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"Iconic" sweaters from the 1940s!

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by lindapoirier, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing VFG Board Member Staff Member VFG Past President

  2. Jen S

    Jen S Registered Guest

    Hi Linda,
    Love all your fabulous sweaters! Can you confirm for me (or deny!) that this sweater is from the 40s? Hand-knit, soft thick wool. Thanks!

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  3. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Alumni

  4. Jen S

    Jen S Registered Guest

    Thanks, Linda, it's definitely wool, I did a burn test just to confirm. Thick and tightly knit. Here's a pic of the inside and a closeup of the collar:


  5. EndlessAlley

    EndlessAlley Alumni

    I've very much enjoyed following this fun thread with so many fabulous sweaters! Here's a recent find I thought you would enjoy seeing. No labels. Still going back and forth on dating.

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  6. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Alumni

    Alice I love that jumper! It looks like it has puff sleeves so I would think 30s/40s or revival 70s.
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  7. EndlessAlley

    EndlessAlley Alumni

    Thanks for your input, Melanie. Yes, the sweater does have puff sleeves. The yarn runs to slightly different shades of yellow with the changing of the skeins.
  8. Joji Furukawa

    Joji Furukawa Registered Guest

    Oops! I'm very sorry for posting the same pattern you already posted, totally an accident! I was just browsing through Ravelry when I saw it. I will definitely read the whole thread before I post.
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  9. Joji Furukawa

    Joji Furukawa Registered Guest

    Nice collection! I was browsing Ravelry and found 3 amazing free sweater patterns. If anyone is interested, I can post the links. Ravelry is an amazing database of patterns and yarns as well as groups where you can discuss and share your finished objects.

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    These are from my personal collection. The "Knit 'n' Purl" was designed by Jacques Fath and the scarab design is totally iconic of the 1920s.

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  10. jauntyrooster

    jauntyrooster Alumni

    My latest find! I haven't been able to find another example of this particular skier - Linda, have you seen (there is probably one on this thread somewhere! lol) ?

    Not perfect but still soooooo cool. I love the continuation of the alps on the sleeves.

    Bud Berma

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  11. Midge

    Midge Super Moderator Staff Member

    Fantastic find, Linda! And Joji, those patterns are sensational. Love the Knit 'n Purl - that sweater is amazing!
  12. Joji Furukawa

    Joji Furukawa Registered Guest

    I haven't knit any of these but I did knit one cabled sweater from 1967. There are finished examples of the Egyptian jumper here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/egyptian-fair-isle-jumper

    I invite anyone to make their own free account on Ravelry as there are many other people who love vintage knitting and sweaters that are already on there.
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  13. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Alumni

  14. jauntyrooster

    jauntyrooster Alumni

    Their photo is automatically copyright protected at the moment they take the picture. The design of the sweater may be copyrighted by the company who made the sweater but since you bought the sweater, you now have rights to take photos of the garment and do with those photos what you will. You technically cannot reproduce the sweater - that is where the copyright violation would occur.

    All original works have automatic copyright protection at the moment of creation. You can strengthen you copyright protection by registering but it is not necessary.
  15. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont VFG Member

    This photo was on the blog AlpineStyle56.c0m. I like that the skier is wearing a sweater with a deer.

  16. annadado

    annadado Registered Guest

    so beautiful ! so cool !
  17. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Alumni

    Linda, today I scored an copy of Bill Gibb's knitting pattern book and an 80s sequin cardigan/jacket with rockets on it!
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  18. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing VFG Board Member Staff Member VFG Past President

    I was just wondering if we shouldn't start a Part II to this well loved thread.
    The reason I'm thinking this is because there are now 20 pages of information and that is a lot to
    go through for any of us are looking back to locate something here. When a new guest
    comes along, it's a lot of info to peruse in just one thread.

    We could of course open the new thread with the same title and just add PART II and of course
    have a link on the first post to Part I.
  19. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing VFG Board Member Staff Member VFG Past President

  20. Ployd Hirunsatitporn

    Ployd Hirunsatitporn Registered Guest

    Where did you find cowboy baby blue sweater?

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