Free Vintage Knitting Pattern: 1930's Cashmere Blouse

15:44 Renée 5 Comments

Today's lovely pattern comes from the Jack Frost Blouse Book, Volume 25 from 1937. The Jack Frost patterns have a very interesting way of constructing the sleeves: Stitches are picked up along the shoulder and then worked back and forth, picking up more stitches until the entire armhole edge is picked up - very similar to Tasha's method. However, the sleeves are worked flat instead, not in the round.

Click here to download the PDF. Listed on Ravelry here.

Size 14 (32” bust) 
1 Pr. Standard No. 2 (2.75 mm) Needles - 14 in. 
1 Pr. Standard No. 3 (3.25 mm) Needles - 14 in.
Scale: 8 sts. to 1 in.
Jack Frost Cashmere De-Laine - 6 1oz. Balls (=170 grams)


  1. What an interesting way to knit on a sleeve! I am definitely going to have to try out this pattern, just so I can try the sleeve technique. :)

    the Middle Sister and Singer

  2. Oh this blouse is lovely! Going on my list :)
    I've come across that sleeve knitting method once before, in the "Audrey in Unst" -pattern. I really liked it. Thanks for the share ;)

  3. Such a lovely top, I really need to learn how to kni

  4. Such a cute little jumper!

  5. What a fascinating little pattern! I've always been fascinated by sleeves that are picked-up and knitted rather than sewn, but the idea of doing that in the round at the same time made it all sound like too much work. It'd be great to have a go at it this way. Thanks for sharing the pattern.


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