Stitchcraft Freebie: Lace Panel Jumper
Today’s freebie pattern comes from the March 1955 edition of Stitchcraft Magazine.
Click on the following link to download the pattern as a pdf: Lace Panel Jumper Pattern
For some reason the only color I can envision this jumper in at the moment is a pale, yet sunny yellow. Perhaps it’s due to the dreary winter that is in full force in Chicago, all I seem to want is cheerful colors. Don’t you?!
I love the lace detailing and the pseudo dolman-sleeved look, to me it looks very simple and classic; Grace Kelly-ish if you will. Plus the styling reminds me that I should continue to attempt to accessorize with scarves (even though I have a short neck). heh
This pattern comes in two sizes a 34-35″ and a 36-37″ bust range. True to form, this jumper calls for a fingering weight yarn with a gauge of 8 sts and 10 rows to an inch. You could use a US 2 or US 3 sized needle to get that gauge.
One last interesting detail, there is a center back zipper that should be installed on this jumper, but only at the neckline. If I were to make this one up, I’d most likely switch out the zipper for some matching buttons instead. I much prefer buttons to zippers in knitted garments.
Hope you guys have a great weekend. I myself am going to pick up one of my lingering sewing projects from last year. I have a simple, homey weekend planned which involve sewing, soy lattes, and perhaps a bit of knitting. :)