I recently bought this at a vintage fair. It ends rather unhelpfully though doesn’t seem to be missing any pages. I suspect all that is missing is a line saying “sew it all together”. Any way is 34″ around the bust finished measurements.
I found a new archive with knitting patterns. It’s the Constance Howard gallery at Goldsmiths University and it’s small but as a student there I get to go and look at it whenever I like. Yay!
I also have a favour to ask all the users of this site. I don’t charge for these patterns and never will. I don’t use advertising either. But if you’ve ever enjoyed the patterns please donate to this cause. My friend of 22 years died in July of myotonic dystrophy and his son has the same disease. There is a fund for research into the disease. Please give a little. Just a dollar or a pound each from the 22,000 people who have viewed this site would make a big difference. Thank you.
Here is today’s pattern from the 1930s.
Here is is as a pdf. Scroll down for all the pages as jpegs.
This beautiful jumper is from 1928, published in Leach’s Six Penny Knitting Series Issue 104 which is subtitled Jumper-Suits, Jumpers and Cardigans. Width around under arms is 38″, but it is supposed to be baggy, or “have positive ease” as expert knitters call it. Scroll down below the front cover for the pattern.
I’m guessing by the haircut and width of shoulder that this is a WW2 pattern, however it’s a bigger size (appearing in the scanned form as actual size) than P&B leaflets I’ve seen which are definitely from that period, so it could be late 1930’s or early enough on in the war that the paper restrictions and shortages hadn’t affected knitting patterns yet. I was another holiday charity shop find and is rather fragile and has been taped glued back together at some point.