Folk Art

1970 Folk Art Cardigan


Folk art, novelty, wholesome, fairy tale... these are just a few of the words to sum up this yummy cardigan.

Circa 1970 it's based the deign hankers back to the 1930's (or way back to when it was first seen in the 1820's) with a leg of mutton sleeve or as the French call it gigot sleeve - neither of which sum of the beauty of this sleeve. Beautifully knitted and finished with a knitted lace edge. 

Hand knitted and then embroidered with colourful caricatures that blissfully remind me of a love story - two young people soon to be sent of into the world with the love, care and knitwear of a grandparent... A romantic notion perhaps but with such a romantic cardigan base its not hard to imagine.