PDF Vintage baby knitting pattern Scalloped long jacket matinee 1940s 6 month baby infant child #20

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"Scallops" Vintage Knitting Pattern for a Baby Cardigan or Matinee Jacket to fit 6m-old, 1940s - reformatted text


Skill level; basic.

• This pattern was written in an age when all knitting for babies was completed in pure wool.
• The original pattern has become yellowed with age and some characters are smudged, so I have reformatted the text but retained the original knitting abbreviations.
• All measurements are in inches and you may wish to obtain an inch ruler or tape measure in order to be accurate.
• An ounce of wool weighs approximately 25g, 1 yard = 36 inches.
• Old UK size 10 needles are equivalent to 3.25mm today, size 12 is equivalent to 2.75mm; (US sizes 3 and 1 respectively).
• To obtain the correct tension with modern yarns try going up or down one size of needles. Try using modern yarns which recommend the use of 4 mm needles, (US size 3). The tension required has be achieved using modern 4-ply sock yarn or fingering wool with the needle sizes above– but note that a larger quantity of yarn may be needed.
• The pattern includes instructions to press finished sections and seams; the writers in that era expected all baby knitting to be in pure wool. Be guided by your ball-band for pressing instructions.
• If you think you have found an error in my reformatting please drop me a line!
• This pattern was originally known by the austere title “Cover Number”. It was reprinted by Patons Baldwins in the 1950s/1960s as “Scalloped!”. I have taken the text from the 1940s version. In the later issues, the recommended yarn was 3ply baby yarn. If you cannot obtain a 3-ply yarn, try using a modern lightweight 4-ply/fingering yarn, and adjust the needle sizes to achieve the correct tension as described below – you may finish up with a slightly heavier garment (and possibly a lightly larger garment) than the original and therefore need more yarn!

2 oz. Light, 1 oz. Contrast, PATONS BEEHIVE Baby Wool, Patonised. Two No. 12 and two No.10 BEEHIVE or QUEEN BEE needles. Five buttons.

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