Vintage 60s Chunky Knit Sweater Car Coat Knitting Pattern

60s car coat sweater knitting patternThis is a great knitting pattern from 1968 for a woman’s  ‘Grand Prix’ car coat!  It’s in a chunky knit and has a really neat Grecian Key design to it.  I love the look to this — with the model’s green leggings in high boots, topped with the big knitted sweater, she fits right in with today’s style.  A perfect knitting project for these cold days!

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~Marilyn Huttunen


4 Responses to “Vintage 60s Chunky Knit Sweater Car Coat Knitting Pattern”

  1. Trish

    Thanks for this one ! You’re so right ~ it does transfer to today’s styles. The big ‘cardies’ are back in fashion here too and, with ‘jeggings’ and boots, they look good (if you have the right figure !) . Could update this a little and make a present for my daughter.

    1968 ….. I lived in a knitted coat which was my pride and joy. I spent a winter making one from a Mary Quant pattern and lived in it for a good few winters afterwards. With basic sewing skills I managed to line my coat with a silky lining fabric (just cut the lining shapes from the knitted pieces before sewing up the garment). It really did help to keep the garment in shape and reduced the enthusiasm of the yarn to shape itself to my bottom (when I wanted a nice A-line shape) and added to the warmth of the coat without adding to weight or bulk.

  2. finnfemme

    I really love the longer length of this sweater. Since I really like wearing skinny jeans and jeggings, I find the longer length of tunics and long sweaters hides ‘a multitude of sins’–heh heh. Actually it’s a nice clean line.

    Trish, I agree to add a lining to the coat. Sweaters are pretty useless in the cold, windy weather without a windbreaker-type lining. And, like you said, keep the shape of the garment. I would love to see a pic of this if you make it! 🙂

  3. Linda Peck Srb

    Love this article Marilyn. My husband has a sweater like this that his Mom made for him – same colors, and Greek key design. He still has it. I need to “borrow” it!!! I must say, I love the little sports car, too!

  4. finnfemme

    Linda, you DEFINITELY need to “borrow” the sweater!

    My guess for the car is a Plymouth Barracuda, but you would know better than me. 😀

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