Friday, July 18, 2014

A Feather-weight blouse, c. late 1930s (Sun-Glo Knitting Book 41, for Matrons)

Ah, the good old 'matron' sized knitting patterns - normally really lovely knits, but styled on frumpy women. Sun-Glo Book 41 comes from the late 1930s (probably 1938-39) as it's not yet printed to war economy standard.

This 6th Curvy Month pattern is actually a really lovely piece of knitting, but the styling leaves a bit to be desired (so feel free to gloss over that).

free vintage knitting pattern 1940s stitch in time 1930s plus size large 38 40 42 sweater jumper blouse

The body is knit in moss-stitch, with a 'Frost Flowers' lace panel running up the centre front and back. (According to Barbara Walker, this is a deceptively easy lace stitch). The lace sleeves are puffed, and the neckline is finished with a pointed collar and bow.

This pattern is definitely going on my Must-Do list! I would love to see it in bright yellow, or acid green.

Size for a 38/40 and 40/42 inch bust. Requires fingering weight yarn and 3.25mm and 2mm needles, and I hope you like it!

1 comment:

Jessica Cangiano said...

Great design! I could see this looking fabulous with a pencil skirt for the office now or just as lovely with high waisted jeans while raking leaves come fall time.

♥ Jessica

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