I initially picked up this pattern because I loved the colours used in the picture and the fantastic hairstyles. When I looked at it more closely I realised that it featured two fabulous early 1940s jumper patterns. The green one is called 'ribbed sweater with fancy yoke' and the red one is called 'jumper in fancy stitch'. I like that a lot, not much detail given but 'fancy' conjures up a good image.
I love knitting from vintage patterns, especially those from the 1940s and 1950s so when I was asked to knit this jumper I was really pleased and excited. Knitting from vintage patterns can be an interesting journey as they often assume a certain level of knowledge, use techniques or stitches that are no longer common and often do not write out the full instructions, leading to a certain amount of educated guesswork! However, this is what makes it interesting. Also, nothing beats a hand knitted jumper which keeps as close to the original pattern as possible if you are after an authentic vintage look.
|The completed back showing back opening.|
|The back opening is closed with four buttons. A row of single crochet|
is worked down one side and loops are made to fasten the buttons.
|The front, showing the armhole shaping.|
|A close up of the fancy yoke!|
|The sleeves showing the shoulder and top of sleeve shaping.|
As the jumper came together it was very exciting and I am really proud of the end result. It is definitely fancy and I like that!
|The finished article.|