A Warm Jacket with an unusual bubble-stitch yoke by Susan Crawford

A Warm Jacket with an unusual bubble-stitch yoke

Knitting
November 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
37 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in rib pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1140 - 2185 yards (1042 - 1998 m)
eight sizes to fit chest measurements between 81cm (32in) and 157cm (62in)
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Errata available: susancrawfordvintage.com

A Warm Jacket with an unusual bubble-stitch yoke is a wonderful example of a late 1940s pattern, with a multitude of buttons, a longer-length ribbed body, long sleeves and a decorative ‘bubble stitch’ pattern on the yoke. This combination of details evidences the easing of wartime shortages – particularly the use of 12 buttons – and a stitch pattern quite greedy for yarn.

This elegant cardigan also features raglan shaping and uses short rows to create the elegantly shaped yoke. Increase stitches are worked at the side seams to create its trim silhouette, with the two front sections and back knitted separately along with the sleeves, before they are joined together to work the yoke in one piece. A choice of three body lengths are also provided for this elegant cardigan.

Our version of A Warm Jacket with an unusual bubble-stitch yoke is shown in the same striking burnt-orange as the original pattern but it would look fabulous in any colour you choose to use.

A Warm Jacket with an unusual bubble-stitch yoke is knitted using a choice of Wold 2 Ply Fingering Weight or Byre. Shown here using shade Pompium in the Wold 2 Ply Fingering Weight, but would look equally stylish in our other suggested shade of Jack ‘O’ Lantern in our Byre range.

Our model Charlie is shown wearing the first size 76-81cm (30-32in).

The pattern includes instructions for eight sizes to fit chest measurements between 81cm (32in) and 157cm (62in) and contains clear written instructions plus a comprehensive schematic diagram and sizing chart.

Yarn kits are available at Susan Crawford Vintage.

Yarn
Susan Crawford Wold 2 Ply Fingering Weight
100% British wool; 50% Southdown, 25% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% white Shetland (87m / 95yds per 25g skein approx)
Short Length
12 (14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22) skeins, shade Pompium
Medium / Long Length
13 (15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23) skeins, shade Pompium

or

Susan Crawford Byre. 100% British wool, a unique blend of Jacob, white Shetland and black Shetland fleeces, Fingering weight
(400m / 436yds per 100g skein approx)

Short Length
3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins, shade Jack ‘O’ Lantern

Medium / Long Length
3 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins, shade Jack ‘O’ Lantern

Gauge
37 sts & 36 rows = 10cm (4in) over rib pattern. We obtained this gauge using 3mm needles.

Suggested needles
Small needles: 1 pair 2.75mm (US 2) needles
Large needles: 1 pair 3mm (US 3) needles

Needles for Yoke
Small needles 1 2.75mm (US 2) circular needle
Large needles: 1 set 3.25mm (US 3) DPNs or a 3.25mm (US 3) circular needle

Notions
Waste yarn or stitch holders
12 buttons

Techniques
Sewing up a garment