Jiffy Knit Blouse and Skirt: This Shetland Floss blouse is worked in a very simple open work stitch, if desired rows of single crochet can be worked over the open work rows to give the effect of raised contrasting stripes. The blouse is worked in two identical pieces and overcast together st center back and st center front. The blouse can be made with long or short sleeves, Each sleeve is made in two parts and overcast together. Directions are given for the blouse and a flared skirt in sizes 16 - 18 and 38 - 40; both sizes are included in the one pattern.
This is a Mail Order Design pattern purchased through newspapers and catalogs. This pattern was marketed as Laura Wheeler 1568 in 1937. The newspaper description: "Here's simplicity itself - a jiffy knit that not only goes fast but is only plain knitting, no purling throughout. What's more, it's made in two identical pieces seamed up front and back, no side seams".
MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS - Blouse:
- 9 (1 ounce) balls of blue Shetland Floss (For a long sleeve blouse 10 balls are needed. If the contrasting stripes are to be made 1 ball of a contrasting color is needed.)
- A pair of No. 5 bone (American) knitting needles or a pair of No. 9 bone (Canadian) knitting needles.
- A No. 5 steel crochet hook
- and a buckle for belt.
GAUGE: 6 stitches = 1 inch; 8 rows = 1 inch.