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vinage ladies knitting patterns

Argyll 136: Unusual, very elegant vintage knitting pattern for a waistcoat in the long line that is so fashionable now, 1940's pattern in great condition, a small nick at front edge near bottom. Clean and sound.  It says it uses double knitting 3ply, dont be confused this is a type of double knitting, just a little thicker than some of the modern yarns DK yarns, work a tension square to make sure you use the right size needles to get your size. To fit 33"-34" bust.

original pattern as shown  £2.50

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vintage ladies waistcoat knitting pattern 1970s

Argyll 178: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies cable long waistcoat 1970s. Worked in double knitting yarn to fit 30, 32, 34, 36 and 38 inch bust. Nice and easy to knit and has a casual chich of the 1970's.Always work a tension square and change needles if needed.

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vintage ladies knitting patterns

Argosy 101: Lovely vintage summer top  knitted in vintage 2ply which will be modern 3ply, instructions for long sleeve version also included. To fit 34" bust for larger fit size use 4ply and a size larger needle. 1940's pattern, has a tear at edge but is otherwise sound and clean.

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vintage ladies knitting patterns

Bairnswear 121: Vintage 1960's 4ply ladies summer top knitting pattern. Also instructions for short sleeved cardigan to match. 33"-40" bust. (4 sizes) Nice summery easy pattern to knit try modern 4ply in a tension square, see if you need to change needles.Pattern in good condition.

original pattern as shown £2.00

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pdf £1.50

vintage bairnswear knitting pattern for ladies aran style jumper, cap, skirt and socks knitting pattern 1960s *Bairnswear 229: Super 1969 vintage knitting pattern for cable sweater, fancy rib skirt, hat and socks. This is such a trendy outfit. To fit 32, 34 and 36 inch bust. Knitted in double knitting yarn. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. Pattern showing signs of wear, but clean and sound.

original pattern as shown £2.00

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vintage ladies knitting pattern 1930s jumper pattern

*Bairnswear 306: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern late 1930s early 1940s. This elegant jumper has a scarf neck line with decorative clip and deep welts with moss stitch and cable design. To fit 32 inch bust in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. Nice easy pattern.Always work a tension square. This lovely pattern has pictures of others in the range that were available at the time.

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ladies jumper knitting patterns

 

Bairnswear 309: This is a fabulous vintage pattern, great for skiing or other winter pursuits. Vintage 4ply is used so you will probably find modern double knitting will work just as well, try a tension square first and change needles if necassary. The bobble pattern is quite easy and very effective. 34" bust but if you knit it in double knitting on size 10 and 8 imperial size needles (3.25 and 4mm)it will make up a little larger.As pattern is rather fagile it is offered only as a photocopy and a pdf.This one is probably from the 1930's or early 40's

photocopy £1.99

pdf £1.50

vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern 1940s

*Bairnswear 381: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern 1940s. Lovely retro pattern for short sleeved jumper with placket and collar. Instructions for long sleeves as well. Knitted in vintage 4ply. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. Try modern 4ply. To fit 34 inch bust. Pattern for sale has some scuffs to front, one minor crease at bottom corner.

original pattern as described £2.50

photocopy £1.99

pdf £1.50

vintage ladies knitting patterns for waistcoat

Bairnswear 394: Sweet little waistcoat knitted in vintagge 3ply to fit 32 inch bust. Knit in modern 4ply to make a little larger, change needles size and work a tension squre until number or stitches to the inch create the size required. 1940's. SEE LADIES WAISTCOATS     (click here to go to ladies waistcoats and tank top page)

photocopy as shown £1.99

pdf £1.99

vintage ladies summer jumper knitting patttern 1940s

*Bairnswear 425: Great vintage ladies short sleeved jumper knitting pattern early 1940s. This one is so pretty knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit  bust size 33-34 inches. Interesting pattern, makes a slimming style.

photocopy £1.99

pdf £150

vintage ladies knitting pattern 1940

Bairnswear 448: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies summer jumper, with shallow v at neck line, pretty bell design, wartime pattern 1940s to fit 33-34 inch bust in vintage 3ply so use modern 4ply.  Try larger needles for a larger size but allow more yarn if you do this. Takes less than 200g of wool.

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vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern 1940s *Bairnswear 465: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern for jumper 1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 32 inch bust. Instructions for long or short sleeves. It says inside this pattern, that the petite size woman is lucky as she can knit two jerseys for the coupon price for one. Which will explain the amount of slim styles around from that era. Pretty design with neat snowdrop type bells at yoke.

photocopy £1.99

pdf £150

vintage ladies waistcoat knitting pattern 1940s

Bairnswear 476: Great vintage knitting pattern from early 1940s to fit 34" bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply. I have made this pattern and it turns out very well. Work tension square and change needles if needed.

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ladies knitting patterns

Bairnswear 564: Lovely elegant twinset in vintage 3ply, possibly will knit better in modern 4ply, work a tension square to see. Pretty panels down front of cardigan and across the front of short sleeved jumper. Pattern is in good condition, with only a little wear to edges and minor split to bottom of spine. 1940's.

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ladies summer top knitting patterns

Bairnswear 597: Lovely elegant vintage pattern for a summer weight cardigan with short or long sleeves  to fit 36" bust knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply, late 1940's - early 1950's.

