Thankfully most of the knitting girls came down to support this and hold my shaky hand til I had to go on stage. I was so nervous I thought my knees might lock up at one point and they'd have to carry me off like a stiff board. I still can't believe I got roped in to doing this, but I met some lovely people that day.
This was knitted off an original 1920's/ 30's pattern that has been rewritten and published by Jane Waller and Susan Crawford (from the A Stitch In Time book). Handmade by Ruby Atkins.