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December 14, 2012

Colorful Women's Knitting Sweaters of the 1960s

Sweater colors exploded with more choices, especially light pastels- pink, blue, white, yellow. They were also quite plain again, except for those with sewn on embellishment. The sweater girl look was clean, thin, and minimal. Necklines were high and round or with a small V neck on cardigans. There was an overall lack of texture or knit in designs. Occasionally there were some stripes or a contrasting trim but these were mostly worn by older women whose style still reflect the 1930s and 1940s.

Early 1960s colors still favored pastels in spring while fall and winter saw new earth tone colors emerge- mustard yellow, moss green, burnt orange, sea blue. Just like in the 1920s and again in the 1940s more sweaters had knit in patterns. They were not quite mod art yet but they were Art Deco, Folk, and big florals.

The other demographic of ’60s fashion was the youth. They heavily influenced matures women’s sweater fashion while developed their own trends.


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