Vintage Hand Knit Coat Sweater Kite Motif Cardigan Style Black Wool Ladies Large


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

This is a vintage hand knitted “coat” sweater - I’m unsure of its exact age, but I’m pretty sure that it dates to the 1960s, although it might be 50s era.  The sweater is made in a cardigan style with dropped shoulders and features wonderful kite shapes in grey and red against a black background both on the front and on the back.  It does up with seven faux leather covered plastic buttons down the front.  There is a pocket built onto either side at the front plus a red pocket on the left sleeve and a grey one on the right.  It is made of 100% wool in a heavy weight, so should provide good warmth. 

Sizing: There is no size label, and although this should fit a large size, please note the following measurements for fit, taking stretch into account:

Shoulders:  21” across from dropped shoulder/sleeve seam to dropped shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeves:  23 3/4” long, from the shoulder/sleeve seam, 33” long from the neck opening 

Sleeve Inseam: 20”

Bust: 48” around, taken under the arms, unstretched

Bottom: 46” around, unstretched

Overall length: 28", measured flat

Condition:  It is in very good condition, looks like it saw little use - very clean with no pronounced wear.

This is a wonderful hand knit sweater - fun design, excellent quality, nice piece of hand work!