Subversive Femme

Daffodil, a Jumper-Cardigan Knitting Pattern c. 1939

Apologies for the silence up here – I’ve been feeling really flat at the moment and am finding it hard to muster the energy to blog, knit or sew.

While I’m busy trying to get some mojo back, I thought I’d share this lovely pattern with you. The pleated box-head sleeves and arrowhead lace look really smart – not to mention the 11 buttons down the front!

It’s from Patons and Baldwins ‘Style’, Volume 5 – and probably dates to 1939. No mention of the war and the format is large with good quality paper.

Finished bust size of 34 inches, knitted with fingering weight yarn on 4mm and 2.75mm needles.


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    Claire Gittins
    November 27, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Hi, I hope you feel more yourself again soon x Thank you for posting this cardi/jumper. It's really cute!

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    November 28, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    lovely! i would knit/wear nothing but fingering-weight cardigans if i had the time & patience. one more to add to the queue!

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    November 30, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Ich lieeeeeeeeeebe es! Ich will es über Weihnachten versuchen zu stricken-ich kann mir gut vorstellen dass es auch zb in rot sehr gut aussehen wird! DANKE! Ines

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    February 16, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Ths is such a lovely pattern! I started knitting this yesterday. 🙂 Thanks for posting the pattern

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    January 30, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Hm, is seems like there are pages missing? When I look at page 30, the first sentence seems cut. There must be another page before that one.. isn't that correct?

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    February 1, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Hi there! The pattern starts under the heading on the right, where it says 'Daffodil'. Try reading from the column on the right 😉

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