Pattern - It Cannot Fail To Please


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A form fitting all-over lace jumper, featuring a flattering square neckline and with a choice of elbow length or short sleeves. The lace pattern is much simpler than it may look as there is no shaping required other than at the armholes and sleeve heads. This is a reworking of an original 1930s pattern featured in Susan's book A Stitch in Time volume 1. Knitted in Excelana 4ply 100% british wool from Susan Crawford, which is the perfect yarn both for lace knitting and a garment requiring stretch and the ability to retain its shape. The sample shown is knitted in the stunning autumnal shade of Damson Wine.

This pattern features both written and charted instructions.

The pattern is also available in A Stitch in Time volume 1.

Written and Revised by:

Susan Crawford


Pattern includes 6 sizes to fit the following chest measurements: 76-81cm(30-32in), 86-92cm(34-36in), 97-102cm(38-40in), 107-112cm(42-44in), 117-122cm(46-48in), 127-131cm(50-52in).

The garment is designed to be worn with up to 16cm (6in) of negative ease as the lace pattern needs to stretch over the body to be seen properly.


Excelana 4 ply from Susan Crawford, 100% British wool, 159m/174yds per 50g 
5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins shade Damson Wine


After blocking -

33 sts and 40 rows to 10cm (4in) measured over lace pattern
1 pattern repeat of 18 sts and 24 rows measures 10cm (4in)

Suggested Needles:

2.25mm (US 1) needles
3.25mm (US 3) needles


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Techniques used:

Lace knitting, Three needle cast off, Set-in sleeves.