Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Barbara Pattern

A vintage style fitted tee based on an original pattern from October 1950.  It is knitted in 4 ply yarn and features a scooped neckline, a cabled peplum, buttoned front opening and elbow length sleeves.  

To fit 32” chest.
Finished measurements:
Chest 32” / 81 cm
Sleeve seam 6 1/2” /  17cm
Length 20” / 51 cm

600 g of 4 ply yarn (approximately 1010 metres)
3.25, 3.00 & 2.75 mm needles
9 small buttons

27 sts and 36 rows to 10 cm measured over stocking stitch using 3 mm needles.

The pattern is available for free, here.  


  1. It's gorgeous and such a pretty pink. Sarah x

  2. You are so generous! Thank you for sharing ♥ love your knitting ♥

  3. very pretty. Wish I could knit this well. ksinc

  4. Thank you very much for this pattern. I'm going to knit it in white, with the sleeves a bit shorter. I love the fitted and flared combination

  5. Any chance you could post the additional sizes included in the original pattern? I'd love to make this, but need it in a larger size.

    1. Hi Dart Lady, Thank you for your message. Unfortunately the original pattern from 1950 was only written in the one size. Sorry I can't help you.


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