trade Member

    Thank you, Linda. I wonder if this was a limited edition Jantzen released in the late summer and early fall for school teachers. Have you ever seen anything similar to this?

    I looked at many older Jantzen intarsia sweaters on pinterest and on Ebay and so many were the ski style pullover with deer or stags which must have been tremendously popular and made for years.
  6. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I have seen this cardigan before and in youth sizes too.

    Many different companies made reindeer, eagle, cowboy, fish, snowflake, etc. sweaters. All very popular. Many companies still do reindeer and snowflake sweaters!
  7. catseyevintage

    catseyevintage Trade Member

    Not to mention airplanes and leopards!

    Thank you for your help, Linda. I have written to Jantzen and hopefully they will know the name of the sweater. I'll post it here if I hear back from them.
  8. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Great idea. They can tell you the exact date and name.
  9. catseyevintage

    catseyevintage Trade Member

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