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1940s Knitted WWII Home Front Cable Cardigan- Bust 30"-36"

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A digital PDF instant file download of a great WWII era knitting pattern for a short sleeve cardigan in a bigger needle size than many vintage patterns. Great project for your first try at a cabled sweater!

The blouse includes vintage sizes 12-14-16-18 which is a 30-32-34-36 inch bust, 24-26-28-30 inch waist.


-Red Heart Knitting Worsted in 1 oz balls or 2 oz skeins.
Size 12 (Bust 30)- 17oz. Size 14 (Bust 32)- 19 oz. Size 16 (Bust 34)- 20 oz. Size 18 (Bust 36)- 23 oz.
- Knitting needles, No. 13 (9 1/4 mm.)

--- GAUGE ---
3 1/2 stitches make 1 inch. 5 rows make 1 inch.

This digital pattern comes to you in PDF format and is 2 pages in length, including instructions and a picture remastered from authentic period materials. You will be able to download this PDF file after your order has been paid. This file is 1.32 MB in size.

To view this file you will need Adobe Reader, a free program you can download here-

--- USE POLICY ---
While original physical source material is in the public domain, this digital PDF file that was restored, remastered, and put together by me is the intellectual property of Wearing History for the sole purpose of use by the individual purchasing this pattern. This pattern file may not be resold or redistributed. You may, however, make items to sell by using this pattern to create tangible knitted or crocheted objects. Please help support indie small business by respecting the use policy. Thanks!

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Carefully Researched

All of our patterns are carefully researched and based on either public domain materials or our own creations. Lauren applies her decades worth of practical application of historical fashion and technical skills when making these patterns, and often supplies watch points for making. External helps are available on Wearing History on YouTube and on Wearing History Blog to help you learn to sew history.