Knitting Kit

1983 (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This 'Fairisle Fun Mohair Sweater' was sold as a kit. It contained multi-coloured balls of wool, together with instructions, so that buyers could knit it at home. The finished jumper is square-shaped with a round neckline, long sleeves and a stretch band at the wrists and waist. The mohair gives it a soft and fuzzy texture.

Sandy Black was a leading British hand-knitter during the 1970s and 1980s. She was one of the first to make designer knits.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Plastic, nylon, wool and paper
Brief Description
Knitting kit, f, multi-coloured wool, Sandy Black, Britain, 1983
Physical Description
Plastic bag with nylon strap containing at least seven colours of wool yarn, 2 photographs of optional jumpers to make, one of which is named 'fairisle fun'. One of the jumpers is T.64-1999.
Dimensions
  • Length: 58cm
  • Width: 35cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'Sandy Black Original Knits', 'Fairisle Fun', 'c Sandy Black 200'
Credit line
Given by Sandy Black
Summary
This 'Fairisle Fun Mohair Sweater' was sold as a kit. It contained multi-coloured balls of wool, together with instructions, so that buyers could knit it at home. The finished jumper is square-shaped with a round neckline, long sleeves and a stretch band at the wrists and waist. The mohair gives it a soft and fuzzy texture.



Sandy Black was a leading British hand-knitter during the 1970s and 1980s. She was one of the first to make designer knits.
Collection
Accession Number
T.65-1999

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record createdOctober 3, 2002
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