Posts Tagged: wool

Vintage Mod 60s POP FASHIONS Knitted Sweaters

I recently snapped up this beauty of a catalog at a thrift store. “POP Fashions to knit and crochet in Bear Brand and Fleisher Yarns”, dated 1965. This was the height of the Mod era, where the Beatles and mini skirts were taking center stage. Fun young fashion was really beginning to take off, with… Read more »

1972 Betsy Johnson of Alley Cat Wool Fashions

I love this American Wool Council/Alley Cat ad from the August 1972 issue of Seventeen magazine. Betsey Johnson teamed up with the Wool people, as she had done with the Cotton people previously. I like the fact that she placed such great emphasis on American textiles and manufacturing. These were quality fashions, meant to last…. Read more »

My Vintage Scottish ‘Outlander’ Sweater!

I am a huge fan of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander book series, having read Outlander, Dragonfly In Amber, and Voyager. I also just finished watching the entire 16-episode Outlander series; which I still trying to recover from! It’s one thing to read about all the grisly truth, it’s another thing to see it portrayed. Phew! But… Read more »

Autumn Angora

Now that Autumn officially arrived last night, I definitely feel the change of season! Almost like clockwork, a shift to autumn-like things seems to happen automatically. My son is back safely ensconced in his university for his junior year. The moving-in to a huge in-city campus never seems to get any easier, but somehow I… Read more »

The Magical Vintage Technicolor KENZO Coat

I am an avid vintage clothing lover, and spend many hours haunting thrift stores in pursuit of those certain elusive sartorial treasures. I sell vintage clothing – the pieces I can bear to part with, that is.  I collect vintage clothing – the pieces that I cannot wear but love to just have around to… Read more »

Classic Vintage 50s Cardigan Sweater Knitting Pattern

Here’s another fab vintage 1954 knitting pattern!  This is a classically chic cardigan, with deep V-neckline and 4 button closure.  Very fun, and always in style. 🙂 Directions are for size 12 (bust 34″).  Changes for sizes 14 (bust 36″) and 16 (bust 38″) are in parentheses. Download Pattern Here. ~Marilyn Huttunen