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Vintage Pattern: Cowled Collar Sweater Knitting Pattern

Vintage Pattern: Cowled Collar Sweater

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    3 ply / Light Fingering

  • designer


    Let’s Knit

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 3 / 3.25mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Basic Shaping, Rib, Short Row Shaping

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What you need to know

As we get closer and closer to autumn, now is the perfect time to knit a very vintage sweater dating back to 1935! The main parts are worked in stocking stitch, with ribbing introduced at the top to make a shoulder yoke. We can’t wait to see the looks on people’s faces when they ask where you got the pattern from!

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Let's Go Back In Time!
This pattern was originally published in a 1934 edition of Lillie London which first appeared attached to DC Thomson’s 'My Weekly' women’s magazine - launched in 1910 and still going strong! - providing patterns and advice on home sewing and knitting. Aimed at a female audience, patterns and designs covered women, men and children. Lillie London launched her own series of glossy colourful magazine’s which would include one or two free patterns. It was possible to purchase any of the patterns featured in the magazine from the pattern department. The magazine was full of the latest fashions and styles of the 20s and 30s with each issue normally thematic – they covered subjects from children’s knitwear through to tennis dresses and cocktail wear. The title ceased on the outbreak of the second world war in 1939. Lillie was not a real person and rarely appears to be referred to in the first person, but was a brand name that encompassed the spirit of the age and the fashions of London, even though it was published from Dundee.

©DC Thomson & Co Ltd

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Techniques: Basic Shaping, Rib, Short Row Shaping, Stocking Stitch

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