Pretty For Every Day by Susan Crawford

Pretty For Every Day

Knitting
September 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
37 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in rib
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1392 - 2958 yards (1273 - 2705 m)
eight sizes to fit chest measurements between 76cm (30in) and 152cm (60in)
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Classic and elegant, the Pretty for Every Day pattern unites graceful rib with fun bobble panels for a sweater that you’ll reach for daily, but never be bored by!
Described in its original leaflet as “almost classical in its simplicity” Pretty for Every Day is a straight forward knit. The front and back pieces are worked identically, from the bottom up, given you plenty of chances to get into a rhythm with bobble and rib. Well fitting set in sleeves finish this sophisticated sweater, one that you can pair as easily with a 1940s-style skirt as a pair of blue jeans, depending your mood!

Pretty for Every Day is knitted using Excelana North fingering weight a soft, fingering weight 100% British wool, spun for us in nearby Yorkshire and dyed in-house by Susan and her team. Shown here in shade Persian Grey.

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

The pattern includes instructions for eight sizes to fit chest measurements between 76cm (30in) and 152cm (60in) and contains clear written instructions plus a comprehensive schematic diagram and sizing chart.

Yarn kits are available at Susan Crawford Vintage.

Yarn
Susan Crawford Excelana North fingering weight, 100% British wool, 75% Cheviot, 25% Bluefaced Leicester (159m / 174yds per 50g skein approx)
8 (10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17) skeins, shade Persian Grey

Gauge
37 sts and 40 rows = 10cm (4in) over main rib pattern without blocking. We obtained this gauge using 3mm needles
28 sts and 36 rows = 10cm (4in) over reverse stocking stitch. We obtained this gauge using 3mm needles

Suggested needles
1 pair 3mm (US 2-3) needles

Notions
Stitch markers

Techniques
Sewing up a garment