Free Vintage Knitting Pattern: Forties Jacket Bestway 896

Back in time to the 1940s for this pattern. Finished circumference is 38 inches, so it is designed for a 32 to 36 inch bust. Knitted in 4-ply. There is an option of short sleeves.

I’ve recently been knitting in a new to me type of yarn which I recommend – PIP Colourwork is 4-ply and made from 100% British wool in Yorkshire. If you want to see the hat I made, head over to my Instagram and look for a funny looking chap with a beard modeling a bobble hat with arrows on it.


  1. I have just finished knitting this jacket with upcycled knitting yarn. Photo available if interested.
    There is a problem with the stitch count on the revers.
    It was intended to be included in a VE Day 75 years celebration event in my local church which has been cancelled. I took the opportunity to get it made whilst self isolating. The buttons have yet to be made.

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