Sunday, January 04, 2015

Happy New Year, and a happy new cardigan!

I hope you all had a fantastic start to 2015 - bedtime for us was 11pm, it's no secret I'm a nana!

And to celebrate the new year, how about a quick and easy 1940s cardigan in thick wool? The simple stitch would be great for a novice knitter, so if your new year's resolution was learning to knit this could be the pattern for you.

I really like the strong shoulders and nipped waist!

free vintage knitting patterns 1940s cardigan patons and baldwins

'Belinda' comes from Patons and Baldwins No. 172, circa 1944-1945.
The yarn is Patons Bonny, a 12-ply weight (or bulky weight) yarn, and is knitted up on 5.5mm and 6.5mm needles.

Finished sizes of 34 inch and 37 inch.


Tasha said...

Ooh love this! It's cold as can be here now, so anything heavier than DK is a must. Definitely adding to my queue. Happy New Year to you both!! xx

Rebecca said...

Happy New Year! Thank you from a very novice knitter!

Ette Ett said...

Not exactly a New Year's resolution, in fact learning to knit has been on my list much longer.
Love the style and the simplicity of this pattern, maybe I should really give this a try.
Thank you so much for posting this!

Bex said...

Happy New Year to you and Mel too! And I can totally see you in this cardigan ;) x

Bex said...

Give it a go! ;) xxx

Cherry Darling said...

It's darn near impossible to find vintage patterns in thicker weight yarns, what a great find!! Thank you for sharing, not like I don't already have my next 3 sweaters already planned, but I think this just might jump to the top of the list soon. Happy New Year to you, I look forward to another year of reading your blog.

She Knits in Pearls

Desiree said...

I want to be a decent knitter. Might attempt it. It will of course be 80 degrees before I finish...

Heidi Fasteraune said...

Looks that the model is Ingrid Bergman???

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