Sweet Disorder Vintage

1940s Hand Knit Heirloom Sweater

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Exquisite 1940s sweater hand knit for the original owner. Now in her 90s, she passed it to me with the wish that the new owner "cherish it as much as I have for over 70 years." Glorious Deco chevron design that flatters the body with a cable knit feature at the center of the bodice. Mutton sleeves are puffed at the shoulders then narrow to tall ribbed cuffs. Beautiful chevron lines meet in the center of the sleeves. The back of the neckline has a keyhole opening with little figural wood buttons original to the sweater. Lush burnt orange is subtler and even more beautiful in person. The photo on the hanger shows it most accurately, the camera blows it out a bit on the mannequin. 100% wool yarn is fine and baby soft. Utterly perfect! This beauty has truly been cherished, it is in pristine condition. A true heirloom treasure.

Flat Measurements

Shoulders 14"

Chest 17.5" unstretched

Waist 10.5" unstretched

Length shoulder to hem 19"

Armscye 9"

Best fit size XS. The knit has gentle stretch.

Label: None handmade

Material: 100% wool

This 1940s hand knit sweater is in pristine condition. There are two tiny period mends to the seams, one at the neckline the other at the sleeve seam (see photos). No breaks or mends to the knit itself. Clean fresh and ready to wear. This Deco gem is over 70 years old and a true heirloom treasure.


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size xs small medium large xl
bust 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42
waist 22-24 24-26 26-28 28-30 30-32
hips 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42


The flat measurements in the product description are the actual measurements of the garment when laid flat. Double the chest, waist and hip measurements for an idea of fit. Please remember to allow a little "space" in a garment beyond your body measurements for ease and a good fit.

If you are uncertain about fit you can measure a similar garment you own that fits you well and compare the measurements with the product. You can use the image below as a guide.


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