Lana's post today reminded me that I have a vintage Coats & Clark pattern booklet from 1968 which features some ... interesting looks. Pretty much everything in it is knitted with four strands of yarn, and man, does it show.
This is the "moss-stitch striped dress." I know that as a small-framed woman, I like to encase myself in giant bulky acrylic monstrosities on a regular basis. It makes me appear larger to predators. I do dig the swingin' fencenet stockings though.
Here we have the "honeycomb-pattern coat." Can you imagine wearing this thing over the dress? You could get stabbed with a steak knife and never feel it.