Sweet Disorder Vintage

1940s Argyle Sweater


Vintage 1940s hand-knitted sweater. Classic 40s pullover style, with squared puff sleeves, waist length hem and argyle pattern on the body of the sweater. Rich color palette of grey, blue, aubergine and yellow. Softest 100% wool. Regarding authenticaton~ It can be hard to date a knit from photos only. When you handle this sweater there is no doubt that it is 1940s. The feel & quality of the wool are very different to a contemporary repro piece or even something made in the 1970s. This sweater belonged to a NYC design archive before it came to me, and they also authenticated it as 1940s. Excellent condition, only note a small period mend on one sleeve (see photo). Clean, sturdy and ready to wear.

Flat Measurements~Shoulders 17" seam to seam Chest 17" unstretched Waist 13.5" unstretched. Length 17" center of back collar to hem Armscye 7". The knit is stretchy. Shown on a US size 4 mannequin. 

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