Subversive Femme

Curvy Month Pattern: Noreen yoked jumper, c.1940s

Today’s free vintage knitting pattern comes from Patons Knitting Book No.188, circa late 1940s.

I’m really drawn to this design – I love a contrasting yoke pattern, and rib is nearly always a flattering stitch for a larger person. The shoulder pads give the illusion of smaller hips (I think).

To fit a 36-38 inch bust, Noreen is knitted on fingering weight yarn, using 3.25mm needles.

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  • Reply
    Jessica Cangiano
    July 9, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Such a classic, lovely sweater. I could see this looking all kinds of fab with high waisted trousers, especially the side button kind, not only as a partner for skirts.

    ♥ Jessica

  • Reply
    June 27, 2020 at 6:08 am

    The yarn is a fingering crepe, which is a little rare these days, any substitution ideas?

    • Reply
      June 27, 2020 at 9:38 am

      Any fingering weight yarn would be fine. It wouldn’t need to be crepe construction

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