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Baby Layettes usually consist of all baby will need at the beginning of life, Dress, Jacket or Cardigan, Bootees, bonnet, Vest, piltch, bootees. Some of the really old ones had a pram set and petticoat included. Some times include a shawl - look at dress sets and shawl patterns as well as all the other lovely baby patterns on this site, it is often easy to put a matching pattern at the edge of shawl or other items that are not included.
   
wartime baby knitting pattern layette

Bairnswear 68. Vintage knitting pattern for baby. At last! Here is a gorgeous layette from the 1930's This pattern has a stunning shawl, easy pattern, cute little retro bonnet and dress with underwear and bootees to match including a sweet little hug-me-tight, all knitted in vintage 3ply pure wool or try modern 4ply (work tension square). The shawl takes 13 oz or 7 x 50gm balls modern 4ply, the dress and bonnet 2x 50gm balls of modern 4ply (makes them a little smaller, therefore more suitable for new-borns - have ago is easier than it looks! This pattern has a minor tear at top and feint crease to centre, but is sound and clean.

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vintage baby clothes knitting pattern

Bairnswear 148: Vintage knitting pattern for baby layette from 1930s. Knitted in vintage 2ply (modern 3ply) 16" dress, 18" matinee jacket, pilch and vest would look nice as jumper and pants set to fit new born or prem baby with 14" chest. Bootees, shoes and shawl 66 square inches. Delightful tiny new born set - try Patons pure new wool in 3ply pure white.

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vintate baby knitting pattern

Bairnswear 193:  Vintage baby  knitting pattern for a lovely 1930's simple to knit layette, in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. There are instructions for a shawl in moss stitch and stocking stitch, a dress, petticoat, pilch (nappy cover), vest, matinee coat all easy to knit and very retro.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern 1930s

Bairnswear 1220: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern 1930s. This super set has instructions for Shawl, Dress and matinee both with border design same as the shawl, bootees, a wrap over vest and piltch (knickers). Nice easy design, the shawl is knitted in vintage 2ply, so for the same size use modern 3ply, the vest and knickers are also in modern 3ply. The dress, jacket and bootees are in modern 4ply. Use modern 3ply for a smaller size. To fit 19 inch chest.

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baby knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1265: Another stunning vintage baby layette knitting pattern from Bairnswear, this is for a fabulous dress and cross-over hug-me-tight, little slippers and bonnet and a stunning circular shawl all knitted in vintage 3ply to fit up to 19" chest or in the case of the hug-me-tight will adjust to fit up to 1 year old with the ribbon ties, or the smallest new born. Try modern 3ply ans size smaller needles for new born size. 1940's

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vintage baby clothes knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1327  Vintage knitting pattern for baby Layette, another fabulous outfit from this famous publisher for new born up to 3 months.  Knitted in vintage 3ply (modern 4ply) comprising of shawl 48" square, matinee coat 18" chest, dress 18" chest, bootees, vest and pilch. Simple pattern, very retro - pattern from 1930's.

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vintage baby clothes knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1346.  Vintage knitting pattern for baby layette, consisting of dress, matinee jacket, bonnet, shawl, vest and pilch (pants).  Knitted in vintage 2ply - try 3ply for modern equivalent  or 4ply to bring up to larger size. Chest 18" and 20" long. Work extra patterns to lengthen. 1940's pattern.

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vintage baby clothes knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1416  Vintage baby knitting pattern for Infants layette. Gorgeous layette from the 1930's.  Shawl in two sizes, head shawl or carrying shawl in vintage 2ply (modern 3ply) Dress chest 19", hug-me-tight 18-20", ribbon tied vest 18" chest and pants . Clean and sound with trade stamp to front.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1930s

Bairnswear 1445: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1930s. This easy to knit set has Blackberry stitch panels. The shawl measures 28 or 45 inch square and the dress is 19 inch chest. Knitted in vintage 3ply that is similar to modern 4ply, but if you want a smaller, new born size use modern 3ply. You can make the dress shorter or longer to suit. There are instructions for a matinee, coat, bootees and a hug-me-tight (see below for picture) Always work a tension square.

