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August 31

Stitchcraft Freebie: Twin Set

Today’s freebie pattern comes from the July 1949 edition of Stitchcraft magazine.

Click on the following link to download the pattern as a pdf: Twin Set Pattern.

Click here to add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue or Favorites.

Truth be told, I’m not so crazy about the jumper on this twin set, it seems a bit long and shapeless.  What I’m head over heels about is the cardigan!

B&W Jumper Image:

Kinda long, kinda shapeless (and I dislike the long armscye on this also).  This is just my personal preference.  I prefer styles shaped like this one.  Being short, I know it won’t work on my body, but I could totally see this working on you long-torsoed gals.

The cardigan on the other hand is swoon-worthy:

Lots of cute buttons: check
Cinched waist with ribbing: check
Easy to knit with just enough stitch detail: check!

This pattern is made to fit a 34-36 inch busted gal and isn’t multi-sized.  :(  But this one could be resized quite easily after you know your knitting gauge.

This pattern calls for a slightly heavy weight fingering yarn with 7.5 sts per inch and 10 rows per inch.

The rows of what looks like stripes, is achieved by working 2 rows in moss stitch (alternating k1,p1’s).  And that’s really it.  Oh… and the waist section is done using a ribbed k1,p1 for 20 rows or 2 inches.

What do you guys think?  I think it’s a perfect cardigan for the upcoming fall season!
As always, be sure to drop me a line if there’s a particular pattern you’d like to see up here.  I got them all!  :)

Hope you all have a great, long Labor Day weekend.  See you next Tuesday after the break.  :)

  1. Camille / Aug 31 2012

    Love the cardi! Thanks so much for sharing. (Have you put it into the Ravelry database yet?)

    • Liz / Aug 31 2012

      No, I haven’t gotten any of my scans in Ravelry yet. It’s on my to-do list though. :)

  2. Rachel / Sep 3 2012

    Lovely! Have pinned this one (the cardigan anyway). maybe one day I’ll be a good (or corageous) enough knitter to try something like this one.

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