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This 1930s Myrtle Jumper ⁄ Sweater is tailored for town or travelling.  The two fundamental stitches of all knitting, ordinary "plain" and "purl" are all you need to know to knit this delightful model.  Garter stitch is used for the deep square cut yoke, which frills softly at the edge, and the borders. All the rest is in stocking stitch. 




Bust:  width all around at underarm 34 inches

Length from top of shoulder:  18 1⁄2 inches

Sleeve seam:  10 inches



Original yarn suggestion and needle size info:   

7 oz Sirdar Shetland 3 ply
No. 10 knitting needles ( 3.25 mm)

Stitch holder

8 Small buttons



The tension for this jumper is not specified.


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.  If there is no tension specified in the pattern, you might have to calculate the tension based on the total number of stitches at the widest part of the back and front bodice and divide it by the bust measurement specified.


Happy Knitting!


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1930s Myrtle Jumper

  • You are buying a restored, recoloured and reformatted DIGITAL COPY of the original knitting pattern only. It is NOT the original pattern or finished product.  Your PDF will be available to download once payment is confirmed.

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