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vintage childs tyrolean style jacket 1940s

Patons 53c: Great vintage girl's Tyrolean jacket knitting pattern from late 1940s. This design is knitted in double knitting wool and is to fit 28, 30 and 32 inch chest. Always work a tension square. The embroidery is worked once jacket is finished.

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vintage girls double breasted jacket knitting pattern from 1940s Patons 81c: Great vintage girl's double breasted jacket knitting pattern from late 1940s. This design has a snug colour and set in sleeves and is to fit 2, 26 and 28 inch chest and is worked in Fisherman's Rib pattern. Always knit a tension square.

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girls riding jumper knitting pattern 1940s Patons 93c: Great vintage girl's polo neck riding jumper knitting pattern from late 1940s. Always work a tension square, this one is in a double knitting, with nice deep rib and snug polo collar. To fit 6-12 years or 26, 28 and 30 inch chest. Choose a thick double knitting for this one.

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vintage boys v neck school jumper knitting pattern from 1940s Patons 142c: Great vintage boy's V neck pullover knitting pattern from 1940s. This wide rib style was usually for school and with raglan sleeves fitted well. Nice deep ribs and knitted in vintage 4ply that should knit to a modern 4ply well, always work a tension square. To fit 8-10 years or 28 inch chest.

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vintage girls cardigna with fair isle trim knitting pattern from 1940s Patons 148c: Great vintage girl's cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s. This design is to fit 8-10 years or a 28 inch chest in 4ply, always work a tension square. With fitted sleeves and a small boarder of simple fair isle it is classic of its time.

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vintage girsl cardigan knitting pattern 1940s Patons 176: Great vintage child's ribbed cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s. This design has nice deep rib, shallow V neck and set in sleeves. to fit 1-2 years, 3-4 years5-6 years or 21,23 and 25 inch chest. Try modern 4ply for this one in a tension square.

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vintage girls cardigan knitting pattern 1940s Patons 177: Great vintage knitting pattern for little girl's cardigan from 1940s. This classic lace design with garter stitch border is so pretty. to fit 1-2 years, 3-4 years, 5-6 years, or 20, 22 and 25 inch chest.

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vintage girls cardigan knitting pattern 1950s Patons 233c Great vintage girl's cardigan knitting pattern from 1950s. This little duo in vintage 3ply can be knitted in modern 4ply, but a fine one. Always work a tension square. Both styles are V necks, one has cables at edges the other is a broken rib. To fit chest 20, 22 and 24 or 6 months to 5 years.

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vintage boys v neck jumper knitting pattern from 1940s Patons 234c: Great vintage boy's v neck jumper knitting pattern from 1940s. This design has mock cables and is knitted in vintage 4ply that would be similar to modern double knitting wool. Always work a tension square. To fit 6-8 years or 26 inch chest and 10-12 years or 30 inch chest.

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vintage girls cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s Patons 235c: Great vintage cardigan knitting pattern for little girl from 1940s. This design is a button through with nice deep rib and easy pattern. Try modern 4ply for this one in a tension square. To fit 3-4 years or 23 inch chest.

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vintag little patons silver pattern for girls cardigans 1950s

Paton 248c: Great vintage girl's cardigan knitting pattern 1950s. Another of the ever popular little silver patterns that Patons produced in the 1950s and into the 1960s. This one has two pretty cardigans for under 5's. On with a V neck and cable up the front and the other in a simple fair isle. Both are knitted in 4ply, always work a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 20, 22 and 24 inch chest.

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vintage boys waist coat knitting pattern 1950s Patons 249c: Great vintage boy's cardigan and waist coat knitting pattern from 1950s. A V neck button cardigan with pockets and a waist coat, just like Dad's! Knitted in vintage 4ply try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 24, 26 and 28 inch chest.

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vintage fair isle childs jumper 1940s

Patons 269c:Great childs fair isle jumper vintage knitting pattern 1940s.  This pattern will suit a 2-3 year old or 22 inch chest and is in easy fair isle, great introduction this one and is in modern 4ply. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. The colour suggested are white ground with pink, green and blue - very typical of the era.

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vintage girls twin set knitting pattren 1940s Patons 287c: Great vintage girl's twin set knitting pattern from 1940s. This design has instructions for the cardigan with lace patterning down fronts and the jumper shown below with repeat of lace pattern at yoke. Knitted in vintage 3ply try modern 4ply in a tension square, this should work. To fit 10-12 years or 30 inch chest.

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Patons 287c: This is the short sleeved jumper that is included in the above pattern.
vintage boys tank top or slipover jumper 1940s

Patons 294c: Great vintage knitting pattern for little girl's dress 1940s. To fit 2 years old, no chest measurement given. Knitted in vintage 3ply, but modern 4ply might work better with this one. Try a tension square and change needles if needed. Very easy to knit this one - great for authenticity for costume in theatre, film, period events and museum displays.

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vintage boys tank top 1940s

Patons 296c: Great vintage boy's tank top or sleeveless pullover 1940s. This is a great style with low round neck and deep rib to fit 5-6 years - great for school under a blazer or jacket in the winter. To fit 25 inch chest and knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square.

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vintage angora cardigan for little girl knitting pattern

Patons 306c: Vintage fuzzy wuzzy knitting pattern for girls bolero and cardigan 1950s.  Also a dear little hug me tight for 2 - 7 year old 22, 24, 26 inch chest. The bolero is to fit 22,24, 26, 28, 30 and 32 inch chest, the cardigan is for 8-13 year old or 28, 30 and 32 inch chest.

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vintage baby knitting patterns cardigans

Patons 316c: Great vintage toddlers fuzzy wuzzy cardigan knitting pattern. One of the famous silver ones from the 1950s- this one is for two little cardigans and two little jumpers to fit 20-22 inch chest. One jumper and one cardigan is in Fuzzy Wuzzy or angora 4ply the other in vintage 4ply which may knit up better to size with larger needles or in double knitting. For smaller sizes us a size smaller needle and/or modern 3ply. Always work a tension square. For supplies of modern angora see links page for Orkney Angora details. But these instructions knit up well to modern 4ply yarn, but be sure to work a tension square.

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vintag boys sweater sleeveless tank top knitting pattern 1940s

Patons 331c: Great vintage boy's round neck tank top or sleeveless pullover knitting pattern 1940s. This one is to fit 9-11 years or chest 29 inches. Easy pattern with wide rib and twisted mock cable with deep welt.

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vintage childrens knitting patterns from the Retro Knitting Company

Patons 355c: A stunning vintage girl knitting pattern for Tyrolean jackets 1950s. This is a lovely pattern with 3 different designs to knit, for that 'retro chic' wear with jeans this autumn. Knitted in double knitting to fit 6-13 years. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed.

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vintage boys pull on hats knitting pattern

Patons 385c: Great vintage boy hats knitting pattern 1950s. All in double knitting. To fit boys 6years upwards. Includes a ski head band.           (click for more children hats)

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vintage girls fuzzy wuzzy cardigan vintage knitting pattern angora patons

Patons 391c: Great vintage fuzzy wuzzy girls cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. These little cardigans and boleros were so popular in the 1950s every little girl had one! Now they are lovely for christenings, weddings, confirmations and parties. This little one is a cardigan to fit 3-4 years, 4-5 years and 5-6 years 22-25 inch chest. The bands are knitted in plain 4ply - angora or fuzzy wuzzy knitted to modern 4ply tension.  Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. Modern angora can be bought from Orkney Angora in Scotland. 

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vintage girls dress knitting pattern from 1930s

Patons 395c: Great vintage girl's dress knitting pattern from early 1930s. This design has flared skirt and square neck, with self belt. Knitted in a vintage wool that would be similar to modern double knitting. Always work a tension square. To fit 28 inch chest. Length from shoulder to hem26 inches, but this is adjustable.

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vintage little girls jumper with picot ridge yoke to fit 3 and 4 years

Patons 413c: Great vintage little girl's jumper with picot edge yoke form 1940s. This little jumper is to fit 3 and 4.5 years old or a 23 and 24 inch chest. knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. Easy to knit and cutely retro.

