PDF Vintage knitting pattern for baby cardigan, lacy matinee coat jacket 1940s #22

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A Lacy Matinee Jacket for a 6 months old baby – a pattern created in 1940s and then reprinted in the 1950s/1960s

• A beautiful lacy creation which was popular for over a generation. You will need 50g of the specified 3-ply or a little more if you choose to knit it with a standard 4-ply fingering.
• This pattern was written in an age when all knitting for babies was completed in pure wool. Read the pressing instructions with caution: refer to your ball band!
• 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 9 needles are equivalent to 3.75mm (US size 5); UK No. 10 needles are equivalent to 3.25mm (US size 3), UK size 12 is equivalent to 2.75mm (US size 2).
• 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 3.25 mm needles, (US size 3). The tension required may 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 unromantic title “With a One-Piece Yoke” and then was reprinted by Patons & Baldwins in the 1950s/1960 as “Lacy Look”. I have taken the text from the 1940s version but inserted some small clarifications which appeared in the later issue. In the later issue, the recommended yarn was 3ply baby wool. 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 slightly larger garment) than the original and therefore need more yarn!

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