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vintage ladies tank top knitting patterns

Bestway 1002: Great vintagefair isle knitting pattern for chevron tank top or sleeveless vest 1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply so should knit up well in modern 4ply, to fit 34"-36" bust, so easy and quick to knit, very retro, very fashionable at the moment. This is a great alternative to themore ccomplex style of fair isle as it is easier to knit.

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Bestway 1025: Lovely vintage knitting pattern for ladies twin set in a fancy rib. Cardigan  and short sleeved jumper, see below. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 34" bust. Pattern is in nice vintage condition.

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vintage ladies knitting patterns Bestway 1025: Lovely vintage knitting pattern for ladies twin set in a fancy rib. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 34" bust. This is the jumper to the cardigan above.
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Bestway 1027: lovely leaf pattern collared cardigan to fit 32" bust knitted in 3ply, use 4ply or double knitting to acheive a larger size, work tension square first. also included in this pattern is a crochet cap, see below.

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Bestway 1027-2:  The Juliet cap, crochet in white would make a lovely retro bridal cap. From 1940's

 

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Bestway 1035: Lovely vintage pattern for vintage bolero to fit 34" bust, as this is such an easy design  to make larger is not a problem, work a tension square to see how many stitches you knit to the inch in the wool you choose and then just add the amount of stitches you require for the extra inches, remembe that you have added stiches when shaping the fronts and split the amount of stitches between the back and the two fronts. Great for the beach this one! 1940's Pattern is in nice vintage conditionwith very faint trade stamp.

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vintage ladies bestway bolero knitting pattern 1940s

Bestway 1254-1: Great ladies vintage sleevelees bolero knitting pattern 1940s. This little number is made in vintage 3ply, or modern 4ply, but always work a tension square in case you need to change needles. Very simple this one - to fit 32-34 inch bust, there is a slip over or tank top included in this pattern, see below. Pattern is in nice vintage condition.

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vintage ladies tank top knitting pattern 1940s

Bestway 1254-2: Great ladies vintage sleeveleesslip over or tank topknitting pattern 1940s. This little number is made in vintage 3ply, or modern 4ply, but always work a tension square in case you need to change needles. Very simple this one - to fit 34 inch bust, there is a bolero included in this pattern, see above.

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Bestway 1278L: Pretty lacy summer top from the 1940's great vintage knitting pattern just right for those wartime weekends away! Can be knitted with long or short sleeves. Worked in vintage 3ply or modern 4ply wool 33-34 inch bust. work a size larger on larger needles, always work a tension square.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern jumper 1940s

Bestway 1279L: Stunning vintage knitting pattern for top with instructions for long or short sleeves. From the 1940s this little top is ideal for the real feel of the 1940's wartime fashion. Easy to wear, versatile and so very useful. Worked in vintage 3ply which is similar to modern 4ply, but always work a tension square. To fit bust 34"

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vintage ladies knitting pattern for ladies twin set jumper and cardigan 1940's

Bestway 1290: Vintage knitting pattern for the ever popular wartime twinset - so elegant, nice that it is back in fashion. This pattern was produced in the 1940's. Great for the office or day out in the spring. This one is pretty with plaited cables and would look great with slacks, jeans, pencil skirt to fit 34-36 inch bust. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed.

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Bestway 1291:Vintage knitting pattern for ladies pretty diamond lace short sleeved jumper from 1940s. Knits up quickly. As the yarn used in the original is not longer available try tension square in modern 4ply and change needles if needed to get the right tension for thw size stated. 34" bust. Pattern is in nice vintage condition.

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vintage knitting pattern Bestway 1940s for ladies bubble stitch jumper

Bestway 1313L: Vintage knitting pattern for ladies bubble jumper from the 1940's - my mother had one of these, it wa all the rage in mid 1940s and she would wear it to a dance with wide legged slack that fitted closely at the top. It would also look great eith a pencil skirt. To fit 30-34 inch bust. Pattern is in nice vintage condition.

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Bestway 1316: Lovely vintage knitting pattern for ladies short or long sleeved cardigan, very trendy today as it was in the 19430's and 40's. This pattern was from the late 1930's or 1940's. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. It is for a 33" bust but use large needles for alarge size, but you will require a little more wool.

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vintage knitting pattern for ladies jumper 1940s

Bestway 1317L: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies jumper with long or short sleeves from the 1940's. To fit bust 33-35 inches worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply and a tension square. if you would like it bit larger use lager size needles but allow a little more yarn in this case. Stunning with or without embroidery.

