How Much is that Kitten Sweater in the Window?

How Much is that Kitten Sweater in the Window?





Vintage 1950s red pullover sweater, a classic! Ribbed waistband, cuffs and neckline. Made of 100% virgin wool.




1950s cardigan – kitten sweater – Glenayr Kitten Brand cardigan – gold and brown houndstooth – preppy – vintage cardigan





Glenayr Kitten Vintage Womens Cardigan, Womens Blue Sweater, Sz 16 Wool Polyester Top, Made in Canada Sweater Cardigan









This is a gorgeous 100% wool Sweater made by Glenayr KITTEN. Features an argyle pattern of beige, mustard and brown.




                                       Elaine Louise Dick

January 29, 1935 – May 02, 2013

Obituary for Elaine Louise Dick-Glenayr Knitting Mill Alumni

Elaine Louise Dick (Maiden name Dean) Born in Toledo, Ontario on January 29th, 1935 – Passed away in Lanark, Ontario on May 2nd, 2013 Elaine, who cherished her family, passed away at home with her husband, daughter, and grandson, at the age of 78 years old, following a difficult battle with cancer and will be sadly missed. Elaine had 12 brothers and sisters, and was the second oldest daughter of the late Albert Dean and Nellie (Catchpole) of Plum Hollow, Ontario.

When Elaine was in her early 30s, she left Ontario and travelled to Didsbury, Alberta to marry Calvin Jack Dick. For 40 years, she worked a variety of jobs alongside her husband on a small mixed beef farm. Elaine had fond memories of being a caregiver in the Didsbury Region and described it as a job that gave her much joy.

Prior to her move west, she spoke often of her time spent as a “mender” at the Glenayr Knitting Mill in Lanark, Ontario where she worked after her mother’s death when she returned home, from Toronto, to help her father care for her younger siblings. In 2007, Elaine and Calvin moved back to Lanark, Ontario where she spent the last few years of her life surrounded by her siblings, numerous nieces, and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her immediate family. Elaine loved to dance, enjoyed music and concerts, playing cards, was a gifted knitter and canner, and took every opportunity to travel to various places. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and was a dedicated grandmother. Elaine is survived by her husband Calvin, daughter Talva, and grandson Ethan. She is pre-deceased by her parents and siblings; Gerald, Joy, George, and Sharon. She is survived by her siblings Charles, Gary, Ross, David, Albert, Richard, Randy, and Debra.



Marge Mitchell
Marge Mitchell My Mom loved that “Kitten store”…she lived just north of Hopetown on Bow Lake Road with my Dad in their cottage on the Clyde. Everyone that came to visit shopped in the Kitten store and the shoe store up midway on the hill…she loved the shoe store on Bridge Street (Ken’s Shoe Store) in Carleton Place. .so many super memories…no wonder I love this area.
Karen Blackburn Chenier
Karen Blackburn Chenier My dad ,Ken Blackburn, had the shoe store in Carleton Place,”Ken’s Discount”. He sold Naturalizers at discount prices way before the trend of discount stores.LOL I worked there as a teenager as did my youngest brother and literally BUSLOADS of shoppers would come on Saturdays . They would buy shoes at Dad’s store,hop on the bus and head to Lanark to the Kitten Mill.There was a discount shoe store in Lanark later on but it was the “competition” not run by Dad.Fun times indeed.


Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.



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Stories from the Old Kitten Mill

Down by the Old Kitten Mill

Linda’s Mail Bag– Do You Have any Info on my Blanket?

You’re from the Village of Lanark You Say?

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

4 responses »

  1. Hello,

    I’m wondering if the style of the tags is indicative of the production year? I found a sweater with the same tag as the ivory sweater in your post and I’m wondering how old it is. In fact, my sweater looks similar, only red in colour.


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