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1940s Vintage Short sleeved Sweater Pattern

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MATERIALS:-8 oz. PATONS BEEHIVE Fingering, 3-ply. Two No. 9 “BEEHIVE” Knitting Needles, measured by Beehive gauge. Two Beehive Stitch-holders. Four Buttons.

ACTUAL MEASUREMENTS:—Length from top of shoulder, 19 ins. Width all round at under-arm, 36 ins. Length of sleeve from under-arm, 7 ins.

TENSION:-2 patterns (16 sts.) to 1/ ins. in width (measured flat over pattern) must be obtained to give a garment of above-mentioned size. If, using needles recommended, more than 2 patterns to ins. are obtained, needles a size coarser should be tried; if less than 2 patterns, then a size finer. Whatever size of needles found suit­able by Knitter, it is absolutely essen­tial that fabric should measure 2 patterns (16 sts.)

FRONT

Cast on 112 stitches.

Work 2 rows in plain knitting.

3rd row.—K.8, * increase once in next st., K.4, repeat from * to last 4 sts., K.4 (there should now be 132 sts. on needle). **4th row.—K.1, * P.2, K.2, repeat from * to last 3 sts., P.2, K.1.

5th row.—K.3, * P.2, K.2, repeat from * to last st., K.1.

6th row.—K.1, * P.2, K.2, repeat from * to last 3 sts., P.2, K.1.

7th row.—K.3, * P.2, wool to back, insert needle between 6th and 7th st. on left-hand needle, draw loop through, leaving loop on right-hand needle (this will now be termed “loop” throughout), K.1, P.2 tog., P.1, K.2, repeat from * to last st., K.1. Repeat from 4th to 6th row once.

11th row.—K.1, * loop, K.1, P.2 tog., P.1, K.2, P.2, repeat from * to last 3 sts., K.3**.

Repeat from ** to ** four times, then from 4th to 6th row once. Continue in rib of (K.2, P.2), increasing once at each end of needle in next and every follow­ing 4th row until there are 156 sts. on needle.

Continue without shaping until work measures 12f inches from commence­ment, ending with wrong side of work facing. Cast off 4 sts. at beginning of each of next two rows. Decrease once at each end of needle in every row until 126 sts. remain, then in every alternate row until 116 sts. remain, ending with wrong side of work facing.

Repeat from 7th row to ** once, from ** to ** four times, then 4th row once. In next row K.3, (P.2, K.2) eight times, K.1, turn.

Shape for shoulder on these 36 sts. as follows:-

1st row.—K.1, (P.2, K.2) six times, P.1, K.1, turn.

2nd row.—K.2, (P.2, loop, K.1, P.2 tog., P.I, K.2) three times, K.1.

3rd row.—K.1, (P.2, K.2) four times, K.1, turn.

4th row.—K.1, (P.2, K.2) four times, K.1.

5th row.-K.1, (P.2, K.2) twice, turn. 6th row.(P.2, K.2) twice, K.1.

Cast off.

Slip first 44 sts. on to a stitch-holder; join in wool and shape for shoulder on remaining 36 sts. as follows:-

1st row.-K.1, (K.2, P.2) six times, K.2, turn.

2nd row.(P.2, K.2) six times, P.2, K.1.

3rd row.-K.3, P.2, loop, K.1, P.2 tog., P.1, K.2, P.2, loop, K.1, P.2 tog., P.1, K.1, turn.

4th row.-P.1, (K.2, P.2) four times, K.1.

5th row.-K.1, (K.2, P.2) twice, turn. 6th row.-(K.2, P.2) twice, K.I.

7th row.-K.1, loop, K.1, P.2 tog., P.1, (K.2, P.2) four times, loop, K.1, P.2 tog., P.1, K.2, P.2, loop, K.1, P.2 tog., P.1, K.3. Cast off.

THE BACK.-Cast on 112 stitches. Work exactly as given for Front until 116 sts. remain, ending with wrong side of work facing. Proceed as follows:-1st row.-K.3, * P.2, loop, K.1, P.2 tog., P.1, K.2, repeat from * to last st., K.1.

2nd row.-K.1, * P.2, K.2, repeat from * to last 3 sts., K.3.

3rd row.-K.1, (K.2, P.2) fifteen times, K.1, turn.

Work on these 62 sts. as follows:-

1st row.-K.1, (K.2, P.2) fifteen times, K.1.

2nd row.-K.1, (loop, K.1, P.2 tog., P.1, K.2, P.2) seven times, K.2 tog., wl. fwd. (thus forming a button-hole), K.3.

3rd row.-K.1, (K.2, P.2) fifteen times, K.1.

4th row.-K.3, (P.2, K.2) fourteen times, K.3.

5th row.-Like 3rd row.

6th row.-K.3, (P.2, loop, K.1, P.2 tog., P.1, K.2) seven times, K.3.

7th row.-K.1, (K.2, P.2) fifteen times, K.1.

8th row.-K.3, (P.2, K.2) fourteen times, K.3.

9th row.-K.1, (K.2, P.2) fifteen times, K.1.

10th row.-K.1, (loop, K.1, P.2 tog., P.1, K.2, P.2) seven times, K.S.

