Storybook Knits "Cats 'N Columns" Cardigan
Storybook Knits was a *highly* successful collection that was designed exclusively for the Home Shopping Network from the mind of designer Jamie Gries!
Introduced in 1997, the label created one of a kind, highly collectible knitwear until 2008. Jamie was highly detailed in her whimsical designs, as well as a smart business woman who involved her loyal customers by asking them to submit their sweater design ideas. Each sweater was hand loomed using a ramie/cotton blend, then every embellishment was *hand sewn* on without any computerization!
Ok, LET’S GET INTO THIS WORK OF ART!
•Two big and fluffy identical gray cats are pictured standing by the columns of their (suggested) palace in this wearable work of art!
•The cats are made from angora, so they are soft to the touch!
•The cool blue tones of the sweater pair purrfectly with the grays and pinks, and the gold and silver metallic swirls at yet another touch of whimsy.
•What really takes the whole dang cake is the buttons, though - tiny gray cats to match!
•The back features a single gray cat sitting on an embellished foot stool with tassels and beads.
To care for these special pieces, please consider the following advice directly from the HSN web site:
Please dry clean when the label instructs you to do so. For the experienced, you may hand or machine wash (gentle cycle) in mild detergent, then lay flat to dry. When almost 99% dry, throw in dryer to fluff with a fabric softener.
With proper care, the sweaters will not stretch or grow, and they will not shrink or fade from washing. They will stay new looking for years, thanks to the fine quality ramie cotton construction.
Fits like a modern size | 1X
Material | 53% Ramie/40% Cotton/7% Acrylic, exclusive of trim
Tag size | 1X
Label | Storybook Knits, exclusively for Home Shopping Network
Measurements taken lying flat - double the bust, waist and hips for true measurement.
Shoulders (seam to seam) | 21”
Sleeve length (shoulder seam to sleeve hem) | 22.5”
Bust (armpit to armpit) | 26” (52”)
Hips | 25” (50”)
Length (shoulder seam to hem) | 29”
*Mannequin measures 34.5x24x34 and fits a modern size Small in tops and XS in bottoms.
*Model is 5’6” with measurements of 36x30x42 and fits a modern size Medium in tops and Medium/Large in bottoms (depending on the cut and label).
Vintage condition (out of 10) | 9