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Original Vintage 1940 Womens Ribbed Jumper Knitting Pattern

This knitting pattern for this women's ribbed jumper was first featured in the 21 September 1940 issue of Woman's Weekly. The original...
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This knitting pattern for this women's ribbed jumper was first featured in the 21 September 1940 issue of Woman's Weekly.

The original instructions say; Worked at a tension of 7 sts to the inch in width with No.9 pins, the measurements on the diagram are attained without stretching the ribs, but owing to the elasticity of a rib pattern, this jumper will comfortably expand to a bust measurement of 38 inches.


To fit up to bust size 91-97cm/ 36-38in

Actual measurements 86cm/ 34in

Length to back neck 45 cm/ 18 in

Sleeve seam All sizes 48cm/ 19in

Materials needed:

7 ounces (199g) of Greenock Super Fingering 3 ply (Yarn information)

A pair of each No.19 and No.12 Stratnoid knitting pins
Set of four double No.12 pointed knitting pins

Skill Level: Advanced
Additional Info
Additional Info
Product Code WL122
Brand Woman's Weekly
Pattern Craft Knitting
Pattern Collection Vintage
Difficulty Advanced


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