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ladies summer top knitting patterns

Bairnswear  612: Another vintage pattern from the 1950's, a short or long sleeve cardigan for the chilly spring evenings, in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply, pretty manderin collar for that special vintage look. To fit 32"-33"  bust, use double knitting to get a slightly bigger size.

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ladies summer jumper knitting pattern

Bairnswear 616: Lovely vintage knitting pattern from the 1950's. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square, change needles if needed. Instructions for long or short sleeves. To fit bust 33-34 inches.  Try a six larger needles for little larger, or knit in double knitting on 10s and 8s(3.25mm and 4mm) to get a large size, but allow for more wool if you do this. (at least half as much again) Takes 7oz (so allow around 250g in 4ply) Pattern has a peice missing from top edge, does not interfer with instructions at all, and punch holes at edge, some surface wear.

original as shown £1.99

colour photocopy (from perfect original in my colletction) £1.99

pdf £1.50

vintage ladies cardigan jumper knitting pattern 1950s

Bairnswear 624L: Great vintage ladies cardign jumper knitting pattern 1950s. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square for a better fit, adjust needels if needed. To fit 34 inc bust, use double knitting and larger needles for larger size, but to allow enough extra wool check with another pattern that uses double knitting to make sure you order enough wool.

colour photocopy £1.99

pdf £1.50

vintage ladies knitting pattern bat wing stripe cardigan in 4ply 1950s

*Bairnswear625: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern 1950s stripe cardigan. There are instructions for a super cardigan, so typical of the time. Bright, bold in styling with a great vintage look. Deep welt, small revers and wide panels either side of buttons. 10 buttons. Short or long sleeves. Knitted in vintage 3ply, which is nearer modern 4ply, so try 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed, to fit 34 inch bust.

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vintage ladies summer jumper 1950s *Bairnswear 644: Beautiful 1950s ladies summer jumper knitting pattern. This very elegant little jumper is worked in vintage 2ply, so should work well in modern 3ply. To fit 32-33 and 38-39 inch bust. I am going to make this one this summer in some fine 3ply cashmere that I have found.

colour photocopy £1.99

pdf £150

vintage ladies knitting patterns from the Retro Knitting Company

Bairnswear 652: Great vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1950s. Worked in DK, nice 1950's To fit 37-38 inch bust.Classic design, and so useful on chilly summer days.Always work a tension square.

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vintage ladiessumer cardigan 1950s *Bairnswear 655: Great vintage ladies summer cardigan knitting pattern 1950s. This so very stylish cardigan or summer blouse is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tensiion square and change needles if needed. To fit 34, 36 and 38 inch bust. I love the little Maderin collar and gathers at the shoulders, reflecting the recent decade of the 1940s, yet having the elegant modern styling of the fabulous 1950s. Super pattern.

colour photocopy £1.99

pdf £150

ladies summer cardigan knitting patterns

Bairnswear 663: Vintage knitting pattern for lovely summer cardigan in delicate all over lace pattern, to fit 36"-37" bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply 1950's. Great condition.

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vintage ladies knitting patterns

Bairnswear 670 :Lovley vintage knitting pattern for ladies button through dolman cardigan, knitted in double knitting. To fit 32-36 inch bust from the 1950's.

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vintage ladies summer cardigan knitting pattern 1950s *Bairnswear 672: Great vintage ladies cardigan knittingn pattern 1950s. Lovely summer cardigan knitting pattern in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply and change needles. This one is to fit 34-36 inch bust. Lovely deep welt and the button arrangement is so 1950s with three groups of three button.

colour photocopy £1.99

pdf £150

vintage ladies knitting patterns

Bairnswear 674: Vintage clasic cardigan vintage knitting pattern from the 1950's to fit 35"-36" bust. Knitted in vintage 4ply try tension square and see if you need to change needles or use double knitting. Pattern is a cable rib, very effective.

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pdf £1.50

vintage ladies summer top knitting pattern bairnswear691 1950s

Bairnswear 691L: Beautiful vintage ladies knitting pattern for summer cardigan  1950s.  This is so smart! Great pattern for summer cardigan that doubles as a top worked in what was termed thicker knitting, so try a tension square in double knitting to see if this works or if you prefer 4ply  - change needles to get the tension and correct size. To fit 34 and 38 inch bust. (Change needles to get the 36 inch size)

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vintage ladies knitting pattens

Bairnswear 695: Vintage knitting pattern for ladies jumper with lace motif trim. Knitted in vintage 3ply, modern 4ply might work better, try tension square. 1950's. Pattern has a crease across front otherwise is in good condition.

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vintage ladies summer sleevless cardigan knitting pattern 1950s *Bairnswear 699: Super vintage ladies knitting pattern for summer blouse 1950s. This lovely short sleeved blouse with pretty panels and super little buttons all down the front is knitted in vintage 2ply so try modern 3ply and change needles if needed. To fit 34, 36 and 38 inch bust. Will look fabulously retro under as suit jacket this spring.

