The Sweater

A History
Keren Ben-Horin & Jane Merrill


The only copy left is slightly shop worn so is reduced to sell.

Originally knit as underwear, the sweater is a practical garment with homely beginnings and has evolved as a fashion statement. This book traces the sweater's 300-year history as an aesthetic and craft object, telling the story of its materials and construction, national traditions, fads and fashion, and accessories.

Learn about the panoply of yarns, Nordic patterns, buttons, vintage collars, runway designs, manufacturing and today's explorations of form, structure and material. No matter how far we have come technologically, there is something fundamental in the art of hand craft. This book expertly guides readers full circle through the inception of the hand knit to the advancement of technology and back to knitting with natural fibres.


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    305 x 230mm
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    Schiffer Publishing
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