Scandinavian hand knit sweaters and cardigans were high fashion in the 50s and 60s. My grandmother knitted for a company that sold garments to the US. She earned a little extra for the family that way. My mum has told me how she picked up the yarn at a depo and handed over finihed garments. I love the beauty and quality of work in these garments. That many of them are still around says it all!