Prettiest 1980s Wolkenstricker Charcoal Colour Hand Knit Cardigan Sweater w Floral Details
The Wolkenstricker label launched in 1979 and they have been making beautiful cardigans one piece at a time ever since. You can still buy them today and I found one site where modern versions are selling for just under $1700USD. On their site they say (in rough translation thanks to google) that; 'We see knitting as an art and create something extraordinary with every model. We create garments that underlines the personality and attracts attention. The valuable manual work characterizes every cardigan. Creating the cut and the knitting techniques used a garment that excels in quality and execution cannot be compared with normal commerce. Most of our customers never part with their treasures and even inherit them. This is sustainability!' This one is from about the 1980s and is very special and unique.
This one has been done in a deep grey that is very pretty and easy to wear. The actual knit feels like a fine wool so is very hardy and yet soft and has a beautiful strength to it that helps it to retain its shape. The weave is tight and precise and this gives it a feel of substance. I love how all the edges are finished in a mix of red and green detailing pattern. The front has two working tiny pockets on each hip and the two faux knit one above that. One on of the upper 'pockets' there is a spray of hand embroidered flowers that are done in a 3D relief. The lower pockets have a design and green and then that same design is picked up on each sleeve. It closes at the front with what looked to be hand carved antler bones buttons. This one looks to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition
Unlined and closes down the front with the buttons as shown. It still has an extra button sewn into an inner seam. Entirely made by hand. The knit has some stretch
Sleeves: 23" and is 12-14" around the upper arm
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist-hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 21" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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