This 1950s-style cropped sweater is based on Bugs Bunny’s disguise in the marvelous classic Warner Brothers short “Rabbit Seasoning.” It is one of several cartoons in which Bugs and Daffy Duck each try to convince Elmer Fudd to shoot the other. When Bugs dons this sweater, along with a wig and lipstick, Elmer is smitten! Poor Daffy. You can view the short here.

The real thing (if it wasn’t a cartoon) would most likely be knitted flat in pieces and seamed, with set-in sleeves, in a super-fine (by which I mean yarn weight) angora. This version is designed for the modern knitter, knitted top-down in one piece with minimal seaming, in a worsted weight wool-cotton blend.

The wide, square neckline and slightly puffed sleeves make this simple sweater look deceptively complex.

by Annika Barranti

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