Thursday, 30 October 2014

Stitchcraft March 1941 - The Cover Jumper

It has been a while since I've done a woolly post.  To be fair, it has been a while since I've done a post of any kind, but we'll just gloss over that, shall we?!

The jumper that I have just finished has to be one of my all time favourites!  It was knitted from this pattern, an early wartime Stitchcraft magazine, from March 1941 to be precise, this was the cover jumper, a fantastic part cable design with the neatest little button and buckle detail.


It was knitted in Adriafil Azzurra, a beautiful 4 ply which is 70% wool, 30% acrylic.  This wool knits up just like an original 1940's wool, and the colour range they offer is comprehensive.  I love this wool so much, that I may have already stockpilled some of their scrumptious autumnal shades!!!

I used the Avio blue, the Bordeaux is what I'll be working with next.
Although it is hard to tell from the photographs, the buckle and buttons are actually a really dark blue.  They were made in the 1930's or 1940's and even though they aren't a matching set, they look pretty darn good together, even if I do say so myself. 


I love how this one turned out.  Although it has a couple of rows of cable per pattern repeat, it knitted up really rather quickly, and took just a little over 2 weeks to complete.  





This was a commission piece, and I have one more jumper to knit to go with it before it heads overseas :o)

If you fancy giving this one a go yourself, then the pattern is now available as a PDF in my new Etsy shop, 1940's Patterns, which you can find here.

xx

14 comments:

  1. I have been drooling over this pattern for a while now, and seeing it made up gave me even more proof that I really need to knit this one! So cute!

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    1. If you do knit it, I'd love to see the finished garment :)

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  2. Looks really gorgeous! :)
    I never had courage to begin this jumper myself because I thought is one of that ones that takes ages to finish. But after reading that it toke you a little more than 2 weeks it changed my mind. Anyway, you are a very experience knitter, and I want to congratulate you for such pretty jumper! You are an inspiration Lucy :)

    Beta x

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  3. This is such a gorgeous knit. The buckle and buttons are a great match.

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  4. A truly gorgeous pattern and the buttons and buckle work wonderfully!

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  5. I love it!!! I might be tempted to try it, think I'll need to make it a lot bigger first!! xx

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    1. It is a really easy one, Joe, and easy to size up too. I knitted one before in DK which made it come up bigger, but it wouldn't be hard if you ended to add more stitches. Happy to help of needed xx

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  6. That is just beautiful, so perfect looking too. I reckon someone will be very happy with that lovely jumper :-)

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    1. Thank you. It will be heading to Sweden soon to keep it's new owner warm :)

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  7. I just bought this pattern from you and I was wondering what size needles you used for your 4 ply yarn.

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  8. Hello Lucy,
    I too would like to know if you'd proceed with needle sizes (2.25mm and 3mm) European Standard by using the Adriafil Azzurra Yarn. Secondly, are the buttons just sewn on, since I cannot make out any button hole description in the pattern. Please advice. Thanks so much. Jutta

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