Stitchcraft Freebie: The Knock About Jumper
Today’s freebie is brought to you once again by Stitchcraft magazine. But instead of another 50’s pattern, this pretty little jumper is from the January 1936 edition.
Click on the following link to download the pattern as a pdf: Knockabout Jumper Pattern.
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I simply love vintage knits from the 30’s and 40’s. They have a special charm to them, don’t you think?
The pattern is written for a girl in her early teen’s, but in reading the description I was surprised to see that the model is actually only 14 years old. Maybe it’s the shading but she looks to me in her late teens or early 20’s!
The tension is given as 5.5 stitches over and inch wide and 8 rows to and inch for height. Coupled with a US size 4 (or US size 5) knitting needle, this would be a sport weight yarn. *Yay* A non-fingering weight knit that looks slim & chic!
The semi-downfall to this pattern is that only one size is given and it’s for a 31″ bust. But since the pattern stitch is quite simple, you could just cast on for the number of stitches you need for your measurements and work it up accordingly.
I’m about to embark on a 3.5 hour car ride and I feel like starting a new project. I’m highly debating starting this jumper or making the ascot & beret pattern that I posted here.
I’m not sure how I’ll ever decide between the two! I may have to see what yarn I have in my stash and let that be the deciding factor.
Hope you all have a great weekend!