Pattern - Knitters Delight

 This pattern features a decorative vertical rib and eyelet lace pattern which is designed to be worn fitted to the body. This pattern then moves into an exquisite lace pattern on both the front and the back of the jumper. It is knitted in separate pieces, including neat set-in sleeves; the pieces are then sewn together. The neck line is finished with an opening to one side with a dainty button and button loop attached.

Knitted in Coquette 100% cotton from Susan Crawford in Oyster colourway. Quantities also given for knitting in Excelana 4ply 100% wool if a warmer version is preferred.

The pattern includes charted instructions for the lace section.

The pattern can also be found in A Stitch in Time Vintage Knitting & Crochet Patterns, Volume 1: 1920-1949.

Written and revised by:

Susan Crawford


Pattern includes 5 sizes to fit the following chest measurements: 76-86cm(30-32in), 92-97cm(36-38in), 102-112cm(40-44in), 122-127cm(48-50in).

The garment is designed to be worn with between zero and 10cm(4in) of negative ease.


Coquette 4 ply from Susan Crawford, 100% cotton, 125m/136yds per 50g
7 (9, 10, 12, 14) 50g balls shade Oyster

- OR -

Excelana 4 ply from Susan Crawford, 100% british wool, 159m/174yds per 50g
6 (8, 8, 10, 11) 50g skeins shade Saharan Sand


37 sts and 32 rows to 10cm(4in) measured over main ribbed pattern without blocking.

23 sts and 32 rows to 10cm(4in) measured over yoke pattern without blocking.

Suggested Needles:

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


Stitch markers
1 button

Techniques used:

Lace knitting.

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