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This charming 1940s Tressa Jumper ⁄ Sweater with puffed sleeves and slim waistline, was originally knitted in black with a grey and white yoke top.  When knitting this vintage jumper, it is very effective to use three shades of one colour.




Bust:  width all around at underarm nearly 35 inches, stretching up to a 37 inch bust size

Length from shoulder:  17 1⁄2 inches

Sleeve seam:  5 1⁄2 inches



Original yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   

4 oz of Super Fingering Wool 3 ply in black

1 oz each of Super Fingering Wool 3 ply in grey and white
No. 10 knitting needles (3.25 mm)

No. 12 knitting needles (2.75 mm)

4 mall buttons



Worked at a tension of  15 stitches  to 2 inches and 10 rows to 1 inch over the stocking stitch (after pressing).


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 Tressa 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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