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pdf £150

vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern

Bairnswear 706: Stylish winter cardigan from the 1950's knitted in vintage 4ply, may knit up better in double knitting, try tension square first to see if the tension is right with the yarn that you choose. To fit bust 34"-36" Pattern is in a good condition with a minor tear to the front edge at the bottom of the page and trade stamp to front.

original pattern as shown £2.25

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vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1950s *Bairnswear 708: Great vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1950s. This lovely long line cardigan is fabulous for the spring and Autumn (fall) knitted in double knitting, but still work a tension square and change needles if needed. This lovely pattern is knitted on large needles and has a ribbed waist to create that cinched in look. Look lovely with super slim trouses or jeggings as well as a pencil slim skirt. Pattern for sale is in nice condition used condition.

original pattern as shown £3.00

colour photocopy £1.99

pdf £150

ladies summer cardigan knitting patterns

Bairnswear 711: Another lovely elegant cardigan from the 1950's this time knitted in thicker wool, probably double knitting, so work a tension square before you start to see if you need to chang needle size It states a 33" bust, so a size bigger needle will make it a better fit for 34" bust, the child version is in 26" chest, easy to knit. Pattern in great condition

original as shown £2.25

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pdf £1.50

*Bairnswear 716: Great vintage ladies twin set knitting pattern 1050s. This lovely jumper and cardigan is easy to knit with a simple border. In vintage 2ply, so try modern 3ply in a tension square, email or phone for suppliers of modern 3ply in nice adult colours. This set has deep ribs and smooth lines, classic set.

colour photocopy £1.99

pdf £150

ladies vintge knitting patterns

Bairnswear 717:  Classic short sleeve jumper with a difference, beautiful asometric design that is so easy to knit.  This pattern is in vintage 3ply, try a tension square in modern 4ply it may well work better.  This pattern also gives instructions for long sleeves. To fit bust 34" and 36". Early 1950's. Pattern like new.

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vintagage ladies bolero knitting pattern 1950s

Bairnswear 729: Great vintage ladies bolero knitting pattern 1950s. This is so chic! Great little bolero jacket for the chilly Spring and Autumen days. Worked in thicker yarn similar to our modern double knitting. Try a tension square and change needles if needed to get the correct tenison. To fit 32, 34, and 36 inch bust. With revers and little cuffs, very pretty.

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vintage ladies summer shirt style jumper 1950s knitting pattern

*Bairnswear 740: Great vintage ladies summer top knitting pattern 1950s. This summer jumper has elbow length sleeves, so easy to make them short if needed. The placket front and neat collar with the waisted style is super to wear with jeans, jeggings or a pencil skirt this summer. Worked in vintage 2ply, so try modern 3ply. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed.

colour photocopy £1.99

pdf £150

vintage ladies knitting pattern summer tops

Bairnswear 746: Vintage 1950s knitting pattern for ladies summer top and stole in double knitting weight wool on big needles give a loose airy fabric. Work tension square to see what size needles you need with modern DK. To fit  34"-37" bust. Pattern in great condition

original pattern as shown £2.50

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vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern 1950s *Bairnswear 762: Great vintage ladies 1950s jumper knitting pattern. This one has three quarter sleeves and is knitted in thicker yarn, probably similar to modern double knitting or even Aran looking at the needle sizes. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 34, 36, and 38 inch bust.The pattern for sale is clean and sound. But has had a small peice snipped out below the number, probably with the price on when a change of price was made, does not interfere with the instructions.

original pattern as shown £2.50

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vintage ladies summer tops knitting patterns

Bairnswear 807: Vintage 1950s ladies summer top knitting pattern worked in vintage 2ply so try mnodern 3ply - to fit 32"-35" bust. Work tension square to see if needles need changing. Pattern is in good vintage condition.

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vintage knitting pattern for ladies cardigan 1950s

Bairnswear 815: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern from the 1950s for a cardigan knitted in thicker wool. The design is a two colour slip stitch, very easy to do probably worked in double knitting or even an aran weight. Work tension square and adjust needle size to wool chosen. To fit 32/34/36 inch bust. Sleeve at threre quarters or braclet length, if you knit full length allow a little more wool.

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vintage ladies cardigan for the fuller figure 1950s knitting pattern *Bairnswear 788: Great vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1950s. This pattern has sizes for the fuller figure and will fit 36, 38, 40 and 42 inch bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. With nice set in collar and slimming lines. Nice easy pattern for beginners this one. Pattern in super condition.

original pattern as shown £2.50

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vintage ladies summer cardigan knitting pattern 1950s *Bairnswear 791:Great vintage ladies summer cardigan knitting pattern 1950s. This slim fitting cardigan is elegant and fresh looking for the summer with raglan sleeves and deep rib knitted in thicker yarn so double knitting should be okay, but always work a tension square and change needles if needed. There are instructions for long or three quarter sleeves. To fit 34/36 and 38/40 inch bust. Pattern in very nice condition.

original pattern as shown £3.00

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vintage ladies jumper 1950s *Bairnswear 813: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern 1950s. This pattern has instructions for this super jumper knitted in vintage 4ply, work a tension square in modern 4ply and see if it might work better in modern double knitting. Always allow extra yarn when knitting these vintage patterns. This is a slimming design and very flatterning with the round yoke that was very popular in the 1950s.

colour photocopy £1.99

pdf £150

vintage fair isle knitting patterns

Bairnswear 2228: Lovely vintageknitting pattern to fit 36 inch bust. Very retro 1940's style waist coat with a zip front, with a v neck, very popular style at the time, my mother had one very similar to this, she tells me in dark geen with yellow, this one suggests navy and white, should be quite stunning.    (click to see more fair isle tank tops or sleeveless pullovers)

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bellmans ladies summer top 1960s

Bellmans 555L: Great vintage ladies summer top knitting pattern 1965. This is a super pattern for neat little button up short sleeved cardigan that doubles as top, easy to knit and light to wear worked in 3ply or 4ply. Always work a tension square. To fit 32, 34, 36, and 38 inch bust. Pattern is in very good condition.

