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vintage ladies knitting crochet patterns 1940s

Bestway 98L: Jumpers and Accessories in Knitting and Crochet: Great vintage knitting crochet pattern 1940s. This booklet has 9 different patterns. There are the ones shown on the cover, plus a short sleeved jumper in petal stitch to fit 34 inch bust (the jumper and jacket on the cover are both 34 inch bust) crochet gloves, jumper to fit 32 inch bust, bedcape with rose medallion edging as well as the beret, jacket and collar and cuffs(shown on front cover). There are also instructions for slip over in fancy rib to fit 31-33 inch bust. There are 9 items and 12 pages in all.

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ladies vintage cardigan knitting pattern from 1930s

Bestway 103L: Great vintage ladies long line cardigan from 1930s. This easy to knit cardigan a slim fit, beautifully shaped with pockets and wide shoulders. Shoulder pads are used. To fit 34-36 inch bust and is knitted in modern 3ply, but you could use modern 4ply with a change of needles size.

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vintage ladies embroidered jumper knitting pattern from 1940s

Bestway 105-1L: Great vintage ladies embroidered jacket knitting pattern from 1940s. This style of Tyrolean jacket was very popular throughout the 1940s and early 1950s.  This one is relatively simple in style and easy to knit in a vintage 3ply that would  knit to a modern 4ply. Always work with a tension square. To fit 34 inch bust.

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vintage ladies embroidered tyrolean jacket knitting pattern from 1940s Bestway 105-3L: Great vintage ladies embroidered jumper coat knitting pattern from 1940s. This style of Tyrolean jacket was very popular throughout the 1940s and early 1950s.  This one has cables that are embroidered and is knitted in vintage 3ply that would  knit to a modern 4ply. Always work with a tension square. To fit 34 inch bust. The yoked neck and puff sleeves are typical of the time.

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vintage ladies embroidered jumper knitting pattern from 1940s Bestway 105-5L: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern for an embroidered yoke jumper from 1940s. This pretty jumper has a broad yoke that is embroidered when finished with little flowers between the fair isle hearts. Colours originally used were red and white - great Christmas jumper. To fit 34 inch bust and knitted in modern 4py. Always work a tension square.

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vintage ladies braces and jumper knitting pattern from 1940s Bestway 105-8L: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1940s. This is so typical of the 1940s. The little tie neck drop stitch blouse with embroidered belt and braces. The puff sleeves give this outfit a peasant style look carried over from the 1930s. To fit 34 inch bust and worked in a modern 4ply. Always work a tension square. The hearts are made of felt and the little flowers are embroidered. The belt and braces are detachable and can be worn with skirt or slacks over any plain jumper.

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vintage service ladies knitting pattern 1940

Bestway 111L: Vintage Wartime knitting pattern 1940s for  snug hood, gloves and socks ideal for girls in the services or working on the land during the 1939-45 war. Knitted in vintage 4ply, so try modern double knitting  as 4ply was thicker in those days - great for re-enactment weekends, especially with this British weather! Be authentic! See below for more Service wear for women in the services or working as Land Girls.    (click go to world war services pages)

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Bestway 113-8L: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies waisted jacket from 1940s. This is knitted in a thicker yarn, probably similar to modern double knitting. To fit 34 inch bust. Always work a tension square.

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Bestway 113-12L: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies short sleeved jumper from 1940s. This is knitted in a thicker yarn, probably similar to modern double knitting. The yoke has a little mock cable design and closes at the neck with press studs. To fit 34 inch bust. Very neat and retro. Always work a tension square.

from the above book

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vintage knitting pattern for ladies slip over 1940s

Bestway 116-Slipover: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern for light weight slip over or sleeveless jumper. Nice deep rig, V neck a back yoke and a tie at waist. So it is essentially a front. These were popular during the war for economy as well as coolness under a suit jacket (often worn at the time). To fit most sizes, make a bit wider if needed for a fuller figure. Knitted in a 3ply, so try a modern 4ply.

