The pattern is 'Such Flattering Puff Sleeves', from A Stitch in Time Vol 1. The original was published in My Home, 1938.
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I kept falling in and out of love with this jumper - sometimes I would think the yarn wouldn't work, other times I thought I should have made it in a larger size.
It worked out perfectly in the end though.
Yarn: Holst Garn Samarkand (wool/silk) in Cherry Red, held double throughout.
I wasn't keen on this yarn as a single strand (it's a bit rough and snaps) but held double it gives a nice firm, yet soft, fabric.
Size: Small (I wanted the ribs to be stretched out to avoid too much bulk)
Mods from Ravelry:
- Only knitted the first 1.5 inches of the body on the smaller needles, then upsized to 3.5mm for the rest.
- Sleeves were only knitted on 3.5mm
- Increased body length by 1/2 inch
- Increased sleeve cap height by 1/2 inch
You really have to look at the original 1930's pattern to get an idea of how the sleeves will look once it's made up. They’re not 1940's sleeves that sit high on the shoulder - they’re meant to puff out more from around the arm.
If you wanted something with more of a 1940's look I would recommend increasing the amount of stitches you cast off, across the neck - and lengthening the sleeve.
Overall - pretty darn happy! Now to just finish my Giftmas knitting so I can work on the next project.