Pattern - Helen


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This 1930s design would have been worn as a bed jacket but is also a great shrug to wear over dresses or t shirts. Perfect for keeping shoulders warm in air conditioned offices. This very simple two row lace pattern is worked in one piece from cuff to cuff with the main pattern being knitted on large needles creating a soft, open fabric and a very quick knit.

Knitted using Excelana DK 100% british wool from Susan Crawford, and knitted on a large needle this project knits up surprisingly quickly.

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 2 sizes to fit the following chest measurements: 76-112cm(30-44in), 117-152cm(46-60in).


Excelana DK from Susan Crawford, 100% British wool, 247m/270yds per 100g
2 (3) skeins shade Snowdrop


1 pattern repeat of 14 sts to 9cm(3.75in) measured over stitch pattern after blocking.

Suggested Needles:

3.25mm (US 4) needles
8mm (US 11) needles


Tapestry needle

Techniques used:

Lace knitting.