Anyway, I've decided to try and knit one of these two patterns as a cardigan for spring and summer.
Here's a picture of the one I've chosen
|She appears to be preparing to swallow a whole humbug with a finger of scotch. Great days, the 1950's.|
The pattern calls for 4-ply yarn, in both a fuzzy and a smooth type. I'm considerng my options, but I may go for King Cole Haze, allegedly a DK but feeling much finer, in 'Pewter', which is a pale warm grey.
The main issue, as always with vintage patterns, is the size. This pattern is one size for a 35" bust, but the open front helps, as does my choice of DK yarn. Of course, the pattern's knit sideways so there's lots of room for adjustment by including extra repeats across the front and body. it's designed to be long on the body, so the depth is not a problem - around 21" from shoulder-seam to hem seemed fine on me.
I've made notes on the pattern, translated the odd terms, and created a new chart for the lace - I hate knitting written directions for lace, espeically when they use obsolete terms. You can download a copy here, if you're so inclined;