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The 1940s Clara Button Up Cardigan with slim lines is simple to knit. This neat jumper-cardigan is knitted in an attractive slip stitch pattern, which is easy to work and gives a self striped effect.  The borders are knitted in a garter stitch.




Bust:  width all around at underarm just over 33 inches

Length from shoulder to lower edge 21 inches

Sleeve seam 18 inches



Original yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   

10 oz. of Sirdar Super Shetland 3-ply 
No. 10 knitting needles (3.25 mm)

No. 11 knitting needles  (3.00 mm)

Medium sized crochet hook

7 buttons



Worked at a tension of  8 stitches and 12 rows to one square inch over the pattern.


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 Clara Cardigan

SKU: 40-CAR-LON-BES-1637
  • 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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