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More traditional vintage designs for boys

Pattern ID: PB 712
Wool brand: Purple Heather 4 ply
Yarn quantity: Lumber: 11 (1oz balls);
Cricket 9 oz; Plain pullover: 6/7 oz; Fair-Isle: 4 oz main plus 6 contrast

Sizes: 29 - 31 inch chest,
(9-12 years - 2 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3mm and 3¾mm or 2¾mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 36 rows over stocking stitch using 3¼mm needles

Price: SOLD

Description: Small booklet of 4 sweaters all in fingering 4 ply weight: V-neck cricket sweater with cable; round-neck slipover with a textured garter stitch; collared lumber jacket with texturing and mock breast pockets; and V-neck fair-isle slipover. Yet another good set of designs that I personally like very much. Sized for "9-12 years" (but maybe slightly younger kids these days).
The fair-isle slipover is very "Wartime Farm" while the lumber jacket I believe (but do not know) was the pattern used to recreate the boy's red sweater in the recent TV adaptation of Greenshaw's Folly - part of the ITV Marple series.