Family Sports: Knit and Crochet
I immediately grabbed this knitting pattern when I saw the Nehru jacket on the cover. In the 60s, the Nehru jacket made its way into US men’s fashions via the Beatles when they played Shea Stadium in 1965. When I was a kid, some relative showed up for a holiday dressed in a Nehru jacket with a nice set of beaded necklaces. My grandfather calling him a “damn hippy.” By the time the 1970s were in full swing, the Nehru jacket was a distant memory and fashionable men were sporting the oh-so-awful leisure suit. I can’t decide which is worse: 80s parachute pants or the leisure suit. Feel free to debate this topic in the comments.
By the way, would someone really want to knit or crochet a Nehru jacket?