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vintage ladies knitting patterns for waistcoat

Bairnswear 394: Sweet little waistcoat knitted in vintage 3ply to fit 32 inch bust. Knit in modern 4ply to make a little larger, change needles size and work a tension Capture until number or stitches to the inch create the size required. 1940's

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vintage bairnswear426 ladies slipover knitting pattern 1940s

Bairnswear 426: Great ladies slipover vintage knitting pattern from late 1930s. This pattern is to fit 32, 34 and 36 inch bust and is knitted in vintage 4ply, as the needles suggest a ply similar to modern 4ply give this a try. The original pattern is large format and in a nice vintage condition, with a faint V shaped crease to bottom edge, clean and bright.

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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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vintage ladies waistcoat knitting patterns

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

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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 leisure to keep out the chill when fuel was scarce. Will fit up to a 34" bust, knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply, easy cable with a square neckline,

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bestway vintage knitting patterns ladies 1940s sleeveless pullover tank top

Bestway 858L: Fabulous 1940s vintage ladies sleeveless top (tank top) nicely fitted and very versatile addition to any modern or retro wardrobe. Knitted in vintage 3ply or try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 32-35 inch bust, use a size large needles for a little bigger size.

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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 recognized this pattern - every girl knitted 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 tank top knitting patterns

Bestway 1002: Great vintage knitting pattern for chevron tank top or sleeveless vest. 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 the in style of fair isle as it is easier to knit. 940's Pattern

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vintage ladies tank top knitting pattern 1940s

Bestway 1254-2: Great ladies vintage sleeveless slip over or tank top 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 34 inch bust, there is a bolero included in this pattern, see bolero page or main page 2 of ladies.

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vintage ladies knitting patterns

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.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern

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" stretching 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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vintage pullover knitting pattern for lady with fair isle yoke 1940s

Bestway 2163: Great vintage ladies sleeveless pullover or tank top with fair isle yoke 1940s. To fit medium size which is usually 34-36 inch bust. There is a chart for the fair isle, nice deep welt, neat style. Colours suggested are natural, emerald, light navy,yellow, rust and sky blue. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed.

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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.

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vintagfe fair isle knitting pattern ladies jerkin or tank top 1940s Bestway 2247: Great vintage ladies fair isle jerkin or slipover knitting pattern 1940s. This one is so very 1940s and easy and quick to make. To fit 32-36 inch bust due to shape. Worked in stocking stitch with picot hem. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed.

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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 tension square could work better. Worked all in one piece, no sewing up! 1940's (my mother made herself one of these during the war!) Pattern has a feint crease across front, otherwise in great condition

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vintage fair isle knitting patterns

Bairnswear 2228: Lovely vintage knitting pattern to fir 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 green 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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vintage ladies embroidered waist coat knitting pattern 1930s Briggs 781: Fabulous vintage ladies knitting pattern for waist coat with bold embroidery 1930s. Copy of transfer included. Knitted in thicker wool, probably similar to modern double knitting. Always work a tension square. Simple to knit and easy to follow instructions as is usual in these vintage patterns - everything was straight forward in those days!

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Copley 1457: Great vintage late 1930s early 40s knitting pattern for ladies slip over or tank top to fit 34" bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply, easy and economical to knit.

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vintage knitting pattern for fair isle jumper

Copley 1556: Great vintage ladies tank top fair isle knitting pattern Smart vintage slipover in fair isle to fit 34" bust, knitted in vintage 3ply, pattern in good order from 1946 Always work a tension square.

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vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern 1940s

Copleys 1558: Great vintage ladies fair isle ladies waist coat knitting pattern 1940s. This is so retro, neat and stylish pattern to fit 34 inch bust knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in an tension square and change needles if needed. colour suggested for this one are clerical grey, scarlet, royal and pilot blue, turf green, cowslip and navy.

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vintage ladies fair isle waistcoat knitting patterns

Copley 1686: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for cosy waistcoat with a thistle design in fair isle. Knitted in 4ply, tension 8st and 10rows to one inch in stocking stitch on size 10 needles (3.25mm) This is very elegant and would look smart with trousers or straight skirt or under business suit for the original touch at the office! To fit 34" and 36" bust. 1940's

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ladies vintage waistcoat knitting patterns 1950s

Emu 345L: Great ladies vintage waistcoat knitting pattern 1950s. This design can be worked with or without sleeves, in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square as this may give a better size. To fit 34, 36, and 38 inch bust. Pattern for sale is in very nice vintage condition

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vintage ladies fair isle waist coat knitting pattern 1940s

Golden Eagle 840: Great vintage ladies waist coat knitting pattern in fair isle 1940s. This super pattern is bright and very retro. To fit 34-36 inch bust worked in vintage 3ply which is similar to modern 4ply, so work a tension square and change needles if needed.

