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This lovely 1940s Dorothy Jumper ⁄ Sweater knitting pattern is worked in a simple lace pattern. The wavy lines and puff sleeves were originally knitted in natural, pink, deep pink, rose and fuchsia. It’s a  perfect jumper for day wear with a skirt or trousers.




Bust:  width all around at underarm 34 inches

Length from shoulder:  18 1⁄2 inches

Sleeve seam:  6 inches



Original Yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   
Patons Beehive fingering 2 ply

2 oz. Natural, 1 oz. pink,  1 oz. deep pink, 1 oz. rose, 1 oz. fuchsia
No. 12 needles (2.75 mm)
No. 11 needles (3.00mm)

No 10 needles (3.25 mm)

5 buttons

one stitch holder



12 stitches to 1 1⁄2 inches in width on No. 10 (3.25mm) needles (not stretched).


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 Dorothy 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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