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Knit this 1940s Eleanora Jumper ⁄ Sweater for every day living. This jumper has and attractive Fair Isle pattern around the neckline, and is worked in a lovely detailed lace pattern. The original model was knitted in white with the Fair Isle pattern worked in red, gold, royal blue, light blue, brown and green.




Bust:  to fit 34 inch bust



Original Yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   
4 oz Patons Fingering 2 ply  in white

Oddments in red, gold, royal blue, light blue, brown, green


No. 11 needles (3 mm)

4 No. 13 double pointed needles (2.25 mm)

4 No 11 double pointed needles (3 mm)

Cable needle

Stitch holder

6 buttons



Worked to a tension of 8 stitches and 10 rows on No. 11 needles to 1 square inch in lace fabric.


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 Eleanora 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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