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Knit this fitted 1930s Lorna Storm Jumper ⁄ Sweater. It's knitted in blue, white and navy. Since the main part of this jumper is knitted entirely in stocking stitch, the introduction of two contrasting coloured wools to form the attractive yoke design offers no difficulties.


This pattern does NOT specify tension or measurements, except for the sleeve length.  If you read the TENSION information suggestion below,  a width of almost 36 inches at the underarm can be obtained if you work a 3 ply wool yarn at a tension of 7 stitches to the inch in stocking stitch using no. 10 needles (3.25 mm).  Calculations are based on the pattern information given, the 125 stitches required to knit each of the front and back bodices using no 10 needles.


We thought this pattern is too beautiful not to be shared, regardless of having no measurements or tension specified. 





Bust:  not specified in pattern (see tension below)

Top of back shoulder length:  not specified in pattern

Sleeve seam: 19 1⁄2 inches



Original yarn suggestion and needle size info:   

5 oz W.B. Ladyship Scotch fingering 3 ply in navy blue

1 oz each in white and light blue
No. 10 knitting needles (3.25 mm)

No. 13 knitting needles (2.25 mm)



NB:  Although the tension or measurements are not specified in this pattern, the tension can be calculated as follows:


Front = 125 stitches (Back is knitted same as front)


If you work the 3 ply wool yarn to a tension of 7 stitches to the inch using no. 10 needles (3.25mm), in stocking stitch, you should get a width all around at the underarm of almost 36 inches.


125 stitches ÷ 7 stitches to the inch = 17.9 inches

17.9 x 2 (front & back) = about 35.8 inches


The original yarn may not be available due to the age of the pattern. Select the yarn type that is closest to the weight of the original yarn.


When reworking the pattern it is best to knit a tension swatch with your chosen yarn. To get the correct measurements, your tension must be the same as stated in the pattern.


Happy Knitting!


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1930s Lorna Storm Jumper

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