This is a nice little 40’s bolero pattern I found in a charity shop. Charity shop knitting pattern shopping is not easy. I might visit 6 or 7 before I find a single pattern and then you must always ask as for some reason they’ll be kept in a folder in a back room. Mostly they have 80’s patterns, but eventually a gem like this will be found. I spend my holidays scouring village charity shops, as inner city London has no knitting patterns at all in charity shops (these are also called Op Shops or Goodwill is you are abroad).
Decade: I think this is either 1939 or 1940, as it has the font, price and style of a 1940’s pattern, but it is printed on bigger paper. Later in WW2 the size of patterns was reduced because of paper shortages. (It measures 23cm x 18cm)
Size: 36″ bust as worn open, but has a finished measurement of 34″.
Yarn: 3 ply