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This charming 1940s Aileen Fair Isle Jumper  was originally knitted in natural wool with shades of red, brown, blue green and yellow. Instructions to knit the matching 1940s Aileen Fair Isle Cardigan are available to purchase in a separate pattern.




Bust: width all around at underarm 34 inches
Length from lower edge to top of shoulder:  18 inches
Length of sleeve from underarm:  4 inches


Original Yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   

4 oz Super Shetland Wool  in natural

Oddments in red, brown, blue, green, yellow

No. 9 Needles (3.75 mm)

No. 10 Needles (3.25 mm)

No. 12 Needles (2.75 mm)

Shoulder Pads



8  stitches to 1 inch on the Fair Isle Pattern


The original yarn may not be available due to the age of the pattern.  Select yarn 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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1940s Aileen Fair Isle Jumper

SKU: 40-JUM-SHO-BES-1480
  • 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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