As soon as I saw the early computer Colossus I knew it would inspire a piece of knitwear. The cables weave in and out connecting all the valves and switches that need to be set to crack the codes. The cables in this tank top are a little more orderly. With beautiful patterned waist shaping and classic lines this is perfect for capturing the glamour of the Wrens who worked the machine.
I was astounded to learn that more than 130 female civilians worked in secret at Bletchley, filing, punching holes and carrying out routine tasks. Without their administrative help the code cracking wouldn’t have happened. This everyday classic cardigan is a tribute to these ladies. With simple shaping, patterning and construction this cardigan is the ideal first top down garment pattern – as easy to make as it is to wear.