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Publication numberUS2099431 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 16, 1937
Filing dateDec 28, 1936
Priority dateDec 28, 1936
Publication numberUS 2099431 A, US 2099431A, US-A-2099431, US2099431 A, US2099431A
InventorsHenry Reeb
Original AssigneeFriendly Knitting Mills Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2099431 A
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Patented Nov. 16, 1937 i., ,UNHED- STATES swEA'rER Henry Reeb, Brooklyn, N. Y., assigner tou-Friendly KnittingMills, Inc., Brooklyrnl. X5., a corporation of' New-York l .Application December 28, 1936, Serial No.' 117,755*

" 1 Claim. (Cl. z -126i n parts, hereinafterl described and exhibited inthe This: invention' relates to; improvementsY in sweaters and knittedgarments.

Sleeveless sweatersat.times, are found to be However, under certain circumstances;,for. outdoor purposes, sleeves are highly desirable- Heretofore, it has beennecessary to have two sweaters, that is,,one Vwith sleeves and one withoutsleeves, in order to be equipped for :various weather con-,` ditions" and circumstances@ wherein one or: the other of the two. types of sweaters.. should be worn.

. It is an .objectl of this. invention.v to provide.; a, sweat/erf having... sleeves; which can be. readily. attached: ordetached from' the `main body of, the.

sweater; i

- 11am, aware thatzheretofore therehas:beenipro.e vided .nether garments .z and; other;v` articles: of, y wearing apparel with detachable s1eeves,.butzin thes'ei garmentsthe sleeves have been attached by overlapping of the marginal edges of the sleeves and the main body portion of the garn ment; and the sleeves and the main body portion have been secured to each other by means of a cord or lace passing through eyelets or definitely formed holes in the marginal edges of the main body portion and sleeves. Also, there has been provided reenforcing means secured to the sleeves of garments, said sleeves being provided with hems and fastening devices in the form of hooks and eyes, or buttons. Such arrangements no doubt would be satisfactory for undergarments which are not exposed; but obviously would be unsightly and undesirable in an outer garment such as a sweater as herein considered.

A further object is to provide means for readily attaching or detaching sleeves from the mainV body of the sweater, the detaching means in no way altering the general appearance of the sweater, in fact, adding an artistic effect to the same. By means of my invention, it is possible to have 'the main body of the sweater of one color and the sleeves of different colors. In accordance with the invention the sleeves are attached to the main body of the sweater by means of a ribbon or cord which is passed through the knitting adjacent the edges of the sleeves and though the adjacent knitted portion of the main body of the sweater. lIf desired, the means employed can be of a diierent color fromthe main body and the sleeves. Y

These and other advantageous objects, which will later appear, are accomplished by the simple and practical construction and arrangement of accompanying' drawing, formingpart hereof, and inwhich:v 'Y

Fig'l' is aperspective view of a sweater hav-v ingrdetachable Asleeves in accordance with myY invention, Y v

Fig-.5214s l aperspective View showing in detail the manner in which thesleevesare attached to themainbody ofthesweater, Y

- Figi isan enlargedfragmentary View showingtheim'annerjof securing the marginal edge offthesleeve-to themarginal edge of the main b'ody ofithe garment, by simply` passing through the interstices ofthe knitted marginal edges'of thel sleeves4 and garment,'preferably a ribbon,

cord oril thei'like, valthough anyf other suitable means'rmayfbe employed,

:l-Fig'.' 4is`a view of a slightly modied formr of the inventioniniwhich the. marginal edges of the arm holesnof thecmainv bodyr and the sleeve are provided with suitable loops or scallops to receive the securing means,

Fig. 5 is a View of a slightly modied form in which the main body and the sleeve are knitted in a manner which provides numerous apertures to receive the cord or ribbon,

Fig. 6 is an enlarged view of a section of Fig. 5, showing the manner of securing the marginal edges of the sleeve to the marginal edges of the main body of the garment by passing the securing means through the apertures formed therein, and

Fig. 7 is an enlarged view of the marginal edge shown in Fig. 3, showing the manner in which the securing means is passed through the interstices of the knitted marginal edge.

Referring to the drawing, in Fig. 1 there is shown a knitted sweater having a main body portion I and sleeves 2. The main body has the front and rear portions thereof secured to'each,` other by means of a ribbon or cord 3. The sleeves are attached to the main body I by means ofribbons orcords 4 which preferably are, provided with tips 5 made of any suitable material, which enables the ribbons or cords to be readily passed through the interstices Yof the knitted parts as shown.

From the above description it will be seen that the sleeves can be readily detached from or secured to the main body of the sweater whenever desired, the marginal edges 6 of the main body,

and marginal edges l of the sleeves being' finished so that when the sleeves are detached the sweater has a finished appearance, and when attached by means of the ribbon or the like has a decidedly improved appearance. Without the sleeves the sweater can be conveniently worn under a coat if desired.

It Will be noted that the marginal edges of the sleeves abut the marginal edges of the body portion and said marginal edges do not overlap. By liavingthe marginal edges of the sleeve and the marginal edges of the body portion abut each other, when they are secured together by means of a ribbon or cord passing through the knitting, the nal result in appearance is the same as if the sleeves had been knitted directly to the main body portion, The cord or ribbon readily passes through the marginal edges, which are loosely woven or knitted; and as the cord or ribbon is Withdrawn, the material of the marginal edges automatically closes so that no trace is left in the marginal edges, of the passage of the cord or ribbon therethrough.

Inasmuch as the sleeves and body garment are secured together by means of a ribbon or cord, Without any extraneous means, which ribbon or cord can be made of the same yarn as used for making the sweater, it will be seen that this arrangement lends itself well for various color combinations. For example, the main body of the sweater may be in one color, such as pink, and the sleeves of a different color, such as blue. Also, the ribbon or cord may be of still another color. Obviously, by means of this arrangement, a person can obtain the eiect of having a plurality of different sweaters by merely having one main body portion and detachable sleeves of different colors.

In Fig. 4 is shown a modied form of the invention in which the marginal edges 6 and 1 of the main body and the sleeves are provided with a plurality of spaced loops or scallops 8 which receive the ribbon or cord and obviate the necessity of passing the ribbon or cord through the knitted portions as described in connection with Figs. 1 to 3.

In Fig. 6 is shown a main body portion I of the sweater, the marginal edge 6 of which comprises a plurality of small knitted areas 9 spaced from each other, thus providing apertures I through which the ribbon or cord may pass for attaching a sleeve to the main body portion.

It will be noted that when the sleeve is attached to the main body portion, there is no overlapping of the marginal edges of the sleeve and main body portion, therefore, the sweater, after the ribbon or cord has been applied has a better finished appearance, than if the sleeves were knitted directly to the main body portion.

'Ihe foregoing disclosure is to be regarded as descriptive and illustrative only, and not as restrictive or limitative of the invention, of which obviously many `embodiments may be constructed, including many modifications, without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention set forth in the appended claim. Y

Having `thus described my invention, what I claimA as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

In a knitted garment, a main body portion having arm openings encircled by relatively loosely knitted marginal edges, sleeves attachable to said main body portion, said sleeves having loosely knitted marginal edges abutting the Vmarginal edges of the main body portion, the abutting portions of the marginal edges of the Vsleeves and the marginal edges of the main body portion having substantially the same peripheral dimensions and ribbons or cords passing through the loosely knitted marginal edges for detachably securing the sleeves in non-overlapping positions With relation to the main body portion.


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U.S. Classification2/126, D02/750
International ClassificationA41D27/00, A41D27/10
Cooperative ClassificationA41D27/10
European ClassificationA41D27/10