Subversive Femme

Glenn, men’s cabled jumper/vest c. 1950 Patons R.19

Last night Cowboy and I were discussing what to do about Xmas – we have really limited budgets due to the America trip next year.

She mentioned that she would love a knitted jumper or vest – “like a grizzly fisherman”. Cute.

She meant an aran, or cabled, but with a round or polo neck.
A few hours later and we found this one, its from Patons R.19 “Eighteen Specially Requested Reprints”. From the styling, I think the majority of the patterns are actually from the 40s, and reprinted again in this 1950s booklet.

And its 3-ply! Cabled 3-ply! What am I thinking?
I’ll change the neckline to a polo, and make the sleeved version.



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    May 6, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I love this pattern. Have you knitted it yet? I'm thinking if i knit this for myself I'll have to add a pattern repeat in the torso area to make it longer, as I don't like sweaters that look like old man sweaters. a question, is the rib on each side of the cable pattern seed stitch? because that's what it looks like on the picture.. Thanks again for posting this!

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    May 6, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    I'm so glad you like it! I think the seed stitch does extend around the side (i've never knit it) but maybe just double check the pattern repeat to be sure!

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