Today’s pattern freebie comes from a Bestway publication during the 1940s.
Click on the following link to download the pattern as a pdf: Panelled Cardigan Pattern
Here’s the link to add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue or Favorites.
A few weeks ago, Kerry of Kestrel Makes posted about some vintage knitting patterns for sale. Knowing me… I was all over that and bought several of them from her! And this couldn’t be better for you guys since I just go and post them all for you anyhow now that I’ve packed up all of my other vintage patterns. heh
This Bestway pattern #2002 isn’t dated, but was published sometime in the 1940’s. I think it’s a great, lovely staple cardigan pattern with just enough going on.
This pattern is drafted for a 36″ bust and a 38″ bust. The tension stated is 8 sts per inch and 10 rows to an inch using US size 2’s (3.00mm) aka vintage needle size 10. This pretty much equates to a fingering weight yarn.
So… I know there are many of you reading that yawn at the idea of using a fingering weight yarn for any of your knitting projects. Well.. don’t let that stop you from making this up! The lovely Tasha of By Gum By Golly has been sharing her 1940’s pullover design series in October about how to go about knitting your favorite vintage pattern with a different weight yarn. She shares her step by step process of how she goes about making the required changes. Be SURE to go have a read if you haven’t already!
Keeping this post short and sweet, I hope you like today’s pattern freebie and have a wonderful weekend!