Pattern - Jan


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One of our best selling patterns, Jan is a wonderfully simple design incorporating a simple lace pattern. A typical 1930s design the garment is designed to be worn with the ribbed welt sitting on the wearer's waist. Minimal shaping at the armholes and sleeve heads only make this a very simple knit. The straight neck can be left completely open as shown or partially sewn up at each end to create a smaller neck opening.

Knitted in Excelana 4ply 100% british wool from Susan Crawford in Powdered Egg colourway.

The pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the lace section.

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 5 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).


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


26 sts and 36 rows to 10cm(4in) measured over lace stitch knitted flat.

Suggested Needles:

2.75mm (US 2) needles
3.25mm (US 3) needles


Tapestry needle

Techniques used:

Lace knitting.