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baby knitting patterns

Bairnswear 1460:Vintage CROCHET pattern for babies layette, with simple, but effective lattice pattern. There is a shawl, dress, jacket, shoes and bonnet, all worked in vintage 3ply for chest 19"

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vintage knitting pattern for baby 1950

Bairnswear 1492: Lovely vintage knitting pattern, complete layette for first months. There are instructions for a simple, but pretty dress  that buttons down the front for easy dressing and a coat, bonnet and really retro style bootees. There is a large shawl 48 inches square or smaller one at 28 inches square. Great retro set to fit 18" chest in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply or modern 3ply for a smaller newborn size for dress set.

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vintage baby knitting pattern 1940

Bairnswear 1533: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for baby layette in simple stocking stitch with  pretty border. The bootees are so sweet with two button trim to match dress and coat, these could also be put on the mitts and bonnet to complete the look. This little set is knitted in vintage 4ply - always work a tension square to see if you need to change needles. You can try double knitting in in a tension square, but for a good fit  for modern new borns try modern 4ply or even modern 3ply for a smaller size. This one if knitted to the tension suggested will fit 18-20 inch chest (which in modern babies is about 6months)

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bairnswear 1559 baby knitting pattern 1950s

Bairnswear 1559: Great vintage dress set knitting pattern. I love these Bairnswear patterns. This one is easy to knit with just a border design on the dress and bonnet. The skirt and collar of the coat are also in the lace pattern and the little bootees are really sweet with rib top. Set is complete with piltch or nappy cover. Made in white or cream would make a nice set to wear after a Christening when the 'posh' dress has to be removed for safety! To fit 3- 9 months in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply for this size or modern 3ply for 1-3 month size.

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vinage baby dress set knitting pattern from 1930s

Bestway 1059: Lovely vintage baby dress set knitting pattern from 1930s. This little set could easily be used as part of a layette, this design can be found on several shawl patterns in the shawl section. There are instructions for dress, jacket, bonnet, bootees and mitts. Knit in modern 3ply to suit new born-3 months. Jacket chest is 17 inches, dress is 22 inch chest.

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vintage layette knitting patterns

Bestway 1221: Great vintage layette knitting pattern 1930s. There is a complete layette here, vest, shawl, frock, matinee and and bootees in a simple pattern to fit chest 18 inches, in vintage 3ply, so try a tension square and if you would like it to fit new born try using modern 3ply, otherwise modern 4ply will give a better size as stated.

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vintage bestway knitting pattern 1940 dress and jacket

Bestway 1479: Great vintage knitting pattern for baby layette early 1940s. This lovely layette pattern has instructions for dress, coat, vest and bootees all knitted in vintage bay 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and see if you need to change needles or if you would like it to be a bit smaller use modern 3ply. To fit 18 inch chest.

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vintage baby layette knitting patterns 1950s

BestwayB2267:Very Pretty matinee layette set baby vintage knitting pattern 1940s. This super pattern has a dress, jacket, vest knickers carry cape, bonnet bootees and shawl included in the instructions. Pictures below show the other items. I have knitted this set in modern 3ply and it fits a new born and is absolutely beautiful. If worked to correct tension in vintage 3ply or modern 4ply will fit 20 inch chest, for smaller size us modern 3ply. My favourite layette

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vintage bestway 1950s knitting patterns

BestwayB2267:Very Pretty matinee layette set baby vintage knitting pattern 1940s. This super pattern has a dress, jacket, vest knickers carry cape, bonnet bootees and shawl included in the instructions. Pictures below and above show the other items. I have knitted this set in modern 3ply and it fits a new born and is absolutely beautiful. If worked to correct tension in vintage 3ply or modern 4ply will fit 20 inch chest, for smaller size us modern 3ply.

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vintage baby cape knitting patterns 1950s BestwayB2267:Very Pretty matinee layette set baby vintage knitting pattern 1940s. This super pattern has a dress, jacket, vest knickers carry cape, bonnet bootees and shawl included in the instructions. Pictures below and above show the other items. I have knitted this set in modern 3ply and it fits a new born and is absolutely beautiful. If worked to correct tension in vintage 3ply or modern 4ply will fit 20 inch chest, for smaller size us modern 3ply.

