This is a beautiful quality 100% pure cashmere pullover sweater made in Scotland by Ballantyne for Holt Renfrew of Canada. It dates to the 1960s. The front is knit in an argyle pattern in three tones of pink and two tones of beige against the solid pink background colour. The intersecting lines of the pattern are raised against the background. It has long sleeves and high rounded neckline. It does up at the upper back with a nylon zipper. It is unlined and the neckline, cuffs and bottom are ribbed. The cashmere is in a medium thickness yet light and ultra soft.
Label: Made in Scotland Exclusively for Holt Renfrew of Canada by Ballantyne 100% Pure Cashmere
Sizing: No size is indicated, and although the lady from whom this was acquired normally wore a medium size, please rely on the following measurements for fit, all given in inches. Keep in mind the style for sweaters in this era was meant to fit more snugly than we are now accustomed to.
Shoulders: 15 across, seam to seam
Sleeves: 17” from the shoulder seam
Sleeve inseam: 13 1/4”
Bust: 38” around, taken under the arms
Bottom: 28” around, unstretched, stretches out to 37” max - it has a ribbed bottom
Overall length: 21”, measured flat
Condition: It is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, holes or other defect. I have laundered the item, so it is ready to wear.
This is a lovely quality cashmere sweater in a classic argyle pattern - pretty in pink!
Vintage 1960s Ballantyne Pink Argyle Scottish Cashmere Sweater Pullover Ladies S /M