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This 1940s Willow Jumper ⁄ Sweater with bands of reversed stocking stitch on a plain stocking stitch background, give a pretty raised strip effect to this easy to knit jumper.  Broad shouldered, slim waisted and with a straight across neckline. The neck fastens on each side with two tiny buttons. Instructions given for knitting the jumper with short or long sleeves.





To fit 34 to 36 inch bust size

Length from lower edge to top of shoulder 20 inches

Length of short sleeve from underarm 4 1⁄2 inches, long sleeve just over 18 inches



Original Yarn suggestion and needle size info:

5 oz Sirdar Super Shetland 3-ply wool for jumper with short sleeves

7 oz Sirdar Super Shetland 3-ply wool for jumper with long sleeves

No. 9 needles  (3.75 mm)

No. 11 needles (3.00 mm)

Fine crochet hook

4 buttons

4 hooks and eyes



About 7 1⁄2 stitches and 9 rows to one inch over the sections worked on No. 9 needles.


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 Willow 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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