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vintage patons girls cardigna patterns 1950s

Patons 418c: Great vintage girl's knitting pattern 1950s. Great silver series for girl's lumber jackets two with zips and one with toggles. All worked in double knitting, this yarn was a bit thicker than modern double knitting, so try a tension square and see if it comes up near size in the tension square change needles if needed. There are instructions for a toggle jacket to fit 26, 28 and 30 inch chest, a fair isle zip jacket  with trees and dancing people to fit 27 inch chest, and a fisherman's rib zip jacket to fit 26, 28 and 30 inch chest. Nice and snug for the coming winter weather.

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patons665 great vintage knitting pattern with peter pan figures on front jumper for child girl boy vintage knitting pattern

Patons 665CF: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern with Peter Pan characters on childs jumper 1950s. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply for this pattern and adjust needles to get the correct tension. Written instructions to work design not a chart this time. To fit 12-14 years, 29 inch chest.

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vintage girls jumper suit knitting pattern 1940s Patons 688c: Great vintage girl's jumper suit knitting pattern from early 1940s. These were so popular, this wide band jumper and pleated skirt is knitted in vintage 4ply to fit 28 inch chest or 9-10 years - great for re-enactment weekends.

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vintage royal coronation jumper knitting pattern 1950s

Patons 722c: Great vintage knitting pattern 1950s. This fabulous pattern is for a plain knitted jumper with round neck in double knitting to fit 3-6 years (23, 25, 27 inch chest) and embroider the motifs on afterwards, There are instructions to embroider a coach and horses, yeoman and a crown on finished jumper.

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vintage boys jumper knitting pattern patons silver patterns 1950s

Patons 712c: Great vintage boys jumper knitting pattern 1950s. This one has 4 different styles A fair isle slip over, lumber jacket and a cricket pullover as well as a sleeveless pullover or tank top. To fit 9-12 years.

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vintage boys waist coat knitting pattern patons 970 1950s silver pattern

Patons 790: Great vintage boys waist coat knitting pattern from 1950s. This super pattern has 3 different designs to fit boys 409 years or 24, 26, 28 inch chest. Knitted in vintage 4ply, so try modern double knitting in a tension square.

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childrens rair isle knitting patterns

Patons 784c: Another great vintage pattern from this stable with another christmassy jacket for a young lad, 4-7 years this time, chest measurements 24" for the reindeer and christmas trees jacket and 24" and 25" for the jackets with a collar, knitted in double knitting.

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vintage little girl's cardigan knitting pattern 1940s Patons 809c: Great vintage cardigan knitting pattern for little girl's from 1940s. these very typical designs are easy to knit and have V necks - to fit 9 months to 2 years or chest 18, 20 and 22 inch chest and are knitted in modern 4ply. Always work a tensions square.

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vintage girls bunny wool angora fuzzy wuzzy bolero knitting pattern patons 832 1950s

Patons 832c: Great vintage fuzzy wuzzy girls bolero knitting pattern 1940s. This little bolero is to fit 4-5 years and fits 25 inch chest. Great for that special occasion - wedding , christenings parties - fabulous! 

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vintage girls bolero knitting pattern bunny wool angora patons 833

Patons 833c: Great vintage fuzzy wuzzy girls bolero knitting pattern 1940s. These little boleros were so popular in the 1950s every little girl had one! Now they are lovely for christenings, weddings, confirmations and parties. This little one is a cardigan to fit 9-12 years 28 and 30 inch chest. Angora or fuzzy Wuzzy knitted to modern 4ply tension.  Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. Modern angora can be bought from Orkney Angora in Scotland.

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vintage tirls bunny wool angora bolero knitting pattern patons 900 fuzzy wuzzy 1950s Patons 900c: Great vintage fuzzy wuzzy girls bolero knitting pattern 1950s. These little boleros were so popular in the 1950s every little girl had one! Now they are lovely for christenings, weddings, confirmations and parties. This little one is a cardigan to fit 6-8 years 26 inch chest. Angora or fuzzy wuzzy knitted to modern 4ply tension.  Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. Modern angora can be bought from Orkney Angora in Scotland. These little silver patterns are very collectable now. 

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vintage childs knitting pattern for bed jacket

Patons 924BJ: Bed jacket for 7-12 year old in the equivalent to 3ply.  Easy to knit and lovely to wear - cut down on heating and wrap up!! Makes a great Christmas gift, so easy a beginner or child could knit this, by adding more stitches and more rows it will fit older children, granny or mum! Two designs in one pattern.    (click to go to girl's Bed Jackets page)

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patons skirt and jumper knitting pattern from 1940s for little girl

Patons 950c: Great vintage girl's suit knitting pattern from 1940s. This sweet little wartime pattern is for  pleated skirt and jumper with long or short sleeves. To fit 7-9 years old or 26 inch chest. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply.

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vintage boys knitting pattern for shorts and jumper 1940s Patons  952c: Great vintage knitting pattern for two jumper suits for boy's from 1940s. These would fit 2-4 years and are knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. Chest 22 and 24 inches. There are pictures on the back page of patterns that were available at the time - all of which are elsewhere on my site.

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vintage knitting pattern for little girls set with chicks on skirt 1950s knitting pattern

Patons 1059c: Great vintage little girl's dress and cardigan set with chicks from 1950s. This little set is to fit 2-3 year old or a 22 inch chest. The dress has short sleeves and a V neck with chicks on the skirt. The chicks are embroidered on after dress is completed. Knitted in 4ply, always work a tension square. The little cardigan has a shawl collar and is also to fit 22 inch chest. Very sweet.

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vintage patons fuzzy wuzzy bolero knitting pattern childs angora bolero Patons1175c: Great vintage fuzzy wuzzy girls cardigan knitting pattern.These little cardigans and boleros were so popular in the 1950s every little girl had one! Now they are lovely for christenings, weddings, confirmations and parties. The little cardigan and bolero with tie waist is to fit 22-32 inch chest, in 6 sizes from 2 years upwards. Angora or fuzzy wuzzy knitted to modern 4ply tension. 

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girls 1920s stripe jumper knitting pattern

Patons 2179: Great vintage girl's jumper knitting pattern from 1920s. This super design with the unusual neck line has instructions for long and short sleeves. Neat and unusual knitted in a yarn that would be similar to modern double knitting, always work a tension square. Shown on a 14 year old girl with 29 inch chest, but a change of needles and will easily fit smaller or larger girl or young lady. Interesting pictures on the back page of other patterns available at the time.

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little girls dress knitting pattern

Patons 2319c: A fabulous vintage pattern from the 1920's knitted in vintage 3ply, try tension square as modern 4ply might work better. In stunning condition. chest 24", length from shoulder to hem (adjustable) 19"

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vintage patons knitting pattern form 1930s for little girls dress

Patons 2484c: Great vintage little girl's dress knitting pattern from 1920s. This pattern is for a little dress to fit 24 inch chest. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. So sweet.

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girls vintage button up knitting pattern from 1930s Patons 2574c: Great vintage girl's cardigan knitting pattern from early1930s. This lovely pattern is knitted in thicker wool than was usual in this era, but one familiar to latter knitters - Totem which is between double knitting and an Aran - so try a thinnish Aran or a thickish double knitting, work a tension square and change needles to get the correct tension. To fit 31 inch bust/chest, pictured on a girl of 13 years old.

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vintage 1930s knitting pattern for girls dress

Patons 2644c: Great vintage little girl's dress knitting pattern from early 1930s. This design is to fit 24 inch chest and length 18 inches, but this is adjustable. A vintage 3ply was suggested so try a modern 4ply in a tension square. Pretty pattern skirt, puff sleeves and collar with bow is so very much of the era, but still beautifully retro.

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vintage girls dress knitting pattern from 1930s

Patons 2645c: Great vintage little girl's dress knitting pattern from 1920s. This pattern is for a little dress to fit 23 inch chest. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square, you may need to change down a needles size. Very pretty, dainty design. This pattern has some interesting pictures on the back page of other patterns that were available at the time.

