Subversive Femme

Curvy Month Begins – Sirdar 1741, c 1940s/1950s/1960s

Welcome to Curvy Month, a whole month devoted to non-standard-sized knitting patterns!

Over the month of August I’ll be posting 10 patterns with bust sizes larger than 36 inches, perfect for the curvy-sized vintage lovers out there.

Today’s Pattern is Sirdar 1741, in bust sizes 34-36-38 inches.
Knitted on fingering weight yarn, using 3.75mm and 2.75mm needles.

Now, you know I don’t normally post 1960’s patterns – but this one looked really familiar…. to Sirdar 1345 (original at Cherry Vintage), also knitted in Majestic.


I’m fairly sure that I’ve seen a 1940’s version of this pattern somewhere around as well.
It really goes to show that the right styling really makes a garment ‘fit’ the decade you’re trying for.

I hope you enjoy this pattern, the next one will be posted in a couple of days.



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    Deb Clark
    August 1, 2013 at 2:46 am

    thank-you thank you!
    Amazing how similar both photos are really – love the hairstyles too.

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    Claire Gittins
    August 1, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Really nice cardigan – thank you for posting this and I can't wait to see the others you have to show us.

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    August 1, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Amazing how similar they are. Even more interesting is that I bought almost the exact same pattern cardi from Jacqui E about 5 years ago.

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    August 1, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Very pretty! Sirdar seem to have done this quite often actually. I have a short kimono sleeved cardigan (that has a similar ribbed waist to this one) which my mum made from a 1970s pattern, but I've seen an early 50s version of the exact same pattern! It has a quite distinctive lace design so is easily recognised.

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    August 3, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Nice cardigan, thank you for the pattern. I have also noticed some Sirdar patterns from different eras which are the same. I have an early 1950s lace jumper pattern that I also have a 1970s copy of.

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