Setesdal sweater Nordic 1950s handknit wool | M unisex

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Size: men’s S-M / women’s M-L
Chest: measures 39” flat, and will stretch up to 42” max. (best fit for 37 to 40”)
Waist: measures 38” flat and unstretched
Width at hem: 39” flat and unstretched
Length: 23” from shoulder to hem in front
Back of neck to hem: 23.5”
Underarm to hem length: 14.5”
Sleeve length: 19.5” measured from (dropped?) shoulder seam
Shoulder to shoulder: 18” from (dropped?) shoulder seam to seam
Label: none, but almost certainly made in Norway

This circa 1950s hand-knit wool sweater has a traditional Norwegian “Setesdal” design in ivory and black, At the split-front neckline, a colorfully-embroidered black wool felt yoke is secured with silver metal clasps. The pullover sweater features the classic knitting patterns originating in the Setesdal valley, located in central/southern Norway. Ribbed knit trim edges the hem and sleeve cuffs. The extra warm and cozy, chunky wool is unlined. It is in very good condition, with a few dropped stiches in the hand-knit pattern, and one tiny mend at the lower front (close-up photo). We see this circa 1950s, authentic vintage, Scandinavian wool sweater as unisex, but it does have a relatively short sleeve measurement. This is possibly the result of what looks like a dropped shoulder seam design—please check the measurements for more size details.