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vintage ladies cardigna knitting pattern for the fuller figure from 1930s

Bestway 132L: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern from 1930s for the fuller figure. There are two design in this pattern both are knitted in a wool that would be similar to modern 4ply. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 40 and 42 inch bust.

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vintage bestway knitting patterns 1940s

Bestway 141L: Great vintage ladies cardigan hood trunks knitting pattern. This pattern is from the late 1930s into the early 1940s with instructions for a button up jacket, hood in two different styles and winter knickers or trunks. Double knitting weight wool is required, but do knit a tension square to see if you need to change needles. The trunks are in 4ply, but again a tensions square will tell you if modern double knitting might work better. To fit 34-36 inch bust and the trunks fit 36-40 hip, length adjustable.

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ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1930s to fit 33-35 inch bust Bestway 180L: Great vintage ladies summer jumper knitting pattern from late 1930s. There are instructions for two different styles, one with a square neck and the other in a pretty rib design with cable at waist and neck. Worked in a modern 4ply, always work at tension square. To fit 33-35 inch bust.

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vintage bestway 1930s knitting pattern fro ladies boleros Bestway 183:Great vintage ladies bolero knitting pattern from late 1930s. Pretty styles with that so important retro look. One has buttons the other a lovely rounded shape. Both are knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. The rounded one will fit 32-36 inch bust, shoulder pads can be used for that really tailored look. The little button up on is to fit 35 inch bust.

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ladies vintsge summer jumper knitting patterns

Bestway 187: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies stylish button up jumper from the late 1930's. Knitted in 4ply  will fit up to 37" bust, knit in double knitting on size larger needles for larger size.

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ladies panel effect jacket knitting pattern 1930s

Bestway 404: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from late 1930s. Knitted in 3ply to fit 34 inch bust, try modern 4ply for slightly larger size, allow more wool if you do this. Always work a tension square. Neat and elegant button jumper.

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ladies 1930s jumper knitting pattern jumper in feather stitch to fit 32 inch bust Bestway 412L: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from late 1930s. This design has deep rib, moss stitch at shoulders, neat collar and an optional tie. Worked in vintage feather stitch in vintage 3ply, but try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 32 inch bust but if knitted in pure wool will stretch in wearing to fit 34 inch bust.

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vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern in larger sizes Bestway 415L: Great vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern for fuller figure from late 1930s. There are instructions for a long sleeved cardigan with deep rib and crocheted buttons. Interesting stitch is easy to work that allows the design to fit up to a 42 inch bust.

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vintage ladies ribbed jumper from 1930s Bestway 423L: Great ladies vintage knitting pattern for a jumper from late 1930s. Here is a design that is very easy to knit and is figure flattering. Worked in a smart rib to fit up to 36 inch bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply but try modern 4ply in a tension square. Long or short sleeves can be knitted. There are faux pockets and crochet buttons.

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Bestway 424: Great vintage ladies twin set knitting pattern from late 1930s. This pattern has instructions for the cardigan and the jumper shown below. Knitted in a close fitting rib that is very flattering and slimming. Yoke gives a sun-ray effect, sleeves set in and slim fitting. To fit 34 inch bust  and try a modern 4ply in a tension square. This pretty set is shown by Miss Sally Gray an English actress from the 1930s and 1940s.

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vintage Bestway knitting patterns 1930s

Bestway 434L: Great vintage ladies cardigan jumper knitting pattern late 1930s. This is a lovely pattern with plain cardigan and a jumper front attached, so it is two garments in one. The fancy is knitted then sewn in to the cardigan, novel late 1930s idea! Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in an tension square. To fit 36 inch bust.

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ladies vintage knitting patterns

Bestway 448: Great vintage summer jumper knitting pattern from late 1930s, in simple fancy rib stitch. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply. Always work a tension square. To fit bust size 32"-34" bust, knit a bit shorter to look great with hipster jeans.

