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Friday, October 27, 2017

Spinnerin Alpine Yarn, A Daring Bold Fashion

Is it possible to be more fun than this ?   Okay, on the one hand, it is just a 1966 Spinnerin advertisement for a knitted coat pattern in their new Alpine Yarn.   But, really, on the other hand,  it's a piece of historical fun.

More than the jacket (which is a quite nice knitting pattern), its the hat with the chin strap, and those wonderfully round, and glaring plastic, sunglasses, and the white gloves (just slightly past their fashion trend).  And, did you notice shoes (first glance, one might think they are socks), and the unusual accessories, the leg ties right over the top of the shoes.

This woman shows us the guts to be who we are.  Wear what we want.   In style or not.  Create our own style.  Say hello to the world and let them think what they want; without a care.  I want this outfit.    But, more than that, I want the ability to wear it well.

Oh .... in case you came in wanting more information about the yarn itself ...  Spinnerin introduced the Alpine Yarn to the market in 1962. 
It's a blend of 90% wool and 10% mohair on 2-oz skeins.
And, according to this 1967 newspaper advertisement, interchangeable with knitting worsted.

Spinnerin published their pattern book No 177, to promote their Spinnerin Alpine Yarn.  I do not have this book in inventory .... but, perhaps one day.   There are, of course, a couple other patterns calling for this yarn in the shop, should you care to drop by. 

Spinnerin Alpine yarn remained active in the market into early 1971.   And, that's all I know.

Thanks for dropping by,

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