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Bestway 1324:Very prettty vintage knitting pattern from 1940s, for short sleeved juper knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. Easy and quick to knit, great for that retro look this summer and autumn. To fit 33" bust but try a size larger needle and you will get a 34" bust.

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Bestway 1329: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern 1940s. Short or long sleeved jumper with collar. knitted in 3ply to fit 32-34"  bust. Try using 4ply or double knittong to creat a larger size. Adjust needle size and work a tension square in chosen wool, work out how many stitches to the inch then multiply these to fit your bust measurements.  Pattern has a rib body so allow for slight stetching of fabric once knitted. Pattern is in great condition with wool shop stamp to front

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Bestway 1332:   Great vintage ladies jumper cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. A lovely lacy cardigan knitted in 2ply (try modern 3ply as equivelent, make tension square to test for size) Pattern in great condition to fit 34" bust.Pattern is in nice vintage condition bit faded.

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Bestway 1341L: Great vintage knitting pattern from the early 1940s for fan patterned jumper with little collar. This one is worked in vintage 2ply, so use vinage modern 3ply - for modern colours particualry in merino wool which souts these patterns well try Adriafil in google or on ebay to find a lot of lovely vintage colours in 3ply and 4ply pure wool. Knit in 4ply for  larger size, but allow extra wool if you do this. To fit 35 inch bust. This one has pretty crochet buttons

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Bestway1357: Great vintage summer top  knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply, work tension square, Long or short sleeves So 1940's, my mother had this pattern during the war! 1942. To fit 34"-36" bust. I even have some of the square mother of pearl buttons - but only a few left if anyone is interested.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern for ladies cardigan 1940s

Bestway 1374L: Great vintage knitting pattern for cardigan in berry stitch from the early 1940's. Nice deep welt and pleated shoulders - so elegant and slimming. Worked in vintage 3ply so try a tensions quare with modern 4ply to see if this works. To fit 34 inch bust.

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vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern bestway 1940s

Bestway 1377: Great vintage ladies kniting pattern 1940s. Simple to knit cardigan (shown here) and a jumper in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply in a tension square. Jumper to fit 34" bust and the cardigan to fit 32"-34" bust. The jumper has a contrast band a yoke and two little bows (knitted on 4 needles) See below. Pattern is in nice vintage condition.

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vintage ladies short sleeved jumper 1940s knitting pattern bestway

Bestway 1377: Great vintage ladies kniting pattern 1940s. Simple to knit cardigan and a jumper in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply in a tension square. Jumper to fit 34" bust and the cardigan to fit 32"-34" bust. The jumper has a contrast band a yoke and two little bows (knitted on 4 needles) Shown here. Pattern is in nice vintage condition.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern for ladies twinset cardigan and jumper 1940s

Bestway 1378L: Great vintage 1940's jumper and jacket set for lady.  Fancy rib pattern creating a slimming elegant line. The jacket has slightly fared sleeves and button at the neck only with neat collar. To fit 34 inch bust. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. The jacket fits 34-36 inch bust.

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Bestway 1379:Vintage knitting pattern for sleeveless jumper for the services. 1940's pattern in good condition. Knitted in vintage 4ply so try tension square in double knitting to see if this works better. 33" bust, but use larger needles and get a bigger size, just  remember that you will need more wool.Pattern is in nice vintage condition.

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vintage knitting pattern ladies 1940s jumper

Bestway 1380L: Geat vintage knitting pattern from the 1940s, this one has a neat neckline with four buttons. The rib pattern gives a slender look and stretches, so fits 34-36 inch bust. Instructions given for long or short sleeves.

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Bestway 1391: Vintage knitting for sweet little short sleeved jumper from the 1940's. bust 36"-38" Nice to see one of these patterns in  a larger size. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply.

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vintage ladies knitting patterns 1940s ladies stripe jumper

Bestway 1392L: Grat vintage knitting pattern from the mid 1940s, easy fancy rib design with colour stripes to use up all the little bits left over from other projects. This one is in vintage 3ply or modern 4ply - try a tension square to see if you need to change needles. It would look just a good in graduated shades or a riot of bright colours. Pattern is in great condition.

