Herbie and the Red Heart Yarn Sweater, 1974

This is a great ad from the October 1974 issue of Mademoiselle magazine, of all places! Starring Herbie, a boy’s boy who climbs trees, skateboards, jumps puddles, and plays baseball, basketball, street hockey and football. All while wearing a sweater that his mother knit for him using Coats & Clark’s Red Heart Wintuk yarn.

The yarn is so springy and resilient that it holds up to daily washing and drying, and comes out beautifully every time. I love the fact that Herbie looks so stylin’ while wearing one of mom’s creations. Go Herbie!


4 Responses to “Herbie and the Red Heart Yarn Sweater, 1974”

  1. Natasha

    Marilyn, do you have an idea where to get the pattern for this beautiful sweater? I have two boys. Just love that sweater, but could not find the pattern. I should probably contact Red Heart directly? Thanks for your help in advance!

  2. finnfemme

    Hi Natasha,
    I don’t know, but I will take a look through my stack of vintage knitting patterns. I know I have some children’s sweater patterns somewhere! Perhaps I can find a similar pattern. It IS very cute! 🙂


  3. Natasha

    Marilyn, victory! Yarnspirations team found this pattern for me along with some other cute children’s cardigans and sweaters. It was published in a book № 241 “Children’s Sweaters. Sizes 6-12” by Coats & Clark’s (1974).

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