This piece has been entirely hand knitted from an original 1940s wartime knitting pattern. The pattern came from a copy of The Lady magazine from March 1944.
A simple, yet stylish, design it has the iconic broad shoulders of the era, a keyhole neck opening which fastens with an original 1940s glass button and is finished with a neat little collar. It would look fabulous with high waisted trousers and would work well with navy, red, grey or black.
Worked in Cloudborn 4 ply Fingering, which is a really soft pure wool, in a pastel shade called Sky Blue.
It is an authentic reproduction of an original 1940s knit.
The original pattern was for a 38" bust and the knit has come out true to size. Please note the shoulders on this are broad. It doesn't have shoulder pads but if you have narrow shoulders you may want to add them in order to preserve the square shoulders of the era.
To ensure it will fit you properly please compare the measurements below to a similar garment you already own;
Flat bust 18" stretching to 19" (it would stretch to 20" but that would slightly distort the pattern)
Flat waist 13" stretching to 16"
Shoulders between sleeves 15" but to keep the boxy shape you need to have an arm to arm width of 18"/19"
Underarm sleeve length 4”
Underarm to waist 12"
Please note that if you are buying from outside of the UK, you may be charged a customs fee by your country’s postal service before the item can be delivered to you. This is outside of my control, and is the buyer’s responsibility, and may add an additional cost to the item.