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"Flower motifs in cross-stitch to work on this velvet-soft pair.  We  left the jumper plain, scattered flowers on the cardigan only, but they would look enchanting on both…"

MATERIALS.—Patons Lucelle Fine Ply; 7 (8) half-oz. balls for jumper and 9 (10) half-oz. balls for cardigan; two No. 14 knitting needles; 7 buttons; . 1J yards 1-in. facing ribbon; 4-in. zip for jumper.
Measurements.—To fit a 34 (36) in. bust measurement; length, 20 ins.; sleeve seam, jumper, 4£ ins., cardigan, 17 ins.
Tension.—11 s.ts.’and 14 rows to 1 in.
Abbreviations.—K. = knit; p. = purl; st., sts. = stitch, stitches; tog. = together; rep. = repeat; st.st. = stocking stitch; dec. = decrease; inc. = increase; t.b.l. = through back of loop; in., ins. = inch, inches; beg. = beginning.
Note.—Instructions are for smaller size, with alterations for larger size in brackets.
jumper

BACK.—** Cast on 160 (170) sts. and work 4 ins. in k. 1, p. 1 rib. Change to st.st. and inc. 1 st. in 4th st. from each end of 9th and every following 8th row until there are 190 (200) sts. Continue straight until work measures 13 ins., ending p.
Armhole Shaping.—Cast off 8 sts. at beg. of next 2 rows. Next row.—K. 3, k. 2 tog. t.b.l., k. to last 5 sts., k. 2 tog., k. 3. Next row.—P. Rep. last 2 rows until 156 (166) sts. remain. ** Continue straight until work measures 17£ ins. from beg., ending p. Next row.—K. 78 (83), turn and continue on these sts. only. Next row.—Cast on 3, p. to end. Continue in st.st. until work measures 20 ins. from beg., ending p.
Shoulder Shaping.—Cast off 9 (10) sts. at beg. of next and following 4 alternate rows. Work 1 row, then cast off remaining sts. Join wool to inner edge of remaining sts., cast on 3 and k. to end. Complete to match other side.

FRONT.—Work as given for back from ** to **, then continue until work measures 17 ins. from beg., ending p. Next row.—K. 66 (71), cast off 24, k. to end. Continue jn last set of sts., casting off 3 sts. at beg. of next 4 alternate rows then lee. 1 st. at neck edge of every ilternate row until 45 (50) sts. •emain. Continue straight until work neasures 20 ins., ending at side.
Shoulder Shaping.—Cast off 9 10) sts. at beg. of next and follow-ng 4 alternate rows. Join wool to nner edge of remaining sts. and ;omplete to match first side.

NECKBAND.—Join shoulders. With right side of work facing, join vool and pick up and k. 184 sts. iround neck edge. Work 1 in. in k. 1, >. 1 rib. Cast off ribwise.

SLEEVES.—Cast on 120 (126) ts. and work 1 in. in k. 1, p. 1 rib. Change to st.st. and inc. 1 st. each nd of every 3rd row until there are 50 (156) sts. Continue straight until 6 sleeve measures 4£ ins., ending p. Shape top by casting off 8 sts. at beg. of next 2 rows. 3rd row.—K. 3, k. 2 tog. t.b.l., k. to last 5 sts., k. 2 tog., k. 3. 4th row.—P. Rep. last 2 rows 8 times, then dec. 1 st. each end of every alternate row until 78 (84) sts. remain. Cast off 8 (9) sts. at beg. of next 6 rows. Cast off.
cardigan

BACK.—Work as back of jumper from ** to **, then continue until work measures 20 ins.
Shoulder Shaping.—Cast off 9 (10) sts. at beg. of next 10 rows. Cast off.

RIGHT FRONT.—Cast on 95 (99) sts. 1st row.—K. 14, p. 1, (k. 1, p. 1) to end. 2nd row.—K. 1, (p. 1, k. 1) to last 14 sts., p. 14. Rep. these these 2 rows twice. 7th row.—K. 7, cast off 4, k. 3, rib to end. 8th row.— Rib to last 10 sts., p. 3, cast on 4, p. 7. Continue until work measures 4 ins. from beg., making another buttonhole 2£ ins. from last one. Now work in st.st. across all sts. but inc. 1 st. in 4th st. in from end (side edge) of 9th and every following 8th row until there are 110 (114) sts., making further buttonholes 2£ ins. apart at front edge. Continue straight until work measures 13 ins., ending k.
Armhole Shaping. 1st row.— Cast off 8, p. to end. 2nd row.—K. to last 5 sts., k. 2 tog., k. 3. 3rd row. —P. Rep. last 2 rows until 93 (97) sts. remain. Continue straight until the 7th buttonhole has been worked, then continue until work measures 17 ins. from beg., ending p.
Neck Shaping. 1st row.—K. 14 sts. and slip these on to a. safety-pin, k. to end. Now cast off 3 sts. at beg. of next 3 alternate rows, then dec. 1 st. at neck edge of every row until 45 (50) sts. remain. Continue until work measures 20 ins., ending k.
Shoulder Shaping.—Cast off 9 (10) sts. at beg. of next and following 4 alternate rows.

LEFT FRONT.—Cast on 95 (99) sts. 1st row.—P. 1, (k. 1, p. 1) to last 14 sts., k. 14. 2nd row.—P. 14, k. 1, (p. 1, k. 1) to end. Complete as ‘for right front, reversing shapings and omitting buttonholes.

NECKBAND. —Join shoulders. Vith right side of work facing, join wool to right front and k. the 14 sts. from pin, pick up and k. 161 sts. round neck, then k. the 14 sts. from pin on left front. 1st row.—P. 14, (k. 1, p. 1) to last 15 sts., k. 1, p. 14. 2nd row.—K. 14, (p. 1, k. 1) to last 15 sts., p. 1, k. 1.4. Rep. these 2 rows 6 times. Cast off.

SLEEVES.-^Cast on 100 (106) sts. and work 3 ins. in k. 1, p. 1 rib. Change to st.st. and inc. 1 st. in 4th st. in from each end of 13th and every following 6th row until there are 150 (156) sts. Continue straight until sleeve measures 17 ins. Shape top as for jumper sleeve.

MAKING UP.—Press work on wrong side with a warm iron over a damp cloth. Juniper.—Set in sleeves. Join side and sleeve seams. Hem back opening extensions. Sew in zip-fastener. Cardigan.—Set in sleeves, then join side and sleeve seams. Face fronts with ribbon. Slit ribbon behind buttonholes and oversew knitting and ribbon together. Sew on buttons. Press seams.

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EMBROIDERY.—Use Pearsall’s Filoselle silk: 1 skein each, mauve and yellow and 3 shades each, pink and green. Follow the charts given for motifs, using 3 strands in needle and working 1 cross stitch for each square in chart over 1 knitted stitch. Repeat motifs reversing them as in original or as required. Press the embroidery lightly on wrong side.

Woman Magazine, 1958.