Prettiest 1980s Wolkenstricker Moss Green Colour Hand Knit Cardigan Sweater w Pink 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!' I have two vintage ones from the 1980s today and each is very special and unique.
This one has been done in a deep moss green that is then mixed with pretty pink flowers. It is very pretty and easy to wear. The actual knit is a mix of a cotton and silk so is very hardy and yet soft and has a beautiful strength to it that helps it to retain its shape. I love how the edges of the cuffs and hem are finished in a jagged knit pattern. Then the entire neckline is finished in a panel of hand embroidered flowers that circle around the collar. Each sleeve has another spray of flowers at its cuff and the two tiny pockets that sit on the front are also finished with flowers. The flowers are very prominent off the knit and just lovely to see. The body of the cardigan is finished with little 3D knots that are scattered over the entire thing. This added bit of texture is fabulous. It closes at the front with little engraved metal buttons and I love how each one has been secured with a 'W' in a matching thread. It is the perfect finishing touch. This one looks to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition
Unlined and closes down the front with the buttons as shows. It still has an extra button sewn into an inner seam. Entirely made by hand.
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 222" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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