Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The Tie-neck jumper in lipstick red (1947)

And here it is! A brand new knit and I'm already in love with it!!

^Getting ready for the shooting...

   As I wrote on my latest post, I've been busy knitting this jumper since the beginning of June - quite a long time for my standard, so I'm pretty glad to have it finished at last. At first I was afraid that such shade might be a bit too bright for my taste, but now I'm delighted to see it perfectly matches both my lipstick and nail polish!


  It took about 320 grams of 4ply wool, worked at a tension of 8 stitches to one inch on 3,5 mm needles on moss stitch pattern. The stitch is super easy and relaxing: 
Right side: Knit 1, purl 1.
Wrong side: Knit.

^I fell in love with the model's hairstyle so I tried a sort of high chignon on myself. I usually don't like "up styles" on me but I think it didn't turn out that bad after all.

  How much I love those box-top sleeves!! They simply stand on their own, without shoulder pads or anything. And the large, three-quarter sleeves are an original lovely late 40's style feature.

^The back.

The pattern suggested to put some hooks and eyes at the neck opening, but since I had four small lovely vintage buttons I preferred to use them and crochet the buttonholes instead.

Note: The wool skirt I'm wearing in the pictures in also handmade.

Hope you like it!!
Bye for now! :)


  1. I think must be the loveliest version I've seen of this jumper. I've had it in my ravelry queue for ever, but something about the neck slit put me off, and the buttons just ties the entire garment together! I might just copy you on that later on :)

    1. Thank you so much Suna!! It would be an honour! :D

  2. How lovely! Vivid colour and demands that matching 40s style lipstick! :)

  3. I just found your blog through Ravelry this morning and I already read all of your posts. It's amazing and I love it. Thank you for sharing your makes and the links to the patterns. Looking forward to seeing more, both knitting and sewing.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog! I'm really glad you like it! :)

  4. Oooh, that jumper has been on my must knit list for years now and your version is utterly gorgeous!