Monday, February 09, 2015

Poll Results, and a pattern from 1939/1940

Well, the poll results are in!

The most popular decade voted for was the 1940s, followed by the 1950s and 1930s.
The most popular knitted item is jumpers, followed closely by cardigans.

I've had some special requests as well, so I'll do my best to find some patterns for those too.

Well, since the 1940s is so popular - here's Aileen, a jumper-cardigan (looks like a cardigan, but it's actually a jumper/sweater).

This pattern comes from Patons & Baldwins Specialty Knitting Book No.128 - printed at the start of WWII, due to the economy colouring of the booklet.

I just love that stitch pattern.

To fit a 34 inch bust
Requires fingering weight wool, and 2.75mm and 4mm needles.


Jessica Cangiano said...

Faux cardigans are so charming! Seeing this pattern of one again reminds me that it would be such an easy style to reproduce just by sewing some buttons to a thrifted sweater/jumper that looked the vintage part (especially if one wasn't a knitter, I mean).

♥ Jessica

SWD said...

I'm glad you said what a jumper-cardigan was - I have several of them in my library (from Trove) but wasn't sure what exactly that meant. :)

Tegan said...

That model looks like my grandmother did in high school (she'd have been 10 or 11 at the start of WWII). The same careless yet maintained windward curls, a similar face shape and expression - I had to look twice!

Bonita Vear said...

Such a pretty cardigan! Thank you for sharing. :)

bonita of Lavender & Twill

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