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Reproducing a sweater

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by pipvh, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. pipvh

    pipvh Practically Family

    I have a brilliant old 50s sweater that used to belong to my father. It's seen far, far better days - in fact if I didn't guard it jealously it would have been used to polish the car years ago...

    My question is this: does anyone know of a place or person that would take this old relic and duplicate it? I've asked my local knitting places (in rural Vermont knitting is THE hip thing at the moment) and met with blank incomprehension. I finally found out that there was someone who used to do it, but she doesn't any more (the implication being that it had more or less destroyed her life - I kid you not. You'd have thought I'd been soliciting these knitters to pose for a nude centerfold. Am I missing something?). SO I thought I'd see if the Lounge's collective wisdom could save my sweater. Any ideas?
  2. pipvh

    pipvh Practically Family

    S O S! Save Old Sweater!
  3. carter

    carter I'll Lock Up

    I hope you get a good lead(s) from this thread. I've been looking for a sweater like my Dad had when he was in high school. It was a pullover with what I believe is best described as a 'boatneck".

    GOOD LUCK! :) :) :)
  4. My sister manages a yarn shop and has been knitting since 5th grade. I'll see if she wants to do it; I know she can, she's a magician with knitting needles.
  5. Well, heck, let's see it!
  6. Let us see the sweater. There are quite a few knitters around you can probably reproduce it.
  7. pipvh

    pipvh Practically Family

    I'll try - try being the operative word - to post a pic tomorrow. It's not a fancy sweater, actually quite simple: black with red bands, shirt collar, very classic late 50s. Possibly just a bit of old tat, but not to me.
  8. Yeah, but an old wool sweater can feel almost alive. I can totally understand your motivation.

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