Friday, 15 April 2016

The Date-maker jacket (1946)

Good afternoon everybody!
I'm already back as I told you, and here's a lovely sport cardigan from 1946!

You can find the free pattern here. It is already on Ravelry here.

It appeared between 1946 and 1947 in both "Columbia Knitting Manual vol.109" and "Columbia Style Book vol.108".


"There's a lot of uplift...good lines and cause for admiration in this definitely new version of your sport jacket.
Ribbed yoke and waistband frame the diagonal rib stitch pattern."

For this project I used a wool blend, 70% wool and 30% acrylic, very cheap even if not exactly my knid of yarn.
Anyway, it turned out just as soft and cosy as I hoped, and it took about 400 grams of DK yarn.
The tension is 5 stitches to one inch on 4,5 mm needles.
Size 14 to 16 (32-34 " bust), the length is about 45 cm.
Handmade buckle, as it was impossible to find a suitable ready-made one.

This one was knitted last December, when I really needed a little "holiday" from my usual 3ply and 4ply yarns. It took only in two weeks in all - a dream! And an all-quiet knit, the diagonal rib is incredibly easy and relaxing once you understand how it works.
Then I had some troubles sewing it up, especially with the cuffs and the belt (due to my incompetence of course...), and finally worked a row of single crochet at fronts and around neck. 

Hope you like it of course!
See you soon...
Love :)


  1. This is wonderful, and so 1940s... Well done!

    I'd like to know more about how you made that buckle. I love those old vintage buckles and have never been able to find them anywhere. Did you crochet over them?

    1. Thank you! Oh yes, I got a very simple buckle and I just worked a round of single crochet all around it :)

  2. Its gorgeous, love the colour you have chosen! Its lovely to work in thicker yarns every now and then, I knitted this last year and to make it fit me I scaled up to an aran yarn which made for the quickest knitting ever!

  3. I'm currently working on mine, it's such a fun knit! I love the color you chose for yours, it's absolutely gorgeous.

    Carla, Tiny Angry Crafts

    1. Thanks Carla!! I'm sure yours will turn out great :)