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This 1950s Gretl Cardigan is the perfect holiday weekend jumper to knit.  Instructions for two sizes are given to knit this charming Tyrolean style cardigan with hand embroidered floral motifs.




Bust:  to fit 32 to 33 & (34 to 35) inch bust

Length from shoulder:  19 (19 1⁄2)  inches

Sleeve seam:  17 1⁄2 (18) inches



Original Yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   
 8 oz Patons Beehive Fingering 3 ply in white

No. 10 needles (3.25 mm)

No. 12 needles (2.75 mm)

Scraps of brightly coloured wool for embroidery

11 Buttons



7 1⁄2 stitches and 9 1⁄2 rows to an inch 


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!


The Workbasket Vintage Patterns xx

1950s Gretl Cardigan

SKU: 50-CAR-LON-STI-0752-14
  • 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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