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vintage childs dress knitting patterns 1940s

Patons 3687c: Great vintage childs dress knitting pattern 1930s. Two little dresses to fit 20" or 22" chest. worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and see if you need to change needles. Length is 15 or 16 inches, but this can be varied. Great for that retro look this Christmas.

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vintage girls suit knitting pattern from 1930s knitting pattern

Patons 3690c: Great vintage little girl's suit knitting pattern from 1930s. This lovely pattern is for  pleated skirt and stripe jumper with little cardigan to match. To fit 24 inch chest for jumper and 27 inch chest for the cardigan it says to fit 7 years old. always work a tension square and try modern double knitting wool or 4ply for a smaller fit.

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boys trouser suits for toddlers 1930s patons 3707 Patons 3707c: Great vintage knitting pattern for little boy's suits from 1930s. This pattern has instructions for both design which are knitted in vintage 4ply, so try modern double knitting if you prefer to knit in this ply and change needles to get the correct tension. To fit 22  and 24 inch chest. The one on the left has buttons at side of neck on shoulder.

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vintage girls jumper knitting patterm from 1930s

Patons 2741c: Great vintage girl's jumper knitting pattern from 1930s. This design has a nice deep rib and round neck and fits beautifully, with cable panels. Knitted in a vintage 4ply that should be similar to a modern 4ply.  To fit 30 inch bust/chest Always work a tension square.

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1930s boys knitting pattern for jumper

Patons 2762c: Great vintage boy's slip over knitting pattern from 1930s. This is a super design with neat V neck and deep rib. Knitted in vintage 4ply that is similar to modern 4ply, always work a tension square. To fit a 30 inch chest.

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vintage 1930s girls jumper knitting pattern

Patons 3708c: Great vintage girl's jumper knitting pattern from early 1930s. This is a classic school design knitted in 4ply wool, always work a tension square. To fit 26, 28 and 30 inch chest.

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vintage boys jumper knitting patterns 1930s

Patons 3802c: Great vintage boy's period jumpers knitting pattern from 1930s. This pair look cracking in their slip overs (tank tops) two different designs to fit two and half to three and half years and the other one is to fit  four and half to five and half. 23 and 25 inch chest. Both have V necks. Worked in vintage 4ply so try modern double knitting as needles suggest this wool will work better. Always work a tension square. Very easy to knit this one - great for authenticity for costume in theatre, film, period events and museum displays.

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children's outdoor set knitting pattern 1930s

Patons 4911: Great vintage boys and girls outdoor set knitting pattern from 1930s. This little set is to fit 23 inch chest, which is about 18months -2 years old depending on size of child. Try modern 4ply and change size of needle if needed, always work a tension square. Little boy's coat is double breasted - little girl's is shown on the cover. Legginettes come over the top of the shoe.

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PAU209-11: Great vintage girl's knitting pattern for cardigan from 1940s. Knitted in vintage 4ply, so try modern double knitting. To fit 29 inch chest. Always work a tension square. Nice deep V and lots of lovely buttons.

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vintage girls bolero knitting patterns

PAU209-13: Great vintage girl's round neck jumper knitting pattern from 1940s. This design is knitted in a vintage 3ply, so try a modern 4ply that is fine, preferably merino wool. To fit 30 inch chest. Always work a tension square.  Timeless classic in neat style.

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girls vintage bolero knitting patterns PAU209-15:  Great vintage girl's round neck bolero knitting pattern from 1940s. This design is knitted in a double knitting wool for this. Always work a tension square.  To fit 28 and 32 inch chest. Timeless classic in neat style with little pockets.

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vintage silk dres knitting pattern 1930s little girls

Pearsall's Audrey: Great vintage knitting pattern for silk dress for little girl 1930s. This Pattern is to fit 3-4 years, 24 inch chest and knitted in a silk or cotton yarn that would be similar to a 3ply. There are instructions how to handle silk yarn as it can be difficult and the lustre can be damaged with over handling. A rayon or synthetic silk or lustre cotton of fine ply would work well too. Also try modern 3ply pure wool or silk mix. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. Some lovely pictures of patterns that were available at the time are on the back page.

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vintage girls dress baby childs knitting pattern for dress 1940s

Pearsalls 413: Great vintage knitting pattern for very pretty girl's dress from 1930/40s. Knitted in rayon - a silky yarn similar to silk which knitted to a 4ply weight. To fit  age 4-5 years or 26 inch chest. Always do a tension square for these old patterns. modern cotton or synthetic silk will work if the right thickness, compare with 4ply wool. Change needles to get a good size if needed.

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boys trouser suit toddler jumper and shorts set vintage knitting pattern 1940s

Penelope 1683: Great vintage knitting pattern for little boy's shorts set 1940s. This pattern is from the early 1950s and knitted in a yarn similar to modern baby double knitting to fit 2 and 4 years. Nice simple lines and easy to follow instructions.

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vintage baby toddler dress knitting pattern from 1930s silk dress

Robin 16: Great vintage baby or toddler dress knitting pattern from early 1930s. This little dress was knitted in art silk with angora sleeves and was originally 14 inches to hem, you can make it any length to suit, gives no chest measurement. A silk blend can be bought or pure silk - but always work a tension square. Although this pattern,  as many early patterns, does not give a tension. You will find out your tension by knitting this square and then you will be able to estimate the finished size once you know how many stitches to the inch you knit with chosen yarn. Instructions for little knickers as well.

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vintage toddler girls dress knitting pattern Robin 74: Great vintage baby or toddler dress from later 1930s. This one is to fit 22 inch chest and is 14 inches to hem, you can always make it a little longer if needed. Always work a tension square, this should work well with 4ply, and make sure that the angora is a 4ply and allow about 30gs of modern angora. Perle was lovely yarn that looked like rayon or silk. Instructions for little knickers as well.

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vintage baby dress in perle robin 1930s Robin 77: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern in silk from 1930s. Trimmed in angora and knitted in art silk, so you could try a silk blend or pure silk or a modern 4ply merino wool, always work a tension square and make sure that the angora is a 4ply. Pretty pearl buttons trim the yoke. Measures 16 inches to hem but no chest measurement given probably 20 inch. Instructions for little knickers as well.

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robin 154 knitting pattern frpm 194os for strap skirt Robin 154: Great vintage girl's peasant style jumper and strap skirt knitting pattern from early 1930s. This super little skirt is to fit 3-4 years and si knitted in 'Perle' rayon (art silk) yarn, this yarn usually knitted to a modern 4ply, but work a tension square and see if yarn chosen need to have a needle change. To fit 23 inch chest and 21 inch waist. Very pretty retro outfit for a little girl.

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Robin 162: Great vintage little girls dress knitting patten from 1930s. This super pattern gives instructions to knit a little dress that would be about 18 inches to hem and knitted in art silk with angora trim. Always work a tension square in chosen yarn. This one says to fit 22 inch chest. Instructions for little knickers as well.

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vintage robin perel baby dress 1930s knitting pattern

 

Robin 167: Great vintage little girls dress knitting patten from 1930s. This super pattern gives instructions to knit a little dress that would be about 18 inches to hem and knitted in art silk, you could use a silk blend or other 4ply yarn. Pretty lace design with collar and little pearl buttons at front. Always work a tension square in chosen yarn. This one says to fit 22 inch chest. Instructions for little knickers as well.

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girls skirt and bolero set knitting pattern from 1940s

Robin 222: Great vintage girl's bolero suit knitting pattern from late 1940s. There are instructions for the wide ribbed skirt and bolero with flared sleeves, knitted in a modern4 ply. Always work a tension square. To fit 14, 26 and 28 inch chest.

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vintage girls and teenagers button up cardigna knitting pattern from 1940s Robin 226: Great vintage cardigan knitting pattern for girl from 1940s. This design is to fit 32, 24 and 36 inch bust. and is knitted in a 3ply merino wool that would be similar to our modern super fine merino 4ply. Nice deep rib and shape, set in sleeves.

