Victory Twinset Cardigan by Susan Crawford

Victory Twinset Cardigan

November 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
41 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Ribbed pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1296 - 3024 yards (1185 - 2765 m)
eight sizes to fit chest measurements between 71cm (28in) and 157cm (62in)
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The Victory Twinset Cardigan pattern is the quintessential 1940s cardigan, with an all-over ribbed fabric and a deep V-neck front fastened with three buttons. Inset pockets are added with a contrasting striped bands which, along with the co-ordinating stripes on the cuffs create a stylish nautical feel to this elegant piece.

The Victory Twinset Cardigan is designed to be worn with negative ease and to fit snuggly over the matching Victory Twinset Top. The cardigan is knitted in separate flat pieces which are then sewn together.

Victory Twinset Cardigan is knitted using Bluem Sock, a fingering weight yarn, worsted spun with a high twist making it perfect for socks. The Bluefaced Leicester yarn is a soft but resilient fibre and combined with a small amount of nylon, it creates the perfect fabric for socks. The yarn shows off texture, cables and lace to great effect and the fibre combination takes colour beautifully. Shown here in shades Night Sky and Buttermilk.

Our model Theodora is shown wearing the first size 71-81cm (28-32in).

The pattern includes instructions for eight sizes to fit chest measurements between 71cm (28in) and 157cm (62in) and contains clear written instructions plus a comprehensive schematic diagram and sizing chart.

Yarn kits are available at Susan Crawford Vintage.

Susan Crawford Bluem Sock, fingering weight, 75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Nylon (395m / 432 yds per 100g skein)
2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins, shade Night Sky
1 skein, shade Buttermilk

41 sts and 34 rows = 10cm (4in) over rib pattern. We obtained this gauge using 3.75mm needles.

Suggested needles
1 pair 3.75mm (US 5) needles

Waste yarn
3 buttons

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