original pattern as shown £2.00

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ladies vintage summer top knitting patterns

Bellmans 1062: This is so 1960's - I know I was there!! Great pattern for summer top and mini dress for mother and daughter or sisters!Knitted in 4ply in sizes 24" chest to 38" bust. Try a 4ply cotton or similar for a truely summer look. Be fashionable, be retro this summer! FOR MORE DRESSES GO TO THE LADIES DRESSES AND SUITS PAGE.         (click here to go to dress and suits page)

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vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1960s *Bellmans 1068: Great vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1968. This pattern has two designs - a V neck and a double breasted version, both can have long or short sleeves. To fit 32, 34, 36 and 38 inch bust and knitted in double knitting. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. Pattern for sale is in used vintage condition, a little worn.

original pattern as described £2.00

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pdf £150

vintage ladies long line jumper knitting pattern 1960s *Bellmans1251: Great vintage ladies long line jumper and cardigan knitting pattern 1969. This super pattern has instructions for the long line belted cardigan and the jumper knitted in a chunky yarn that knits on 8 (4mm)and 5(6mm) needles so a chunky that is a bit thicker than Aran - not too thick. Tension is 8.5 stitches and 10.5 rows on 5 (6mm) to two inches (5cm). Great autumn and spring look. Pattern in very nice condition.

original pattern as shown £2.00

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vintage ladies longline jumper knitting pattern 1960s *Bellmans1268: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern 1970. This pattern has instructions for the plain round neck long line jumper and the decorative button neck and belted long line jumper. Knitted in double knitting and to fit 32, 34, 36, 38, and 40 inch bust. Pattern in super condition.

original pattern as shown £2.00

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vintage ladies tank top waistcoat knitting pattern 1970s

Bellman 1362L: Fabulous ladies tank top waistcoat vintage knitting pattern 1971. To fit 32-38 inch bust. How about this for retro funky wear from the fabulous 1970's ( I was a young 20 something at the time of flares and tank tops - such great colours!) This pattern is so typical of the decade and easy and quick to knit in double knitting. I love the colours on this pattern - really upto date considering the pattern is 41 years old! Pattern in great used condition.

original pattern as shown £2.00

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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 medalllion edging as well as the beret, jacket and collar and cuffs(shown on fornt 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.

photocopy with colour front £3.99

pdf £2.99

vintage service ladies knitting pattern 1940

Bestway 111L: Vintage Wartime knitting pattern 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.    (go to world war services pages)

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vintage ladies pattrn biok bestway 113 1940s *Bestway 113L: Great vintage ladies pattern book 1940s. This booklet has 16 pages and has the twinset shown on cover to fit 36 inch bust, the two patterns shown below both to fit 34 inch bust plus another ladies cardigan to fit 37 inch bust. Also has pattern for men's sleeveless pullover to fit 38 inch chest and a men's jumper to fit 38-40 inch chest. All knitted in thicker wool so try modern double knitting in a tension square and change needles, or even a thinish aran might work better. Always work a tension square. Book is in good condition on wartime economy paper.

original pattern as shown £4.50

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*Bestway 113-8: 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 113-12: 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.

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vintage knitting book from 1950s ladies twinsets

Bestway K120L: Here is a great vintage knitting book from the 1950s with classic simple twin sets - this way you get a jumper and cardigan pattern for the price. From this book you can make long or short sleeved jumpers, long or short sleeved cardigans - either classic set, raglan or batwing, V neck or button up. The designs can be worked in vintage 2ply, 3ply or 4ply (modern 3ply, 4ply or double knitting) and sizes 34-40 inch bust. You can work any pattern you like on this as it is a blank canvas, for classic stocking stitch or a desing of your own or from another or the hundreds of patterns on my site - great one time offer of this book as an original.

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vintage ladies knitting book from 1950s for ladies twinsets fuller figure larger sizes big ladies

Bestway K124L: Great book from early 1950s for 8 different sets to knit for the fuller figure. Sizes from 38-46 inch bust. No all the patterns are multi sized, but it would be easy to adjust size from the other patterns. The pattern on the front for a flattern twinset for the fuller figure is for is for a 43 inch bust and is worked in vintage 3ply or modern 4ply - so in a thinner ply ist will come up a bit smaller or in a thicker pky a bit larger.  Below are another couple of patterns for sets from this book. If you require more pictures let me know.

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vintage ladies fuller figure knitting patterns

Bestway K124L: Here is a picture of two more of the sets, the yellow one is to fit 38  bust and the green one is for a 40 inch bust both in vintage 3ply so modern 4ply would work better.

photocopy of these two pattern together  £1.99

pdf £1.50

vintage ladies shawl knitting patterns 1950s

Bestway K133: Great 1950s ladies vintage shawl knitting patterns. This fabulous booklet has 24 pages, instructions for  a fan and feather scarf, stripe or plain, so simple so retro!  A shawl knitted with 60gs of fine 2ply wool - for ladies or baby. A diamond and shell delicate shawl for shoulders or christening, and beautiful pineapple scarf - great for evening wear.  And a scolloped shawl in plain or strip, for baby or evening wear. These delicate shawls are knitted in vintage 2ply, you may get away with modern 3ply, but try modern 2ply baby wool as it may make a finer knit, work tenison square and change needles to get tension for size. This is not as daunting as it sounds as to get the aireyness you knit on larger needles than you would imagine for this ply of wool. There is facinating notes on shetland  wool processing as it used to be with photos of the sheep and the process. Big shawls were always dressed on a frame, but can be done by pinning out on a thick folded sheet and leaving to dry over night on the floor. Dressing instruction included in the book Pictures below show the patterns in this book - they are also available as pdfs or photocopies individually as indicated.

