Banana Republic Heritage sweater

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401065828789

This sweater was a pre-production sample made for Banana Republic’s “Heritage” line. It has a shawl collar and flapped breast pocket.

Tagged size: M
Chest (pit to pit, unstretched): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 27″

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Princeton Award sweater

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401065821320

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″)

Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25″

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1940s Canadian sweater

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272137459625

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.

Chest (pit to pit): 16-1/2″ (doubled = 33″)

Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 18″
Length (base of collar to hem): 22″
 

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All Canada Curling Sweater

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272137466908

This vintage sweater was made in the 1980s by All Canada from an Acrylic/ Cotton blend.  It has a curling stone pattern on it and a maple leaf patch on the back.

 
Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 27-1/2″

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Bowling Sweater

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401075784616

This vintage sweater was made in Canada in the 1950s and has a five pin bowling motif. The front closes with a small gauge Talon zipper.
 

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)

Shoulder to shoulder: 15″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 24-1/2″

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1940s Ballantyne shawl collar sweater

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401030192868

This vintage shawl collar sweater was made in the 1940s in Stratford on Avon, Ontario, Canda from Ballantyne pure wool.  The style is basically unchanged from the shawl collar cardigans popular in the US in the 1920s. Canadians continued producing this style after the trend had passed in the United States, and these were very popular with Curlers.
Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29″

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1960s Shawl Collar Curling Sweater

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272054631610

This vintage curling sweater was hand knit in the 1960s.  It has green and yellow curling stone and broom motifs on a cream background.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″(doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 29″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31-1/2″

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