Pattern - Designed In Paris


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The intriguing two-colour pattern on this stylish jumper from the 1960s is created using slip stitches meaning only one colour is only ever used on a row at any one time.The stitch can be knitted either of two ways depending on how you wish the jumper to look.

Read our Pattern Notes about this interesting slip stitch pattern.

The stitch pattern creates an extremely warm fabric perfect for colder autumn or winter days.

Hems and cuff facings are knitted as part of the jumper then folded back and sewn in place. The funnel neck line also includes a single colour facing providing warmth and stability to the neck line. Buttons added on one shoulder for ease of dressing. The three set-in pockets add an elegant finishing touch.

Knitted in Excelana 4ply 100% british wool from Susan Crawford in Cornflower Blue and Alabaster colourways.

The pattern can also be found in A Stitch in Time Vintage Knitting Patterns, Volume 2: 1930-1959.

Written and revised by:

Susan Crawford


Pattern includes 7 sizes to fit the following chest measurements: 81-86cm(32-34in), 86-92cm(34-36in), 92-97cm(36-38in), 97-102cm(38-40in), 102-107cm(40-42in), 107-112cm(42-44in), 112-117cm(44-46in).

This jumper is cut to be narrower at the bottom edge which sits around the hips. If the intended wearer is wider at the hip than at the bust I would suggest opting for the larger of the two size ranges offered, bearing in mind this will give more ease at the chest.


Excelana 4 ply from Susan Crawford, 100% British wool, 159m/174yds per 50g
7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12) 50g skeins shade Cornflower Blue
5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) 50g skeins shade Alabaster


24 sts and 46 rows to 10cm(4in) measured over slip stitch knitted flat.

Suggested Needles:

3.25mm (US 3) needles


Stitch holders
3 buttons

Techniques used:

Knitting a slip stitch pattern, knitting hems and cuffs, concealed pockets.