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Embrace vintage vibes with this 1940s Rainbow Jumper knitting pattern! Knit it with long or short sleeves and add a touch of nostalgia to your wardrobe. The ribbed yoke, sleeves, and waistline create a charming silhouette. The jumper fastens at the shoulder with 2 small buttons.



Bust:  to fit 32 to 34 inch bust
Length from lower edge to top of shoulder:  18  1⁄2 inches
Length of sleeve from underarm:  short 4  inches, long 18 inches


Original Yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   
Short Sleeves

7 oz. Lister's Lavenda 3 ply ( 3oz. for the welts, 1 oz. of each of 4 contrasting shades, the welt shade is used for the fifth stripe)


Long Sleeves

8 oz. Lister's Lavenda 3 ply ( 3oz. for the welts, 1 oz. of each for the  5 contrasting shades, the welt is used for the sixth stripe)


No. 8 needles (4.00 mm)
No. 12 needles (2.75 mm)

2 Small Buttons



6 1⁄2 stitches and 8 1⁄2 rows to one inch in stocking stitch  on No. 8 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 Rainbow 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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