Posts Tagged: angora sweater

Pretty in Pink Angora Cover Girl – Seventeen 1968

I love angora sweaters!  Fluffy angora sweater popularity in fashion seems to come and go (Ed Wood-types nonwithstanding).  But there are certain eras where it seems like everyone is wearing it.  The ’80s were really into angora, with those bold, bright outrageously furry 80% angora sweaters from Korea.  The ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s were also… Read more »

Fab 50s Vintage Bolero Sweater Knitting Pattern

Since this is my first post of the new year, HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I thought I’d start out 2013 with a great knitting pattern.  This beauty is from 1954, and is a really splendid short bolero cardigan pattern.  Knit with jumbo knitting needles, I love the cuffed 3/4th sleeves and pointed shawl collar.  Sweet! This… Read more »

Mod 60s GoGo Mini Dress Vintage Knitting Pattern

Here is a fab mod chunky knit dress knitting pattern from 1968!  A ‘Sweet ‘n Sassy’ sleeveless turtleneck shift mini dress that is pretty awesome.  I love how the model is rocking the orange boots, wide headband, chain medallion, and flip hairdo. This is a timeless style that looks quite easy to make.  I love… Read more »

Sears Christmas Wish Book 1968: My 2012 List!

From my childhood, I have a copy of the 1968 Sears catalog – Christmas Edition – otherwise known as the “Wish Book”.  It was always exciting to go through the catalog, picking out all sorts of groovy toys and clothes, and dreaming of finding them under the tree.  The quirky thing about the Wish Book… Read more »

Mod 1963 Fluffy Mohair Sweaters

I normally post the knitting instructions to vintage sweaters I blog about, but these groovy sweaters from the October, 1963 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal didn’t have the instructions in the magazine.  Instructions were available by sending 25 cents to LHJ, but since 49 years have passed, I’m quite certain that the instructions are no… Read more »

Yes, It Is Okay to Wash Your (Cashmere, Wool, Mohair, Angora) Sweater!

I have spent the morning washing vintage sweaters; one intricate hand knit wool Norwegian sweater, a fluffy white angora sweater, a beaded vintage angora/lambswool sweater, an alpaca sweater, and a cashmere sweater.  Yes, I washed them in actual soap and water as I have done for years…and even more shocking, in my washing machine.  I… Read more »