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Originally knit as underwear, the sweater is a practical garment with homely beginnings and has evolved as a fashion statement. This book traces

the sweater's 300-year history as an aesthetic and craft object, telling the story of its materials and construction, national traditions, fads and

fashion, and accessories. Learn about the panoply of yarns, Nordic patterns, buttons, vintage collars, runway designs, manufacturing, and today's

explorations of form, structure, and material. No matter how far we have come technologically, there is something fundamental in the art of hand

craft. This book expertly guides readers full circle through the inception of the hand knit to the advancement of technology and back to knitting

with natural fibers.

The Sweater, A History

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    Mid-coast Maine resident Jane Merrill is co-author of the recent books I Love Those Earrings and She’s Got Legs. Gail DeMeyere is a Charlevoix, Michigan based designer. She holds an art history degree from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in textile design, management, and technology from North Carolina State University. Keren Ben-Horin is a fashion scholar, curator, and designer in New York City. She holds a bachelor's degree in fashion design from Shenkar College in Israel and a master's degree in fashion studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

    Size: 9" x 12"

    Illustrations: 217 color and b/w images

    Pages: 200

    Binding: hard cover

    Price: $39.99

    • A 300-year history of the sweater as a practical and aesthetic


    • Traces the arc of this garment from fishermen to the Silver Screen

    to today's innovations

    • Discusses the sweater as a complex commodity and the forces

    bearing on its evolution

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