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vintage ladis shawl knitting pattern 1950s

Bestway K133-1: Scollped Shawl: Great 1950s ladies vintage shawl knitting pattern. This is the the Scolloped shawl for ladies or babies in a plain or stripe. One of the most widely known and charcteristic of all Shetland designs. It is quickly knitted on large needles - on old 4 and 5 needles (5.5mm and 6mm needles) in vintage 3ply. (click here to go to the ladies shawl page)

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vintage shawl knitting pattern 1950

*Bestway K133-2: Pineapple Scarf: Great 1950s ladies vintage shawl knitting patterns. This is the pineapple scarf in the Unst style in super fine wool on size 13 needles (2.25mm) to give a tension of 8stitches to an inche and 25 rows to 2 inches - not too important as it is a scarf - so try modern 2ply. Measures 14 x 41 inches

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vintage 1950s ladies shawl knitting pattern

*Bestway K133-3: Four ounce Shawl: Great 1950s ladies vintage shawl knitting patterns. This is known as the Four Ounce shawl (about 60g) and is 43 inches square and knitted in vintage 2ply again knited on large needles imperial 5 (5.5mm). Very pretty and traditional Shetlanders call the holes 'drops' as they resemble dewdrops on the early morning heather!

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vintage ladies shwal knitting patterns

*Bestway K133-4: Feather and Fan Scarf: Great 1950s ladies vintage shawl knitting patterns. Beautiful Feather and Fan scarf, stripe or one colour in vintage 2ply on size imperial 7 needles or (4.5mm) mesures 10 inches by 38 inches. This is  traitonal Shetland stitch, siad to represent the waves of the sea.

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vintage bestway knitting patterns 1940s

Bestway 141L: Great vintage ladies cardigan hood trunks knitting pattern 1930s. This pattern is from the late 1930s into the araly 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 quare 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 vintsge summer jumper knitting patterns

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

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vintage string bag crochet pattern 1940

Bestway 306cr: Great vintage string bag crochet pattern 1940. This pattern also has instuctions for a KNITTED hot water bottle cover and slippers. All vintage 3ply so a modern 4ply will work, but work tension square to make sure. Bag is crochet in vintag 3ply cotton, so try modern 20 but change hook if needed. See Ladies Bags and Crochet pages for lots more bags. (click to go to ladies bag pages)

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vintage Bestway knitting patterns 1930s

Bestway 434L: Great vintage ladies cardigan jumper knitting pattern 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 in simple fancy rib stitch Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply. To fit bust size 32"-34" bust, knit a bit shorter to look great with hipster jeans, 1940's.

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vintage ladies knitting patterns

Bestway 447: Great vintage knitting pattern with two designs, this smart little one in basket stitch and the one pictured below in rib with a little rever 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.This one is 36" bust. 1930's

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vintage knitting patterns Bestway 447: This is the other vintage knitting pattern in the above leaflet, also in vintage 4ply and to fit upto a 38" bust 1930's
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 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 autum 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 requred. To fit upto 36" bust, as it stretches.

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vintage ladies knitting patterns

Bestway 481: Vintage 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 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 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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ladies vintage knitting patterns

Bestway 508: Dainty leaf pattern summer top, this vintage pattern 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. 1930's

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vintage Bestway ladies knitting patterns 1930

Bestway 523cr: Great vintage crochet pattern two ladies jumpers 1930. This pattern has two different designs, this one and the one below, both CROCHET worked in modern 3ply wool or no 20 cotton, always do a tension square and change needles if needed to get the correct tension. This one is in 'filet lace' and measures 36" - 37" bust. The cuffs, collar and waistband are in ribbed knitting. original pattern in very good condition.

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vintage Bestway crochet pattern ladies jumper

Bestway 523cr:Great vintage crochet pattern two ladies jumpers 1930. This pattern has two different designs, this one and the one above, both CROCHET worked in modern 3ply wool or no 20 cotton, always do a tension square and change needles if needed to get the correct tension. This one is in 'crazy' stitch and measures 34" bust. A little tassel decorates the neck line, the waistband is rib knitting.

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vintage crochet patterns

Bestway 525: Very pretty vintage CROCHET pattern for jumper to fit 34" bust. Worked in vintage 2ply shetland, try modern 4ply in a tension square this may work well. 1930's See CROCHET pages for more lovley crochet patterns

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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 sliky 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 rneedle for a large size, but allow a bit more wool if you do this.

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vintage ladies bolero knitting patterns

Bestway 516: Great vintage knitting pattern for a bolero patten in simple stocking stitich to fit 32" bust and has special instructions for beginners, because it is so simple in stitcha and style it will be easy to add mor 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.late 1930's

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vintage ladies knitting patterns

Bestway554: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for a lacy bolero, 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. Late 1930's.

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vintage ladies bolero knitting patterns

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

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vintage bolero for ladies knitting pattern

Bestway 620: Pretty vintage bolero to knit with short or long sleeves in 3ply.  A dainty cable, very easy to knit in only 3 balls of 50g wool. 34 inch bust.

