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No 118, Bernat Mohair Collection

Oh, what a marvelous book this is .... I've processed much of it for the shop, but just MUST take a couple hours and share it as a whole.   The Bernat Mohair Collection - Book 118 bears of copyright stamp of 1963, however, appeared in yarn shops in mid 1962. 

 The book was issued as a promotion for four of the Bernat blended yarns that had been introduced the three previous years - MohairspunMohairlaineAstrakhan and Mohair Plus.   All of the patterns are knitted.  You know, go to the yarn shop, see a pattern you love in the book and buy the yarn.

 Mohair was a quite popular product in the early 60's, and I have no doubt most of these patterns were highly desirable.  All the patterns are clothing designed for women and girls.(Once again, men are left out!) Gracing the front cover is a marvelous cowl pullover with long tasseled point, and a motif trimmed cardigan.

 

Here's a coordinated suit ensemble to mix and match. The simple straight dress is paired with an overcoat and chunky rolled brim beanie in a contrast color.

A dressy selection of outer wear!  One the left, a two piece suit with loose fitting jacket, straight skirt and beret.  In the middle, a knee length coat with attractive contrast yoke and band down the middle.  And on the right, a sweet little girls' set with a jacket and match cap.   

These two pullovers, so soft in mohair, features delightful cowls (also an early 60's rage).  On the left we have a pullover with triangular cowl and on the right a two color motif pullover with large double cowl.  

And here, two dresses that would be 'so appropriate' for evening or holiday wear.  On the left, a sleeveless beauty with large plaid long skirt with contrast bodice and cumberband.  And, the long dress on the right features a bateau neckline and a cutwork panel.  

 One the right a two piece dress with sleeveless top, high neckline and contrast bands.   A touch not pictured .. the top has a buttoned back!  On the left, we have a knee length coat with large collar and button band.  

 Two nice dresses here ... career wear perhaps.  On the left, a straight dress with a short plaid jacket in three colors with petite collar. The dress on the right is loose fitting with faux pleated skirt, raglan sleeves, patterned yoke and waist tie.   

 (Perceived) mother and daughter; what a heart warming photo!  On the left, a basic sweater jacket with button front.  What little girl wouldn't love Mohair!  On the left another knee length coat, with that 'nubby' texture. 

 Speaking of nubby ... two more selections calling for Astrakhan yarn.   On the left, a two toned jacket with interest motif and contrast bands. On the right, a basic jacket, loose fitting and hip length.  I've often seen this style referenced as a 'go-everywhere'.   

 For this photo op, Bernat brought back the mother / daughter!  On the left, our young girl models a smart plaid jacket with collar and pockets.   Our 'Mom' on the right has on a raglan pullover dress with rounded neckline and three quarter sleeves; a classic really.  

Two more cardigan sweater choice!   The raglan cardigan on the left delivers bold cable panels.   The cardigan design on the right has an oblong'd neckline accented with collar.  A rather bulky delight.  

And last, but certainly not least, gracing the back cover -  the classic long sweater coat and the fun plaid with fringed edges and corresponding stovepipe hat.   

Now, Bernat, being The Grand Promoter, went one step further with The Mohair Collection - Yarn and Pattern Book, and had paid 'professional knitters' in major markets across the country to stage fashion shows and ... of course ... sell the yarn.

 And, that's it !   Bernat Book 118 - The Mohair Collection.  Most of these patterns are entered in the shop.  Should you want more information, just click the corresponding link below the pictures.    

Now, Mohair is not a current rage, but most of these patterns still have great appeal.   Just select a yarn that will match the pattern gauge.  

I hope you enjoyed the book review; thanks for dropping by.