Vintage College Letter Sweater - Traditional College Sweaters

Vintage College Letter Sweater - Traditional College Sweaters. Remember this sweater, the classic traditional pullover letter sweater sold by so many college book stores in the 1940's and 1950's? Just about everyone wore one, back in the day. Now you can re-create this vintage favorite style. Shown here in natural ivory with a single large initial "H" knitted in navy at center front, the pullover sweater has drop-shoulder sleeve styling for a casual fit. The distinctive turned-under boat neck neckline is a traditional part of the design. Deeply ribbed cuffs and bottom edge complete the vintage look of this all-time American classic. Machine wash/dry.

Many of my customers have told me that this classic boat neck pullover style was often knitted in wool, rather than cotton, when it was popular years ago. Most of my designs are knitted in 100% medium weight cotton, but I do also offer wool yarn, a substantial Shetland-style wool. If you prefer a wool letter sweater, please let me know and we can discuss your colors. (Wool yarn is not shown on the website, although I hope to get to that soon.) Otherwise, if you do not specify wool, your letter sweater will be designed and custom knitted just for you in your choice of 100% medium weight cotton, which comes in 49 beautiful colors, as listed below.

vintage college letter sweater - traditional college sweaters

Vintage college letter sweater - traditional college sweaters

As shown in this photo, your letter will be knitted into the design of the sweater using a classic block style font. This block style letter is easy to read and instantly recognizable, making a clear, bold statement for all to see, showing your pride in your school.

traditional vintage college letter sweater - traditional college sweaters

Traditional vintage college letter

This photo shows a closeup of the neckline of the sweater, which is so distinctive. The neckline is a "boat neck", a wider, less deep neckline with an edge which is simply folded over and stitched down, without any ribbing or other type of trim, just as it was done in years past. Whatever happened to those sweaters, anyway? They are so hard to find - until now.

vintage letter sweater - boat neck neckline sweaters

Vintage letter sweater boat neck neckline

How to Place Your Order

Custom Design Sweater Studio accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express, as well as personal checks, money orders and PayPal.  A fifty percent deposit is due at the time an order is placed. (For example, a design which costs $300.00 will require a deposit of $150.00.)  The balance is due later, before the garment is being knitted. Full information regarding payments, deposits, customer privacy, wait times for delivery, shipping/handling, etc. is available at Store Policies.   If you have any questions, I am always here to help you toll free at 1-888-797-1088 or by email addressed to

There are a wide range of sizes available. Choose from the list of sizes, or have a custom size designed just for you.

The colors listed below are for 100% medium weight cotton yarn. If you are interested in wool yarn, please let me know by email and we can discuss the colors and price for your design knitted in 100% wool.

Order Vintage College Letter Sweater

Vintage College Letter Sweater

Catalog #2014a
Price: $295.00

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