A lovely 1940's pattern for an elegant patterned Angora bed jacket in sizes 34, 36 and 38. Notice the lovely smocking in the yoke and cuffs. The last photo is of the pattern worked up in an angora / merino wool blend by one my customers. The pattern is from a vintage Beehive knitting booklet of Angora sweaters.
If you're wondering what a bed jacket is, it is lightweight jacket worn to cover the chest, shoulders and arms while sitting up in bed. Its short length and cape-like cut allows for it to be put on (or removed) while reclining. Bed jackets originated in the 19th century as a garment worn for warmth. They were popularized in 1930s Hollywood films, featuring glamorous settings and female starlets lounging languorously in silken bedrooms.
Patons Beryl Angora
Pair of No. 10 Knitting Needles
Two stitch holders
Tension: 7 1/2 sts and 10 rows = 1 inch
Additional information about sizing is provided in the second photo.
All of the PDF patterns in my shop are generated from my personal collection of vintage knit and crochet patterns from the 1950's and earlier. These patterns are now in the public domain. I have scanned the patterns and repaired imperfections such as tears, stains, handwriting, etc. There is no shipping charge since you are receiving an electronic copy upon payment.
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*** Note *** this is a vintage pattern. There are a variety of internet sources to help determine substitute yarns, as well as equivalent hook and needle sizes. If I do not provide a tension / gauge in the listing, that means I do not have one for the pattern. If you need assistance with yarn or hook substitution, please contact me and I will help when I can after your purchase. ***
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