This Attractive Affair by Susan Crawford

This Attractive Affair

Knitting
November 2011
Susan Crawford Vintage Breeze
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in 8 row stripe pattern using 3.25mm needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
2.0 mm
1640 - 2461 yards (1500 - 2250 m)
The pattern includes instructions for eight sizes to fit chest measurements between 81cm (32in) and 152cm (60in).
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Errata available: susancrawfordvintage.com

This Attractive Affair is a celebration of line and colour. With a petal collar, button details, statement cuffs, and of course, those striking pinstripes, it’s a standout top that looks right from every angle.

This 1930s pattern features a simple stitch pattern but an unusual construction. The main body is knit in four pieces, a front and back which are knit sideways paired with vertically knitted side panels, creating a neat, boxy shape. Fitted sleeves are knit side to side, then finished with a separate cuff, and the distinctive petal collar is also worked in four separate pieces, resulting in a truly iconic sweater. It has a gentle boxy shape which is both elegant and extremely comfortable. Pair This Attractive Affair with a neat pencil skirt or wide legged trousers for the perfect by-the-seaside look.

This Attractive Affair is worked up in two colours of our latest yarn, Breeze, a fingering weight blend of 50% Merino and 50% cotton fibres, a smooth lustrous yarn with an elegant drape It is knitted in shades Oyster and Ruby Red.

Our model Theodora is shown wearing the first size 81-86cm (32-34in) chest.

The pattern includes instructions for eight sizes to fit chest measurements between 81cm (32in) and 152cm (60in) and contains clear written instructions plus a comprehensive schematic diagram and sizing chart.

Yarn kits can be purchased at Susan Crawford Vintage.

Yarn
Susan Crawford Breeze, fingering weight, 50% Merino, 50% Cotton (400m / 436yds per 100g skein)
3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins, shade Oyster
2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins, shade Ruby Red

Gauge
26 sts and 35 rows = 10cm (4in) over 8 row stripe pattern knitted flat, after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 3.25mm needles.

Suggested needles
3.25mm (US 3) needles

Notions
2-2.25mm (US B) crochet hook
4 buttons