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vintage ladieswaistcaot knitting pattern 1940s

Golden Eagle 936: Great vintage ladies waist coat knitting pattern late 1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square, to fit 34, 36, and 42 inch bust. Neat and very practical with that retro flair, shaped to fit - lovely pattern. Pattern is in nice condition.

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ladies fair isle knitting patterns

Housewife 1950-112: Vintage Sleeveless Jerkin fair isle knitting pattern, fabulous design with buttons all down the sides. Seen below worked in navy and white, but any colour combination will look stunning. Worked in vintage 3ply, so modern 4ply should work out very well, do a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 32-34 inch bust. Use larger needles for a bigger size, but don't forget to allow more wool if you do this, great retro pattern.

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vintage knitting patterb for ladies tank top 1940s knitting pattern

Knitpat 73: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern for a fair isle tank top or jerkin 1940s Great for keeping the spring chills at bay. With chart included, to fit 34 inch bust. Single page pattern from the war years. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed.

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vintage ladies waistcoat knitting pattern form 1930s Copleys 2017: Great vintage ladies waist coat knitting pattern form 1930s. This design is easy to knit and in a figure flattering rib. Worked in a yarn that should knit up to modern double knitting, always work a tension square. To fit 33-34 inch bust. change needle size for slightly larger size.

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vintage ladies stripe waistcoat knitting pattern from the 1930s

LW201: Great vintage ladies waistcoat knitting pattern from the 1930s. This lovely stripe waistcoat pattern from a 1930s magazine is knitted in a yarn that would be similar to modern 4ply, always work a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit a trim 32 inch bust and slim hips as can be seen from the lovely photograph.

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LW 297: Great vintage waistcoat knitting pattern from 1930s. This super pattern is for a fitted waistcoat with shoulder detail. To fit 32 inch bust, knitted in double knitting, so try making it in double knitting and a larger sizes needle for bigger size, work a tension square in these and see what size it would be. Fitted at waist with shaping. Very elegant.

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mountain maid ladies waistcoat knitting pattern from 1950s

Mountain Maid 289: Great vintage ladies waist coat knitting pattern from 1950s. This very pretty pattern is to fit 36-38 inch bust and is knitted in double knitting, but still work a tension square and change needles if needed. There are also instructions for man's sizes in the waist coat in sizes 40-42 inch chest. This super style has small pockets and mitered points, super styling. Pattern is in lovely condition.

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vintage fair isle waist coat

Patons 183L: Vintage pattern for waistcoat in fair isle vintage 3ply to fit bust 35" pattern in great condition 1940's

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ladies fair isle knitting patterns

Patons 230L: Lovely vintage 1940's waistcoat in Fair Isle, to fit a 34" buts, this one is very easy to knit in modern 4ply, to get a slightly larger fit change needle size Pattern a bit rumpled, but clean and sound.

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vintage waist coat pattern

Patons 511L:  vintage pattern in vintage 3ply to fit bust 34".  Pattern is in great condition, from the late 1940's

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vintage ladies waistcaot knitting pattern 1940s Penelope M1302: Great vintage ladies waist coat knitting pattern from 1940s. This super design is so neat and elegant. Great to wear at the office or even to a party. Knitted in a vintage 3ply that should be similar to a modern 3ply to fit 34 inch bust, try a modern fine merino 4ply and change needles if needed. A fine cable is worked on the fronts but the back is in a double rib to give that lovely fit. The buttons are crocheted and instructions are given for these.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern for fair isle jumper 1940

Penelope M1359L: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for sleeveless top from the 1940s. Knitted in the same wool as above, so same comments apply. To fit 33"-35" bust. Very pretty and retro.

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Penelope K1414: Great vintage knitting pattern for a tank top or slipover from the 1940's knitted in double knitting to fit 34" bust.

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vintage sirdar waistcaot knitting pattern from 1940s Sirdar 1135: Great vintage waist coat knitting pattern from 1940s. There are two styles in this pattern both knitted in vintage 3ply, which might well be similar to modern 3ply so try a tension square. to fit 36 inch bust.