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vintage baby cape knitting pattern vintage baby knitting pattern 1950s BestwayB2267:Very Pretty matinee layette set baby vintage knitting pattern 1940s. This super pattern has a dress, jacket, vest knickers carry cape, bonnet bootees and shawl included in the instructions. Pictures above show the other items. I have knitted this set in modern 3ply and it fits a new born and is absolutely beautiful. If worked to correct tension in vintage 3ply or modern 4ply will fit 20 inch chest, for smaller size us modern 3ply.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s

Bestway A2527: Great baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s. This super layette has instructions for shawl, dress, jacket, vest, bootees and mittens - easy to make a bonnet from another pattern and work in the feather and fan pattern on the brim. This one is worked on slightly larger needles to give a looser, lighter fabric. Dress to fit 18-20 inches, work in a modern 3ply on smaller needles to get a smaller size. Always work a tension square. Shawl is 44 inches square.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern 1940s

Bestway A2568: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s. There are instructions for dress, jacket, bonnet, bootees, mittens and a shawl. Try a modern 4ply for size stated or modern 3ply for a smaller size. Shawl measures 46 inches square. Dress is 18 inch chest. Always work a tension square.

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bestway layette vintage baby knitting pattern 1950s

Bestway B3101: Great baby layette vintage baby knitting pattern 1950s. This is a super pattern to knit, nice easy pattern, but pretty and dainty with lots of garments. There are instructions for dress, jacket, shawl (44 inches square), bootees, mittens and a little vest, easy to make a bonnet to fit into this design as strangely there is not one. You could alway embroider small daisies or silk ribbon roses on the yoke of the dress and jacket if so desired. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square for this size 18-20 inch chest.

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bestway baby knitting pattern vintage knitting dress set 1950s

Bestway 3693: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for baby dress set 1950s. This set has a pretty dress, jacket, bonnet and bootees all knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square for size stated and in modern 3ply for a slightly smaller size. To fit 18-20 inch chest. I made this set for my oldest daughter when she came out of hospital- in the days when you stayed in for two weeks after the birth! Knitted it in the hospital waiting to bring her home. It was patterns like this that made me start collecting in the 1960's

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vintage baby knitting pattern for baby layette outfit set 1950s

Bestway 3859: Fabulous little pattern for baby layette from 1950s in classic stocking stitch - can always be embroidered with small flowers, butterflies or little sail boats. Cross over cardigan, cross over vest, bootees and a easy to knit shawl. Again you could always embroider this to give an individual look. To fit 18-20 inches. Try a tension square first in modern 4ply to see if you need to change needles or if it will knit to size in modern 3ply.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s

Copleys 3004: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern from late 1940s. How retro is this? Pretty dress, jacket, bonnet, bootees and underwear to fit baby 18 inch chest. Knitted in vintage 3ply that was similar to modern 4ply. Always work a tension square, but for a smaller set work in modern 3ply. The dress is rather long, but can be made shorter or as a christening gown a bit longer. The matinee coat has a collar and the bonnet is rather stunning with wide turn back. Easy lacy pattern and a pin spot pattern.

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vintage baby dress set knitting pattern 1950s

Don Maid 10: Fabulous pattern for baby layette. There are instructions for dress, jacket, bonnet and bootees all knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. To fit 18 inch chest or 3-6 months. I love this pattern, and it knits up very well. In modern 3ply it comes up small enough to put on baby to come home from hospital, so pretty.

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vintage baby knitting pattern 1950 including shawl

Don Maid 19: Great vintage baby layette with shawl. Beautiful pattern for any baby. Instructions for jacket, dress bootees and shawl. Easy to make bonnet to match from another pattern. To fit up to 20 inch chest knitted in vintage 3ply, so try a modern 4ply for size stated but if you would like a size smaller try modern 3ply on size smaller needles. Shawl measures46 inch square.

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vintage baby knitting patterns

Emu 800 :Pretty vintage knitting pattern for babies layette. There are instructions for dress, jacket, bonnet, mitts, bootees and cape, all knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply for this size which is 19" chest, dress 15", cape is 21" all lengths can be made longer, but don't forget to add more wool if yo do this. To make a smaller set then use modern 3ply and size smaller needles. Pattern on the dress can be repeated on the cape if wished. Nice versatile pattern.

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vintage knitting patterns for babies
vintage knitting patttern for babies

Emu 879: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for Christening set - knitted in 3ply wool given in oz = 1oz = 29g. There are instructions for lovely dress, cape, bonnet, jacket, bootee and mittens - if you would like to make the dress longer don't forget to allow more wool.

