Scotch and Soda

I bought a pattern book called "Brunswick Mostly Male" from an eBay seller in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  I just had to share a few of my favorites.

My guess is that the book is from the late 1960's (no publish date but I can just imagine these fashions on the actors in Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in (circa 1968)

This is probably my favorite picture - not because the knit item is so dated but because it truly shows how the times have changed (thank goodness!)

Oh well, I need run - gotta stand by my fireplace with a scotch and soda and a Marlboro!

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YarnGuy716's picture

You know, if you ignore the horrific setting of the image, it is really a nice looking sweater.  Especially compared to the other 2 from the same book.  Though I am sure the pattern is for rediculously small sizes and worked on even smaller needles.

RareSteek's picture

Exactly. Why is it that sweaters in old books (and in a lot of European books now) are sized for pretty twinky boys with 38" chests? I am by no means overweight, but even I need a 50" finished size chest. And its not just my man boobs!


CabinCove's picture

I don't know, there's something about that ascot and the butterfly collar I like. (Yeah, I'm joking!) The sweater is pretty decent, though.

Aaronknits's picture

I'll agree that it's not really a bad looking sweater.  It's problem is that it's same "harvest gold" as the kitchen appliances from the same era.  (which my parents had in our house right up until the early 80's) It would look much nicer in a dark charcoal color.

RainCityRick's picture

Either dark charcoal or, keeping along the line of appliances, how about a nice Avocado Green?