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vintage ladies knitting patterns

Bestway 447: Great vintage knitting pattern from late 1930s with two designs, this smart little one in basket stitch and the one pictured right in rib with a little revere collar. Both are knitted in vintage 4ply, work tension square to see if a change of needles is needed if modern 4ply is used or even if modern double knitting might work better. The one on the left is 36" bust and the one on the right will fit upto a 38 inch bust.

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vintage ladies waistcoat knitting patterns

Bestway450: Great vintage pattern from the 1940's, simple to knit in rib, to give a super fit, very retro but so fashionable for this season - knit in glowing autumn shades to go with all your wardrobe. Knitted in vintage 4ply, work a 4ply tension square, you may need to change needle size or use double knitting tor get the size required. To fit up to 36" bust, as it stretches. Pattern has a crease down front, but is clean and sound. Large format.

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vintage ladie sknitting pattern from 1930s Bestway 451: Great vintage ladies round neck jumper knitting pattern from late 1930s. This pretty jumper in broken cable has a deep rib at neck and extra wide rib at waist with short sleeves. This jumper will fit up to 35 inch bust and is knitted in modern 4ply, closes at shoulder.

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vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1930s

Bestway 455:Great vintage ladies lacy jumper knitting pattern from late 1930s. This little jumper with tie neck - so popular at the time- is to fit 34-36 inch bust. Try modern 3ply in a tension square as well as modern 4ply. The sleeves are yoked for a retro look, deep rib, very stylish.

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great old knitting pattern from 1930s for ladies jumper Bestway 457: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from late 1930s. This pretty jumper with collar and front buttons is tailored and neat in moss stitch. Nice deep rib with short sleeves. This jumper will fit 34-36 inch bust and is knitted in modern 4ply, closes at back of neck. Knitted in modern 3ply, try a tension square and see if modern 4ply would work on a size smaller needles.

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vintage ladies jumper kntiting pattern from 1930s Bestway 461: Great vintage ladies wide rib jumper knitting pattern from late 1930s. This lovely, easy to knit jumper is modelled by Prescilla Lane, as you can see it is figure flattering and can be worn with skirt or slacks. Beautifully shaped figure hugging little jumper with or with out pocket and with neat little shoulder pads. To fit 32-34 inch bust, try modern 3ply for this one in a tension square. Modern 4ply with give a slightly bigger size - see tension square.

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vintage ladies knitting patterns

Bestway 476: vintage knitting pattern from the late 1930's for top with contrasting yoke and embroidery. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square, to fit bust size 34"  As this is knitted in 8 and 11 imperial needles it is essential to work a tension square for this garment.

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vintage ladies knitting patterns

Bestway 481: Vintage ladies knitting pattern for sweet little bolero for day or evening wear knitted in angora or similar fluffy wool or modern 4ply. To fit medium bust size. Late 1930's

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vintage ladies jumper knitting patterns 1930s

Bestway 505L: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern late1930s: This pattern is from the late 1930s into the 1940s, a larger format than the small austerity size patterns of the later war years. Printed on nice paper. There are instructions for long or short sleeves in an easy rib and blackberry stitch. Lovely shaped shoulders and straight neck, so retro and elegant. To fit 34-38 inch bust.

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vintage ladies short sleeved jumper knitting pattern from 1930s Bestway 507: Great vintage ladies lacy yoked jumper knitting pattern from late 1930s. This super little retro jumper has an neat little collar and tiny button with a V shaped yoke of lace stitch in 3ply to fit 32-36 inch bust. Dainty and feminine, nice for an evening jumper or summer holidays.

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ladies vintage knitting patterns

Bestway 508: Great vintage knitting pattern from late 1930s for a dainty leaf pattern summer top, this design is so sweet and feminine, to fit 32" inch bust but use size bigger needles for larger size, knitted in vintage 2ply so try modern 3ply (always work a tension square).

