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This pattern can be purchased as an individual pattern, but it also available as part of
A Stitch In Time Volume 2 Revisited

A Stitch In Time Volume 2 Revisited

  • One of our best selling patterns, Jan is a wonderfully simple design incorporating a simple lace pattern with slightly blouson shaping, short sleeves and a boat neck. Dressed up or dressed down, this sweater fits perfectly into vintage and non-vintage wardrobes alike and is a great introduction to sweater and/or lace knitting for someone wanting to build their knitting skills. The Jan Sweater is a very typical 1930s design: the garment is designed to be worn with the ribbed welt sitting on the wearer's waist, with a slightly blouson lower body created by increases being worked across the row directly above the welt. Minimal decreases at the armholes and sleeve heads are the only other shaping, making this a very simple knit. The sweater is knitted in flat pieces from the bottom up and then sewn together.

    The Jan Sweater is knitted using Excelana North, fingering weight, a soft, fingering weight 100% British wool, spun for us in nearby Yorkshire and dyed in-house by Susan and her team. Jan is shown here in Powdered Egg, but looks fabulous in any of Excelana's stunning colours. Once you've knitted one you won't want to stop!

    Our model Lola is shown wearing the first size to fit 30-32 inch chest

    The pattern includes instructions for five sizes between 30 inch (76cm) and 48 inch (122cm) chest and includes both written and charted instructions plus a comprehensive schematic diagram and sizing chart.

  • Yarn
    Susan Crawford Excelana 4 Ply, 100% British wool
    (159m/174yds per 50g skein)

    5 (6, 6, 7, 8) skeins, shade Powdered Egg

    Suggested needles

    Small needles:

    2.75mm (US 2) needles

    Large needles:

    3.25mm (US 3) needles

    26 sts and 36 rounds = 10cm (4in) measured over lace pattern, worked flat and after blocking.
    We obtained this gauge using 3.25mm needles.

    Stitch markers (optional)

  • Knitting a lace pattern
    Following a chart (optional
    Knitting a lace pattern
    Basic increases and decreases
    Sewing up and finishing a garment
    Blocking Lace

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