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This sweet 1940s Melrose Jumper ⁄ Sweater is worked with a pretty Fair Isle pattern of roses.  The pattern is designed for economy and simplicity and the diagonal trellis lines are worked in V stitches after knitting is completed. With its flattering silhouette, this darling jumper is perfect to wear with a skirt or trousers. If you love roses and vintage jumpers, it's sure to be your favourite for years to come.




Bust:  width all around at underarm 35 inches



Original yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   

5 oz Sirdar Super Shetland wool 3 ply in main colour, 1 oz green, 2 oz brown

No 9 knitting needles ( 3.75 mm)

No. 12 knitting needles (2.75 mm)



Worked to a tension of 15 stitches to 2 inches and 9 rows to 1 inch over the stocking stitch.


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 Melrose Jumper

SKU: 40-JUM-SHO-BES-1438
  • 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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