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You'll be the smartest woman on the beach in this 1940s  Dorothy Swim Suit. The swim suit has real chic with its diamond pattern. The original swim suit was knitted in white and scarlet. Be inspired to knit this vintage swim suit in a colour combination that is uniquely you. 




Bust: to fit 34 to 36  inch bust

Hips:  to fit 36 to 38 inch hips



Original yarn suggestion and needle size info:   

5 oz  3 ply wool in white

2 oz 3 ply wool in scarlet

No 11 Needles (3.00 mm)

No 12 Needles (2.75 mm)

Fine Crochet Hook



Using No. 11 needles, work to produce 9 stitches to one inch.


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.


Happy Knitting!


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1940s Dorothy Swim Suit

  • 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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