Two 1940s Cable Vests

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Identifier

2020.024

Title

Two 1940s Cable Vests

Creator

Crabaugh, Sydney

Date

2020

Format

JPEG

Description

Two matching handknit vests made from an original 1940s pattern. The yarn used was Purl Soho Linen Quill held double. Yarn content is a blend of wool, alpaca, and linen, and the colorway is Juniper Green. Pattern was retrieved from a hardcopy vintage magazine copyrighted 1942. 

These vests were made for two of my very dearest friends who live in Sweden. I met them both via instagram in 2012, and we met in person for the first time in 2018. We knew in an instant that the three of us were soul mates, fated to know each other and be life long friends. The two friends are a couple, now married, and love to wear vintage clothing. Even more so, they love to match. I wanted to make something for them that evoked their personal styles, and allow them to perfectly match with vintage items (something that is very difficult to do). These took almost two years to finish, but it was worth it. 

Provenance

Sydney Crabaugh

Citation

crabaugh.sydney, “Two 1940s Cable Vests,” Center for Knit and Crochet Digital Repository, accessed February 1, 2023, https://digital.centerforknitandcrochet.org/items/show/24096.

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