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Free pattern: Monarch Lace Blouse, c. 1941

Today’s free vintage knitting pattern is from Monarch Hand Knit Styles Book. 79 first printed in 1941, and is described thus.

“The lacy pattern in front and sleeves makes this a dressy blouse for numerous occasions. Buttons up front to high neckline. Ribbed cuffs on short sleeves and at bottom finish the garment. Plain back.”

  • Finished size 35″ bust
  • Yarn: Monarch Ann Dora, which appears to be fingering weight
  • Needles: UK 12 and 13, or 2.25mm and 2.25mm


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  • Reply
    April 25, 2020 at 7:25 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern!

    Do you have any suggestions so far as estimating yardage for vintage patterns?

    • Reply
      April 25, 2020 at 8:30 am

      Hi there, I usually check Ravelry first to see if the yardage per skein is available, and then work how much I would need + add 10%.

      If they don’t have the yardage on Rav, I’ll pick a similar weight yarn and do the same thing.
      Hope that helps x

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