Vintage Kenneth Pirrie Australia Sweater 1970s Pullover Ladies Size L


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This is a wonderful vintage sweater made in a pullover style by Kenneth Pirrie of Australia.  Pirrie (1934-1999) was an influential Melbourne based designer during the 1960s and 70s.  The sweater is knit in red with patterning in teal, yellow, blue, pink and red.  It has a crew neckline, dropped shoulders with long sleeves and ribbing along the neckline, the bottom and the cuffs.  The sweater is made in a comfortable oversized style. 

Age: 1970s, maybe 1980s.  It is difficult to date Pirrie as there is a lack of information on the net about him.  Stylistically, it looks to me to date to the late 70s / early 80s period.

Label:  Kenneth Pirrie Australia.

Material: Acrylic/Wool/Nylon knit, no proportions indicated on the label

Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a size medium to large, please note the following measurements for fit taking the oversized style of the sweater into account (your body measurements should be smaller, or measure a similar garment that you own):

Sleeves:  33” long from the mid-neck with the cuff unturned / 19 1/2” from the dropped shoulder seam

Sleeve inseam:  18”

Bust:  46” around, unstretched

Waist:  42”

Bottom:  37” around the ribbed area, unstretched

Length:  28 1/2” long, measured flat

Condition:  It is in very good condition with no wear, tear, staining or odour.  This sweater looks to have seen little used and has been well stored.

This is a fun sweater - wonderful period pattern!