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Bestway 1407: Vintage knitting pattern for jumper-cardigan. This is a pretty cardigan with short sleeves that buttons up as a jumper. Knitted in vintage 3ply which was similar to modern 4ply, so work a tension square and see if needles need to be changed. To fit 34" bust.

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Bestway 1440:  really retro vintage knitting pattern from the 1940's to fit 34" bust with unusual aran panels. Knitted in 3ply will easly convert modern 4ply to give a slightly larger size, work tension square.

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bestway vintage knitting patterns for ladies jumper

Bestway 1449: Vintage knitting pattern for ladies sort sleeved jumper knitted in cotton, to fit Bust 34". The pattern asks for Mercer Cotton no 2. Work a tension square in the cotton or wool chosen and see if you need to change needles to get the size desired. The needle size quoted is 13 and 12 (2.25mm and 3mm) If you would like to knit it in wool, then try modern 4ply in tension square.

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vintage Bestway ladies jumper knitting pattern 1940s *Bestway 1538: Great vintage ladies summer jumper knitting pattern 1940s. This design is very typical of the 40's as it used up spare wool or unravelled garments, was very econamical and you did to have to use your valuable coupons.Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Deep welt with increases from welt to arm hole giving the snug fit, very easy to knit. To fit 32-34 inch bust.Pattern is in nice vintage condition.

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vintage ladies 1940s Bestway knitting pattern 1940s *Bestway 1548: Great vintage ladies twinset knitting pattern 1940s. This easy to knit twosome is very typical of the style and ease of patterns from this era. There is a deep welt and rib at the shoulders of both the cardigan and jumper. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 36, 38 and 40 inch bust. So useful, will go with anything. Pattern in super condition.

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vintage knitting pattern for ladies jumper

Bestway 1556: vintage knitting pattern for cable jumper with short sleeves to fit 36" bust., sleeves can be made a little shorter for a more modern style. 1940's.Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square.

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Bestway 1569:  Really elegant twinset from the 1940's, but right upto date for the 2009 Spring season. Jumper and cardigan in vintage 3ply,. 34 inch bust. Try modern 4ply for slight larger size Always work a tension square.Pattern is in nice vintage condition.

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Bestway 1605: Black and white pattern in good condition, small hole top and bottom left side. 3 ply long or short sleeve jumper.

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Vintage Ladies knitting patterns from the Retro Knitting Company Bestway 1605: This is the long sleeve version in the above pattern leaflet.
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Bestway 1628: Although this is for teenage school girls I have included here as it can be knitted in 4ply or double knitting and made large.  Ideal for the coming Tennis season. The measurements states 28" streaching to 33" bust knitted in 3ply on size 12 (imperial) so if you used 4ply and size 10 would be a couple of inches larger and again in double knitting on needles 8 (imperial) it would be bigger still. This little top is knitted on 4 needles, so you could try knitting it on a circular needle. 1940's

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Bestway 1634: Vintage knitting pattern for a very smart twinset in vintage 3ply. Try modern 4ply in a tension square. This is a very easy vintage pattern to knit and looks great. 33"-35" Nice deep welt and retro styling. late 1930's early 1940's. Pattern for sale is inused vintage condition, with surface scuffs and small tear to top edge.

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vintageg ladies summer top bestway 1940s

Bestway 1642:Vintage knitting pattern for ladies short sleeved jumper, knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square to see if this works better or if needles need to be  changed. To fit34" bust, very pretty leaf detail at yoke. 1940's 

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vintage ladeis short sleeved summer jumper 1940s bestway

Bestway 1645:Vintage knitting pattern for a classic Button up cardigan that doubles as a jumper, very retro very popular during the 1940's to fit 34" bust. Always work a tension square.  Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern 1940

*Bestway 1657L: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern 1940s jumper. This lovely pattern is so easy to knit and has long or short sleeves. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed to get the correct tension. These older patterns fit so well and with  fine rib like ths it gives well, classic 1940s style. To fit 32-34 inch bust with ease.

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vintage knitting pattern for ladies 1940s jumper

Bestway 1685L: Great vintage knitting pattern from 1940s for ladies shortsleeved jumper or V necked jerkin (slip over, tank top) to fit 32-33 inch bust, try a thicker ply for a larger size, but allow more wool if you do this. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply. Pattern is in nice vintage condition.

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vintge ladies 1940s cardigan knitting pattern *Bestway 1686: Great vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. This design is slim fitting and so smart. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. There are pockets in this plain and plaited rib design. To fit 33-34 inch bust.

