Many years ago, while searching for curling items on eBay, I found a Barbie curling outfit. It looked like an old-timer’s curling sweater. I thought it was rather unique and, obviously homemade, perhaps one-of-a-kind. So, I bought it and then found a Barbie doll to wear it. (Why I had Barbie dolls is another…very long story).
In May of 2012 Bob Cowan & David B. Smith posted an article on their blog about Hand-Knitted Curling Sweaters - often referred to as Cowichan sweaters. Within the article they had a picture of another Barbie sweater. So, mine (in red) is not that unique. Perhaps I’ll try to learn knitting so I can make an outfit for Ken.
Bob & David’s Curling History blog can be found at www.curlinghistory.blogspot.com.
Happy Knitting, Angus