Did you know ?In the early 20th century knitwear becomes fashionable outerwear . In the 1920s , patterned knitwear became popular , and the 30s became the era of sporting clothes, bathing costumes and jersey-knit dresses. Figure huggings sweaters / jumpers became available in the 40s whilst the 50s see the production of the knitted suit . The 60s launch the knitted mini dress and striped and preppy sweaters / jumpers become available . In the 70s casual , chunky knits and cardigans are fashionable .In the 1970s unisex knitwear becomes popula with both men and women , whilst in the 90s androgynous styles of knitwear are the height of style.