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The Sweater: A History

The Sweater: A history is a study of the sweater as an object with social, cultural, historical, and regional meanings. The book takes an unprecedented look at the beauty, materials and construction, national traditions, fads and fashion, accessories and stories of this garment’s over 300 year old history. Included in this first-ever comprehensive treatment of the sweater as an aesthetic and craft object is information on the panoply of yarns, Nordic patterns, buttons, vintage sweater collars, runway designs, and manufacturing.

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Jane Merrill & Gail DeMeyere. Edited by Keren Ben-Horin

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