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You'll be surprised how quickly this 1940s Parrot Cardigan can be knitted in double knitting wool. Travel back in time as you embroider two beautiful parrots on this lovely vintage cardigan.  Dive into the past with this lovely knitting pattern, one stitch at a time. A full page embroidery chart is included to help you create this beautiful garment.


Bust:  to fit 36 inch bust


Original Yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   

14 oz. Double Knitting Wool

3 Skeins of Embroidery Wool of each in Red, Emerald, Yellow

1 Skein of Each in  Dark Fern Green, Light Fern Green, Brown, Navy, Royal 

No. 8 Needles (4.00 mm)

No. 10 Needles (3.25 mm)

1 Large Crochet Hook

7 Large Buttons



5 stitches and 7 rows to 1 square inch


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 Parrot Cardigan

  • 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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