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vintag boys and girls jumper sets early 1950s knitting pattern super

Robin 368: Great vintage girl's and boy's jumper sets knitting pattern from early 1950s. There are instructions for the jumper with long or short sleeves, girl's pleated skirt and boy's trousers - so cute! Don't they look adorable! To fit 2-4 years or probably 23-24 inch chest (it does not say)

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vintage little girls dress knitting pattern with smocking 1950s

Robin 420: Great vintage knitting pattern from the early 1950s for a dress with faux smocking detail. This fabulous little dress is knitted in vintage 4ply perle, a slightly shiny yarn - I remember it well,  very pretty. To fit 22 inch chest and is 18 inches long, can be adjusted. The yoke is knitted in fair isle that looks like smocking. Very pretty little knitted party dress.

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vintage baby robin knitting pattern baby dress 1950s

Robin 422: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern. This stunning little dress is to fit 2-3 years, but I have put here with the babies patterns as it is so easy to make smaller. The pattern is for chest 22 and knitted in 4ply, so if you knitted it in modern 3ply it would be smaller. Always work a tension square before you begin. I knitted this for my own daughter in 1966. This was one of the first patterns from my mother's collection that she gave me to start my own, she had knitted it for my sister in the 1950s.

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vintage boys  zip jacket knitting pattern 1950s

Robin 429: Great vintage boy's lumber jacket knitting pattern from 1950s. This design has a zip and set in sleeves and military collar. Knitted in double knitting wool to fit 4-8 years or 25 and 27 inch chest. Always work a tension square

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vintage girls waist coat knitting pattern 1950s Robin 431: Great vintage girl's tartan waistcoat knitting pattern 1950s. This is a super pattern and has also instructions for a little jumper and a pleated skirt as pictured below. To fit 6-10 years, to fit chest 24 and 26 inches. Worked in vintage 3ply so try mondern 4ply in a tension square. This is so simple to make. The waistcoat is kmitted in stripes and the down stripe is embroidered on afterwards. The jumper has sweet detail of button cuff and double buttons at neck. Skirt has elastic at waist.

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vintage boys cardigan and shorts set 1950s

Robin 468: Great vintage knitting pattern for little boys suit 1950s. This lovely set is knitted in double knitting and should fit two and half to four and half years or 22 and 24 inch chest. Always knit a tension square and change needle if needed. I have knitted this one a long time ago and it look so sweet on my little brother in a peppermint green with chocolate brown ribbing. (this was in the 1960s!) The little blouse has short sleeves and collar. 

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ninage glirsl and ladies bolero knitting pattern 1950s Robin 745: Great vintage bolero for mother and daughter knitting pattern 1950s. Girl's and ladies bolero pattern with two little buttons at neck and sleeves making a link fastening, Easy to knit and quick to make in double knitting and simple stocking stitch and moss stitch. Girl's to fit 26, 28 and 30 inch chest and the ladies is 34, 36 and 38 inch bust.

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robin boys jumepr knitting pattern from 1950s

Robin 755: Great vintage boy's V neck jumper knitting pattern from 1950s. This easy to knit classic V neck has set sleeves and is knitted in easy and quick to work stocking stitch. It is to fit 24, 26 and 28 inch chest. A fleck wool has been used but any colour or type of double knitting yarn will be suitable, always work a tension square and change needle if needed.

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vintage girls bolero knitting pattern 1940s

Robin 907: Great vintage knitting pattern for girl's bolero 1940s. This pretty long sleeved bolero is ideal for the winter months and is knitted in vintage 4ply that should knit to modern 4ply, so work a tension square and change needle size if needed. To fit 26, 28 and 30 inch chest.

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vintage girls knitting patterns for bolero 1950s

Robin 1006: Very pretty vintage knitting pattern for little gir'ls bolero knitted either in mohair mix or wool from 1950s to fit 22-24-26 inch chest. Angora can be used as well for either of thes little boleros. 

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vintage girls cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s Secil 424 Secil 424: Great vintage girl's cardigan knitting pattern from 1950s. This pretty cardigan has unusual design above the rib and has a nice shape, high V neck and set in sleeves. To fit 26 and 28 inch chest. Try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed to get the right fit.

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vintage girls jumper knitting pattern 1920s

Sentinel 418: Great vintage girl's jumper knitting pattern 1920s. This lovely pattern is from the late 1920s or early 1930s, the little buttons at the neck are a lovely detail. Knitted in 3ply which is similar to modern 4ply and will fit 10-12 years or 29 inch chest and 12-14 years as sown on cover or 30 inch chest. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed.

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vintage sentinelgirls dress knitting pattern 1930s

Sentinel 450: Fabulous 1930 vintage knitting pattern for little girls dress. This delightful pattern has a little collar and row of pearl buttons down bodice, draw string waist and is worked in vintage 3ply wool, so try modern 4ply in a tension square as this is more like the thickness of ply in the 1930s. This little dress is to fit 2-4 years with 26 inch chest. Length 19 inches  (adjustable) Work in modern 3ply if you would like a smaller size. Instructions for knickers included. So sweet!

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vintage sentinel girls dress vintage knitting pattern 1930s

Sentinel 452: Fabulous 1930s girls dress vintage knitting pattern. This lovely pattern is for the older girl and is knitted in vintage 4ply, so try modern double knitting in a tension square for this one. There are instructions for the belt  as well. To fit 6-8 years 27 inch chest. To make a smaller size use 3 or 4 ply and change needles to match working a tension square to make sure of the size. Length 24 inches (adjustable)

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vintage girls dress knitting pattern 1930s Sentinel 503: Fabulous 1930s girls dress vintage knitting pattern. This lovely pattern is for little girls 3-4 years. It is knitted in vintage 4ply, called opera which was a silk and wool mix.  It has a little roll collar and half belt with knitted flower motifs (instructions included in pattern) Try modern double knitting as well as modern 4ply in a tension square for this one. There are instructions for knickers  as well. To fit 25 inch chest. To make a smaller size use 3 or 4 ply and change needles to match working a tension square to make sure of the size. Length 18.5 inches (adjustable)

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Sentinel517: Great vintage knitting pattern for girls coat and beret 1930s. This is a lovely pattern for 4-6 years old and 26 inch chest. Beret is 19 inches when stretched. Knitted in thick double knitting yarn and super large button, easy to knit and ideal for that special occasion or re-enactment weekends - get the kids to join in.

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boys jumper knitting pattern from 1950s

Sirdar 52: Great vintage boys jumper knitting pattern from early 1950s. There are three styles to choose from, with a collar and buttons at neck, without the collar and a square neck. All delightful retro designs. Double knitting wool is used and they should fit 3-4 years or26 inch chest. P

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vintage gitls bolero knitting pattern Sirdar 64 1950s

Sirdar 64: Great vintage knitting pattern for girl's bolero 1950s. This is one of the sunshine series and has three very pretty bolero designs to fit 3-4 years knitted in double knitting baby wool. All to fit around 25 inch chest.

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girls pleated skirtset knitting pattern from 1950s

Sirdar 208: Great vintage little girl's skirt set knitting pattern from 1950s. This lovely pattern has instructions for the pleaded skirt with embroider strap, plain short sleeved jumper and the V neck cardigan that has also got some embroidery on the front. To fit 2-4 years or 22-24 inch chest. Knitted in modern 4ply, always work a tension square.

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vinage girls and boys zip jacket with fairy on 1960s sirdar 213 Sirdar 213: Great vintage knitting pattern for zip jackets for girl's and boy's 1950s. This pattern has three designs, the plain, the fancy rib and the one with a fair embroidered on the back and fronts when finished, there is a chart for this. To fit age 3-4 or chest 24-25 inches, knitted in double knitting wool, always work at tension square.

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vintage girls tyrolean jacket knitting pattern 1950s

Sirdar 508: Great vintage girl's Tyrolean style jacket knitting pattern from 1950s. This pretty jacket with cord tie and embroider pockets is knitted in double knitting wool. Always work a tension square. To fit 3, 5 and 7 years or 24, 25 and 26 inch chest. 

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vintage boys knitting pattern for jumper childrens 1950s

Sirdar 511: Great retro vintage knitting pattern for boys jumper in double knitting or 4ply. 1950s pattern. To fit 10-14 year old in 3 sizes. chest 30, 32, 34 inches. Great for retro weekends! Nice easy pattern.