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vintage knitting pattern for dress set

Emu 902:Great vintage knitting pattern for baby layette. Great for christening or special occasion, from 1950s. Worked in vintage 3ply, so work a tension square in modern 4ply as well to see which is better for this pattern. To fit 18 inch chest. Nice and easy, ribbon can be run through dress holes to add to design.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s

GFC7- Layette: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for a complete layette including a shawl from 1940s. This set has instructions for  dress, matinee coat, bonnet, mittens and bootees, leggings, shawl. The dress is shown on the right. Knitted in 3ply, but try modern 4ply on smaller needles if preferred. Shawl measures 44 inches square and the coat and dress fit up to a 20-21 inch chest. Always work a tension square. Nice easy lace pattern and moss stitch.

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vintage baby dress for layette 1940s
vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s

Hayfield 510: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s. There are instructions for dress with buttons down the front, matinees coat, bootees, bonnet, mittens. Also included are body belt, vest, piltch and slippers and leggings. Knitted in vintage 3ply that should be similar to modern 3ply. No size given.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern 1950s

Heather Rose Layette: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1950s. This collection has a large shawl with lace edge 42 inches square. There are also instructions for a jacket, bonnet, helmet, bootees and mittens as well as a little cross over vest. To fit 18-20 inch chest. Known as a second size set. Always work a tension square.

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baby underwear and cover set knitting pattern from 1950s knitted in 3ply

Ladyship 3010: Great little knitting pattern for those little extras for baby. There are instructions for Matinee coat, crossover vest, rib vest, piltch, bootees, mittens, pram rug and a shawl. All knitted in either modern 3ply for accessories or 4ply for the shawl and pram rug. Traditional gifts for baby this winter.

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vintage layette knitting pattern

Lavenda Layette: Stunning layette for baby with 19" chest approx 3 months old. The shawl measures 47" square. The layette consists of dress, matinee coat, vest, knickers, bonnet,  helmet, bootees, mittens, and of course the shawl.

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vintage baby layette from early 1950s Lavenda 629: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s. This lovely design has instructions for the dress, coat and large circular shawl 86 inches in diameter. Dress is to fit 22 inch chest 1-6 months. It is easy to knit bootees and bonnet to match although there are no instructions for these, any bonnet pattern you have will work as the dress pattern is repeated on turn back and the bootees have the pattern on cuffs only. Try modern 4ply for stated size or modern 3ply for a smaller size.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern

Lavenda 797:  Great vintage layette for baby 1940s knitting pattern. There are instructions for dress, jacket, bootees, bonnet, mittens, shawl all worked in vintage 3pl;y, so try modern 4ply for size stated - 1-18 months, shawl is 44 inches square. No chest measurement given, but probably 18-20 inches.

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vintage baby layette from 1940s

Layette Little Angel: Great vintage 1940s set for baby knitting pattern. There are instructions for coat and bonnet and bootees and vest and knickers - a dress can be made with the same pattern on the skirt from any other pattern that will fit in similar wool. The coat is a bit longer than modern matinee as is it was intended to be worn when carrying baby and would be worn over several layers of clothing. To fit 22 inch chest and knitted in vintage 3ply, try modern 3ply for this one.

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vintage baby layette called buttercup from 1950s

Layette Buttercup: Great vintage baby set knitting pattern. There are instructions for jacket, bootees, bonnet, mittens and shawl knitted in vintage 3ply that should be similar to modern 4ply, use modern 3ply for smaller size. To fit up to 20 inch chest, shawl size not given.  Worked in a cross over stitch.

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vintage 1940s layette knitting pattern

Layette Little Cherub: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s. There are instructions for dress, coat, jacket, bootees, mittens, bonnet, helmet and knickers. Worked in a zig zag pattern, see below. To fit birth to 6 months. You can always make coat and dress a bit short. Vintage 3ply is used so you can use modern 3ply for slightly smaller or modern 4ply for similar size.

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vintage baby layette in feather and fan stitch knitting pattern from 1940s Layette Little Duckling: Great vintage baby knitting pattern fro layette from 1940s. This set is in the very easy and super feather and fan stitch. Dress, carry-coat, helmet, bonnet, bootees, mittens and knickers included. Both dress and coat can be made shorter if you would like it to look a little more modern. This set does not give chest measurements but should fit around 3 months if knitted in modern 3ply or a bit larger if knitted in modern 4ply.

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vintage baby knitting pattern from 1940s for layette

Layette JS-27: Great vintage knitting patten for baby layette from 1940s. There are instructions for dress, coat and shawl all knitted in modern 4ply to fit 19 inch chest. For smaller size try using modern 3ply. Always work a tension square.

