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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Petal Knit Cardigan Sweaters

Back in the late 1960s, Coats and Clark put out patterns for Petal Knit Cardigan Sweaters.

First, there was the Childs Petal Cardigan, put out in Book 158 (Jiffy Knit Patterns).    It's a delightful little pattern with the petal design across the yoke, elbow length sleeves and just the right amount of ribbing.  I'm sure it was knit by many a mother.

Vintage Childs Petal Cardigan Knitting Pattern

The popularity was well noted in that Coats and Clarks duplicated the pattern to a misses size and issued it in 1968 in their Book 185, Quick Fashions. 

Knitted Petal Cardigan Sweater Pattern, Vintage 1950s

The misses cardigan was also issued as a "Timesaver Design leaflet.   I've seen some reference that these patterns may actually go back to 1952, however, I've not seen an actual picture that quite matches up.   

 If you happen to know anything more, I'd really appreciate learning more about the design. 

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