"Cherry and white pin-stripes are used both up and down and across here. Wear this woolly as above, jumper fashion, or over a blouse."
I much admired this jumper some time ago but never got round to making it myself. However, here it is if you want to try it out. I think it would look nice in red and white as intended or with beige like This Attractive Affair **, knitted in Rowan's Cotton Glacé - but do read all the information about substituting the yarn before you decide how best to tackle this pattern!
In 2008 I made the Engaging Bouclé Top (also from the same 1935 feature). It worked out very well and I wear it quite often even now.
The top and the lower part of the jumper are worked separately, and the ribbed welt added last of all. The pattern is twisted garter stitch, 2 rows red and 2 rows white, alternately.
For twisted garter stitch: knit every row plain, but work always into the backs of the stitches.
Start with lower section, worked sideways.
With red wool and No 10 needles cast on 10 stitches. Work as follows in the twisted garter stitch pattern explained above:
1st row: red.
[Editor's note: This gradual addition of stitches makes waist shaping.]
Now continue in pattern on the 64 stitches on the needle till you have worked 41 red stripes at the casting-on end (the casting on at the beginning of 10th row will be the first of these stripes).
At the beginning of the second row of next red stripe,
cast off 14, work to end. [50 sts]
Cast off remaining 10 stitches in red.
Next work Back Yoke. Hold right side of work towards you.
Continue in pattern on the 98 stitches that remain till 55 red stripes have been completed.
Next row: white.
Continue in pattern on on the latter 32 stitches for first shoulder.
Join in red wool to the remaining 32 stitches at the neck-edge and work
the other shoulder to correspond, beginning the casting off with the wrong
side of the work facing.
As you did on the back, start with the lower section, which is worked sideways.
With red wool and No 10 needles cast on 64 stitches (centre front edge).
Work 2 rows red, 2 rows white, until you have completed the 23rd red stripe.
[Editor's note: This gradual reduction of stitches makes waist shaping.]
For the yoke: with right side of work facing and using red wool
and No 10 needles, knit up evenly 64 stitches along the top (wider) edge,
starting at the 7th stripe.
Cast on and work lower section as for left front, but start the casting off at the beginning of the 2nd row in the 23rd red stripe, this bringing the shaping to opposite end of needle.
For the yoke: with the right side of work facing and using No 10
needles and red wool, knit up 64 stitches, finishing at the 7th stripe
from under-arm edge. Work the yoke to correspond with left yoke, reversing
With No 10 needles and red wool, cast on 90 stitches.
For back waist ribbing:
For each of the front waist ribbing:
For each cuff:
The ribbed front border is worked all in one.
In the 9th row, start a buttonhole by working 6, casting off 6, working 6; in the next row finish it by casting on 6 to replace those cast off.
* Rib 16 rows, then make
Join side seams and sleeve seams; insert sleeves.