I had a couture yarn store in the early 1980s when I knit this for the shop. It has been stored in plastic since. I have decided it is time to let these pieces go to people that will enjoy them.
This is a Patricia Roberts design. Loaded with intricate intarsia and popcorns. Lots of yarn changes knit on #3 and #5 needles by hand. The yarns are all French Anny Blatt which were very expensive in the day. Guessing today the yarns alone in the sweater would be somewhere around $500.00. Labor was extensive.
Content of the piece includes wool, mohair, silk, angora, alpaca and lurex. The angora bits are 100% pure long hair angora. Very dear then and today.
Suggest dry cleaning.
Measurements taken with the piece laying flat.
Centerback to hem 23.5
Underarm to underarm 33”
Underarm to hem 14.5”
Shoulder to shoulder 16”
underarm to wrist 17”
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