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vintage girls skirt knitting pattern 1950s

Sirdar 515: Lovely vintage knitting pattern girls skirt set 1950s. This super pattern is so pretty. The skirt with bib and brace and jumper has colour bands and is worked in vintage 4ply. Always knit a tension square and change needles if needed - try modern double knitting in a tension square as this may work better. To fit 4 and 6 years (chest 25 and 26 inches, waist 20 and 21.5 inches).

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vintage boys jumper knitting pattern from 1950

Sirdar 538: Great vintage pullover knitting pattern for you teenage boy from the 1950s. This design has raglan sleeves and a round neck. Knitted in double knitting to fit 10, 12, 14 and 16 years or 30, 32, 34 and 36 inch chest.

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girls cardigan knitting pattern from 1950s Sirdar 542: Great vintage girl's cardigan knitting pattern from 1950s. There are instructions to knit this pretty cardigan to fit 4,6 and 8 years old or 24, 26 and 28 inch chest. Knitted in double knitting, just make sure you work a tension square. Set in sleeves keeps that retro look.

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vintage girls beaded party bolero knitting pattern 1950

Sirdar 554: Great vintage girl's bolero with beads knitting pattern from 1950s. This design is to fit 10 and 12 years as well as 14 years 30, 32 and 34 inch chest/bust. Use modern 3ply for this one or try 4ply and adjust needles.

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vintage boys jumper knitting pattern growing up with siordar series 6-12 years Sirdar 557: Great vintage boy's round neck jumper knitting pattern form 1950s. Fancy rib with deep welt, classic 50's look to fit 6, 8, 10 and 12 years or 26, 28, 30 and 32 inch chest. Worked in double knitting, always knit a tension square and change needles if needed.

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young girls vintage knitting pattern for suit with double breasted jacket 1950s

Sirdar 559: Great vintage knitting pattern for little girl's suit from the 1950s. This one has a pleated skirt, double breasted jacket with wide collar. Knitted in double knitting wool to fit 4, 6 and 8 years old, or 20, 21.5 and 23 inch chest.

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vintage sirdar growing up series girls cardigan 1950s

Sirdar 564: Great vintage girl's knitting pattern for cardigan 1950s. This design has decorative panels down the front and interesting cluster buttons on the band, with either three quarter sleeves or long sleeves. Lovely pattern To fit 28, 30, 32 and 34 inch chest/bust  or 8-10-12-14 years old. Knitted in 4ply, always work a tension square and change needles if needed to get correct tension. 

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girls fancy cardigan knitting pattern from 1950s Sirdar 565: Great vintage girl's cardigan knitting pattern from 1950s. There are instructions to knit this pretty cardigan with cable and bobble panels also interesting detail at cuffs and rib, and unusual banding. To fit 10 and 12 years old or 30 and 32 inch chest. Knitted in double knitting, just make sure you work a tension square. Set in sleeves keeps that retro look.

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young boys windcheater jacket knitting pattern from 1950s to fit 10-16 years

Sirdar 566: Great vintage boys zip lumber jacket knitting pattern from 1950s. There are instructions for 10, 12, 14 and 16 years old or 32, 34, 36 and 38 inch chest. Knitted in double knitting wool, so work a tension square and change needles if needed.

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vintage sirdar growing up series girls cardigan 1950s

Sirdar 567: Great vintage girl's knitting pattern for cardigan 1950s. This design has has a v neck and deep welt so typical of the time. Nice easy to knit retro pattern to fit girl's 10 years to adult. With long sleeves. Lovely pattern To fit 30, 32 , 34, 36, 38, 40 inch bust . Knitted in 4ply, always work a tension square and change needles if needed to get correct tension. 

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vintage girls knitting pattern for cardigan 1950s

Sirdar 578: Great vintage knitting pattern for little girl's cardigan. Easy to knit V neck cardigan with set in sleeves and nice deep rib. Knitted in 3ply, but if you use modern fine 4ply and change needles you should get the sizes stated. Always work a tension square. to fit 4, 6, 8 and 10 years or 24, 267, 28 and 30 inch chest.

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vintage stocking stitch round neck cardigan knitting pattern in duble knitting wool

Sirdar 580: Great vintage child's cardigan knitting pattern from 1950s. This pattern has a round neck raglan cardigan in double knitting wool to fit 4+6+8+10years or 24, 26, 28 and 30 inch chest. Knitted in stocking stitch with rib cuffs and deep welt, classic and easy to knit.

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vintage boys and girls jumper football motif

Sirdar 586: Great vintage polo neck sweater knitting pattern for child from 1950s. This design can be made with or without motif of a footballer. Worked in double knitting to fit 10, 12, and 14 years or 30, 32 and 34 inch chest. Chart.

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boys v neck jumper knitting pattern from 1950s

Sirdar 615: Great vintage boy's jumper knitting pattern from 1950s. This design has a V neck and is worked in a mock cable. To fit 4-6-8 years or24, 26 and 28 inch chest. Knitted in modern 4ply, always work a tension square.

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vintage cross over collar teenager jumper knitting pattern from 1950s

Sirdar 620: Great vintage child cable jumper with cross over neck line 1950s. This is an older version of the one above for older children, this is the Teenager one! With drop shoulder and neat neckline basic cables and zig zag with moss stitch. Knitted in double knitting, always work a tension square. To fit 12, 14 and 16 year old or 32, 34, 36 inch chest. (actual measurement 2 inches larger).

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early Sirdar knitting pattern from 1930 for boys jumpers Sirdar 713: Great vintage boy's jumper knitting pattern from 1930s. This pattern has instructions for 3 different jumpers with collar and placket to fit 5-6 years or 24-26 inch chest. Try modern 4ply for these, always work a tension square.

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vintage 1930s knitting pattern from Sirdar for girl's jumpers Sirdar 912: Great vintage girl's jumper knitting pattern from 1930s. This pattern has instructions for 3 different jumpers with collar and placket to fit 12-14 years 32-34 inch chest. There are instructions for long and short sleeves for each design. Try modern 4ply for these, always work a tension square.

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1940s Sirdar knitting pattern fro girls twin set Sirdar 1016: Great vintage girl's twin set knitting pattern from 1940s. This design is knitted in 3ply, you can try modern fine merino 4ply, but change needles to get the correct tension if needed. Always work a tension square. To fit chest 24-25 inches or 4-6 years.

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vintage girls dress knitting pattern 1940s Sirdar 1101: Great vintage teenage girl's dress knitting patten from 1940s. To fit 33 inch bust knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 3ply or for a slightly larger size use modern 4ply, but if you do this allow more wool.

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vintage boys jumper knitting pattern 1930s Sirdar 1204: Great vintage boy's slip over or tank top knitting pattern from 1940s. This super slip over from the war years is to fit 30 inch chest or boy aged 10-11, can be made with long sleeves, instructions included. Try modern 4ply.

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vintage little girls twinset knitting pattern from Sirdar 1306

Sirdar 1306C: Cute and classic! Great vintage knitting pattern for little girl's twinset from 1950s. This pattern has instructions for a V neck cardigan and round neck, short sleeved jumper in classic stocking stitch. To fit 1-2 years or 22 inch chest. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square.

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vintage boys v neck sweater knitting pattern from 1950s Sirdar 1314: Great vintage boys V neck pullover knitting pattern from 1950s. To fit boys aged 7-8 or chest 28-29 inches. Try modern 4ply for this one, there is also instructions for a sleeveless version.

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vintage zip jacket knitting pattern from 1950s Sirdar 1319: Great vintage girl's zip windcheater style jacket knitting pattern 1950s. This super knitting pattern has instructions for the useful jacket with zip on pocket too. To fit 12-13,13-14 and 14-16 years or 30, 32 and 34 inch chest/bust. Knitted in a thick wool, probably similar to modern aran at a tension of 4.5 stitches per inch on 6 imperial 5mm.

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vintage dress for toddler knitting pattern 1940s Stitchcraft 164: Great vintage dress knitting pattern for toddler from the 1930s. This one is to fit a 2 year old and is knitted in vintage 4ply, so try modern double knitting in a tension square. Trimmed with angora with pretty mother of pearl buttons on the double breasted bodice and a little belt to give style to a young lady - original was knitted in pink with white angora collar. The box pleats are easy to make. There are some pictures on the back of patterns that were available at the time this one was printed, some of which I have in my collection.

