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Pullover

ca. 1931 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Sleeveless and V-necked pullover, hand knitted in traditional Fair Isle pattern using Shetland two-ply wools. The ground colours is of oatmeal with alternating zig-zag edged bands. The dominant band uses two shades of brown, bottle green, dark red, beige, lemon yellow and white. The alternate band is of less complex design using mid-blue and bottle green and oatmeal.

It is knitted in stocking stitch and is a seamless garment, knitted in the round and grafted at the shoulders.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Hand knitted wool
Brief Description
Fair Isle pullover, hand knitted wool, Shetlands, ca. 1931
Physical Description
Sleeveless and V-necked pullover, hand knitted in traditional Fair Isle pattern using Shetland two-ply wools. The ground colours is of oatmeal with alternating zig-zag edged bands. The dominant band uses two shades of brown, bottle green, dark red, beige, lemon yellow and white. The alternate band is of less complex design using mid-blue and bottle green and oatmeal.



It is knitted in stocking stitch and is a seamless garment, knitted in the round and grafted at the shoulders.
Dimensions
  • Chest width: 34in (Note: measured for mannequin display, 81cm waist, 90cm chest, nape to waist 48.5cm, nape to hem 57.5cm, hem 76cm)
  • From back of neck to bottom edge length: 22,5in
  • Chest width: 98cm
  • From back of neck to bottom edge length: 57cm
  • Ribbing at the bottom edge width: 3in (approx.)
  • Neck and armholes ribbing width: 0.75in (approx.)
Credit line
Given by Mr R.A. Lamb
Bibliographic Reference
Hinchcliffe, Frances (ed.), Knit One, Purl One : Historic and Contemporary Knitting from the V&A's Collection. V&A, London, 1985p.21
Collection
Accession Number
T.146-1980

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record createdNovember 28, 2007
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