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vintage knitting pattern 1940 ladies lacy bolero

Bestway 642L: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for 1940s lacy bolero (or bed jacket) Great for evening or night wear or a sunny day special occassion. To fit 36 inch bust knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. Nice and easy to knit. In super condition.

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vintage ladies Bestway bloero knitting pattern 1930

Bestway 684:Great vintage waistcoat and bolero knitting pattern 1930s. This is a lovely pattern with instructions for waistcoat and a bolero to fit bolero 36" bust and waist coat to fit 34" bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply for the  waistcoat, the bolero is knitted in vintage 4ply so see if there is need for a needles change. Always work a tension square.

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vintage ladies bolero knitting pattern 1940s

Bestway 751: Great vintage ladies angora bolero knitting pattern 1940s. This is the type of bolero worn by the film stars in the 1940s as shown here by Virginia Grey of M.G.M films. In a broad rib with round neck line and little sleeves - these can be made shorter for more  modern look - but this is so chic, so retro - I love it! It can slo be worked in modern 4ply. To fit 34-36 inch bust. Always work a tension square - Try Orkney Angora they have a lovely range of 4ply angora for sale. These little boleros make lovey simple bed jackets too!   (click to go to bolero pages)

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vintage ladies bestway knitting patterns

Bestway 571L: Lovely vintage ladies button neck jumper 1930s. This pattern has a lovely neck line with little buttons each side and a pretty pattern that look like small bunches of grapes or berries. Knitted in vintage 2ply so try modern 3ply to fit 33 inch bust, try larger needles or modern 4ply for a bigger size, but allow a little more wool if you do this. Nice deep rib and on the back it shows some of the patterns that were available at that time, just the begining of World War 2. (most of which you will find on this site)

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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 boucle, 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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vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern

Bestway 637: Vintage knitting pattern from the Late 1930's for a twin set with a mock cable panels knitted in vintage 3ply so try a modern 4ply in a tension square and adjust needle size if needed. To fit 34"-36" bust. Can be knitted to a bigger size by changing to double knitting wool. Allow more wool if you do this.

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ladies vintage knitting patterns

Bestway 641: A classy vintage knitting pattern for  slipover or jerkin as they were called in the 1940's, good wartime standby this, under uniforms, suits or with skirts for the office and trousers for leisu re to keep out the chill when fuel was scarce. Will fit upto a 34" bust, knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply, easy cable with a square neckline FOR MORE TANK TOPS OR SLEEVELESS SLIP OVERS GO TO THE LADIES WAISTCOAT AND TANK TOP PAGES.  (click to go to ladies waistcoats and tank tops)

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vintage ladies knitting patterns

Bestway 657: Vintage knitting pattern for a classic twin set, the great thing about these patterns is that you get two grments for one pattern. This smart jumper and ardigan are knitted in vintage 2ply which is similar to modern 3ply. For a range of 3ply wools and yarns in adult shades see www.bsk.co.uk  these garment are to fit Jumper 34" bust and the cardigan 36" bust. 1930's

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vintage ladies Bestway bloero knitting pattern 1930

Bestway 684:Great vintage waistcoat and bolero knitting pattern 1930s. This is a lovely pattern with instructions for waistcoat and a bolero to fit bolero 36" bust and waist coat to fit 34" bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply for the  waistcoat, the bolero is knitted in vintage 4ply so see if there is need for a needles change. Always work a tension square  (click to go to ladies bolero pages)

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vintage ladies waistcoat Bestway 1930s Bestway 684-2: this is the waist coat from the above pattern knitted in 4ply to fit 34" bust. 1930's
vintage knitting patterns jacket

Bestway 689:vintage knitting pattern for tailored jacket and pleated skirt. Late 1930's early 1940's. Knitted in vintage 4 ply work tension square you may need to use modern DK or change needles with modern 4ply. Instrucions for long or short sleeve jacket. To fit 34" bust and 37" hips, skirt length 27" this is adjustable. Large format pattern. Pattern for sale has very faint crease to front otherwise super condition.FOR MORE LADIES SUITS GO TO THE LADIES DRESSES AND SUITS PAGES      (click to go to the ladies suit pages)

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vintage ladies knitting patterns

Bestway 699: Fabulous vintage 1930's knitting pattern for a dress, knitted in vintage 4ply and 2ply alternately on one thick and one thin needle. Needles used size 10 and 5 imperial or 3.25 or 5.50 metric. It is essential with this and all vintage patterns to work a tension square to see if the needles or ply needs changing, Modern double kntting and 3ply should work on this one. To fit  34 - 35 inch chest. and is 42.5 inches long, but this can be adjusted. FOR MORE LADIES DRESSES GO TO THE LADIES DRESS AND SUIT PAGES       (click to go to the ladies dress pages)

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vintage ladies Bestway knitting patterns

Bestway 707: Another pretty vintage jumper from 1940's, this vintage pattern is for a jumper, but the embroidered edges give it the effect of being jumper and a bolero - another wool saving idea for the knitter. Simple double moss stitch is used and simple embroidery to creaet a truely lovely retro look. Bust 34", knittedin vintage 3ply so use modern 4ply, work tension square.