Repeat from 3rd to 7th row once.

16th row.-K.1, (K.2, P.2) fourteen times, K.2 tog., wl. fwd., K.3.

Repeat 9th and 10th rows once, from 3rd to 10th row once, 9th row once, then 8th and 9th rows once.

30th row.-K.3, (P.2, loop, K.1, P.2 tog., P.1, K.2) six times, P.2, loop, K.1, P.2 tog., K.1, K.2 tog., wl. fwd., K.3. Repeat 3rd and 4th rows once.

Shape for shoulder as follows:-

1st row.-K.1, (K.2, P.2) thirteen times, turn.

2nd row.-(Loop, K.1, P.2 tog., P.1, K.2, P.2) six times, K.S.

3rd row.-K.1, (K.2, P.2) ten times, K.2, P.1, turn.

4th row.-K.1, (P.2, K.2) ten times, K.3.

5th row.-K.3, (P.2, K.2) eight times, turn.

6th row.-(P.2, loop, K.1, P.2 tog., P.1, K.2) four times, K.3.

7th row.-K.1, (K.2, P.2) six times, K.1.

8th row.-P.1, (K.2, P.2) five times, K.S.

9th row.-K.1, (K.2, P.2) six times, K.1. Cast off remaining 36 sts.

Leave the 26 sts. on a stitch-holder. Cast on 8 sts. and working across the 54 sts. which were left, K.1, * P.2, K.2, repeat from * to last st., K.1.

Work on these 62 sts. as follows:-

1st and alternate rows.-K.1, (P.2, K.2) fifteen times, K.1.

2nd row.-K.3, (loop, K.1, P.2 tog., P.1, K.2, P.2) seven times, K.3.

4th row.-K.3, (K.2, P.2) fourteen times, K.3.

6th row.-K.5, (P.2, loop, K.1, P.2 tog., P.1, K.2) seven times, K.1.

8th row.-K.3, (K.2, P.2) fourteen times, K.3.

Repeat from 1st to 8th row twice, from 1st to 6th row once, then 1st row once. Shape for shoulder as follows:-

1st row.-K.5, (P.2, K.2) twelve times, turn.

2nd row.-(P.2, K.2) thirteen times, K.1.

3rd row.-K.3, (loop, K.1, P.2 tog., P.1, K.2, P.2) five times, loop, K.1, turn.

4th row.(P.2, K.2) eleven times, K.1. 5th row.K.3, (K.2, P.2) eight times, turn.

6th row.(K.2, P.2) eight times, K.3. 7th row.K.5, (P.2, loop, K.1, P.1, P.2 tog., K.2) twice, P.2, loop, K.1, P.2 tog., turn.

8th row.—K.1, (P.2, K.2) six times, K.1. 9th row.K.3, (K.2, P.2) ten times, K.2, P.2 tog., P.1, (K.2, P.2). three times, K.3.

10th row.—Cast off 36 sts., K.1, (P.2, K.2) six times, K.1.

Sew up shoulder seams.

THE NECK-BAND.—With right side of work facing and commencing at neck opening, K.1, (K.3, K.2 tog.) five times across sts. of back; knit up 7 sts. evenly along side of neck, K.2 tog., (K.2 tog., K.3) seven times, K.2 tog., K.1, (K.2 tog.) twice across sts. of front; knit up 7 sts. evenly along other side of neck; (K.2 tog., K.3) five times, K.1 across sts. of back (there should now be 89 sts. on needle).

1st row.Knit plain.

2nd row.Knit plain to last 5 sts., K.2 tog., wl. fwd., K.3.

Cast off knitways.

THE SLEEVES.Cast on 76 stitches. Work 2 rows in plain knitting.

3rd row.Increase once in first st., * K.4, increase once in next st., repeat from * to end of row (there should now be 92 sts. on needle).

Repeat from ** to ** as given for Front, three times.

Proceed as follows:—

1st row.K.1, P.2, K.2, repeat from z – * to last 3 sts., P.2, K.1.

2nd row.K.3, * P.2, K.2, repeat from m * to last st., K.1.

Repeat 1st and 2nd rows until work measures 7 ins. from commencement, ending with 1st row.

Continue in rib of (K.2, P.2) casting off 1 st. at beginning of every row until 82 sts. remain. Proceed as follows:-1st and 2nd rows.Work in rib to end of row.

3rd and 4th rows.Cast off 1 st., work in rib to end of row.

Repeat these four rows six times.

Cast off 2 sts. at beginning of every row until 44 sts. remain.

Work 17 rows without shaping. Cast off. Work another Sleeve in same manner.

TO MAKE UP.—With damp cloth and hot iron, press lightly. Sew up side and sleeve seams, joining seams of each piece by sewing together corresponding ridges (formed by st. knitted at each end of every row). Make a pleat at top of each sleeve by folding each corner of straight piece in half with right sides facing (that is, ridges at sides parallel with cast-off edge). Pin at commence­ment of 18 rows without shaping, then pin points parallel with cast-off edge, slightly over-wrapping points in centre. Sew in sleeves, placing seam to seam. Sew 8 cast-on sts. in position on wrong side at back opening. Sew on buttons to correspond with button-holes.

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