you guys do such great work - it's a real inspiration, and thanks!
I just knitted a 1940's style sleeveless cardigan inspired by a moth-eaten item I picked up at the Salvation Army store (picture 1).
I had some old-fashioned 1940's patterns that I adapted to knit the new version (picture 2) 340sts in the round on fingering wool - those 1940's knitters obviously had a lot of time on their hands! Picking up the stitches around the armholes was the worst - you practically needed a microscope. Pictures are a bit dark - sorry!