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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1979 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Edina & Lena (designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Openwork knitted cotton yarn

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Long-sleeved jumper of openwork knit and cotton yarn with serpentine stripes in mint green, salmon pink and powder blue.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1979 (made)


Edina & Lena (designers)

Materials and Techniques

Openwork knitted cotton yarn

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1985/318.

Descriptive line

Jumper of openwork knit and cotton yarn, designed and made by Edina & Lena, England, 1979.

Labels and date

Hand-knitted cotton
British: Edina and Lena, 1979.

This classic round-neck long-sleeved jumper in a fancy openwork stitch, knitted in shaded stripes, is based on patterns and stitches of the 1930s. Edina Ronay and Lena Stengard's updated versions of Fair Isle, lace and raised stitch jumpers and cardigans, sometimes decorated with hand embroidery, have caught the recent mood for nostalgic and romantic fashions. This exclusively hand-knitting business currently employs almost two thousand knitters and is now run solely by Edina Ronay.

T.154-1985 [1985]


Cotton yarn



Subjects depicted



Fashion; Clothing; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Ready to wear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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