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vintage ladies waistcoat knitting pattern 1940s

Templeton's 920: Great vintage ladies waistcoat knitting pattern 1950s. This pattern is from the early part of the decade and is for a super smart waistcoat that will look very sophisticated under a suit, with skirt or trousers - as well as with jeans or slacks at the weekend. Very smart with little pockets. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 32 , 34 and 36 inch bust. There is a crocheted edge all around the finished waist coat, but if you cannot crochet, then just pick up two stitches and knit them then cast one off, pick up next stitch and knit, cast off previous stitch, continue this way all the way around - it works just as well, don't pull too tight. Pattern is in lovely condition.

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vintage 1940s ladies knitting patterns

Weldon 224: On the same pattern as above, this simple jerkin with little revers worked in simple stocking stitch and takes less wool than the above! Quick to knit and so retro for the coming autumn (fall) this one to fit 35 inch bust

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vintage ladies knitting patterns

Weldon 224-2: Very pretty classic button up jerkin from late 1930s/early 1940sworked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply only takes 200g to make! To fit up to 36 inch bust. Will have some 1930s, 40s and 50s buttons for sale soon.

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vintage fair isle knitting pattern for ladies

Weldons 247: Great vintage fair isle knitting pattern for a tank top and gloves. Knitted in vintage 3-ly to fit a 32" chest, try knitting double knitting or using larger needles to get a bigger size. 1940's See LADIES FAIR ISLE PAGES FOR MORE LIKE THIS     (click to go to ladies fair isle)   

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vintage ladies stripe waistcat knitting pattern 1940s Weldons 501: Great vintage ladies striped waistcoat knitting pattern from the 1940s. This neat little waistcoat is both flattering and practical, easy to knit and will fit 34 inch bust - it is a thrifty garment to knit as you can use oddments of yarn. Only the front is striped, the back is plain to match the front bands and arm bands. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square.

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vintage weldons knitting patterns fair isle 1940

Weldons 605: Great vintage knitting pattern for a jerkin (tank top) 1949, for this one. To fit 35" bust and worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply. Colours suggested are light green ground, red and tan contrasts- nice classic combination.  Chart and written instructions. Shown by Susan Shaw.

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ladies fair isle knitting pattern

Weldons A853: fabulous 1940's waistcoat pattern with cardigan in vintage 3ply (try modern 4ply - work tension square for sizing, change needles to get size required. To fit bust 34" to 36".

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vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1950s Weldons 893: Great vintage ladies waistcoat knitting pattern from 1940s. This is a classic V shaped design in a cable that is slimming. There are instructions for a matching jumper as well. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try a tension square in modern 4ply. there are instructions for long or short sleeves for the jumper and it has a straight neck with button at shoulder. Puts a new spin on the classic twinset - the 1940s were quite innovative with their knitting. To fit 34-36 bust.

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vintage weldons 1940s ladies fair isle knitting pattern angora waist coat jumper

Weldons898: Fabulous ladies fair isle knitting pattern for waistcoat in angora and jumper in wool with angora motifs 1940s. This is so pretty, the little waistcoat is the same colour as the little motifs on the short or long sleeved jumper. To fit 34-36 inch bust. The jumper is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply and the waistcoat and motifs are worked in 4ply angora. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. Can be knitted in modern 4ply yarn if preferred, would look just as pretty.

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vintage knitting pattern

Weldons B1035: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern for hug-me-tights! Knitted in vintage 3ply (try modern 4ply) from the late 1940's. Just the thing in the office under a suit, with slacks or casual at the weekend with jeans. Great styles, so retro, so very chic! To fit buts 34"-36" bust and even bigger if a needle size is changed.

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vintage ladies fair waist coat knitting pattern

*eldons B1052: Fabulous vintage fair isle knitting pattern for waistcoat and shirt early 1950s. This is a lovely pattern, the waistcoat is knitted in 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed, the back is plain. To fit 34-36 inch bust. The lines in the tartan are created by embroidering chain stitch. The blouse or shirt is worked in vintage 2ply so try modern 3ply in a tension square, this is a very useful pattern and can be worked in any colour you like. It has a collar and 10 little buttons up the front, but they start above the deep ribbed welt. The shirt is shaped to give a tailored fit and there are little cuffs on the short sleeves. An unusual pattern. Worth a bit of effort.

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