I don't know too many Neryls. My mum knew two at the time I was born and liked the name. Now you can knit the 'Neryl' sweater! My friend Blin stumbled across this old Patons knitting book. You can also knit the Shelda cape and Anthea cardi. I can't find a date but I'd say it's early 50's. Stylish huh!