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This 1940s English Rose Fair Isle Jumper ⁄ Sweater with a collar and box head sleeves is knitted with an attractive yoke in two coloured Fair Isle. The pattern suggestion is to knit this delightful vintage jumper in a soft shade of blue with the first set or roses in rose-pink, followed by a band of pink with blue roses.




Bust:  width all around at underarm nearly 34 inches

Length from shoulder:  18 inches

Sleeve seam:  4 1⁄4 inches



Original yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   

6 oz. of Emu Unshrinkable 3-ply Botany, 1 oz  in contrasting shade
No. 10 knitting needles (3.25 mm)

No. 12 knitting needles (2.75 mm)



Worked at a tension of  8 stitches and 10 rows to one square inch after pressing.


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!


The Workbasket Vintage Patterns xx

1940s English Rose Fair Isle Jumper

SKU: 40-JUM-SHO-BES-1461
  • 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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