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vintage ladies cable short sleeved jumper knitting pattern from 1930s

Bestway 509: Great vintage ladies jumper and slip over knitting pattern from late 1930s. This super pattern has two designs. The jumper has an interesting cable design and a little turtle neck collar with short sleeves and deep rib. Knitted in modern 4ply should fit 36-38 inch chest, try a needle change for a smaller size. The slip over has a square neck and deep rib in a cable and should fit 32 inch chest.

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vintage ladies slip over or tank top knitting pattern from late 1930s
vintage ladies bolero knitting patterns

Bestway 516: Great vintage knitting pattern for a bolero patten in simple stocking stitch from the late 1930s. To fit 32" bust and has special instructions for beginners, because it is so simple in stitch and style it will be easy to add more stitches and make a bigger size. Knitted in vintage 4ply, work tension square to see if modern 4ply will work or if a change of needles or even yarn will work better.

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vintage Bestway ladies knitting patterns 1930

Bestway 523cr: Great vintage crochet pattern two ladies jumpers late 1930. This pattern has two different designs, they are both CROCHET worked in modern 3ply wool or no 20 cotton, always do a tension square and change hook if needed to get the correct tension. The one on the left is in 'filet lace' and measures 36" - 37" bust. The cuffs, collar and waistband are in ribbed knitting.  The one on the right is to fit 34 inch bust and is in 'crazy' stitch with knitted ribbef waist band and a little tassel at neck.

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vintage Bestway crochet pattern ladies jumper
vintage crochet patterns

Bestway 525: Very pretty vintage CROCHET pattern from late 1930s for jumper to fit 34" bust. Worked in vintage 2ply Shetland, try modern 4ply in a tension square this may work well.

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great vintage ladies knitting pattern from 1930s for jumper with shoulder pads Bestway 532: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1930s. There are two designs in this leaflet. One has a lovely pattern that is created with a smoking stitch to pull the edges of the rib together, very easy to do and so different. A neat little tie at neck and small shoulder pads, back and front are worked in similar manner. To fit 36 inch bust and is knitted in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply, always work a tension square. The other one is also knitted in a modern 4ply, with a high neck and simple lines of a twist rib. To fit 32 inch bust, but as a rib it will expand to fit a 34 inch bust.

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vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1930s
vintage ladies embroidered jumper knitting pattern from late 1930s

Bestway 536: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from late 1930s/early 1940s. This design is in a wide rib, smart and elegant with embroidery at neck. Modelled by Carla Lehmann. Includes a diagram for the embroidery. To fit 34 inch bust in modern 4ply, always work a tension square. Belt is made from embroidery wool to match the neck with purchased or home made leather clasp. Small shoulder pads can be used. Colour combinations are suggest in the pattern.

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vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from early 1940s

Bestway 545L: Great vintage ladies 1940s knitting pattern for classic jumper. This design is easy to knit and smart to wear. Knitted in modern fine 4ply, with a down size in needles, always work a tension square a  change needles if needed. Long and short sleeve instructions given. Shoulder pads suggested to give nice square shoulders. Original was knitted in a fine shiny rayon yarn. To fit 32-34 inch bust.

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vintage ladies bestway jumper 1930s

Bestway 546L: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern 1930s: This pattern is from the late 1930s into the 1940s, a larger format than the small austerity size patterns of the later war years. Printed on nice paper. There are instructions for long or short sleeves jumper in pretty twisted stitch which gives the appearance of cable with out the cable needle, to fit up to 34 inch bust. Vintage 3ply silky yarn is used, so try a modern 4ply perle or similar to get a sheen or just ordinary 4ply in a tension square, change needles if needed to get the correct measurements, try a large needle for a large size, but allow a bit more wool if you do this.