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vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1940s Bestway 1688: Great vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. This design is in cable stitch in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square.To fit 32-34 inch bust. Nicely shaped classic style.

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vintage knitting pattern for ladies lacy jumper 1940s

Bestway 1702L: Lovely lacy ladies jumper vintage knitting pattern from the 1940s. This one is in art silk or rayon yarn, but can be knitted in modern 4ply, or silk or cotton similar in ply - always work a tension square, this will help you decide which ply you are working with as well if you are not sure. This pattern tells you that by using a larger size needle you get a larger size. For 35 inch bust, but by changing to larger needles you can get a 37 inch bust or 39 inch bust from the same pattern. The yarn quoted is for the large size so should work for the other sizes too. Nice easy design.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern 1940s ladies bolero jacket 1940s wartime war

Bestway 1729L: Great vintage knitting pattern from the 1940s for a boxy jacket bolero to fit 34-36 inch bust. Knitted in neat stocking stitch with contrast over stitching on revers and edges. So easy to knit and looks so tailored and smart. In vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply. Always knit a tenison square. Pattern in great condition

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vintage ladies knitting pattern for jumper

Bestway 1763:Great vintage knitting pattern for a twin set from the 1940's to fit bust 34". Lovely pattern, unusual, but simple to work. In vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square to see if the needles need to be changed to get the right size.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern

Bestway 1765:Vintage knitting pattern for a stylish twin set, with a shawl collar. Knitted in Vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply. The cardigan is double breasted and has a fine shawl collar. To fit 34" bust. 1940's Pattern is in nice used vintage condition with trade stamp.

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Bestway 1893: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies ribbed cardigan 1940s. To fit bust 36 inch bust knitted in 3ply (try 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed) Nice retro pattern.

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Vintage Ladies Knitting Pattern

Bestway 1894: Great vintage ladies 1940s jumper knitting pattern. Instructions for a ladies shortsleeved jumper in 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit  bust 33" Always work a tension squarea nd change needles if needed. Pattern a litlet worn at top edge, minor crease top corner.

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vintage ladies cardigan kniting pattern 1940s

Bestway 1897: Great vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. This one is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply and change needles if needed. To fit 36 inch bust, nice easy pattern with deep welt.

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vintage ladies jumper knitting patterns

Bestway 1911: Vintage knitting pattern with Margaret Lockwood on the front, signed by her. Jumper has a pretty neck edge and is knitted in angora substitute. So try a modern 4ply or for extra luxury modern 4ply angora. Short and long sleeve instructions. 34"-36" bust. 1930/40's pattern

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vintage ladies Bestway cardigna knitting pattern Bestway A1927: Great vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. Pretty square shouldered style with mock cable and rib detail at shoulders. Worked in vintage 4ply, so try modern double knitting in an tension square. To fit 34-36 inch bust. Edge to edge style, no buttons. Pattern for sale has small crease to top right hand corner otherwise in great condition.

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vintage ladies 1940s jumper knitting patterns

Bestway A1929: Great vintage knitting pattern from the later 1940s. This little jumper is knitted in cross-stitch and has a tie neck which is optional, a small button can be put at the neck if prefered. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply and to fit bust 34".

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Bestway A1930: Vintage knitting pattern for a classic 1940's jumper in a long or shortseleeved version in 3ply to fit 34 bust. easy to acheive smocking effect pattern. Use 4ply or larger needles to make a bigger size.Pattern has one minor crease at side otherwise, great condition for over 60years old and used!

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vintage ladies bestewy knitting pattern cardigan 1940s Bestway A1931: Great ladies vintage knitting pattern for pretty cardigan from 1940s. This pattern is so elegant with deep welt and worked in pod stitch. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square.Medium size to fit 34-36 inch bust. Notice the large buttons that were so popular at the time. Pattern is in good condition.

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vintage ladies 1940 knitting pattern

Bestway A1934: Great vintage knitting pattern from the 1940's for a simple little lace panel short sleeved top knitted in vintage 2ply that would translate as modern 3ly, try tension square, knitted in modern 4ply a larger size would be obtained, also by changing needle size, instructions given in pattern for this! Pattern is nice vintage condition.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern bestway cardigan 1940s

Bestway 1943: Lovely vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern posed by Susan Shaw, movie star, with signature!  1940. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Pattern in lovely condition as shown.

