Not Your Gal Friday by Jennette Cross

Not Your Gal Friday

September 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
3.75 mm (F)
1200 - 2400 yards (1097 - 2195 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X)
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This pattern is available in print for $7.00.

Rear Window is by far my favorite Hitchcock movie, and I love Lisa. When she and Jeff have that little conversation about how she’s his Gal Friday and he points out that the hero never marries Friday, I always want to smack him. Lisa deserves better than that, so I created something for Lisa that was a little less formal for her future breaking and entering, while still being stylish and fun.


Women’s XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X); shown in size L Intended to be worn with approx 2” / 5cm of positive ease.

Finished Measurements

Bust: 32.25 (34.75, 39.75, 44.25, 47.25, 52.75, 55.5, 60.25)“ / 82 (63, 101, 112.5, 120, 134, 141, 153)cm


Old Maiden Aunt Superwash Merino / Cashmere / Nylon (80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon sock; 400 yds / 366m per 100g skein)
MC Red Velvet; 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins
CC Army & Navy; 1 skein

32-inch US #3 / 3.25mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge 32-inch US #2 / 2.75mm circular needle 1 set US #3 / 3.25mm double-point needles or circular needle for magic loop
1 set US #2 / 2.75mm double-point needles or circular needle for magic loop
US size F5 / 3.75mm crochet hook
8 removable stitch markers
1 × 1⁄2” / 13mm button
Stitch holder or waste yarn
Yarn needle


28 sts and 40 rows = 4” / 10cm in St st, on larger needle

Required skills

Knitting in the round; knitting with double- pointed needles or magic loop; increases/decreases; backward loop cast on; sewn bind off; knowledge of basic sweater construction; picking up stitches; basic crochet stitches; sewing on buttons

Pattern Notes

This sweater is worked from the top-down. It is worked flat to the end of the keyhole, then joined to work in the round to the sleeve divide. The sleeves are put on holders or waste yarn while the body is worked down to the hem, then the sleeves are picked up and worked. When working flat in the keyhole section, the slip at the beginning of each row is worked with yarn in front as if to purl.