Jumper, Stole And Bolero Knitting Pattern

I spent a happy half hour browsing the knitting patterns in a charity shop this morning.  I love the elegant summery atmosphere evoked in this one, and the fact that these models manage to look at ease in hand knitted items.

The knitting pattern itself took me back to my childhood, when wool came from Yorkshire in one ounce balls, and I expected to use face powder when I grew up.

My bro in law took one look at this pattern and took less than a millisecond to notice the Alfa Romeo in the background.  It's the leaf print skirt that really interests me.