May 132013
 

Last week two pointelle tops were added to the shop. But what’s ‘pointelle’ you might ask.

Pointelle is a word to describe knits with openwork, also known as lace knits. The origin of the word dating back to the 1950s was used to describe lace made entirely from a needle.
The result is a delicate feminine fabric with ‘holes’, used for creating texture. It is often used to create details on otherwise plain garments, used to create small accessories such a gloves or as was popular during the 1960s and 1970s for creating an all-over textured fabric for a garment.

It’s fantastic for cooler summer days because the openwork is cooler than a solid knit.

Here are my top picks of pointelle, openwork and lace knits on Etsy…


Plus Size Sweater – Cre…

$32

1970’s vintage peac…

ConversationVi…
$32

storewide sale 70s Blue…

PicassoMuse
$32.3

Vintage Healthtex Marle…

$20

Ivory Pointelle Bobble …

$25

50s Pointelle Cardigan …

$42

Vintage 1960s Pink Poin…

$48

1970s. taupe pointelle …

$18

1970s peplum sweater / …

$24

Vintage Mint Sea Foam G…

$32

vintage 70s cream lace …

$32

SALE Sexy Vintage 1960s…

$17.99

Vintage Pointelle Sweat…

liketotallyvin…
$18

1950s Pointelle Cardiga…

$29

25% CLEARANCE SALE 70s …

$31.5

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