Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Curvy Month Pattern: Stella, a lady's jumper design (Patons Speciality Knitting No. 117)

I really love the tinted colours of this Patons knitting pattern - the mauve and darker purple look really stylish together. Another reason the early Patons and Baldwins are some of my favourites.

free vintage knitting pattern 1940s patons sweater jumper large size
































I believe this pattern is from around 1939/1940 and I really wanted to share it with you because the neckline is detailed so well. Check out how those cables beautifully flow into the collar - just lovely!
















The body is knitted in moss-stitch, with cable detail running up the sleeves and the body of the jumper. Unusually, the jumper calls for 4mm needles with fingering weight yarn, so I'd imagine this would be a light (and fast) knit.

Finished size of 37 inches.
Requires 4mm needles (straight and double points) on fingering weight yarn.

3 comments:

Jessica Cangiano said...

Beautiful sweater!!! I've always had a soft spot in my heart for cable knits.

♥ Jessica

Helena said...

This looks lovely! What do we call "finger weight yarn" now? (I'm in the UK.)

Bex said...

Jessica - me too! I rarely knit them though because I'm lazy (eep hehe).

Helena - fingering weight yarn is still fingering weight, i.e. 4ply or sock weight :). Hope that helps xx

 
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