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dress knitting pattern for baby from 1940s
Layette Little Lambkin: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern form 1940s. There are instructions for coat, dress. knickers, bonnet, bootees and mittens to fit around 3 months if knitted in modern 3ply or around 6 months if knitted in modern 4ply. This one is so pretty.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s
vintage baby knitting pattern from 1940s

Layette Little Princess: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for layette from 1940s. There are instructions for double breasted coat with little collar as shown and dress, as well as jacket, petticoat, vest, knickers, bonnet, bootees and mittens. The panels are worked in Blackberry stitch, but any other stitch could be used. Dress and coat can be made shorter. To fit up to 20 inch chest and worked in vintage 3ply, try modern 3ply for this one.

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vintage baby feather and fan knitting pattern for a layette from 1950s

Layette Morning Dew: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s. This set has a shawl 56 and 32 inches, two sizes, Dress, bootees, carry coat and jacket to fit up to 6 months. This set is knitted in vintage 3ply but to make this size use modern 4ply. To make a smaller size then use modern 3ply. Feather and fan design.

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vintage knitting pattern baby shawl 1940s Baby Layette-Peaseblossom: Lovely layette knitting pattern from 1940s. This is a complete layette with instructions for a shawl that measures 42 inches square and is knitted in vintage 2ply, so try modern 3ply in a tension square. Centre, borders and edging are knitted temperately. Also instrcutions for a dress, 20 inches chest, coat, vest and knickers and bonnet, boottees and mittens. Dress and coat can be made a bit shorter if wished.

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layette for baby from 1940s to a tension of 4ply

Layette MS-01: Great vintage 1940s layette for baby knitted in 4ply. To fit chest 16-18 inch chest. Always work a tension square and change needles or ply to get the correct tension and size. There are instructions for a dress, coat, vest, piltch, cloak, jacket and pixie hood set.

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baby layette knitting pattern from 1950s machine and hand knitting instructions Lee Target 5953: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1950s. There are instructions for a pretty shawl, 42 inch square, head shawl 24 inch square, matinee coat 211-22 inch chest and little bootees. Knitted in double knitting. Instructions given for hand knitting and for machine knitting.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1930s

Little Pals 101: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern from late 1930s. There are instructions for dress, shawl, jacket, Vest, bodice, knickers and body belt, bootees and petticoat. the shawl is in two sizes 26x28 inches and47x44 inches. To fit 17-18 inch chest and is knitted in vintage 3ply with a tension of a modern 3ply. Always work a tension square.

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vintage baby knitting pattern

Little Pals 126: Fabulous pattern from the 1920's for a complete layette - the old fashioned way.  Shawl, in two sizes, bootees, body belt, (keeps baby warm) dress, petticoat, matinee coat, bodice (again to keep baby warm) vest and pilch (soakers) to go over nappy. In vintage 3ply 18", knitted in modern 3ply for smaller fitting newborn.

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vintage babies knitting pattern

Marriners 402: Stunning layette knitting pattern. Coat, leggings with bib, bonnet, bootees, romper, dress, jacket, bolero, all knitted in 3ply and the pram rug knitted in double knitting. eyelets are embroider after the garment are made up - so easy!

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vintage baby layette set 1950s

 

Marriner 454: Lovely baby layette vintage knitting pattern. This super pattern,  so typical of this publisher, has a whole set of matching designs for boy or girl birth to 12 months knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4pply of for little new born try modern 3ply - the little stripe crossover and bootees make a super birth gift! Shown in blue and white and pink and white, but would look fabulous in more modern orange and white or green and white - the combinations are endless. I have made the little crossover in pink with white angora (bunny wool) stripes. There are instructions for dress, romper, cardigan, cross over short sleeve bolero, jumper and leggings, bonnet and bootees - fabulous selection, one of my favourite patterns!

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vintage marriners baby knitting pattern for dress and jacket 1950s

Marriners 191: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for dress set. There are instructions for dress, coat, bonnet and bootees all worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. Classic design to fit 18 inch chest. For smaller size work in modern 3ply.

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vintage baby pattern

Patons 717: Fabulous vintage baby knitting pattern. A layette, featured on television, designed by James Norbury, Patons chief designer in the 1950's. This booklet has a layette consisting of dress, matinee jacket, bonnet, bootees, mittens and vest and pilch(knickers) also a cardigan to fit 18 inch chest, for smaller baby just change needles. 12 pages of pure nostalgia.

