Red, red, red! I’ve found several outstanding red items in the past little while – getting me in a Christmas mood a little early. This beautiful sweater was hand-knitted at a time when lots of women were still doing needlework on a regular basis.
In the favorite yarn of the time – mohair – maybe with some angora blended in. Every girl had to have a mohair sweater, usually knitted by herself, mom or grandmother. In this case the knitter put her own name at the neckline. I think that a few were commercially made, but I’ve rarely seen that.
The buttons are even cute – red plastic, with sailboats stamped on the front. The nautical theme has always been classic and popular for Spring and maybe says something about the person who wore this.
Anyway, I know I’ll be snuggling in it when I’m in the December holiday mood and right on through February . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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