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vintage boys fair isle sleeveless sweater tank top 1940s knitting pattern

Target 1144: Great vintage knitting pattern for boys slip overs plain and fair isle 1940s. This pattern has instructions for two different tank tops for boys. one is in fair isle to fit 8-10 years or 26 inch chest and the other to fit 6-8 years with penguin round the border. Both are knitted in the equivalent of modern day 4ply. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. Great for authenticity for costume in theatre, film, period events and museum displays.

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vintage girls dress  and suit knitting pattern 1930s

Templetons 20: Great vintage little girls dress knitting pattern from 1930s. This one is for a 2-3 year old or  a little lass with 24 inch chest. Knitted in similar yarn to modern 4ply, but work a tension square.  Bodice is double breasted with little button and small roll collar and easy one row pattern skirt.

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vintage girls suit knitting pattenf rom 1930s

Templetons 201: Great vintage girls suit knitting pattern from 1930s. To fit 8-10 years or 30 inch chest knitted in 4ply yarn, but always work a tension square and change needles or to a double knitting yarn if needed. This set has a placket jumper with contrast colour and pleated skirt.

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vintage baby dress knitting patterns

Templetons 231: Great baby vintage knitting pattern 1930s. There are instructions for the dress, 22 inch chest and matching cardigan 23 inch chest, little jersey for boy 23 inch chest, and a little cardigan 22 inch chest. Opalsheen was a baby wool made with rayon mixture that gave the yarn a subtle shine and would have knitted to a modern 4ply, but work a tension square first to check tension - 7st to 1", 8 rows to 1" on size 9 imperial needles (3.75mm).

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vintage cable sweater for boys 1950s knitting pattern

Templetons 966: Great vintage boy's knitting pattern for cable jumpers 1940s. This pattern has instructions for both designs shown, short or long sleeve jumpers. To fit 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 years old or 28, 30 and 32 inch chest. Knitted in double knitting wool, always work a tension square and change needles if needed.

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vintage girls double breasted cardigan knitting pattern 1950s

Templetons 1050: Great vintage girl's knitting pattern for double breasted cardigan and skirt set from the 1940s. This super retro cardigan is knitted in a simple pattern and has the classic double breasted styling. To fit 24-26 inch chest and 28-30 inch chest in 4ply. Always work a tension square - yarn was becoming more universal in plys by this time, but still you MUST work a tension square to be sure the garment will fit when finished. The skirt is also easy to knit, length is adjustable, waist is turned over and elastic run through.

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vintage twilleys skirt hat and jumer set 1930s knitting pattern

Twilleys 199: Great vintage 1930's girls skirt set knitting pattern. This super pattern is to fit age 5-6 years with instructions for pleated brace skirt, jumper and hat with pretty embroidery. The hat has a halo brim, the whole outfit is so typically 1930s - so cute, make the skirt a little shorter and bring it right into 2014 - can yo believe this pattern is over 80 years old! Very easy to knit this one - great for authenticity for costume in theatre, film, period events and museum displays.

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twilleys girls suit knitting pattern from 1940s

Twilleys124: Fabulous little vintage knitting pattern for two little girls outfits and little boys trouser set from 1940s. This super pattern is to fit 18-24 months for the boys set and 24-30 months for little girls. There are instructions for box pleated skirt and jumper with embroidered bands, check dirndl skirt and collared jumper and the little boys had a collard jumper and little trousers with braces. There is no tension given, but before you start work a tension square and see how many stitches you knit to an inch and you will see if you need to change needles or just use less stitches. This one pattern uses a cotton yarn that knits to a 3ply tension.

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vintage knitting pattern for girls dress cardigan and beret from 1930 Twilleys 127: Great vintage girl's dress set knitting pattern form 1930s. This super pattern has instructions for a striped top dress with bow at waist and inverted pleats, V neck cardigan and super beret. To fit 5-6 years, length 21 inches, this can be adjusted. There is no guidance to chest size or yarn used but as it is knitted on no 11 imperial needles (3mm) it is probably a fine 4ply. There is no tension guide either, but work one in the wool you are going to use and see if the stitch count will be enough for size required. Nice challenge for someone!

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vintage viyella boys jumper knitting pattern 1940s Viyella 3287: Great vintage boy's classic jumper knitting pattern from 1940s. This pattern has instructions for the V neck shown plus a collar jumper, polo jumper and a round neck sleeveless tank top. To fit boys age 8-10 or 26 inch chest. Try modern 4ply for these as it looks as though this might work.

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girls strip cardigan knitting pattern from 1950s Visylka 4011: Great vintage girl's summer stripe short sleeved cardigan knitting pattern. This little design is very sweet and would look so pretty in alternate rows of angora and wool. To fit 4-6 years or 24 and 27 inch chest, knitted in a wool that would be similar to modern double knitting - knit in 4ply to get a smaller size. I made this for a 2 year old in pink merino 4ply with 4ply white angora on a size smaller needles - very cute.
vintage little girls suit knitting pattern from 1940s Viyella 3265: Great vintage girl's knitted suit knitting pattern from late1930s. This wartime pattern has instructions for three different sets, the jumper and gored skirt shown knitted in double knitting to fit 24 inch chest, the one below that has a collar to the jumper and one that has a pleated skirt and round neck jumper in brick pattern in 4ply. Always work a tension square. Booklet is in lovely condition, is small format and has 8 pages. The skirts are buttoned on to a petticoat top.

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Viyella 3265: This is one of the sets in the above booklet. The skirt is wide pleats and the jumper has collar and cable yoke. Knitted in 24 inch chest and is knitted in double knitting. Always work a tension square.

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weldons63 vintage 1930s little girls dress knitting pattern Weldons 63: Great vintage little girl's dress knitting pattern from 1920's or early 30's. This easy to knit design is so retro and with a little of embroidery makes it so pretty or there is the alternative yoke and hem line that is worked in moss stitch. Can also be made with the puff sleeves or long sleeves gathered at the cuff. To fit 23 inch chest. Knitted in 4ply. Always work a tension square.

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vintage weldons dress knitting pattern for little girl 1940s

Weldons 211: Great vintage little girls dress knitting pattern from 1930s. This stunning pattern is for a super dress  with high puff sleeves and patterned bodice. To fit 3-5 years or  24 inch chest. And is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. This is referred to as Bluebell stitch, but I have also seen it called Tulip Stitch. Sooo pretty.

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vintage girls coat and hat knitting pattern 1940s

Weldons 245: Great vintage girl's beret and coat knitting pattern late 1930s. Smart little coat and beret set to fit 2-4 years old, fitted double breasted and with ric-rac braid trim. Worked in vintage 4ply and needles suggest that modern 4ply should work well in the instance. Always work at tension square.  To fit 27 inch chest so will fit a 24-25 inch chest child. Knitted in simple double moss stitch. Very easy to knit this one - great for authenticity for costume in theatre, film, period events and museum displays.

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vintage girls dress pattern 1930s

Weldons 259: Great vintage 1930's knitting pattern for little girl's dress - so sweet! To fit 3-5 years 23"-24" chest, can be made longer or shorter. With dainty smocked yoke, so easy to create this effect, it is merely rib and then a few stitches to bring the groups together on alternate rows - very effective, also pretty button detail. Worked in vintage 3ply so use modern 4ply, if you wish a smaller size then use modern 3ply.

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vintage girls coat knitting pattern 1930s

Weldons 379: Another super vintage knitting pattern for little girl's coat from the 1930s. To fit 4-5 years in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Pretty light weight Princess line style, beautifully fitted with graceful panels, knitted in stocking stitch and moss stitch - could not be easier! To fit 25 inch chest Length is 19 inches but this is adjustable.

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vintage bolero for child 1940s

Weldons 386: Great vintage knitting pattern for girl's bolero and short sleeved jacket with embroidery from the late 1930's. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and see if you need to change needles to get correct tension. To fit chest 26"-27" bust for the jacket and the bolero will fit from 23"-27" inch chest as it is open. There is a long sleeved option on each design.

