Free Vintage Knitting Pattern: From The Lady Oct 1930 Knitted Jumper with A Slimming Line

Thank heavens for the British Library and even bigger thans to the Rare Book team. I was tearing my hair out searching the huge catalogue for this issue one issue of  The Lady, to complete the pattern I’d already posted the second half of (to make things easier I’ve reposted the picture bellow todays so the pattern reads in the right order).

Eventually I emailed the researcher team and instead of hitting the button for Newspapers, hit Rare Books and Manuscripts -oops! They responded the next day with the answer – it was listed as Lady instead of The Lady! So instead of heading to my usual reading room (either Humanities as they cover fashion or Newspapers as they cover magazines) today I entered the hallowed reading hall of rare manuscripts and books. Slightly disappointed by my fellow reaaders, who though quieter than the Humanities people, so many weren’t even looking at books, they were just using laptops. There were no wizards consulting medieval manuscripts. But excitingly the copying room as a bigger, more excellent scanner, and no queue. So here we have part one of this amazing sweater from 1930.

The page was quite big, so you may have to save and zoom to see this in a readable way. It’s quite a high res scan, so should be no problem unless you are using a phone (your interent surfing software might down res it into a blur).

Measures 38 inches around chest once finished, so for size 34-36-38 depending on how close fitted you’d like it. I’d say the model is 34 inch bust. 3ply.

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