Thursday, May 21, 2015

Free Pattern: A Men's Pullover in Diamond Pattern, c. 1935

Jakk has such great taste when it comes to clothes - I just wish I was a faster knitter so I could make her everything she wants.

Case in point - we were watching Miss Marple: The Blue Geranium the other night and Jakk mentioned how much she loved the vest George Pritchard was wearing.









 





















I had a flick through some old Stitchcraft Magazines, and viola, The Diamond Pullover. 
(The Blue Geranium was written in 1932-1933, and this pattern is from Stitchcraft November 1935 - pretty close).





























The pattern also recommends a colourway of bottle green and beige! The instructions come in both written and charted, and I hope you enjoy it.

To fit: 36-38 inch chest
Needles: 2.75mm and 3.75mm
Yarn: Fingering





5 comments:

Claire Gittins said...

Thanks for sharing Bex. The diamond pattern is great. I'm imagining that being worked on the front of a cardigan....could look quite preppy?

Bex said...

Sounds great!

Jenn said...

Love it! Wish I had someone to knit it for!

Jessica Cangiano said...

It really is a strikingly lovely style of sweater vest. It's a shame more folks, guys and gals alike, don't wear knits like this any more. They're really elegant and tons of fun, too.

Happy knitting!
♥ Jessica

Jayne M said...

I've always loved those diamond vests - maybe I'll have to knit this one when I get up to 1935!

 
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