Subversive Femme

Paris-Inspired Knitted Swing Coat, from Stitchcraft November 1953

Oh my, that hat!

Today’s free vintage knitting pattern comes from Stitchcraft, November 1953, and is such a great example of the swing coats from that time. I really love the extra detailing in green – it makes the pattern just a little bit more special than others in my collection.
To fit a 34-37 inch bust, and knit using double-knittting (DK) on 3.25mm and 3.75mm needles.
(Right click and open the image in a new tab to get full size)

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    March 12, 2013 at 2:00 am

    Oooh this is super cute – love the colour accents. *sigh* another one for my ever growing knitting queue!

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    March 12, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Hats like that make me want to make hats

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    March 13, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Oh, I so wish I could knit!

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    Donatella M.
    May 29, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    This is great! It will be my first project for next winter! thank you for this pattern!! will share it on my FB page later today šŸ™‚
    xox, d.

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    June 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    this is perfect, definitely going in my queue!

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    G Mos
    September 18, 2014 at 3:58 am

    How does one make this larger? XL or 1X to be exact? All these vintage patterns are so small.

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    G Mos
    September 18, 2014 at 3:58 am

    How does one upsize this coat? To XL or 1X to be exact All these vintage patterns I love are all so small.

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    August 8, 2015 at 5:41 am

    G Mos, right click on the pattern itself, then hit 'Open in new tab' pattern will then open in full size.
    Has anyone actually knitted this design yet? I love it and am tempted to give it a go.

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    April 4, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Love this! Are you by any change going to sell other patterns from this issue? I am (and some others I know) particularly interested to buy the harlequin jumper from the front of Stitchcraft nov 1953.

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      August 12, 2018 at 10:55 am

      Hi hon, I can definitely get some scanned up – if youre interested just shoot me a message at subversivefemme @ gmail.com – sorry for the delay, my uni studies mean I dont have spare time like I used to šŸ™

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