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This enchanting Dresden Shepherdess Fair Isle Jumper ⁄ Sweater looks cool and sweet. The original jumper was knitted in blue and white, but other combinations can be equally as attractive, as seen in the cover photo. There is an opening on the left shoulder.



Bust: bust size 35 inches
Length from lower edge to top of shoulder: 21 3⁄4 inches
Length of sleeve from underarm:  4 1⁄4 inches


Original Yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   
6 oz. W.B. Melody Wool 3 ply in white

2 oz. W.B. Melody Wool 3 ply in blue

No. 9 Needles (3.75 mm)

No. 10 Needles (3.25 mm)
No. 12 Needles (2.75 mm)

Medium sized Crochet Hook

4 Small Buttons



 8 stitches to 1 inch and 23 rows to 3 inches over 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!


The Workbasket Vintage Patterns xx

1940s Dresden Shepherdess Fair Isle Jumper

SKU: 40-JUM-SHO-BES-1994
  • 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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