Some things about the 80s were cool. Super Mario Brothers. Pac Man. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But let's face it, many things about the 80s sucked, and nothing sucked more than the sweaters. Anybody who lived through that particular decade will know what we're talking about, but for those of you who missed it, check out these sweaters to see how lucky you are. They come from Wit Knits, a funny Tumblr that posts pictures of sweaters taken from a real knitting pattern book from 1986. The author describes the patterns as "lively and original" - how would YOU describe them? Let us know in the comments!

More info: Wit Knits (h/t: sobadsogood)

#1

Sign Of Success

Sign Of Success

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

I'd rather have the parrot.

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#2

A Wooing Frog

A Wooing Frog

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Silent Skeleton
Community Member
4 years ago

Add sleeves, take away the v neck and corduroys and I'd wear this cute sweater haha

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#3

Pigs Might Fly

Pigs Might Fly

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

This one's actually not that bad.

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#4

Sunny Side Up

Sunny Side Up

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GKRD
Community Member
4 years ago

Let there be not this sweater, ever!

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#5

Fresh Fruit

Fresh Fruit

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Intensive Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

Whoa, a badass, holds a pineapple while wearing a banana sweater

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

A nononformist....but the for the obvious preference for these trousers.

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

Not 'a peeling'

Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

A t-shirt for Minions

Monkey D. Luffy
Community Member
4 years ago

This man really enjoys his fruits. Nothing with that I guess.

Joel Ei
Community Member
4 years ago

That's because he's a fruit.

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Liz Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

Gwen Stefani made a song about that sweater 20-30 years later!

Howie Berry
Community Member
4 years ago

Christopher Biggins!

Robyn Denton
Community Member
4 years ago

Thank God he's got the shag pile covered this time.

Punk_Rock_Princess
Community Member
4 years ago

40 year old virgin - part two

Susanna Vesna
Community Member
4 years ago

80s Thuglife! B-)

Megan Wade
Community Member
4 years ago

PINE SNAP

Abigail Lia
Community Member
4 years ago

I would actually wear that sweater.

Khairulnizam Borhan
Community Member
4 years ago

PPaP

Jamall Anderson
Community Member
4 years ago

KYS

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#6

Protected Species

Protected Species

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Savage1621
Community Member
4 years ago

Ok I will admit this is probably the only one I would wear especially because I love pandas

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#7

Key To Success

Key To Success

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Silent Skeleton
Community Member
4 years ago

remove the scarf and it's kinda cute

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#8

Counting Sheep

Counting Sheep

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Kristel Bijnen
Community Member
4 years ago

Dunno, but on kids these days, (and some still now) it looks pretty cute!

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#9

Toucan Play

Toucan Play

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Arabella Atlee
Community Member
4 years ago

Cute for an ugly sweater party

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#10

Come Rain, Come Shine

Come Rain, Come Shine

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

Not that bad for a kids sweater

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#11

Over The Rainbow

Over The Rainbow

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Marusia Gavrilets
Community Member
4 years ago

I like this one! Really! Truly

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#12

Cool Cat

Cool Cat

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Silent Skeleton
Community Member
4 years ago

get rid of the bracelet, necklace, earrings and hair and the sweater is just fine haha

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#13

Cat And Mouse

Cat And Mouse

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

it's cute, but in the store only

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#14

Wee Scottie

Wee Scottie

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Keira Winterich
Community Member
4 years ago

FIRST!And this is my fav one

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#15

Burning Bright

Burning Bright

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Grrr! I would say the same if I would need to wear this.

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#16

Sax Appeal

Sax Appeal

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Anna Barczak
Community Member
4 years ago

I saw something like this on my friend 20 years ago, his mother knitted it, and even then it looked awfull....Now I know where she got her idea from.....

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#17

Sundae Best

Sundae Best

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Savage1621
Community Member
4 years ago

Those were the best ice cream cones when I was because I always had a surprise of chocolate at the bottom

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#18

Knitability

Knitability

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

the colors! my god! blue, green,red,yellow,brown..

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#19

High Flyer

High Flyer

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Erika Daniel
Community Member
4 years ago

Hey this one is cute for a little kid!

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#20

Heart And Diamond

Heart And Diamond

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Savage1621
Community Member
4 years ago

That one is actually kind of cute if you wore black leggings with it

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#21

Cat Fancy

Cat Fancy

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Kristel Bijnen
Community Member
4 years ago

Add some waistline and this could still be nice on people these days

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#22

Bear Necessity

Bear Necessity

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

40 years old virgin

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#23

Paletteable

Paletteable

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Jewel Farmer
Community Member
4 years ago

One shimmy or shake, and that sweater would fall right off of her! XD

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#24

Electric Strawberry

Electric Strawberry

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sunnyrei82
Community Member
4 years ago

I like this one. I would wear it.

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#25

Bow Belle

Bow Belle

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Jewel Farmer
Community Member
4 years ago

They added fake freckles on her? O.o

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#26

Cock A Doodle Doo

Cock A Doodle Doo

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Jewel Farmer
Community Member
4 years ago

Disclaimer: Flashy waist-belt not included.

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#27

All At Sea

All At Sea

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Misty Pal
Community Member
4 years ago

Like how the wife's wearing the Captain one, coz back in those times you'd expect the guy to wear it right?

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#28

Cat On A Mat

Cat On A Mat

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Susanna Vesna
Community Member
4 years ago

I like the colour combination here

#29

Baby Bear

Baby Bear

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

That one is cute...for up to 6 year olds.

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#30

Snail Style

Snail Style

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Dana C.
Community Member
4 years ago

This is actually cute!

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#31

As Modern As Tomorrow

As Modern As Tomorrow

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

Robot ♥

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#32

British Bulldog

British Bulldog

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over opinionated
Community Member
4 years ago

I can't even... I think I just died a little inside...

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#33

Funny Face

Funny Face

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Anonymous Hobiest
Community Member
4 years ago

I like the off-the-shoulder look

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#34

Bear Essential

Bear Essential

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Jeffery Stricklin
Community Member
4 years ago

This is John Inman, an actor that was in a British TV show called "Are You Being Served?" 1972-1985

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#35

Parrot Fashion

Parrot Fashion

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Kath Whathername
Community Member
4 years ago

Are you being served... with flair heh

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#36

Full Steam Ahead

Full Steam Ahead

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Abigail Maute
Community Member
4 years ago

the guys looks like it's done with being a sweater and is just melting away.

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#37

Tally Ho

Tally Ho

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

One size smaller and it might be more or less fashionable even.

#38

Sweet Sixteen

Sweet Sixteen

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Aprille Johnston-Park
Community Member
4 years ago

Decaf. Make the switch.

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#39

Poodle N Puss

Poodle N Puss

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Andrea Ulrich
Community Member
4 years ago

The hair is much more disturbing than the sweater!

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#40

Horse Sense

Horse Sense

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Monkey D. Luffy
Community Member
4 years ago

He's reading a book about gardening?

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#41

Puppy Power

Puppy Power

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Jenny Bell
Community Member
4 years ago

This kid is threatening af

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#42

Watch The Birdie

Watch The Birdie

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phattiusmax
Community Member
4 years ago

Pair it with some plaid knickers and it'd be totally appropriate for golfing

#43

First Class Male

First Class Male

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Stephanie Hutner
Community Member
4 years ago

The crap people wear now aren't any better.

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