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.
This vintage cardigan sweater was made in the 1920s. It is made of heavy Shaker Knit wool, with a shawl collar and a six button front. The buttons are corozo. The label reads, “The All Weather All Wool Coat”. At the time this was made, coat referred to any garment with full buttoning, hence coat sweaters and coat shirts. It has a finely knit red and white striped wool lining inside the chunky wool exterior.
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 29″
This vintage sweater was made in the late 1960s-1970s. It is green with a polar bear and “Alaska” on the back. It does not have a zipper or buttons, though one could easily be added, and is fully lined, though the lining is not sewn down at the cuffs or hem.
Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Cuff to center of collar: 30″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″