Subversive Femme

Curvy Month Pattern – Cotton Blouse for Autumn Days, c.1949

“Specially designed for the not-so-slim”.

This lovely little blouse-cardigan comes from the Australian Women’s Weekly Knitting Book for 1949.
It may be hard to see in the photo (it’s a newsprint pattern), but the lace body leads up to a moss stitch yoke across the upper chest and shoulders – a really flattering and interesting design element in my opinion.

Wouldn’t this look really lovely over a dirndl skirt like the model is wearing? With espadrilles!

A finished size of 42 inches across the bust, and knit using a fingering weight cotton yarn.

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