This Corselet waist jumper was designed with thrift in
mind during the 1940’s rationing era when everything
was in short supply. Making do with what you had at
hand saved precious coupons, so unraveling an old
jumper to make a new one was the best way to save.
The advice in the pattern includes how to rewind and
wash an old jumper and this design uses three colors,
so odds and ends left over could be used as well.
The corselet-waist section, yoke and sleeves of this
jumper are knitted in ribbing. They are linked to the
main part which is stocking stitch, by a pretty fancy
stripe in a third colour.
The yarn is 3 ply fingering and you will need 5 ozs.
(approx 142g) of a light shade, 3 ozs. (approx 86g)
of a dark shade and 1 oz. (28g) of a contrast shade
for the bands. A pair each of No. 12 and 10 (old UK)
and a set of 4 double point No. 12 (old UK) needles
for the yoke.
To Fit a 33-35 inch Bust.
TENSION: 8 sts. to 1 inch in width and 10 rows to
1 inches in depth over stocking-stitch
The needles are old U.K sizes so I have included a
conversion chart to help with modern and US sizes
The pattern comes as one easy to download and
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