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Saturday, April 30, 2011

V is for V-NECK SWEATERS

Anyone that is reading our A-Z blogs knows that some letters give us a problem, but I thought that "V" would be really easy because of v-neck sweaters. I haven't knit one in a while, but since I'm never at the height of fashion that didn't seem to matter.

VERY SHORT HISTORY OF THE V-NECK: In the 1960's when I was trying to be trendy in high school and making sweaters the V-Neck tennis sweater was a very stylish item. It was done in white or off white with a red and blue striping around the sleeves and neck. In my neighborhood, you didn't do it in red and blue, you did the edge in Maroon and blue which were the colors at the time. Today I doubt even Roger Federer has one. Also the V-neck Spice yarn sweater pullover was really popular and I loved spice yarn which was one color yarn with slight frosting of another color. Anyway, I know the V-neck cardigan had a good run, but I didn't realize that ---

Guess what, V-neck sweaters are not particularly popular now, even in the men's styles and even in the vaults of RAVELRY I had to look hard to find some cute examples and patterns. Below is what I found:




These are: SEED V-NECK V-NECK CARDIGAN and V-NECK TAPESTRY

The V-neck has come a long way and I believe it will return so start knitting now!!

1 comment:

  1. I see you took my suggestion! (Don't worry, I don't want credit.) I need V-neck everything because I can't wear anything close to my neck--one of my OCD pecadillos. I really like that one on the bottom, with the flare bottom. You can knit me that one for my birthday (just kidding). Congrats for making it all the way through the alphabet! Elaine K.

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