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This simple 1940s Ruby Easy To Knit Jumper ⁄ Sweater is designed so that it can be easily knitted even by a beginner. Each stage of the making is illustrated in photographs. 




Bust:  After pressing, width all around at underarm 33 inches, stretching to 35 inches

Length from shoulder:  19 inches

Sleeve seam:  4  inches



Original yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   

6 oz Sirdar Super Shetland Wool 3-ply
No. 10 knitting needles (3.25 mm)

No. 12 knitting needles (2.75 mm)

Spare No. 10 knitting needle with points at both ends



The tension for this jumper is 17 stitches to 2 inches in width and 10 rows to one inch in depth over the stocking stitch.


Tension means the number of stitches that you should obtain to every inch in width across the work, and the number of rows you should obtain to every inch in depth.  


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 Ruby Easy To Knit 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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