Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Doris Day's Jumper for you to knit! c. 1950s

Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff  (Doris Day) is one my favourite actors, inspiring my cat's name - Calamity Jane. Besides being an amazing singer, animal right's campaigner and appearing in 39 films, she's also a gay icon beloved by many (including me).

And now, you can knit her jumper!

It's a bit racey, with a plunging neckline accentuated with silver beads. To fit a 34-inch bust, its knit using a fingering weight crepe yarn on 2.75mm and 3mm needles.

I hope you enjoy it!


Andi B. Goode said...

I will probably never knit this but thank-you for sharing! Doris is one of my favourite actresses, too. :D I'm working on a top 5 movie list in honour of her birthday at my movie blog, actually!
-Andi x

DaneMum said...

love this - Thanks!!!

YamYam said...

very lovely-I´ll count it on my to-do-list(soooo- long-list) ;) Ines

KnittingWallah said...

I adore Doris and this jumper. I'll defo be knitting this one soon. Thanks so much for posting!

smartygirl said...

love it!!

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