Subversive Femme

Free Pattern: A Men’s Pullover in Diamond Pattern, c. 1935

Jakk has such great taste when it comes to clothes – I just wish I was a faster knitter so I could make her everything she wants.

Case in point – we were watching Miss Marple: The Blue Geranium the other night and Jakk mentioned how much she loved the vest George Pritchard was wearing.
I had a flick through some old Stitchcraft Magazines, and viola, The Diamond Pullover.
(The Blue Geranium was written in 1932-1933, and this pattern is from Stitchcraft November 1935 – pretty close).
The pattern also recommends a colourway of bottle green and beige! The instructions come in both written and charted, and I hope you enjoy it.
To fit: 36-38 inch chest
Needles: 2.75mm and 3.75mm
Yarn: Fingering




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    Claire Gittins
    May 22, 2015 at 5:51 am

    Thanks for sharing Bex. The diamond pattern is great. I'm imagining that being worked on the front of a cardigan….could look quite preppy?

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    May 22, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Sounds great!

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    May 22, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Love it! Wish I had someone to knit it for!

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    Jessica Cangiano
    May 23, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    It really is a strikingly lovely style of sweater vest. It's a shame more folks, guys and gals alike, don't wear knits like this any more. They're really elegant and tons of fun, too.

    Happy knitting!
    ♥ Jessica

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    Jayne M
    May 26, 2015 at 4:18 am

    I've always loved those diamond vests – maybe I'll have to knit this one when I get up to 1935!

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