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Subversive Femme

Free Pattern: Derrick pullover or vest, c. late 1930s

I recently won a stash of earlier Patons Knitting magazines on eBay – and Jakk pounced on this gorgeous fair-isle number from Specialty Knitting No. 87. We both really love the variety of knitting patterns available for men in the late 1930s – so much more daring than now!

Originally it would have been knit in a natural shade, with green and red-ochre contrast.  It also has options for sleeveless or long sleeves.

  • Yarn: fingering weight
  • To fit: 38″ around chest

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    Brenna
    April 2, 2021 at 1:53 am

    I know this is an old post, but I just found it. I LOVE the stacked triangles – they’re almost scaly or pinecone-ish.
    This might need to be my next sweater.

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