On page 86 of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s book The Opinionated Knitter, you’ll find two photos of Elizabeth with three sweaters she exhibited at the 1960 Milwaukee Designer-Craftsman Show. I’ve always wanted to knit the sweater on the left (hereafter “The Sweater”), shown in the photo below.
The Sweater was later redesigned as the Norwegian Tree Sweater and published on the cover of McCall’s in 1959, but I’ve always yearned to knit the original. There’s just something so mid-century modern and striking about it.
Since a pattern was not produced for the original (at least, according to this forum thread on Ravelry), I decided to chart it based on the photo and on Meg Swansen’s suggestion to do so. I think I may have gotten it:
Here is the free chart for The Sweater that I alternately refer to as the Original McCall’s Sweater Chart or the 1960 Milwaukee Designer-Craftsman Show Sweater Chart (Craftsman-Sweater-Chart for short).
I hope this chart is useful to someone. I don’t claim that it is exactly what EZ herself knit, but it was close enough to appease me. Feel free to comment here with any questions or comments about the chart and I’ll do my best to help.