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The 1940s Lana Jacket knitting pattern is a perfect garment to create for spring and summer. This classic design features broad shoulders and a tailored silhouette, making it a stylish addition to your wardrobe. The jacket is knitted in stocking stitch, giving it a smooth and even texture, and it is beautifully finished with attractive moss stitch borders for added detail.


The pattern includes drawings of pattern pieces and provides instructions for knitting both long and short sleeves, allowing you to customize your jacket to suit your preferences and the season. Whether you're a vintage enthusiast or simply looking for a timeless, elegant piece to knit, this Lana Jacket pattern is a wonderful choice. Create a versatile and chic addition to your wardrobe with this charming 1940s design.


Bust:  width all around at underarm 35 1⁄2 inches when jacket is closed


Original Yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   

12 oz Double Knitting Wool for short sleeves

16 oz Double Knitting Wool for long sleeves

Small amount of Wool for covering buttons

No. 11 Needles (3.00 mm)

No. 7 Needles (4.50 mm)

No. 5 Needles (5.50 mm)

5 Button Moulds



13 stitches to every 3 inches in width and 11 rows to every 2 inches in width on No. 5 needles


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!


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1940s Lana Jacket

  • 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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