Roundup of country sweaters to knit and crochet
Take your pick from our prettiest looks for fall, partnered with your favorite country-music singers in Opryland, USA
Make a snappy vest, a fringed pioneer jacket, ruffled prairie sweaters, more!
Dottie West, Grammy-winner and country superstar (she sings on Liberty Records) in a knit Prairie Pullover, soft-sleeved and ruffle-trimmed – the yoke swings around back! Joseph Galler’s Musarde yarn.
Shelly West, Dottie’s daughter, who was named country music’s 1982 Newcomer of the Year, wears our Wrangler Pullover, a checkerboard-patterned knit in denim blue laced with suede-colored stripes, tie closing. In Tahki’s Donegal Tweed Homespun.
Below, Shelly, who records for Warner/Viva, in a Cowgirl Vest, crocheted diagonally in earth tones. It’s country-style fancy with pearl-button “studs,” embroidery-look touches. Neveda’s Bistro yarn.
More country sweaters
Kippi Brannon, one of country music’s newest stars, wears the rustic Homesteader Slip-On, above, knit in Berroco’s Dji-Dji yarn, accented with geometric patterns.
Here’s Kippi — she’s with MCA records — in a Pioneer Sweater-Jacket with Western-style fringe and wooden beads like the real thing! In a soft palamino-color textured knit. Unger’s Skol yarn.
Charly McClain in a Frontier sweater fashioned after the shirt worn in covered-wagon days, with a placket front closing, pearly buttons. Knit in easy stockinette with seed-stitch collar, cuffs, in Lion Brand’s Cape Cod.
Below, Charly, Epic recording star, in our charming lacy-yoked Country Ruffles sweater, knit in the sweetest shade of pink. Joseph Galler’s Fantasia.
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Publication: Good Housekeeping
Publication date: October 1982