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ladies vintage tank top knitting pattens

Bestway 720:Vintage knitting pattern for shortsleeved jumper and a sleeveless pullover (tank-top) both knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. The jumper pictured here will measure 30" when knitted but due to the elasticity of the pattern will fit upto 36", so make sure your tension is correct for this one. late 1930's/early 1940's

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vintage ladies tank top knitting patterns Bestway 720-2: This is the sleeveless top included in the above pattern to fit 32" bust. Again knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply.
vintage ladies jumper

Bestway 731: Great vintage knitting pattern for a striped jumper or knitted in a plain colour to fit 34"-36" knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in tension square - lovely pictures on the back page of other patterns in this series.1930's

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vintage ladies cardigan pattern 1930

Bestway 733L: Great vintage ladies button-up jumper knitting pattern 1930s. This lovely pattern is called arrow head and the little cardigan or button up jumper is worked in vintage 3ply, so do a tension square in modern 4ply to see if this works better.Th measurement is 36 inch bust but the pattern explains how to make the jumper upto 6 sizes larger, by adding stitches. Remember to add more wool if you make a larger size. Instructions also included for the crocheted button on this little jumper.

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wartime ladies jumper knitting pattern

Bestway 738:  Great feather stitch little jumper, so neat and fresh. Knitted in vintage 2ply - subsitute modern 3ply, knits almost the same, try a tension square in case you need to change needle size. Due to the type of pattern this will expand to upto 38" bust. 1940's

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vintage ladies knitting patterns

Bestway 743: Vintage knitting pattern for a short sleeved jumper from the late 1930's knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square to see if you need to change needles, to fit 34" chest. Yoke is knitted on 4 needles. Simple embroidery is worked alone yoke edge. Sleeves can be made shorter.

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bestway ladies knitting pattern vintage 1940s jumper marilyn munroe

Bestway 747L: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern - a sweater for a star! 1940s Glam! Fabulous neckline with stand up collar and deep ribs at waist and cuff from the early 1940s. To fit 34 inch bust, worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply or to get a bigger size in double knitting on larger needles.(if you do this please allow extra wool) Aways work a tension square.

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vintage ladies 1940's knitting patterns

Bestway 755: Another fabulous vintage knitting pattern for a ladies dress from the late 1930's. Knitted in Bouclet wool on size 10 imperial needles. So could work out to modern 4ply, Bouclet was a fancy yarn with small flat bobbles along its lengeth, you can buy similar today, but watch the ply. Work a tension square and see what needles you might need with the wool you choose. Tension is 7st and 10 rows on size 10 (3.25mm) over stocking stitch. Fabulous detail on back see below. To fit  34" chest, 42" length.

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ladies 1940's knitting patterns Bestway 755: Back veiw: See button page for vintage buttons more coming soon lots from the 1930's and 40's.
bestway ladies cardigan knitting pattern

Bestway 757: Pretty vintage crochet pattern for lace gloves from late 1930's, worked in no 20 cotton = 2 x 20g. FOR MORE LADIES GLOVES GO TO THE LADIES GLOVE PAGE AND LADIES CROCHET PAGES         (click here to go the ladies crochet glove page)

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Bestway 829: Vintage knitting pattern for ladies short sleeve jumper 1940s. Fantastic zig zag fair isle design, this is a simple fair isle design in two colours, to fit 34" - 36" bust and knitted in vintage 3ply or modern 4ply which is nearer the old 3ply wool. Always work a tension square.

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vintage bestway ladies knitting patterns 1930s

Bestway 853L: Great vintage ladies embroidered jumper knitting pattern 1930s. This is a lovely pattern from the later part of the 1930s and has instructions for the little collared jumper with short sleeves with embroidery worked in two differnt ways, tracings for the design included- or you could leave it plain. You could also add beads to the embroidery making the jumper more special for evenings. Knited in vintage 3ply, So try modern 4ply in a tension square.

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vintage ladies 1940's knitting patterns

Bestway 856: Pretty vintage knitting pattern for bolero in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply - to fit 35" bust, but as a bolero it will fit upto  36". Very pretty, unusual neckline.Late 1930's

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vintage knitting pattern ladies 1940s jumper

Bestway 859L: Great vintage knitting pattern from 1940s. Elegant, classy button up cardigan for that sepecial occassion. Knitted in vintage 3ply or modern 4ply, always knit a tenison square. The delightful early 40s pattern has such retro charm with puff sleeves and long elegant lines. To fit 30-33 inch bust - ah! those were the days! To get a bigger size use larger needles or even double knitting, work a square to see how the pattern works in thicker yarn. Sometimes definition can be lost in a thick wool so adding stitches at sides may work better. Let me know if you need advice on making garments bigger.

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vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern from Bestway

Bestway 866:Great vintage knitting pattern for a short sleeved jumper 1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply to look like fair isle but is embroidered. To fit 33"-35" bust. Try knitting in modern 4ply as vintage 3ply was a bit thicker than modern 3ply. There is a great choice of colours now in 4ply. I have included this pattern in the fair isl section as well as it appears to be fair isle but is in fact flowers embroidered on after completing the jumper - for more fair isle go to the fair isle pages.   1940's

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vintage ladies 1940's knitting patterns

Bestway 873: Vintage tailored jacket with short sleeves worked in double knitting, try tension square to see if you need to change needle size, instructions for short or long sleeves. This pattern uses two strands of vintage 4ply, as double knitting wool was not readily available at this time. To fit a 35-37 inch bust. It may well be that this thicknes was more of an aran or chunky. As average 4ply in the 1930's and 40's was similar to our double knitting. It is essential that you work a tension square. Tension is 13st to every 3" and 11 rows to every 2" worked on no 5 needles (5.5mm) Pattern in good condition.

