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Attack of the 1940s…

If anyone reads my Blog they quickly figure out I have a soft spot for the 1940s! This jumper took me 5 months to knit, and I hope it’s OK to post here on SewRetro.
















 It’s the Bell-Stitch Jumper from Stitchcraft Magazine, Jan 1944. It pairs really well with the navy skirt I made from the popular Simplicity repro 3688 (posted last year on WeSewRetro). I wear this skirt all the time, it was so easy to make, I really recommend it.
















 Add a 1940’s celluoid brooch and hair scarf, and i’m set to go! I love this look, but 5 months of knitting? Ouch. I’m switching to DK weight for the next project so I can finish it more quickly and not go quietly insane.

About the author: A vintage obsessed, rockabilly femme living in Sydney, Australia. I hoard vintage knitting and sewing patterns, and shoes. So many shoes. My favourite era is the late 1930s- early 1940s.

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  • Diana @SewPenguinuity April 22, 2013, 9:10 pm

    That is fantastic!!!! I’m a knitter as well and that is a beautiful sweater. I’m so glad you shared it with us.

  • mariebayarea April 23, 2013, 12:03 am


  • Ann April 23, 2013, 1:51 am

    You look amazing – what a beautiful jumper

  • Stephanie April 23, 2013, 7:42 am

    Congrats on finishing your knitting! It looks lovely. I’ve been too scared to do a full long sleeved sweater in fingering weight yarn.

  • Becca April 23, 2013, 7:48 am

    It’s beautiful! Great job! It looks lovely on you. I wish I had enough patience to knit a sweater. I can’t seem to finish the one I started more than 5 months ago.

  • Evie April 23, 2013, 9:47 am

    I recently started a 1940s sweater myself. You are always so cute!! Love the whole outfit!

  • Michelle April 23, 2013, 10:25 am

    What a great pair! The sweater looks fantastic with the skirt. Gorgeous knitting.

  • Bex April 24, 2013, 5:27 pm

    Aw thank you guys!!

  • Helen April 28, 2013, 5:48 am

    Well done, it looks great, as do you. I am jealous, am a hoarder of knit patterns, but still stuck on slippers I started for last winter. Must get them finished soon.

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