Thursday, November 12, 2015

Free Knitting Pattern: 1940's Novelty Seahorse Jacket (Home Budget 1948)

I can't get over how amazing this cardigan-jacket is!

free vintage knitting patterns 1940s cardigan australian cotton sweater home budget 1948 donna reed

Seahorses with sequin bubbles coming out of their mouths!

I would wear this everyday until it fell apart. The details are fabulous:
- wavy edge trim
- strong 1940's shoulders
- nipped waist

The lovely cover model is Donna Reed, and I love their colour combination of pale pink with green felt seahorses.

Australian Home Budget was very similar to Women's Weekly and this pattern is from May 1948.

To Fit: 34 and 36 inch busts
Yarn: Astor Duchess (fingering weight cotton)
Needles: 3.25mm or 3.75mm


nays said...

Thanks! Definitely different! I think it would be a pretty special cardigan even without the seahorses. That wavy edge is divine.

Sandra said...

Beautiful. Adding this to the queue
Thanks for sharing these wonderful designs.

Kurosakuranbo said...

Oh my! That is just the cutest little thing ever.
Sadly I cannot knit but I can cut felt and stick it on a cardi!

DCHartist CSNY said...

OMG I wish I could knit! Seahorses with sequin bubbles, amazing. Hmmm...perhaps I can sew something like it in a sweater knit? This is so incredible, and I thought that looked like Donna Reed, love her. Thanks so much for sharing.

Jessica Cangiano said...

Love soooo much!!! This is one of the cutest vintage cardigan patterns I've ever seen. Total gem, Bex, thank you for sharing!

♥ Jessica

matkailijakirppu said...

Ooh! This is so lovely! Have to make time to knit this! Thanks for sharing the pattern! :)

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