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vintage baby girls pram set knitting pattern from 1920s

Ramada50-20 dress Set: Great vintage baby out fit knitting pattern from early 1930s. This sweet little set is knitted in cluster stitch and is to fit up to 12 months. There is no chest measurement given. Work a tension square and adjust needles to get size required. The pattern part of this outfit is worked on large needles and the stocking stitch on regular size for yarn. Try baby wool or modern 4ply for size required. There are instructions for dress, matinee coat, bonnet bootees.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern 1940s robin153

Robin 153: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern 1940s. This is a lovely pattern with instructions for a layette, including dress with pretty collar and hem line, v neck jacket and pixie hood bonnet, mittens and bootees to match. Also included are instructions for a beret, vest and nappy cover (piltch) and of course the shawl - all delightfully easy to knit even for a beginner. All worked in vintage 3ply to fit 18 inch chest ( as was common at this time to knit so the baby would grow into it!) Shawl measures 44 inches square. Try a tension square with modern 4ply, but if you would like this set to fit a new born-3 months then use modern 3ply.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1950s

Robin 1220: Great vintage baby layette from late 1950s. This super set has instructions for lovely shawl 39 inches square, a dress, matinee jacket, vest, bonnet, bootees and mittens all in a nice simple lace pattern. Knitted in a vintage 3ply that will knit as a modern 4ply. Always work a tension square, but if you use modern 3ply you will get a smaller size. To fit chest 18-20.

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vintage sirdar baby patterns

Sirdar Majestic Baby Book: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for baby with  Coat, dress, bonnet, bootees, shawl, vest, knickers, carrying cloak with hood. Ribbon can be added as shown in picture for pretty retro look. The instructions are for second size at 22" chest knitted in vintage 4ply, so try modern 4ply, or if you would like a smaller new born size knit in modern 3ply on 12's and 10's.

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vintage sirdar baby knitting patterns

Sirdar Sunshine 26: Stunning vintage baby pattern for a christening dress with shawl. Knitted in vintage 2ply so modern 3ply will be best, to fit 19" chest, the shawl measures47" square, the pattern can be purchased separately for the shawl. There are instruction for a long robe 27" or a short dress 15", or you can knit what ever length desired, but remember if you make it longer you will need more wool. The matinee had long sleeves but you could make short sleeves and put ribbons at the cuff (use dress sleeve pattern). The dress pattern is based on a Shetland antique christening gown.

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sirdar vintage baby knitting patterns

Sirdar Sunshine 63: Fabulous vintage baby knitting pattern for layette.  Dress, jacket and carry cloak, in baby double knitting wool, great for an Autumn baby, just that bit more warmth. To fit 20" chest, knitting modern 4ply for 18" chest and for even smaller use modern 3ply and  size 11's and 10 needles.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern

Sirdar 298: This fabulous vintage knitting pattern for baby layette is so pretty and easy to knit in vintage 3ply. This pattern was also issued in a doll version, see doll pages under Sirdar. This pattern will fit birth to 3 months and 6/9 months. If you would like it to fit a tiny newborn then adjust needles to make a smaller size. Make a tension square to see if you need to change ply to modern 4ply or just change needle size.

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vintage 1940s layette knitting pattern sirdar Sirdar 705: Great vintage layette knitting pattern for baby 1940s. This lovely pattern has instructions for two vests, bodice, pilch (nappy cover), coat and dress and a lovely shawl. All worked in vintage 2ply, so try modern 3ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Nice and delicate this one.

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vintage 1920s dress set for baby V4-8 Dress Set: Great vintage baby dress set knitting pattern from 1930s. There are instruction for dress, jacket, bonnet and bootees with a smocked design. Knitted in 3ply, but with a change of needles can be knitted in modern fine 4ply. Always work a tension square. To fit 2nd size so this is usually 18-20 inch chest.

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Weldons 350 - Layettes: Design 1: Great vintage baby book from 1940s. To fit 21-22 inch chest. Here is a picture of the first one in the book showing coat, bonnet and fabulous shawl. Knitted in vintage 2ply, so try modern 4ply or modern 2ply for a small new born. Always work a tension square. There are also instructions for dress, pants, vest, bootees and mittens to match.

