just beginning, 1972-2000
Designs for The Knittery
In 1972, Cashin opened The Knittery, a company for one-of-a-kind
handknit sweaters that were knit into shape, rather than cut and
sewn. That year, she also was inducted into the Coty Hall of Fame.
In response to receiving the highest honor in American fashion,
at age 64, she commented "But, I am just beginning." She continued
to design for Sills and Coach, as well as create lines of country
clothes, leather and knit hats and gloves, fur coats, canvas tote
bags, umbrellas, robes, and nightgowns. As Bill Blass commented,
"Bonnie is simply the enduring American designer."
for the knittery