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A Brilliant Study In 1980s Jumpers and Knitting

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“Found this 1985 knitting pattern book in a second hand book sale – felt the need to share them with the world,” writes Wit Knits.

 

Ugly jumpers sweaters books Gyles Brandreth Michele Brandreth

Michele Brandreth, Gyles Brandreth

 

The book features faces from 1980s British TV. Actor Richard ‘The Good Life’ Briers, Joanna ‘Avengers’ Lumley, ‘Mad’ Lizzie Webb, morning telly’s Anne Diamond, John ‘I’m Free’ Inman, Simon ‘Hi-De-Hi’ Cadell, Bonnie ‘I’ll scream and scream until I’m sick” Langford, impressionist Faith Brown, Matthew  ‘Game for a Laugh’ Kelly, Christopher ‘no job too small’ Biggins and Gyles Brandreth, an actor who became a Tory MP.

Designs are by George Hostler.

 

Christopher Biggins ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

Christopher Biggins

Faith Brown ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s Gyles Brandreth ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

Simon Cadell ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

Simon Cadell

Christopher Biggins ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

Christopher Biggins

Anne Diamond ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

Anne Diamond

Christopher Biggins ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

Christopher Biggins

Matthew Kelly ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

Matthew Kelly

Roddy Llewellyn ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

Roddy Llewellyn

John Inman ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

John Inman

Rosalind Ayres ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

Rosalind Ayres

ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

Bonnie Langford ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

Bonnie Langford

David Shilling ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

David Shilling

David Shilling ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

David Shilling

Martin Jarvis ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

Martin Jarvis

Floella Benjamin ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

Floella Benjamin

Jane Asher ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

Jane Asher

Richard Briers ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

Richard Briers

ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

Linda O’Brien

Gyles Brandreth ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

Gyles Brandreth

Lizzie Webb ugly jumpers sweaters 1980s

Lizzie Webb

 

From Wit Knits. Lively and original hand-knitting design.  Via Wit Knits tumblr.

  • Steve Mills

    So definitely British.