This vintage sweater was made in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in the 1940s by Knit-Rite under their Bonspiel King label for the curling market. Canadian makers continued making this 1920s style for years after it went out of style in the US. It bears the patch of the Tam O’Shanter Country Club
Chest (pit to pit, unstretched): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Chest (pit to pit, stretched): 31″ (doubled = 61″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 24″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 28″ folded, 30″ unfolded
Length (base of collar to hem): 30″
This vintage cardigan was made in the 1940s in Canada by Curl Rite for the curling market. Whereas this style of wide shawl collar cardigan had gone out of style in the US years earlier, it continued to be made, largely without alteration north of the border.
Chest (pit to pit, unstretched): 22 1/2″ (doubled = 45″)
Chest (pit to pit, stretched): 29″ (doubled = 58″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 22″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 28″
This vintage sweater was made in the 1940s- early 1950s by Princeton Award Sweaters and Jackets. It is made from off-white wool with a wide waistband and drawstring neck. It has a 36″ unstretched chest, but has a good deal of stretch. I would recommend this for a 36-38.
Chest (pit to pit, unstretched): 18″(doubled = 36″)
This was sold to me as being early 1930s, hand knit in British Columbia for a First Nations wedding. With the style of Lightning zipper stopbox it has, I don’t think I quite buy that provenance, but I will say it is an early one for the zip front cardigan style that would come to be so iconic in Canadian culture, most likely dating from the late 1940s.