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vintage ladies knitting patterns

Bestway554: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for a ladies lacy bolero from the late 1930s. Great for that special occasion this summer! Knitted in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply. To fit 34" bust, but easy to make larger by increase number of stitches, making an extra pattern or using larger needles or thicker wool. Remember to allow more wool if you are going to make it a bigger size.

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vintage ladies rib jumper and cardigan knitting pattern from late 1930s Bestway 559: Great vintage ladies twin set knitting pattern from late 1930s. This design has interesting use of rib stitch, the whole is very slimming and look neat and elegant. Great deep rib at waist - always a flattering look. Would look super with pencil or wiggle skirt as well as slacks. Knitted in a wool that should be similar to modern 4ply to get 34-36 inch chest. Try modern 4ply and always work a tension square.

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classic old knitting pattern for ladies rib twinset from 1930s Bestway 564: Great vintage ladies twin set knitting pattern from late 1930s. This design has interesting groups of rib, the whole is very slimming and look neat and elegant. Look super with pencil or wiggle skirt as well as slacks. Knitted in a wool that should be similar to modern 3ply to get 36 inch chest. Try modern 4ply and a size smaller needles, always work a tension square. Love this set.

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vintage ladies twin set knitting pattern from 1930s
ladies vintage knitting pattern for feather and fan summer jumper 1940s

Bestway 571: Great vintage ladies jumper in grape stitch from 1930s. This super pattern is a bit of a challenge, but easy once you see how they bobbles are grouped. The pattern suggests it was with a new stitch at that time! Knitted in vintage 2ply, so try modern 3ply and change needles if needed. To fit 33-34 inch bust. Lovely little buttons at the shoulders and shoulder pads can be added to give sculpture to the shoulders. The back page has some pictures of other designs that were available at the time, some of which are on my site.

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vintage ladies embroidered twins et knitting pattern from late 1930s

Bestway 578: Great vintage ladies twin set knitting pattern with embroidery from late 1930s/early 1940s. The cardigan is a button through and the jumper has short sleeves. The check design is flattering, knitted in vintage 3ply so should work well in modern 4ply, always work a tension square. To fit 34-35 inch bust. The jumper has a square neck and is also embroidered.

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vintage ladies classic jumper knitting pattern Ann Sheridan as model

Bestway588: Great vintage ladies classic jumper knitting pattern from late 1930s/early 1940s. This one is being modelled by Ann Sheridan. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply to fit 36 inch bust. The plain look can be enhanced by embroidery around the neck, wearing a belt or try a silk scarf at the neck. Lovely shape.

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vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern with Carol Landis as model

Bestway 591: Great classic short sleeved jumper knitting pattern with a difference from the late 1930s/early 1940s. Carole Landis is the model in this little jumper with single rib variation, pretty gathered sleeves and seep rib at waist. To fit 34 inch bust and can be knitted in modern 4ply, always work a tension square. There are a lot of small pictures on the back page of other designs that were available at this time, many of which are on my site.

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vintage ladies bolero knitting patterns

Bestway 595:Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies bolero with braid detail from late 1930s. Knitted in vintage 4ply so try modern double knitting in a tension square to  see if needle size needs changed. To fit 34"-36" bust. Long or short sleeves.

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vintage knitting pattern for ladies jumper early 1940s Bestway 597L: Great vintage ladies 1940s jumper knitting pattern. Dainty lacy stripes for this smart little jumper with short sleeves. Knitted in a silky yarn that is similar to a modern fine 4ply. Always work a tension square and change needles to get correct tension. If a larger size is needed use a larger needle size but do allow a bit more yarn. To fit 33-35 inch bust.

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bestway ladies cardigan 1930s Bestway 598L: Great vintage ladies jumper cardigan knitting pattern 1940. This pattern is lovely, it is for what was called a jumper cardigan, with beautifully fitted shoulders and contrast collar and buttons. Knitted originally in a bouclet, it can be knitted in any 4ply, just work a tension square and change needles if needed to get the sizing. The design is call a broken cable-rib. To fit 33-35 inch bust.

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