Subversive Femme

Happy New Year, and a happy new cardigan!

I hope you all had a fantastic start to 2015 – bedtime for us was 11pm, it’s no secret I’m a nana!

And to celebrate the new year, how about a quick and easy 1940s cardigan in thick wool? The simple stitch would be great for a novice knitter, so if your new year’s resolution was learning to knit this could be the pattern for you.

I really like the strong shoulders and nipped waist!

‘Belinda’ comes from Patons and Baldwins No. 172, circa 1944-1945.
The yarn is Patons Bonny, a 12-ply weight (or bulky weight) yarn, and is knitted up on 5.5mm and 6.5mm needles.

Finished sizes of 34 inch and 37 inch.

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    January 5, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Ooh love this! It's cold as can be here now, so anything heavier than DK is a must. Definitely adding to my queue. Happy New Year to you both!! xx

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    January 5, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Happy New Year! Thank you from a very novice knitter!

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    Ette Ett
    January 6, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Not exactly a New Year's resolution, in fact learning to knit has been on my list much longer.
    Love the style and the simplicity of this pattern, maybe I should really give this a try.
    Thank you so much for posting this!

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    January 6, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Happy New Year to you and Mel too! And I can totally see you in this cardigan 😉 x

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    January 6, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Give it a go! 😉 xxx

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    Cherry Darling
    January 9, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    It's darn near impossible to find vintage patterns in thicker weight yarns, what a great find!! Thank you for sharing, not like I don't already have my next 3 sweaters already planned, but I think this just might jump to the top of the list soon. Happy New Year to you, I look forward to another year of reading your blog.

    She Knits in Pearls

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    January 10, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    I want to be a decent knitter. Might attempt it. It will of course be 80 degrees before I finish…

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    Heidi Fasteraune
    November 5, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Looks that the model is Ingrid Bergman???

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