Land Girl’s Pullover

“A ribbed pullover in two sizes” Service Woolies for Women – Weldon Knitting Series

Imperial War Museum Archives Eph. C. Fashion (Knit WW2 & Postwar) Item number K05/2622

18 page magazine in good condition – No. 14 Pages 12-13 Land Army

You can just see the Land Girl modelling her jumper on the bottom left...

You can just see the Land Girl modelling her jumper on the bottom left…

 

Download the original pages here:  Ribbed Pullover in Two Sizes – Weldon Magazine

Download the updated version here: Land Girl Pullover

 

 

Transcription of original pattern from December 1939

Materials

Carter &Parker’s “Wendy” wool 4-ply, 10 ozs for 1st size, 12ozs for 2nd size

2 no.12 and 2 no.11 Double century knitting needles

4 no.10 knitting needles (double points)

Measurements

First size: – to fit a 32-34 inch bust figure. Shoulder to lower edge 18 ½ inches.  Sleeve seam, 17 ½ inches

Second size: – to fit a 35-38- inch bust figure.  Shoulder to lower edge, 19 inches.  Sleeve seam, 18 ½ inches

Tension on No 11 needles about 10 stitches and 11 rows un-stretched

*Always knit into the back of cast on stitches

Back                                                                                                                

Using no.12 needles cast on 112 stitches (128 ts) and work in rib of k 1, p1 for 3 inches.  Change to no.11 needles and work 7 rows in rib

8th row – inc., rib till 1st stitch remains inc.  Rep these 8 rows 11 more times.  136 stitches (152 stitches)

Work in rib till work measures 12 (121/2) inches from start.  Now shape armholes: – 1st row – cast off 8 (10) rib to end of row

2nd row – cast off 8 (10) rib to end of row

3rd row – k2tog. Rib to end of row.  Repeat this last row 19 more times, 110 stitches (112).  Work in rib till work measures 181/2 (19) inches from start.  Now shape shoulders.

Next 8 rows – cast of 8 (9), rib to end of row.

Leave remaining 36 sts (40 sts) on spare needles

Front

Work exactly as for Back until 2nd row of armhole shaping has been completed.  120 sts (132 sts).  Now start neck shaping.

1st row – ktog rib 58 (64) turn.  Leave remaining 60 (66) stitches on spare needle

2nd row – k2tog., rib to end of row

3rd row: k. 2tog. Rib to end of row

4th row: rib

5th row: as 3rd row.

Rep rows 2-5 inclusive 4 more times.  44 sts (50 sts)

22nd row : as 2nd row

Work 3 rows in rib

Rep these 4 rows 11 (13) more times.  32 stitches (36 sts)

Next row: rib (work shoulder measure 181/2 (191/2) inches.

Next row. Cast off 8 (9) rib to end of row/

Next row – rib.

Rep last 2 rows twice.  Cast off.

Join wool to inside edge of other side

1st row – k2tog, rib to end of row

2nd row – k2tog, rib to end of row

3rd row – rib

4th row – as 2nd row

Rep rows 1-4 inclusive 4 more times, then rep row 1-3 inclusive again.  43 (49) stitches

24th row – rib

25th row – k 2tog rib to end of row

26th row – rib

27th row – rib

Rep last 4 rows 11 (13) more times.

Next row – cast off 8(9) stitches rib to end of row

Next row – rib

Repeat last 2 rows twice.  Cast off

Sleeves (both alike)

Using no.12 needles cast on 60 (64) stitches) and work in rib of k1 p1 fpr 3 inches.  Change to No.10 needles and work 7 rows in rib

8th row – inc. rib till 1 st remains, inc.

Repeat these 8 rows 19 (21) more times – 100 (108) stitches

Work in rib till sleeve is required length.  Shape top

1st and 2nd row – cast off 6(8) sts, rib to end of row

Next row k2tog, rib to end of row

Rep last row till 30 sts remain.  Cast off

Neck band

Join shoulder seams.  Using 4 no 11 needles take 36 (40) sts from centre back, pick up 79 (80) stitches to centre v, pick up 76(80) sts to shoulder.

Arrange on 3 needles and work in rounds of k2 p2 rib for one inch, knitting 2 tog twice at centre ‘V’ on every row.

Cast off in rib fairly loosely.

To make up

Sew sleeves into armholes.  Join side and sleeve seams.  Press seams only.

 

I’ll be sharing my attempts to follow this pattern over the next few weeks!  eep!

womenslandarmy

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