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December 14

Stitchcraft Freebie: Such a Lovely Granny Sweater Pattern

Today’s pattern freebie comes from the February 1943 edition of Stitchcraft.  I think it’s quite funny that it was designed for “Granny” but I think it’s so pretty so I titled it the Lovely Granny Sweater.  Apparently I love me some granny-wear.  :)

Click on the following link to download the free pdf pattern: Such A Lovely Granny Sweater Pattern.

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This pattern is designed for two size ranges: a 32-34 bust range and a 36-38 bust range.  The gauge calls for 7 stitches per inch on size 9 knitting needles.  The needle conversion works out to 3.5mm or 3.75mm depending and the yarn would be a sport weight yarn (given the 7 stitches per inch).  Sport weight and multisized!

Due to the high neckline, there is a 2 button closure at the back of the neckline.

I don’t think this pattern is for the lighthearted knitter.  I got confused just reading the yoke section, but I’m sure I could figure it out if i had the actual yarn and needles working in my hands.  I’d just have to take it line by line and work through it.  Sometimes you just have to trust the pattern.  :)

Well guys, I hope you have a great weekend!  I actually have the whole day off and I’ve been debating how I am going to spend it.  I’m thinking about going to my fav local vintage shop and browsing around, getting a latte and then just vegging all day long.  I’ve burnt myself out at my 9-5 job that I just need a break, ya know.  I hope to be running full steam soon because my fancy cruise dress isn’t going to make itself.  heh

  1. Alicia / Dec 14 2012

    Thankyou for the pattern! Hehehehe I love the title. :D

  2. MrsLeapheart / Dec 15 2012

    I have this patern, and planned on it being my next project! I am having a hard time finding any sport weight yarn, though. Any ideas? I want to do black/ivory. By the way, your running is paying off, you are looking good.

  3. MrsLeapheart / Dec 15 2012

    Ugh…”pattern” Just as I noticed the missing T, poof, I posted.

  4. Kate / Dec 15 2012

    Am very much enjoying your blog and am looking forward to seeing your cruise wardrobe come to fruition! Thank you for the Granny jumper pattern: I am heading to Frankfurt for January and I gather there are a couple of excellent yarn shops there, so it looks like you have sorted my next project ;)

  5. Ginger / Dec 15 2012

    Ooh, this is so intricate and pretty!

    I hope you’re able to take it easy and rest up. I’m completely burned out, too, and had a crazy late night at work, so I’ve spent the whole day in PJ’s just hanging out. I already feel worlds better. :)

  6. Pamela / Mar 3 2013

    I am so confused by this lace stitch for the yoke! The instructions are not detailed enough. As I see it logically!!! on 4th row you slip all pattern stitches onto right needle and you will have, slipped stitch followed by loop, followed by remaining stitches in order which means 12 stitches on right needle to be worked and put back on left needle to be knitted. You cannot do what the instructions say because you physically cannot put point of needle through first three loops and pass them over last three there is the rest of the knitting before the end of the needle they would have to be on the left needle to do it.! I tried to find similar stitch on u tube no luck perhaps best to substitute another 6 stitch repeat for yoke. I think anyone who works out this pattern must be knitter of the year! Good luck with it folks!

  7. Pamela / Mar 3 2013

    Having thought it through a bit more it could work thus: calling the first stitches on right needle last and last first as follows slip 1 loop over slipped stitch return to left needle slip second loop over slipped stitch and back on left needle and so on until 6 slipped stitches are back on left needle which you then knit. Does anyone agree? Thats the only way you can slip all loops over stitches and end up with six stitches to then knit but it sounds nothing like the instructions! Do I get knitter of the year? Its all good fun as they say.

  8. Pamela / Mar 3 2013

    Well pride comes before a fall! Cancel above post. Have researched further and for those like me who were confused by this lace stitch here goes. In 4th row, drop yrns BEFORE slipping stitches onto right needle, then you can see 6 long loops. Slip left needle through last 3 loops and pass them over 3 loops at end of right needle and slide all 6 loops back onto left needle WITHOUT DROPPING ANY STITCHES (making 6 stitches) and then knit each stitch. Now I understand. This is another lovely pattern but I think I am going to make a square neck as the round one in the pattern looks a bit high and will probably choke me.

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