Subversive Femme

Curvy Month Pattern: Diagonal Cropped Cardigan, early 1940s

I was recently lucky enough to get my hands on some early 1940’s Vogue Knitting Books and spotted some plus size knits in one of them.

This little cropped cardigan is from Vogue’s 24th Knitting Book (1943 perhaps?). The front has a diagonal stripe pattern that looks really interesting – simple to knit as well.

I really like the shorter fit on this one too – everyone should be accentuating their waists, not hiding them!

Finished size of 38 inches, knit in fingering or light fingering yarn on 3.25mm and 2.75mm needles.


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    Jessica Cangiano
    July 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Agreed!!! Waists are a marvelous part of the body and should be celebrated frequently on ladies of all sizes. They're a defining feature of our figures and one which I personally adore highlighting on my own body with nearly every outfit I wear (it's one of my fave body parts after all!).

    ♥ Jessica

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    Bonita Vear
    June 22, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Thank you for sharing this delightful pattern, this looks like a simple one to make up, but still lovely! ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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