Thursday, December 31, 2009

Fuzzy Mohair Sweaters - 1963

Mohair is the long silky hair of the Angora goat. It is a strong and durable fiber that takes brilliant color dyes well. And it makes wonderfully warm and fuzzy sweaters, as seen in these examples from 1963.

Snow white pullover with V-neckline and cable stitching at the center front. Hand knit in Italy by Blairmoor Knitwear. Sold in 1963 for $18 (about $125 in today's dollar).

A turquoise cardigan banded in brown and honey beige, hand knit in Italy by Famelia. Sold in 1963 for $18 (about $125 in today's dollar).

Beige vest edged in white by Darlene Knitwear. Worn with a white blouse and white pants. Sold in 1963 for $11 (about $77 in today's dollar).

3 piece pink suit consisting of a sleeveless shell, a cardigan, and a pencil skirt, all by Jane Irwill. Sold in 1963 for $36 (about $251 in today's dollar).

And my favorite, a brown bateau necked sweater with black and white animal spots. The 3/4 sleeves are bell shaped. Hand knit in Italy by Famelia. Sold in 1963 for $25 (about $174 in today's dollar).


Helene said...

Wow..I'm old enough to remember those sweaters - even for teenagers, they were a very hot item (though only in pastels as I recall - I think Garland was teaming them with pastel colored wool A-line skirts at the time). I also recall that they were so fuzzy that one of the more annoying things that the boys did was that they'd try to pull some of the fuzz off and make it into balls which they would then put on the hot air blowers on the registers in the classrooms to see if they could get the fuzz balls to float up in the blown air. Very entertaining when you are in the 7th and 8th grade, I guess.

Gladys said...

I had a Mohair sweater dress that itched like chicken pox, but I loved it and wore it anyway.

Beautiful pieces.

Deja Pseu said...

Ooh, I remember a couple of mohair sweaters from my youth....used to love the softness of them.

Happy New Year to you!

MissNeira said...

I love the sweater in the last photo!

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