Free Vintage Knitting Pattern: Spotty Sweater for Beginners

Screenshot 2015-06-10 18.13.42Firstly hello to all the lovely people who have been looking at my site. I’m always amazed by the amount and surprised by the global reach, so a sunny hello and welcome to knitters, dressmakers and vintage fans from Japan, Slovenia, Belgium, China, Denmark, Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Romania, Slovakia, and the top ten most visiting countries of Great Britain, North America, Australia, Canada, Russia, Germany, France, Netherlands, Sweden and Norway, and everywhere else.

Now this promises it is suitable for beginners, but as I haven’t tried it I can’t promise this. I can promise that it will be incredibly chic. The bust size is 32- 34 inches and it’s an incredibly short pattern, so shouldn’t take long to make. The spots are embroidered on afterwards. It is Stitchcraft Leaflet 162, from 1939. Isn’t her hair-do fabulous!

Here are the pdfs –  Spots are chic and Spots are Chic page 2 and 3

[Like the last few things I’ve added to the site, this was scanned into a pdf format and so the pictures below are screenshots and pdfs have  a much higher resolution. I think I have proven myself to be old now, by not being interested in learning a new thing about computer technology because it will be too hard (ie. how to properly turn a pdf into a jpg) and instead thinking of the quickest way around.]

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  1. Thanks! Love it! You could sew on some bobbles or pompoms or sequins instead of the spots too, or tiny embroidered flowers might be nice…

  2. What yarn weight is recommended for this? I’m assuming something like 3 ply but I want to be sure before I start this project

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