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Bestway 1963: Vintage knitting patternwith instuctions for 2 ladies jumpers, this one with a ribbed yoke and a plain round neck, both are knitted in vintage 3ply (try modern 4ply in a tension square, this might give a better size) Size stated in pattern 36" bust. 1940's Wear to edge as seen, with minor creasing to bottom corner. small split to spine.

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vintage betway ladies knitting patterns

Bestway1990: Great vintage knitting pattern for a ladies summer sports cardigan 1940s. In what is refered to quick knitting wool. imperial 4 and 7's used (6mm and 4.50mm) so try an aran weight wool in a tensions square. There are  8st and 9 rows to a 2" square. Pattern is nice vintage condition.

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Bestway 1996: vintage knitting pattern for a lacy jumper knitted in vintage 3ply 1940s. Try modern 4ply for a better fit - if you want to use modern 3ply you may have to change size of needles. to fit 32"-34" bust. - has a zip in the neck to fasten with a smooth line, nicely shaped to show slim lines Pattern is nice vintage condition.

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bestway vintage knitting pattern for ladies jumper

Bestway 2002:Pretty vintage knitting pattern for  lacy panel cardigan 1940s. To fit 36 and 38 inch bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply for size stated. Always work a tension square. Pattern is nice vintage condition.

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vintage ladies 1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 2003: Lovely vintage ladies knitting pattern for 1940's patterned cardigan. To fit 34" buts knitted in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply in a tension square, very chic.

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vintage bestway2043 knitting pattern ladies summer short sleeved cardigan top 1940s

Bestway 2043L: Fabulous 1940s vintage ladies knitting pattern for jumper jacket 1940s. This delightful little jacket-jumper is worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square as this might work better. To fit 32-34 inch bust sleeve edges have crochet as do the front button band - but this can be ommitted or a picot edge worked instead if you don't crochet.

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vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1940s Bestway 2057: Great vintage ladies plain cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. This is a very useful pattern as there are instructions for different plys. Remember vintage 2ply is modern 3ply, vintage 3ply is modern 4ply and vintage 4ply is similar to modern double knitting - but always work a tension square. To fit 34 to 36 bust. This is a good basic pattern, you can always work a pattern on this of your choice. But if you do this allow more yarn as if you knit a pattern the garment will take more wool. Pattern for sale has a trade stamp to front and is a bit worn at edges.

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Bestway A2057: Great vintage ladies plain cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. This is the same pattern as above but produced a little later in the 1940s. This is a very useful pattern as there are instructions for different plys. Remember vintage 2ply is modern 3ply, vintage 3ply is modern 4ply and vintage 4ply is similar to modern double knitting - but always work a tension square. To fit 34 to 36 bust. This is a good basic pattern, you can always work a pattern on this of your choice. But if you do this allow more yarn as if you knit a pattern the garment will take more wool. Pattern for sale has a trade stamp to front and is a bit worn at edges.

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vintage ladies summer jumper 1940s

Bestway A2084: Great vintag ladies summer jumper from 1940s. This design is called bubble stitch and is worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in  a tension square. To fit 32-34 inch bust. This type of pattern makes the work elastic and springy so you get a super fit, nice deep welt sits on the waist. Very pretty and easy to knit.

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vintage ladies twin set summer 1940s Bestway B2101: Great vintage ladies short sleeved twin set knitting pattern 1940s. This design is very pretty for the summer, with little bobbles worked in the diamonds called tufted trefoil stitch. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply and change needles if needed. There are instructions for the short sleeves or long sleeves. To fit 32-34 inch bust once pressed.

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vintage ladies twinset bestway 1940s

Bestway 2102: Lovely vintage ladies knitting pattern for a twin set from the1940's - two patterns for the price of one! Short sleeved jumper and a cardigan. Knitted in 3ply or try modern 4ply to fit 34-36 inch bust. Pattern is nice vintage condition.

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Bestway 2127: Another very useful vintage pattern for a fancy ribbed cardigan in 4ply to fit 34 inch bust. Very easy pattern, but very effective. Knit in double knitting on bigger needles to acheive a bigger size, use tension square as a guide. 4ply merino wool available see wool pages, colour chart available and many colour to order - week to 10 days delivery. 1940's

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ladies summer tops knitting patterns 1940

Bestway 2189: Lovely vintage knitting pattern for ladies summer blouse with or without collar from the 1940s knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and see if you need to change needles. To fit 38" bust.Pattern is nice vintage condition stamp to front page..

