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True elegance is in the simplicity of this lovely knitted 1950s Rose Jumper ⁄ Sweater. The jumper is worked in a garland of rose Fair Isle motifs. Instructions to knit this vintage 50s jumper are given for three quarter and cap sleeves. Knit it in a colour combination that is uniquely you.




Bust:  to fit 32 to 34 inch bust

Length from shoulder:  18 1⁄2 inches

Sleeve seam:  11 inches



Original Yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   
8 oz Listers Lavenda 3 ply (for three quarter sleeve model)

6 oz Listers Lavenda 3 ply (for cap sleeve model)

About 1⁄4 oz each of pink, rose and green

No 10 needles (3.25 mm)

No. 12 needles (2.75 mm)

11 Buttons



Worked at a tension of 7 1⁄2 stitches and 10 rows to 1 square inch in stocking stitch on No. 10 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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1950s Roses 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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