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This adorable 1940s Love Birds Jumper ⁄ Sweater  has three quarter length sleeves, which are so flattering.  The captivating love birds, worked in Fair Isle, take only short lengths of six different shades of wool. Add some colour to your wardrobe and knit this delightful vintage jumper in a colour combination that suits your style.




Bust:  width all around at underarm 34 inches, stretching to 36 inches




Original yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   

7 oz Sirdar Majestic Wool 3 ply in lime green

12 yards scarlet

10 yards dark green

5 yards royal blue

3 yards nutmeg brown

4 yards each of yellow and black

No. 19 knitting needles (3.25 mm)

No. 12 knitting needles (2.75 mm)

4 inch zip fastener



Worked at a tension of  8 Stitches and 10 rows to 1 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!


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1940s Love Birds 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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