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Weldons 350 - Layettes: Design 2: This layette is so easy and quick to knit in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply if you  require sizes stated or modern 3ply for a slightly smaller size.  You will receive instructions for the complete layettes. Here you see the very easy to knit shawl,vest, and jacket- all you could need for a retro baby. Always work a tension square, super easy pants, bonnet, mitten shoes, dress and cap. 

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vintage baby vest and cardigan knitting pattern weldons 1940s Weldons A776: Part 1 of the pattern below: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for matinee and underwear from 1940s. This wartime pattern has a super range of items to give your baby that cosy retro style. There are instructions for pilch, rib vest long or short sleeved, long bootees, short bootees, mittens and a little jacket. All are knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply for size stated or a modern 3ply for a smaller size. To fit 20-21 inch chest. 

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vintage baby layette with very pretty dress knitting pattern 1940s Weldon A777:Part 2 Great vintage layette with baby dress knitting pattern from 1940s. This little set is super and suitable for a Christening. The dress can be made longer and there are instructions for the coat and the shawl. To fit birth to 9 months. Dress 22 inch chest, length 16 inches or the longer version as long as you like - but don't forget to allow extra wool. Shawl measures 44 inches square, the little head shawl 22 inches square. Dress buttons at shoulders with little pearl buttons.

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baby layette

Weldons A899: Lovely layette in 3ply with lovely shawl pattern, for other shawls see Shawl page. This one is from the1940's and knitted in 3ply, always try a tension square when knitting these vintage patterns as old wool and needles differ from modern ones. This layette comprises of shawl, vest, dress, jacket and bootees and mittens.

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vintage kniting patten for baby layette knitting pattern 1940s

Weldons A1193: Great vintage baby layette from 1940s. This super design has instructions for shawl, dress, jacket, bootees and bonnet in vintage 3ply. To fit 18-20 inch chest, try modern 3ply for smaller size or modern 4ply for similar size. Shawl is 47 square inches. Always work a tension square.

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vintage baby layette with dress 1940s Weldons baby pattern Weldons A1202: Great vintage baby layette with baby dress knitting pattern from 1940s. To fit 3-9 months. Lovely easy to knit set. Super fringed shawl that measures 40 inches square and is knitted in sections. Dress and jacket in pretty feather and fan design, dress has buttons on shoulders. To fit 18 inch chest. Try modern 4ply for this size but if you would like a smaller low birth size use modern 3ply. There are also a pair of little bootees.

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vinage knitting pattern

Weldons B1205: Lacy Layette for 6-9 months in vintage 3ply and vintage 2ply - will knit up to fit birth-6 months if using modern 3ply and 2ply. Work tension square to get measurement required. Pattern 19-21 inch chest.1950's

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Weldons B1304: Great vintage baby layette from 1950s. This super design has instructions for shawl, dress, jacket, in a version of the shell stitch, in vintage 3ply. To fit birth to 9 months or up to 22 inch chest, try modern 3ply for smaller size or modern 4ply for similar size. Shawl is 44 square inches. Always work a tension square.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1950s Weldons B1478: Great vintage baby layette from 1950s. This super design has instructions for shawl, jacket, vest and bootees in a fern stitch border, in vintage 3ply. To fit birth to 6 months or18-20 inch chest, try modern 3ply for smaller size or modern 4ply for similar size. Shawl is 40 square inches. Always work a tension square.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern form 1940s

Wolsey 716: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s. This post war pattern has instructions for  vest, knickers, mittens, bootees, dress, bonnet, jacket and shawl in easy to knit pattern. See below for details of the shawl. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply for size stated or modern 3ply for smaller new born size. Dress is 17 inch chest and the coat will fit up to a 22 inch chest and bonnet is 12 inches round face. Lovely set.

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vintage baby knitting pattern for baby layette from 1940s

Wolsey 714: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s. This super set has instructions for dress, bootees, bonnet, matinee coat, vest and knickers. Worked in an open rib pattern in vintage 3ply that knitted similar to modern 4ply. To fit 18 inch chest for the dress and 24 inches for the matinee coat. Try modern 3ply for a smaller size. Shawl measures 46 inches square and is worked in slip stitch with moss stitch border.

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womans own layette no1 from 1930s

 

Layette No 1: Beautiful vintage baby layette knitting pattern 1930s. This is a delightful pattern with easy lace bands. There are instructions for a dress, bonnet, coat, mittens, long bootees (gaiters) and leggings also a vest worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square - to fit 20 inch chest, so for a smaller size use modern 3ply.

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