1954 wool jumper - mended
This is a vintage 1954 jumper from the old Ohio Knitting Mills of Cleveland, Ohio. It features a wide neckline, raglan sleeves, and three quarter length sleeves. Knit in a combination of smooth and boucle' yarns in a variety of nubbly textured stitches.
It has been discreetly darned in a few spots where the original wool strands had gone thin; this was done using a wool in a very closely matching shade of cream. (See last 3 photos for location of the darns - marked with orange markers just below reinforced areas.)
100% wool in shades of creams and browns.
*shown on a contoured hanger for photo purposes but please don't hang your knitwear
100% wool is naturally anti-microbial, so can typically be worn 6-8 times between washings if aired out before putting away.
- Soak in tepid water with a small amount of gentle soap.
- Submerge, swish, then soak for about 10 minutes.
- Rinse, gently pressing out the water.
- Do not wring or twist.
- Roll in a towel and press or squeeze to remove all excess water.
- Dry flat.
- Never wring or hang-dry, since wet wool stretches easily.