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vintage childs dress knitting pattern weldons 432 1940s

Weldons 432: Fabulous baby dress vintage knitting pattern 1940s. This super pattern has the easy leaf pattern and is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square to get the size stated or modern 3ply for a smaller size. To fit 1-2 and 2-3 years. Instructions for long or short sleeves and the collar is also optional. I am just going to knit this one in cashmere and put it on my Alpaca Angels baby wear pages!

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vintage gilrs jumper knitting pattern from weldons 1940s

Weldons 509: Great vintage girl's jumper knitting pattern from the 1940s. This lovely button up cardigan pattern has nice cable panels and flower decoration down front panel. To fit 6-8 years or 27 inch chest. Knitted in vintage 3ply that would translate to modern 4ply, always work a tension square. Buttons rest on a crochet flower base which is sewn round button hole to create the flower when buttoned up. The original design had three green and two red alternately - instructions for making these included in pattern. Unusual pattern, very retro.

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vintage girls skirt and jumper knitting pattern 1940s

Weldons 526: Great vintage knitting pattern from the late 1930s for girl's jacket and skirt and little jumper with collar and lace zig-zag, design, to fit 3-4 years old  or 24" chest. Worked in vintage 3ply so use modern 4ply, lovely retro pattern for those summer re-enactment weekends as these patterns continued during the war as it was cheaper to reproduce than make new ones. So many of the Bestway and Weldons of this era ran from the mid 30's to late 40's

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sleevless pullovers or tank tops for boys and girls 1940s

Weldon 623: Great vintage slipover, tank top or sleeveless pullover for boy or girl from 1940s. This pattern should fit 8-10 years and knitted in 3ply. Try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles to get correct size. There are two designs a broken rib and a block cable. 30 inch chest.

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vintage childs chicken cardigan 1930s weldon640

Weldon 640: Great little vintage cardigan pattern for youngster 1930s. This is very easy to do as the chicks are embroidered on after knitting is finished in cross stitch.(chart provided) can be worked as intarsia if wished. To fit 1-2 years, chest 23 inches. Worked in vintage 3ply so try a tension square in modern 4ply and change needles if needed.  Sweet little pattern.

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vintage weldons little girls dress 696

Weldons 696: Great vintage little girl's dress knitting pattern from 1940s. This little sweetie is wearing a dress with smocked bodice and puff sleeved knitted with contrast at colour. The smocking is created with a rib that has a thread taken across the stitches to catch them together just like smocking. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square to fit 24 inch chest or 2-3 years.

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vintage 1940s childs cardigan knitting patterns

Weldons A931: Lovely vintage 1940s knitting pattern for short or long sleeved summer cardigan for girls aged 2-6 years 23" chest and 25.5 " chest in vintage 3ply, so use modern 4ply as this is nearer the thickness of old 3ply. Work tension square first to see if you need to change needles. Some wear to pattern but clean and sound.

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vintage knitting pattern for boys ties and girls gloves 1950s

Weldons B929: Lovely pattern for fabulous tie for a wee chap and lacy gloves for him or her, knitted in crochet cotton. Gloves fit 2-4 years and 4-6 years Great Christmas gifts with a retro feel.

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childrens cardigan knitting patterns

Weldons B942:  Another useful family pattern with sizes ranging from 2-12 years old, easy to knit V-neck cardigan in double knitting. Remember when oz are quoted that an oz is 29gs, most wool is sold in 50g balls today, so it will be easy to work out. Pattern has a crease to one corner, otherwise is in great condition for over 50 years old! Clean and sound.

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vintage childs stripe cardigan and jumper set knitting pattern 1940s

Weldons A954: Great vintage knitting pattern for girl's stripe twin set 1940s. This pattern has instructions for a short sleeved jumper and button up cardigan worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square as needles suggested are for 4ply yarn. With Magyar sleeves (knitted in with the front and back). The shades used in this one was  rose, green and white. To fit 22-24 inch chest.

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vintage wartime boys and girls button up jacket weldons A1021 1940s

Weldons A1021: Great vintage childs jacket vintage knitting pattern 1940s. Another of those super war time patterns that brings back memories. These useful little jackets were so popular, often seen in photographs on little evacuees. This pattern ranges in sizes from 4-14 years and worked in double knitting. Chest size from 25-32inch chest. Great for re enactment day, school projects, museum projects

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Weldons 1073: Odd little pattern for odd bits of wool!  Tie, bow tie and slipper socks in 3ply nylon.  Socks are for 2 years old to adults - Christmas 2009 revival? some wear and creases but sound and clean. 1940's For more children's socks see  new Socks and Slipper pages

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vintage boys buster or play suit vintage knitting pattern Weldons A1100 1940s

Weldons A1100C: Great vintage knitting pattern boys suit 1940s. This lovely pattern has instructions for the sweet little cardigan suit for small boys 2-4 years. Button up jacket and little shorts, so retro, great for those re enactment weekends so the little ones can join in too! Knitted in double knitting this set is quick and easy to knit, chest 22.5-23.5 inches. This little jacket could be worn with flannel shorts also to look authentic.

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vintage boys slip over tank top sleeveless pullover 1940s jumper knitting pattern weldons a1110

Weldons A1110: Great vintage boys slip over tank top knitting pattern 1940s. This classic slip over knitting pattern is so smart and would look just as up to date now as in the austere war years when it was published. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. There are 7 size in all to fit 2-16 years old (22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30 and 32 inch chest). Great for those re-enactment weekends, plays and film wardrobe, weddings and other special occasions, so smart and timeless.

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vintage childs knitting pattern rabbits

Weldons B1128: Lovely seasonal jumper, great for the Spring or as an Easter gift. 3-D motifs cardigans for 2-4 years knitted in 3ply 23" 1950's. Try modern 4ply or changing needle size to get different sizes. Always work a tension square before you start. If using 4ply or making bigger size don't forget purchase a little more wool. (click for children's fair isle pages)

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childrens knitting patterns

Weldons B1153:  Fabulous bolero pattern in 5 sizes from the 1950's knitted in angora or vintage 3ply try modern 4ply, but work swatch first to see if tension needs adjusting .  This little bolero fits 2 to 12 year old, such a useful pattern with long or short sleeves. The lacy design is so unusual, creating a delicate summer bolero, great for weddings, christening and parties all year round. This design can be also knitted in angora .Pattern in great condition.

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vintage girls dress knitting pattern 1950s

Weldons B1176: Another beautiful vintage knitting pattern from the 1950s. This one is for a dress and short sleeved cardigan in two colours - can be knitted in one colour. To fit 2-3 years (23" chest)knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in tension square and see if this works better as vintage 3ply was thicker than the modern 3ply. Use modern 3ply and smaller needles for smaller size.

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vintage girls knitting pattern for skating dress 1940s

Weldons B1177: How cut is this? Great vintage knitting pattern for skating outfit from the 1950s. This pattern is for 6-8 years (26-27 inch chest) and is trimmed with poodle wool but any fancy yarn can be used to give a similar effect. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. These were so popular when I was a child. Wow the other kids at the ice rink this winter with this outfit - so retro!

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vintage 1950s plain cardigan and jumper knitting pattern boys and girls vintage knitting pattern

WeldonsB1190: Great vintage knitting pattern for boy's and girl's cardigan and jumpers 1950s. This very useful pattern is for V neck jumper, sleeveless, short or long sleeve, V neck cardigan and round neck jumper. To fit 2-4 years or 22.5 to 23.5 inch chest and is knitting in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. You can make a twin set from this pattern and even add your own pattern or strip to bottom edge or in the rib, lots of variations. Nice plain stocking stitch for the beginner.

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vintage childs cross over jacket 1950s

Weldons B1179C: Great vintage classic knitting pattern child double breasted jacket 1950s. This is a super pattern with retro flair and smart modern lines. Known in 1950's as 'The Prince Charles' Jacket. Easy to knit with winged front borders and neat double breasted styling. It is in double knitting and fits 2-4 years. Work a tension square and change needles if needed to get correct size.

