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.
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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. :)
Oh that sweater will be awesome in yellow! I kinda covet her handbag. Enjoy your low key homebody weekend – sounds lovely. g
Very pretty. I could definitely see that in yellow! I know what you mean about being drawn to cheerful colors right now for sure. Good luck with tackling some of your 2012 lingering projects this weekend, you’ll have to let us know which one(s) you end up working on! :)
I know what you mean about preferring buttons over zippers in knitwear, but a pretty vintage metal zipper can actually add a fabulous and professional finish to a vintage pattern. I buy up old zippers whenever I can for that reason …