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Joan McGowan-Michael has been a professional fashion designer for more 25 years, styling garments for retailers as diverse as Frederick's of Hollywood and JC Penney. She founded her company, White ...

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Myrna Pullover

from White Lies Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Myrna Pullover
Myrna Pullover

Pattern Description:

I love vintage knitting patterns as they can be chock full of wonderful, unique detailing.
This lovely top from the 1940's is a perfect example. The midriff is shaped with short rows, and the bust area is two shaped fan-like strips cleverly used for the bodice.
My only departure from the original (other than re-calculating the overall gauge from a finger-cramping 8 stitches per inch to a manageable 5.5 stitches per inch) was on the sleeves. I redesigned them with a more tailored sleeve cap and kept the ribbing design detail continuous throughout.
Feel free to add shoulder pads for a very retro silhouette !


5.5 sts and 7 rows over 2x2 ribbing