I recently ran across a couple of items featuring fabulous images of sweaters from the 1910s and 1920s.
Here are a few images from the 1919-1920 Bradley Knitting Company catalog. The company was located in Delavan, Wisconsin.
Here are a couple of my favorities from Fleisher’s Knitting and Crocheting Manual. Unfortunately, this copy is missing the front cover, so the date it unknown. It’s probably from the mid 1920s. Fleisher was a Philadelphia manufacturer of yarns and fabrics. The manual states that all articles shown were made with Fleisher Yarns. “Should other yarns be used you run the risk of failure.”
Need a little more inspiration for your own needlework project? The Fleisher manual has more than 200 pages of patterns. Contact me for more information or to make an appointment to view the manual in person.
-Laura Mooney, Museum Registrar