First, there was the Childs Petal Cardigan, put out in Book 158 (Jiffy Knit Patterns). It's a delightful little pattern with the petal design across the yoke, elbow length sleeves and just the right amount of ribbing. I'm sure it was knit by many a mother.
The popularity was well noted in that Coats and Clarks duplicated the pattern to a misses size and issued it in 1968 in their Book 185, Quick Fashions.
I've seen some reference that they patterns may actually go back to 1952, however, I've not seen an actual picture that quite matches up.
If you happen to know anything more, I'd really appreciate learning more about the design.
Thanks for dropping by,