Tuesday, 19 November 2013

A Cover Girl Jumper. 1940

I feel really proud at the fact that I didn’t stray away from this bit of knitting… okay, so I may have strayed from a different knitting project to start this one, but still, I didn’t wander from this one and now it’s FINISHED!
The pattern is one I had been eyeing up for an absolute age, and then I suddenly remembered that I had the perfect wool in the same colours stashed away- Now, I say that’s a sign!
So with the perfect yarn of ply, colour and weight in hand, I started with great gusto and speed....
...And, due to the ply of the yarn and the size of the needles, the pieces quickly grew. Then, about two weeks later, excluding the intermission of a week’s holiday and a bout of flu, I suddenly had a super new jumper to sew up! Actually, I usually do most of the sewing up as I go along, and then it’s not such a daunting task at the end ( I know I’m not the only one that dreads the task of sewing up!).

I also had to knit with three needles, which is something I’ve never tried seriously before. I found it all a bit fiddly, though I managed the neckband in the end! For some reason I kept on dropping stitches at the end!
All teeth and yellow buckets!
Not sure what I was doing with my hands (how huuuuge do the look?)- Twas rather cold out, so I was probably trying to warm them up!
Notice anything different? ;)
I started out with my hair rolled up!
This stitch is one of my favourites to use- I think this is the fourth time I've used this simple slip stitch pattern...
Here's a close-up of the stitch. Not sure what's it's called, but it's really easy to do!

Just posing near the compost, as you do.... I'll probably get the whole "why did you take the photos there..." spiel again , but I like the shapes of the crumbling fence, so there!
Just fiddling with Mr Gnome- he had fallen over!
Outfit Details:
Jumper: 1940's pattern- vintage wool from stash.
Blouse: Mummy make from a 40's pattern.
Skirt: Part of a suit made by Ma (who else!)
Socks: Knitted by me from a 40's pattern.
Shoes: My beloved '40's brogues. (one of my best charity shop finds.... ever!)
Cheerio for now...
Tupps xxx


  1. That is just so cute! I love how a simple sweater shape can be played up with adding more colors and a fun textured stitch. I really need to get better at knitting! ...how many times a week do I say that? lol Gorgeous photos :)

  2. Great jumper! I love your hair in the back picture!

  3. That is a lovely, lovely jumper :)

  4. This is why I am learning to knit- so I'll have beautiful sweaters and jumpers too! Adorable pin, by the way. I like the fence near your compost. It reminds me a bit of my great aunt's. She never really quit wearing the forty's silhouette or hair, and she kept a similar spot in her back yard.

  5. Such a charming, classic sweater. I love the length and earthy colour palette, as well as the darling novelty brooch you partnered with it - placed in the most wonderful of spots (it really begs the question, why don't more of us wear our brooches in the middle like that? It looks smashing!).

    ♥ Jessica

  6. I love it! I have the Stitchcraft magazine that the pattern came from and it's on my to knit list, so it is lovely to see how it knits up! Your whole outfit is wonderful :o) x

  7. Great jumper, love the colours and pattern. Makes a lovely outfit with everything you have paired with it. Good hair too!

  8. Love that sweater...er...jumper. (Oops my American in showing!) ;) Those brogues are awesome!

  9. Such a beautiful jumper! And from my favourite year!!

  10. Oh, that's pretty! Such nice colours for Autumn.

  11. This is so amazing!! I'm always so sad that we don't live even remotely near each other. I wish I could sit and knit with you and glean some knowledge and skills!
    I love your style, and you're adorable.

  12. Oh, you look smashing, envy, envy! Coming from a place where almost every woman could knit I failed miserably in that direction.

  13. LOVE!!!!! this sweater! and the whole outfit! hair, skirt, socks and this shooooeees! want.
    and maybe next time i shoot some outfit pictures i do it near the compost too - the light and plants in this corner are not that bad.....

  14. Love the jumper and your hair looks great both ways!

  15. Lovely jumper, and the rest of the outfit too :)


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