Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Free Pattern Fortnightly: For Early Spring

Whoops! I was due to post this at the weekend- sorry about that!

This installment of my free pattern series is one that I genuinely want to knit soon if I can find a colour that catches my eye. From the January 1958 edition of Stitchcraft, this pattern is for a cute short jacket perfect for the "in-between days" of spring. It would also make a nice cover-up for summer evenings made in a colour to complement your summer frocks.

It is knit in a simple mini-cable rib done by crossing stitches, with plain ribbed collars. The tension is equivalent to 23 stitches over 4 inches on UK old size 7 needles (4.5mm), knitted in double knitting yarn. Instructions are given for two sizes: 33-35 and 36-38 inch bust.

I might just go for a simple black version that will go with everything, and maybe add some sequins or embroidery on the collars for a bit of sparkle! A nice light colour would be lovely for summer wear- an aqua or pale yellow perhaps?

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