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vintage boys duffle coat knitting pattern double knitting

Weldons B1218: Another one for the chilly weather. Vintage knitting pattern for child's duffel coat from the 1950s . Knitted in  double knitting wool, work tension square to see if you need to change needles to get size. To fit 2-10 years in 4 sizes chest measurements 23-24 inches, 24-25 inches, 25-26 inches, and 27-28 inches. There are instructions for the hood too. Toggles can be found in most sewing shops, but I hope to have my vintage ones on site shortly.

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vintage weldons knitting patternchilds cardigan 1940

Weldons A1222: Great vintage child's cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. This little wartime pattern is so cute, little cardigan with collar and contrasting bands of  ridge pattern. Stripes of colour could be added for  further dimension to this little number. To fit 2-3 and 4-5 year old. (22-23 inch chest.) The ridge pattern is so easy to knit and this one is knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. You could use modern 3ply for a smaller size or modern double knitting for a larger size. Main part knitted in one until arm hole is reached then fronts and back finished separately.

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vintage girld double breasted cardigan 1950s

 

Weldons B1283C: Lovely vintage knitting pattern child double breasted cardigan 1950s. This is another super double breasted jacket in modern 4ply, with small collar to fit 23-25 inch chest or 4-6 years. The pattern is a twisted rib, very popular in the 1950s and quick and easy to work.

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vintage girls bolero knitting pattern 1950s

Weldons B1204: Beautiful vintage knitting pattern from the 1950s for girl's bolero in double knitting to fit 2-12 years in 5 sizes to fir chest 22"-31" very easy pattern. Work tension square to see if you need to change needles to get right size. Knitted in large needles so knits up quickly.  (imperial 5 or 5.5mm)

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vintage girls 1950s cardigan knitting patterns

Weldons B1258: Lovely vintage knitting pattern from the 1950s for girl's lacy V neck cardigan knitted in double knitting, work tension square to see if you need to change needles for chosen size. In 5 sizes, 4-14 years, chest 23"- 33". Pattern part worked on large needles so knits up quickly (imperial 3 or 6.5mm)

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childrens knitting pattern

Weldons B1318:  Very pretty pattern from the 1950's for a little girls lacy knitted button through cardigan with optional short sleeves, easy pattern in vintage 3ply, knit a tension square to see if you need to change needles or ply of wool to get the size you require. 

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childs vintage knitting pattern sweater 1950s

Weldons B1345:Great vintage knitting pattern childs retro jumper 1950s. This pattern has a twisted rib detail on the yoke, giving it a stylish, smart look. Worked in double knitting it is quick and easy to knit and will still look smart today. To fit 6, 8 and 10 years (28-32 inch chest) Suitable for boys and girls.

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vintage boys jumper knitting pattern

Weldons B1399: Great vintage boy's knitting pattern from 1950s. Windcheater pullover, great for the Spring in double knitting to fit 4-16 year old, great range of sizes and such a sensible design. Always work a tension square.

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girls cardigan knitting pattern

Weldons B1435:  Another very useful child knitting pattern from the 1950's lace panel v neck cardigan in double knitting for ages 4-12 years with that modern 'retro' look which is genuine vintage styling. Always work a tension square.

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vintage bolero knitting patterns

Weldons B1440: Great pattern for little girls bolero knitted in vintage double knitting from 1950s. Work tension to see if the needle size is okay for modern double knitting. To fit chest size 22" - 26" chest or 1-10 years. Good range of sizes. Can be knitted in modern angora/wool mix which is double knitting.

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childs sweater skirt and trouser set vintage knitting pattern 1950s

 

Weldons B1482C: Great vintage knitting pattern pleated skirt and jumper set 1950s. This is a super pattern for a little boy jersey and brace trousers and a little girls pleated skirt and jumper set. Both are knitted in double knitting and will fit 2-3 years 22-23 inch chest. One of my favourites. I made this little girl's set several times for my little girl in the 1960s.

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vintage classic cardigan vintage knitting patterns

Weldons B1499C: Great vintage knitting pattern classic raglan cardigan all ages 1950s. This is a very useful pattern as the sizes go from 24-42 inch chest. 9 size in all 7-11 years and adult ladies and mens sizes. In double knitting and simple stocking stitch. With retro pockets great for school wear - I had bottle green one like this at my school when I was 11 - I also wore a straw boater style hat too! And that all encompassing blazer with gold buttons! Good job it was just a girl's school! A pattern of course can be added, if you do this allow a little more yarn. Always work a tension square anyway.

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childs bolero patterns

Weldons B1512: Another very sweet little girl's bolero knitting pattern from 1950s. This one is in vintage 3ply, so try a tension square with modern 4ply. Can be knitted in angora, which is similar to 4ply. To fit  1-4 years chest 20-25" chest.

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vintage toddler knitting pattern

Weldons B1527:  What a great pattern! Twin set for a little miss, with easy to dress shoulder fastening from 1950s. To fit toddlers 2-4 years of age.  Knitted in 3ply, so work a tension square in modern 4ply and change needles if needed.

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childrens knitting pattern

Weldons B1556: Great vintage boys or girls jumper with poodle and cat.  This was another popular trend in 1950's these great jumpers with animals knitted in Fair Isle. This jumper is knitted in double knitting and is quite easy to fit 2-4, 4-6 years old (chest 24" and 26") (Click to go to picture knits page)

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vintage girls coat and hat knitting pattern 1960s

Wendy 63: Great vintage toddler's coat and hat knitting pattern. This is a pretty pattern for little girl's double breasted coat and clip on hat (with Alice band), very easy to knit in stocking stitch. Knitted in double knitting to fit 24-26 inch chest.

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vintage girls dress 1930s  knitting pattern

Wendy 242: Great vintage knitting pattern for girl's dress 1930s. This is a pretty and practical dress that would look as good in 2014 as is did in the 1930's. Pleated skirt and belted waist with row of buttons at side, so 1930s! To fit 4-5 years or 22 -23 inch chest. Great for genuine costume in films, theatre, period events or displays. Knitted in vintage 4ply, needles suggest that modern 4ply would work too. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. Traditional 1930s colours suggested are blue and white.

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vintage girls mohair cardigan knitting pattern 1950s

Wendy 368: Great vintage mohair cardigan for girls. This super pattern is for a button up or v neck cardigan  knitted in mohair to get 24, 26 and 28 inch chest. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. So pretty this little pair!

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vintage girls cardigan knitting pattern with squirrels

Wendy 574: Great vintage little girl's cardigan knitting pattern 1950s. To fit 22 and 24 inch chest knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. There are two designs in this pattern one button up with ridge pattern, the other with two little squirrels on is a V neck. Very pretty.

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vintage girls cardigan knitting pattern WendyWool 654: Great vintage knitting pattern for two cardigans from 1950. Both are knitted in double knitting wool, the two colour one is button up with collar and the flower pot one has a V neck. The flowerpots are pockets and the flowers embroidered. To fit 24 and 26 inch chest. Always work a tension square.

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vintage girls jumper knitting pattern 1950s

Wendy 840: Great vintage girl's jumper knitting pattern early 1950s. This pattern has instructions for girl's jumper with shot sleeves knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 10-12 years or 26, 28 and 30 inch chest.

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girls 1940s jumper knitting pattern

Wolsey 493: Great vintage knitting pattern for girl's jacket 1930s. This is a lovely pattern for a well fitting, deep waisted cardigan or jacket with a collar to fit 30-32 inch bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Very easy design, but smart and very retro.

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vintage dress and knickers knitting pattern 1940s

Wolsey 911: Great vintage knitting pattern for girls dress and knickers from 1940s. To fit 3-4 years worked in vintage 3ply, for smaller size use modern 3ply but for size stated use modern 4ply and change needles if needed. To fit chest 22 inches. Always work a tension square.

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vintage womans weekly knitting pattern no 16 boys suit and girls jumper 1930s Woman's Weekly 16: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for little boy's suit and girl's jumper from 1930s. There are instructions for plain little shorts and the stripe jumper with deep rib with back opening. To fit 28 inch chest for girls and 24 inch chest for little boys. Modern 4ply is suggest for this one, always work a tension square.

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