Mitford by Susan Crawford


March 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
32 inch - 46 inch
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Released under my ‘real’ name of Susan Crawford.

Based on the classic shaping of the 1930s - worn short to the waist without shaping and with attractive yoke detail to draw the eye to the face. Knitted in the round from the bottom up, then the sleeves attached and the yoke knitted in one piece across all stitches in this soft 4 ply wool with superb stitch definition.

The sleeves add drama with full bell shaping and textured panels.

I had several inspirations for this sweater, the Mitford sisters and the glamour of the early 1930s and my cover girl from A Stitch in Time “Theodora” who I imagined wearing this to all the best drinks parties in town!