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Jackets for small boys

Pattern ID: PB 784
Wool brand: Double Quick, Moorland, Totem
Yarn quantity: 7-10 (1oz balls) or 5+4+2
Sizes: to fit 22 - 24 inch chest

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, 4mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows on 4mm

Price: SOLD

Description: 3 charming retro designs for boys (4-7 years, it says).

Good Medicine* (a lumber jacket in a Red Indian Design); Laugh Clown, Laugh** (a simple design for knockabout fun); and Border Raider (A husky jacket with cable panels and dropped shoulders).

* Completely mystifying name for this obviously Nordic design - surely...
ok - maybe the pattern bands have that South American weaving design feel about them - but where do the reindeer and the Christmas Tree come in??
** Which sounds vaguely maniacal... luckily the jacket is perfectly normal (well - normal for a well-dressed 1950s little lad).