BESTWAY TEA-TIME JUMPER
This classic 1940s jumper with its lacy stitch, cuffs, tie-neck and box-cap sleeves features in ‘Knit Back In Time’ as the example pattern used to show how to make adjustments; download it and adapt it yourself! Original wool: 7oz Golden Eagle Lustre Suede, No.10 & No.12 knitting needles, to a tension of 7sts/10 rows to 1″.
Classic 1940s sleeveless pullover in ‘a charming diamond pattern’. The diamond stitch is ‘easily worked and most effective’. I love this little jumper, although at 34″ bust I’d have to size up. Original wool used: 6oz Lister’s Lavenda 3-ply, No.10 knitting needles and 1 set of four No.13 knitting needles.
A classic early 1950s striped jumper with dolman sleeves knitted in one as part of the body.
Size: 36″ bust.Originally worked using 4 oz Munrospun ‘Fairytex’ in Navy and 1oz in white, using 1 pair No.10 needles & 4 x No.12 dpns.
Originally worked using 10/11oz Patons Beehive Fingering 4-ply (plus 2/3oz contrasting colour).
Skiff’s interpretation of a classic, the so-called Miss Marple scarf came about through an email from an eagle-eyed Miss Marple viewer who’d spotted the scarf during an episode and wanted the pattern. Skiff obliged and made one up, only to later find it already out there on the web!The Skiff version used UK Alpaca, a lovely soft DK.
Another garter stitch scarf, another Skiff interpretation of a vintage classic … this one was originallly a 1930s P&B pattern leaflet for which I found the advertisement but not the pattern. So I made it up …The Skiff version used Jamieson & Smith 2-ply Jumper Weight.