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vintage ladies summer jumper knitting pattern 1940s Bestway 2195: Great vintage ladies summer jumper knitting pattern. This lovely jumper in leaf pattern has instructions for long or short sleeves and is worked in vintage 2ply, so try modern 3ply. Email for details of suppliers of adult colours in 3ply. Always work a tension square. To fit up to 34 inch bust due to the rib design.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern for 1940s jumper

Bestway 2197: Lovely vintage knitting pattern for ladies slip over in cable. From the 1940s, to fit medium size (34"-36") bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply - quoted as a popular style of the time. Great for re-enactment weekends or just for holidays.   (click here to go to the ladies waistcoat and tank top page)Pattern for sale is in good condition.

original pattern as shown £3.50

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vintage tank top knitting pattern

Bestway 2256: Great stylish vintage knitting pattern for side button tank top in easy to knit cable.  Worked in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply in tention square could work better. Worked all in one piece, no sewing up! 1940's (my mother made herself one of these during the war!) Patern has a feint crease across front, otherwise in great condition

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vintage ladies ribbed jumper knitting pattern 1940s Bestway 2264: Great vintage ladies rib cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. This design is so practical and easy to knit in a choice of yarns. Don't forget that vintage 2ply is modern 3ply, vintage 3ply is modern 4ply and that vintage 4ply will be similar to modern double knitting. Always work a tension square. To fit 34-36 inch bust. This is a simple twisted rib design that is quick to knit and will give when worn.

original pattern as shown £2.00

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vintage ladies fair isle jumper knittinging pattern 1940s Bestway 2268: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern for short sleeved jumper 1940s. This is not strictly a fair pattern as the stems are embroidered on afterwards. The buds are made with bell stitch and then embroidered. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Pattern for sale is in lovely condition.

original pattern as shown £3.50

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vintage bestway ladies summer top lacy jumper bestway 2274 vintage knitting pattern 1940s

Bestway 2274L: Great vintage ladies jumper pattern for the summer 1940s. This smart easy to knit jumper is just right for the summer evenings, but there are also instructions for long sleeves to so very useful little pattern. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square, to fit 34 inch bust.    Pattern for sale is in lovely condition just sligth graze to front and wrinkle to top edge.

original pattern as shown £3.00

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vintage ladies lacy twinset knitting pattern 1940s Bestway 2297: Great vintage ladies twin set knitting pattern 1940s. This is so pretty and retro. The lacy panels cable on the jumper are repeated on the borders of the cardigan and down the sleeves. To fit 34-36 inch bust and knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. Patternis in good condition.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern

Bestway 2323: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern for a 3ply twinset from the 1940's in a lovely lacy pattern, look great with with this seasons straight skirts. To fit 34 inch bust.   Make sleeves of jumper a little shorter to be more fashionable. Always make a tension square and try modern 4ply. Pattern in nice used vintage condition with minor wear to edges.

pattern as shown £2.50

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vintage ladies twinset knitting pattern 1940s Bestway 2342:Great vintage ladies jumper and cardigan with lacy panels knitting pattern 1940s. Here is that very popular model again! This pattern has intructions for both the jumper and the cardigan. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. Will fit 33-35 inch bust. The jumper has a slight v neck line which gives it retro style - the sleeves can always be made a bit shorter. Very elegant. Pattern is in super condition.

original pattern as shown £3.00

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vintage ladies knitting pattern

Bestway B2359:  Lovely ladies vintage fair isle knitting pattern for jumper and cardigan early 1950s. To fit 34"-36" bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try a tension square with modern 4ply and change needles if needed to get the correct tension. The fair isle motifs are worked  in angora (bunny wool), but can be worked in any shade of 4ply yarn similar to the one chosen for the rest of the set if required. Very pretty, the shape of the jumper at the waist is so elegant, creating a slimming effect.

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vintage lasies knitting pattern

Bestway B2377: Lovely, simple to knit magyar jumper with unusual neck line, pattern from the 1950's. To fit 34-36 inch bust in 3ply.This pattern has another simple jumper included see below. Shows jumper teamed with same colour pencil straight skirt. Always work a tension square and try modern 4ply. Pattern is in lovely condition.

original pattern as shown £4.50

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vintage ladies knitting pattern

Bestway B2377-2:  This is the cute little jumper on the back of the above pattern, you get both for the same price.  This jumper is in long or short sleeves is knitted in 3ply to fit 34-36 inch bust.

