Wednesday, March 04, 2009

European Jumper, 1930s

European Jumper, 1930s, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

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"These European jumpers with their graphic patterns would have been worn for casual daywear or resortwear, and are much more fitted than the loose jersey versions of the Twenties. Twinsets were popular and knitted cardigans were worn on top of day dresses."

Scanned from the book "Decades of Fashion".


David Thompson said...

My wife wants to knit the zig-zag one for herself but she is a bit concerned she might go dizzy trying to follow the pattern.

Mariana said...

She should see the pattern as a labyrinth, and knitting it as a mystical journey. ;) The model looks just like a very young Jean Harlow.

elena-lu said...

oh i want to make these!! they are too adorable!

Mariana said...

I'm just in awe of their hair and fine waists -- when you look that good anything looks great on you!

elena-lu said...

true true!

David Thompson said...

I'll put that to her Mariana but I'm afraid that a single dropped stitch might cause her to stray from that mystical journey.

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