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Knit this becoming 1940s Avis Jumper ⁄ Sweater with a straight neckline, lace panels and ribbing. Instructions for long sleeves are also given.




Bust:  width all around at underarm 32 inches

Length from shoulder:  18 1⁄2 inches

Sleeve seam:  5 1⁄2 inches



Original yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   

4 oz of Patons Fingering wool 2 ply for short sleeves,  6 oz for long sleeves

No. 9 knitting needles (3.75 mm)

No 10 knitting needles ( 3.25 mm)

No. 12 knitting needles (2.75 mm)

Crochet Hook No 13 (2.25 mm)

4 small buttons

Small quantity of cotton wool



Worked at a tension of  one repeat of the pattern to 1 3⁄4 inches in width.


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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1940s Avis Jumper

SKU: 40-JUM-SHO-BES-1295
  • 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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