Ah, the good old ‘matron’ sized knitting patterns – normally really lovely knits, but styled on frumpy women. Sun-Glo Book 41 comes from the late 1930s (probably 1938-39) as it’s not yet printed to war economy standard.
This 6th Curvy Month pattern is actually a really lovely piece of knitting, but the styling leaves a bit to be desired (so feel free to gloss over that).
The body is knit in moss-stitch, with a ‘Frost Flowers’ lace panel running up the centre front and back. (According to Barbara Walker, this is a deceptively easy lace stitch). The lace sleeves are puffed, and the neckline is finished with a pointed collar and bow.
This pattern is definitely going on my Must-Do list! I would love to see it in bright yellow, or acid green.
Size for a 38/40 and 40/42 inch bust. Requires fingering weight yarn and 3.25mm and 2mm needles, and I hope you like it!