Free Knitting Pattern – a striped 3 ply top from which decade?

I haven’t a clue which decade this is from – 30s? 40s? 50s? The short curly hair and boxy shoulder makes me think perhaps late 1930s or 1940s, but the quality of the paper and the price of the pattern makes me think maybe it’s from the 1950s.

For the pattern as a Google Doc click here.

A Penelope Design in 3 ply

A Penelope Design in 3 ply1

A Penelope Design in 3 ply2


  1. Hi Sunny stitcher, I think this pattern might be 1950s. The design appears nautical and reminds me of 1950s travel sweaters for women going on holiday or cruising. Also the font used in the pattetn looks more modern than 1940s.

    • You could be right, it does have a nautical feel and the paper really seemed good quality, except I looked at the price of a 30s cardigan and it’s the same – I’ll be posting it later.

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