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My 40's Jumper

Added Apr 6, 2011

by zilredloh

Chicago, Illinoi...

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This is my very first vintage jumper that I’ve knit up. I normally don’t post up my knitting projects on a sewing site, but seeing as how I had to hand sew each and every piece together, I figured it’s 30-40% sewing too. Plus I was just too excited not to share it with my Burda buddies.

This jumper is from the 40’s and is called Caledonia from a Whedon’s publication in Britain.

I made it with size 2 needles and a fingering weight yarn that is 75% wool and 25% nylon.

I have more images and details on my blog zilredloh.com

Material Notes

Blanket Stitch

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women

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    Apr 17, 2011, 07.35 AMby mnavoy

    it looks amazing!

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    Apr 7, 2011, 02.22 PMby amaydak

    This is so beautiful, congrats on being a featured project! :)

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    Apr 7, 2011, 01.15 AMby emilywirt

    This looks great! I envy your patience to make this. Nice work.

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    Apr 6, 2011, 11.33 PMby carottesauvage

    A must have! The grey blue is timeless too!

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    Apr 6, 2011, 08.54 PMby SimplyTuTuSweet

    Wow! Looks wonderful and I love all the fun photos too!

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      Apr 6, 2011, 09.52 PMby zilredloh

      Thanks. It was fun, but still pretty cold outside.

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    Apr 6, 2011, 07.34 PMby frkbustad

    It’s gorgeous! The fit, the colour and the shape/pattern. Great work!

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      Apr 6, 2011, 09.52 PMby zilredloh

      Thanks so much! I do love grey, it’s my “new black”.

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    Apr 6, 2011, 07.22 PMby dixiediy

    ahh! I LOVE this. Makes me want to get back into knitting. great design, too.

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      Apr 6, 2011, 09.53 PMby zilredloh

      Thanks! I always have a knitting project going on the side while sewing too.

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    Apr 6, 2011, 03.57 PMby susanne2011

    Wow, I am superimpressed! I recently started knitting, but I cannot imagine ever making such a beautiful sweater without any mistakes… How long did it take you to knit this?

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      Apr 6, 2011, 09.54 PMby zilredloh

      It took me about a month and probably a week (give or take) to do the seaming. I’m really slow at the hand sewing part. Knitting it up wasn’t too bad, really. :)

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    Apr 6, 2011, 02.50 PMby vintagerouge

    That is so adorable! I soooo wish I could knit!

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    Apr 6, 2011, 08.24 AMby bekaem

    Great work, those 40s knit patterns are so timeless, you can wear this forever.

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      Apr 6, 2011, 09.54 PMby zilredloh

      Thanks so much! I love 50’s sewing patterns, but for some reason I love the 40’s knits instead of 50’s ones. Go figure. :)

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    Apr 6, 2011, 07.34 AMby imogens

    Gorgeous! I’m so jealous of you people who enjoy and are talented at knitting, I haven’t the patience but adore these looks…

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      Apr 6, 2011, 09.55 PMby zilredloh

      Thanks! Knitting GIVES me patience. I knit while I’m waiting for anything. Makes the time fly on my commuter and in doctor’s offices.

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    Apr 6, 2011, 07.18 AMby loulourosa

    It’s perfect! I know how difiicult vintage knitting patterns can be, the yarn they use is different of what’s available now. And you are right, once you finished with knitting everything has to be sewn together, this is al lot of work,…

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      Apr 6, 2011, 09.56 PMby zilredloh

      Thanks so much! Are you on ravelry? You seem to be a fellow knitter to (along with the sewing).

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    Apr 6, 2011, 07.13 AMby prettysewinggirl

    Its really pretty, thanks for sharing :)

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      Apr 6, 2011, 09.56 PMby zilredloh

      Thanks! I generally don’t post anything knitted on Burda, because I think of it primarily as a sewing site. But I couldn’t help myself since I did so much hand sewing on this puppy.

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    Apr 6, 2011, 06.12 AMby dreamfast

    Good work!

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    Apr 6, 2011, 05.00 AMby seasidelaundry

    I am so very impressed! Really-so glad you posted this. Incredible effort.

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      Apr 6, 2011, 09.57 PMby zilredloh

      So sweet. Thanks so much.

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    Apr 6, 2011, 04.08 AMby wackyblonde

    Love it. Vintage knitting patterns are so much fun. I have quite the collection and love to knit from them.

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      Apr 6, 2011, 09.58 PMby zilredloh

      Ooh. I am longing for more vintage patterns after knitting this one up. But I probably shouldn’t go hunting since I have plenty in my queue already.

      Are you on ravelry? I’d love to see your vintage knits, too.

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