Ages and ages ago Mairead posted about old knitting patterns with men with one foot on a rock and staring out into the horizon wearing a nice green cardigan. Look Mairead … no green jumper but a gorgeous fair isle vest from the 1940s(?), staring into the horizon ... and he’s holding a pipe!
I’ve been on the lookout forever for that green cardi wearing fella … but no joy.
I totally love this fair isle vest. So complicated … but so snazzy.
What I wonder about is that pipe. Inside the book are a couple more patterns, and most of the models are using a pipe as a prop.
And the fair else vest must have been popular because it was reprinted (that’s the “R” in R14) on the cover … but with a different guy and he’s looking very manly with a pipe too.
Is it the same pipe? Pipe smoking can’t have been that popular back then … can it?
(PS I’m a bit creeped out now.)