Photocopy just this pattern £1.00, (both patterns £1.99)

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vintage knitting pattern for ladies  summer jumper

BestwayB2466L: Great vintage knitting pattern from the 1950's for ladies summer jumper, both short sleeved and worked in a vintage 2ply which is the same as modern 3ply - work a tension square and change needles if needed - lovely delicate summer top to fit 34-38 inch bust.Pattern for sale is in lovely condition.

original pattern as shown £3.50

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bestwa vintage knitting pattern 1940s

Bestway A2509: Great vintage knitting pattern for 32" bust twinset for young teenager or super slim size. 1940's knitted in fancy rib pattern invintage 3ply so try modern 4ply or even double knitting for a large fit. Pattern for sale is in lovely condition.

original pattern as shown £3.00

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vintage ladies 1950 jumper

Bestway B2517L: Another fabulous 1950's vintage knitting pattern, this time in vintage 3ply so modern 4ply will probably work well, try a tension square and change needles if needed. There are instuctions for the super jumper and the cardigan with a smal shawl collar. To fit 34-36 inch bust, use a thicker ply and large needles for a bigger size, but dont foget to allow more wool if you do that. As this a finer ply you will need about 600g for the set in modern 4ply - but always allow a bit more as all yarns vary and in the past they did not give yardage(or metres per ball) remember 1oz is about 30g

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vintage ladies cardigan jumper knitting pattern 1940s

*Bestway A2545: Great vintage ladies cardigan jumper knitting pattern 1940s. This lovely set is in the favourite shell pattern, the jumper has the yoke worked in this pattern. To fit 32-34 and 34-36 inch chest in vintage 2ply - so work in modern 3ply and change needle size to get correct tension. Lovely deep welt.

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vintate ladies feather and fan fair isle cardigan and scarf 1950s Bestway B2559: Great vintage ladies cardigan and jumper knitting pattern 1950s. This pattern is called feather and fan, when knitted with stripes of colour gives a fair isle effect, but is much easier to knit.There are intructions for the scarft as well as the cardigan and jumper and you can of course knit it in one colour.Knitted in vintage 2ply so try modern 3ply or 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Pattern is in a good used vintage condition with some writting inside front cover.

original pattern as shown £2.50

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vintage ladies knitting pattern for 1950's cardigan

Bestway B2558: Lovely vintage ladies twinset knitting pattern from 1950s, one of my personal favourites. To fit 34-36" bust and 36-38", lovely lace panel cardigan and short sleeved jumper, the panels create a nice slimming effect. Knitted in vintage 2ply, this is modern 3ply. This design is called rose leaf and is a shetland design. Pattern for sale had fairn crease across centre, in used vintage condition.

original pattern as shown £3.00

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vintage ladies 1950 vintage knitting pattern for ladies flick collor cardigan

Bestway B2811L: Fabulous 1950's vintage cardigan knitting pattern with the classic retro flick collar - the diagonal stich design is quite easy to work and this is knitted in what they termed as thick wool. This yarn was the pre-runner to double knitting, try modern double knitting and work atensions square and change needles if needed. Save money adn knit yourself a high end fashion cardigan for afraction of the price from a fshion store. This one is for 34-36 inch bust and you will need about 500g of wool.

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vintage knitting patterns

Bestway B2881: Lovely vintage knitting and Crochet pattern for two summer tops to fit 34"-36" bust. Double knitting is used, in a light open pattern. From 1950's. See below for the one in CROCHET.Pattern for sale is in lovely condition.

original pattern as shown £3.50

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vintage crochet ladies summer top Bestway B2881-2:This is the vintage knitting pattern crochet top in double knitting to fit  bust 34"-36" see the CROCHET page for other designs.
vintage knitting pattern for ladies bolero

Bestway B2961L: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies bolero and cardigan from 1950s. Looks fabulous with full summer skirts - all the rage this summer I hear! Get that high end fashion 50's look! Worked in poodle wool 4ply for the bolero or poodle wool double knitting or any other double knitting for the cardigan, fancy yarn or just ordinary double knitting or 4ply will work, dont foget to work tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 34-36 inch bust. Original pattern is in good condition, clean and bright.

original pattern as shown £3.50

colour photocopy £1.99

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vintage ladies knitting pattern 1950s cardigan

Bestway B3022L: Great fisherman's rib vintage knitting pattern from late 1950's worked in double knitting so is quick knit, shawl collar and large button band for the very fashionable large buttons. To fit 32-34 and 35-37 inch bust. Great jacket in fancy rib pattern known as fishermans's rib. Looks great with this seasons ultra skinny jeans or slim skirts. Be warm and fashionable at a fraction of the cost of high end fashion chains.Pattern for sale is in lovely condition.

original pattern as shown £3.00

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vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern

Bestway 3026.  Lovely 1950's style summer cardigan 33-38 inch chest, could be knitted in cotton blend yarn. Pattern is for Double Knitting wool. great for the coming Summer season!

