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This sweet 1940s Rose Garland Fair Isle Jumper ⁄ Sweater has a garland of roses at the front of the neck and a band of similar roses all around the lower edge.  The rest of the jumper is knitted in stocking stitch with borders of double ribbing. Instructions are given to knit this pretty vintage jumper with short or long sleeves.




Bust:  width all around at underarm 32 inches, stretching to 34 inches

Length from shoulder:  18 1⁄2 inches

Sleeve seam:  6 inches short, 18 inches long



Original yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   

6 oz of Patons Fingering wool 3 ply in white for short sleeves,  8 oz for long sleeves

1 oz each in red and green

No 10 knitting needles ( 3.25 mm)

No. 12 knitting needles (2.75 mm)



Worked to a tension of 8 stitches and 10 rows to 1 inch in 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 Rose Garland Fair Isle Jumper

SKU: 40-JUM-SHO-BES-1884
  • 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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