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Difference between boy & girl sweaters

Posted by socks12345 (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 17, 08 at 19:01

Is the difference between boy & girl sweater patterns just the buttons? I guess they are on the left for a girl and on the right for a boy?

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RE: Difference between boy & girl sweaters

Buttonholes on the right side, for females, and on the left, for boys...styles don't matter much, I wouldn't think...I mean, a crew neck is a crew neck is a crew neck..ditto for a cardigan...the differences are with the colors and yarns used.

RE: Difference between boy & girl sweaters

My mother-in-law taught my husband a little saying to help remember this. "Right over left for women (cuz we're always right!) and men get left over."

RE: Difference between boy & girl sweaters

That's cute. I'm over 50 and still have to look at a shirt to verify. I just could never remember. But I won't forget anymore. Thank you for that.

RE: Difference between boy & girl sweaters

Does anyone know WHY there is this difference? It makes absolutely no sense to me and would anyone REALLY notice if the buttons were on the "wrong" side of the placket?


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