Wednesday, 18 January 2017

The Cable stitch jumper-coat (1936)

Ladies and gentlemen, 
I'm very proud to show you the first knit of 2017 - or, that should be, 1937!

 As announced this lovely design comes from "The Needlewoman" No.171, November 1936.

In the pictures above you can quite see the real shade of the yarn. I'm sorry for the poor quality of the other snaps - I had to take them indoors and using flash because it was actually snowing outside :)

At first I didn't like the fit very much, so I decided to add a pair of small knitted shoulder pads.

This was a fairly economical project: it took less than 300 grams of 4ply wool - and oh well, don't forget the ten buttons ;)

Pattern details:
Width all round before armholes: 34 inches
 Length from top of the shoulder: 20 inches
Sleeve seam: 20, 5 inches
 Original yarn: Carter and Parker's 3ply "Wendy" Wool
 Tension: 7 stitches to 1 inch in width and 15 rows to 2 ins. in depth over pattern
 Needles: No.11 (3 mm) for the ribs and No.9 (3,75 mm) for the cable stitch and the garter stitch collar

Free pattern here

Lots of love,
Alida xx


  1. Such a lovely cardigan! Love the color!

  2. This cardigan is so beautiful! And what an amazing color! Well done!