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1950s Big Bulky Sweaters- Knitting Pattern PDF- Size 28"-38" Bust

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A downloadable PDF pattern of vintage knitting patterns for two sweaters from the 1950s.

"Big Bulky Sweaters
Gay- Pretty"

This gives directions for Sizes Small (fits MODERN 28-30" bust) Medium (fits MODERN 32"-34" Bust) Large (fits MODERN 36-38" Bust). Not the same as modern sizing.

Materials required:

Red Jacket:
Lily Rug Yarn, Art 241-- 11 skeins No 95 Red for small size; 12 skeins for medium size; 13 skeins for large size. Plastic knitting needles No 10 1/2.
Gauge: Knitting 4 sts to 1 inch: 5 rows to 1 inch.

Striped Vested Blouse:
Lily Rug Yarn 241-- 4 skeins No 28. Delft Blue (Color A) and 6 skeins No 1 White (Color B) for small and medium sizes; one extra skein of each color for large size. Plastic knitting needles No 10 1/2.
Gauge: 7 sts to 2 inches; 5 rows to 1 inch.

I do not know how the yarn quantities and weight translate to modern standards. Please make swatches to test.

This digital pattern comes to you in PDF format and is 2 pages in length, including instructions remastered from authentic period materials.

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

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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.