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vintage knitting pattern for ladies jumper

Bestway 882: Vintage knitting pattern for easy to knit rib sweater for that sleek retro look. This style was so popular during the late 1930's through the war years and into the 1950's. This is probably from the late 1930's or early 1940's. This one is knitted in SILK. The pattern states a light weight silk that was sold in 2oz hanks and was the same thickness as vintage 3ply (nearer to modern 4ply) there were 218 yards to each 2oz hank. There are instructions for tension square.To fit 34 inch chest when excpanded. Instructions for long or short sleeves.

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vintage ladies Bestway knitting patterns

Bestway886: Great vintage ladies jumper worked in a patchwork design. During the Second World War and through the 1940's and early 1950's wool was rationed and in very short supply so odd bits were used that were either left over or from unravelling old garments. This is why there was such a range of these patterns for all the family and also why boleros, vests or tank tops or waist coats were so popular as the could use these smaller quanitities of wool. This one was knitted in vintage 2ply, so modern 3ply will be better to use as it is similar in thickness. To fit 32"-34" bust, for bigger size this one can be knitted in 4ply or even double knitting, just work a tension square and see how many stitches you need to an inch. 1940's pattern with a very feint crease down centre.

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vintage knitting pattern ladies twin set cardigan jumper 1940s wartime

Bestway 893L: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies jumper with style and reto chic. This unusual jumper has crocheted buttons at the shoulder, but any pretty shank buttons will work. This jumper is to fit 34 inch bust and the yoke is worked in peak stitch. There are instructions for long or short sleeves.

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vintage cardigan knitting pattern for lady

Bestway 894: Vintage knitting pattern for a cardigan with a secret! Great pattern from the late 1930's or early 1940's. This cardigan pattern incorperates a front peice known as a vestee to look like a jumper underneath - so for less money it looks smart. To fit 36" bust worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square.

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vintage knitting pattern ladies 1940s jumper

Bestway 895L:  Great fashionable vintage knitting pattern for twin set - all the rage again! So elegant, this triangular stitch is so easy and look fabulous. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. Jumper has interesting neckline and sits on the waist. To fit  jumper 34 inches and cardigan 36 inch bust.

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bestway ladies cardigan pattern

Bestway 897: Great vintage knitting pattern for the coming Autumn (Fall) in simple rib and cable. 1930's  To fit 34" bust worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply, change needles if needed.Cardigan has a lovely collar and the jumper has little buttons on the shoulder, with cable on the sleeves (instructions also for long sleeves).  Slimming style. There are instructions for the crochet buttons for the cardigan too!

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vintage knitting pattern ladies simple bolero 1940s

Bestway 900L: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies bolero, so easy to knit and with that authentic retro look. The pattern is from the 1940s and fits 35 inch bust, knitted in vintage 3ply which is similar to modern 4ply now. Change up a size needles for 36" bust or  down a size for a smaller. Always work a tension square. the sleeves can always be worked shorter or longer allow an extra 60g if working long sleeves and dont forget the shaping, this can be worked form another pattern in similar yarn, like Bestway 1279 below.

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ladies vintage service jumper WRAAF

Bestway 908: Isn't this fabulous? War-time pattern for the girls in the W.A.A.F - my mother was a driver in air force during the war and instantly recognised this pattern - every girl knittied in those days, even their stockings and underwear if you wanted to keep warm in chilly billets. This one is to fit a trim 32-34 inch bust. (easy to enlarge, just add a few stitches at each side to make up width - work a tension square first to establish how many stitches you need per inch or knit in a thicker ply)

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vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern from Bestway

Bestway 913:Lovely Vintage knitting pattern for unusual jumper design. Not actually fair isle, but gives the impression of intricate knitting. This design is actually worked after the jumper has been knitted. Known as darning, this is so simple but effective for those who find fair isle a bit daunting. A thread of colour is just threaded through the stitches in diagonal lines to create this stunning effect. To fit 34"-36" bust, very easy to increase the size of this one by adding a few stitches as the basic pattern is so simple. The buttons at the neck are crocheted, but  ordinary buttons can be used    (click to go to ladies fair isle pages)

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vintage jumper and cardigan knitting patterns

Bestway 937:vintage knitting pattern for classic twinset in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square, 35" bust, the cardigan is edge to edge, although it is not intended to meet at the edges so that the pattern of the jumper shows. 1930's

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vintage knitting pattern for ladies bolero

Bestway 950: Lovely vintage pattern for a simple to knit sleeveless bolero. Great retro shape, neat and smart. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply to fit 30"-33", knit it in double knitting and it will work out a bit bigger - use size larger needles and allow a little more wool.

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Bestway 995: Lovely ladies vintage knitting pattern for jumper with bands of fair isle effect embroidery, very pretty. With the band of fair isle embroidery below a central rib gives this jumper an unusual look - so retro. To fit 34"-36" bust, chart included for the embroidery.

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vintage knitting pattern for ladies fair isle 1940

Bestway 997: Great vintage knitting pattern for little button-up jumper or cardigan. 1940s. This is not strictly fair isle as the crosses are embroiderd on afterward - but it give a good imnpression of fair isle so have included it here as well. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try a modern 4ply in a tension square. There are instructions for long or short sleeves and the contrast collar. The pattern suggests black with a white collar.

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