ABOUT THE BOOK
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
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
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
Binding: hard cover
• 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