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vintage ladies 1950s cardigan double knitting patterns

 Bestway B3030L: Another of these lovely 1950s patterns from my extensive collection. Vintage knitting pattern for two styles of cardigan, both dolman or bat wing. One in vintage 3ply (try modern 4ply) the pink one at the top of the pattern, very easy pattern. The other one has a shawl collar and is knitted in stocking stitch. This one has deep welt and looks fabulous with large 50's style button - hope to have some on site soon. This one has three quarter sleeves - great retro 50's look with skinny jeans or pencil skirt! Pattern in great condition just small scuff as shown..

original pattern as shown £3.00

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vintage ladies cardigan knitting patterns

Bestway B3050L: Great vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1950s. This lovely classic cardigan pattern has leaf pattern in panels down front and on the sleeve. Knitted in double knitting to fit bust 35-37 inches. Wide rib band and welt, so popular in the 1950s, be retro this winter. Pattern in very good condition

original pattern as shown £2.50

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pdf £1.50

vintage ladies jumper 1940s knitting patterns

Bestway B3096L: Great ladies vintage knitting pattern rib cardigan 1950s. This lovely pattern is very useful and can be knitted by hand or on a machine, it is worked in a wide rib that allows the cardigan to fit very well, knitted with vintage 4ply. Work a tension square to see if you need to change needles to get the correct tension, or if modern double knitting might work better. Very easy to knit or work on the machine. To fit 34-36 inch bust. Pattern in lovely condition.

original pattern as shown £2.50

colour photocopy £1.99

pdf sent to the computer £1.50

Vintage Ladies knitting patterns from the Retro Knitting Company

Bestway B3102: Great vintage ladies bolero knitting pattern 1950s. Up to the minute bolero in DK, short or three quarter sleeves, simple design, easy to knit. To fit 34-40 inch bust.

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pdf £1.50

ladies vintage knitting pattern for bolero 1950s

Bestway B3107L: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern from the 1950s for ladies bolero or shoulder shrug as they are now known. Worked in simple rib to fit 32-24 and 34-36 inch bust. Can be worked in stocking stitich with rib border if prefered. Knitted in double knitting so quick to make, taking under 300g to knit.  FOR MORE BOLERO AND SHRUGS               (click to go to ladies bolero pages)

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1950s fuller figuare 40 inch bust ladies knitting patterns

BestwayB3111L: Great ladies vintage knitting pattern fuller figure cardigan 1950s. This is a super pattern for the fuller figure bust size 40-42 inches, classic 1950s styling with shawl collar and deep rib and rib detail on shoulders knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. Also a classic double knitting jacket with a flattering wide front band. Pockets can be ommited. Pattern in great condition.

original pattern as shown £2.50

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vintage machine knitting pattern for ladies jumper 1950s

Bestway B3136L: Fabulous 1950's MACHINE knitting pattern for 32-34 inch bust in vintage 2py which is nearer modern 3ply - as with hand knitting always work a tension square to see if you need to alter tension on machine. Can be hand knitted if you are experinced knitter -worth a try.Pattern in great condition

original pattern as shown £2.50

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vintage 1950s bestway twinset knitting pattern

Bestway 3332: vintage at its simplest! Lovely classic twin set, to fit 34-36 inch bust in 3ply with neat little cap sleeves and only takes 7 x 50g balls for both garments.1950's Pattern in good condition.

original pattern as described £2.50

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vintage ladies shawl collar cardigan  in double knitting 1950s Bestway

Bestway3361L: Great all round vintage knitting pattern for winter warmer jacket in fisherman's rib. From 1950's in double knitting to fit 36-38 inch bust. Dont forget the tenison square! Change needles if modern yarns are not quite the same. Pattern is in good condition.

original pattern as shown £2.50

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pdf £1.50

   

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