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vintage betway ladies knitting patterns

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

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bestway vintage ladies knitting patterns

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

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bestway vintage knitting pattern for ladies jumper

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

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vintage ladies 1940 knitting pattern

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

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vintage lace jumper knitting pattern from 1940s to fit 32-33 inch bust Bestway 2031: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from late 1940s. This design is a pretty chevron stitch with deep rib and long or short sleeves. To fit 32-33 inch bust and knitted in a modern 4ply, change needles to a size larger to get a 34 inch bust, ad an extra ball of wool.

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

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

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

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

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vintage ladies summer jumper 1940s

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

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

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vintage ladies twinset bestway 1940s

Bestway 2102: Lovely vintage ladies knitting pattern for a twin set from the 1940's - two patterns for the price of one! Short sleeved jumper and a cardigan. Knitted in 3ply or try modern 4ply to fit 34-36 inch bust.

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vintage knitting pattern

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

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

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

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ladies summer tops knitting patterns 1940

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

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

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vintage ladies knitting pattern for 1940s jumper

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

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vintage tank top knitting pattern

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

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

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vintage ladies fair isle jumper knittinging pattern 1940s

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

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

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

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vintage ladies lacy twinset knitting pattern 1940s

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

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vintage ladies knitting pattern

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

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ladies vintage long line waistcoat knitting pattern from 1940s

Bestway 2326: Great vintage ladies long line waist coat and cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s. This little pattern has instructions for both the long line waistcoat with points and the cardigan with set in sleeves, also with points at the front. To fit 34 inch bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply that should work well with a modern 3ply or fine 4ply. Always work a tension square and allow a little more wool if use a 4ply. Knitted in  broken rib stitch.

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

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knitting patttern vintage 1940s bigger size jumper Bestway A2356: Great vintage ladies lacy jumper for the fuller figure knitting pattern 1940s. This super pattern is in a simple lace design to flatter the fuller figure and is suitable for any occasion - it can be made elegant and special for evening wear by adding some beads or kept simple and smart to wear under a suit or with slim skirt or trousers. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 40 inch bust.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern

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

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vintage lasies knitting pattern

Bestway B2377: Lovely, simple to knit Magyar jumper knitting pattern with unusual neck line. To fit 34-36 inch bust in 3ply.This pattern has another simple jumper included see below. Shows jumper teamed with same colour pencil straight skirt. Always work a tension square and try modern 4ply. There is also instructions for a cute little jumper with a tassel yoke, long or short sleeves and to fit 34-36 inch bust.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern
vintage knitting pattern for ladies  summer jumper

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

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vintage ladies twinset knitting pattern 1940

Bestway A2486: Great vintage ladies twin set knitting pattern from 1940s. This one is to fit 34-36 and is knitted in vintage 2ply that would have been similar to our modern 3ply. There are instructions for the short sleeved jumper and the lovely cardigan to match in a pretty lace design, nice deep welts and fitted sleeves. Always work a tension square.

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bestwa vintage knitting pattern 1940s

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

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vintage ladies 1950 jumper

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

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vintage ladies cardigan jumper knitting pattern 1940s

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

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

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vintage ladies knitting pattern for 1950's cardigan

Bestway B2558: Lovely vintage ladies twin set knitting pattern, one of my personal favourite. To fit 34-36" bust and 36-38", lovely lace panel cardigan and short sleeved jumper, the panels create a nice slimming effect. Knitted in vintage 2ply, this is modern 3ply. This design is called rose leaf and is a Shetland design.

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vintage ladies 1950 vintage knitting pattern for ladies flick collor cardigan

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

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vintage ladies classic cardigan knitting pattern 1950s

Bestway B2895: Great vintage ladies classic cardigan knitting pattern from 1950s. This very useful design is a classic set in sleeve V neck cardigan knitted in double knitting wool to fit 32-34, 35-37 and 38-40 inch bust. Easy  and quick to knit. Great for any decade. Always work a tension square.

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vintage knitting pattern for ladies bolero

Bestway B2961L: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies bolero and cardigan. Looks fabulous with full summer skirts - all the rage this summer I hear! Get that high end fashion 50's look! Worked in poodle wool 4ply for the bolero or poodle wool double knitting or any other double knitting for the cardigan, fancy yarn or just ordinary double knitting or 4ply will work, don't forget to work tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 34-36 inch bust.

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vinage ladies twinset from 1950s

Bestway B3003: Great vintage ladies lacy twin set knitting pattern. This lovely set is easy to make and very summery. The lacy jumper has short sleeves and the cardigan has panels of lacy design down front with stocking stitch back and sleeves. To fit 34 inch bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply so work a tension square in modern 4ply and change needles to get the correct tension. Classic 1950s essential for the summer wardrobe - goes with anything!

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vintage ladies knitting pattern bat wing jumper Bestway B3011: Great vintage ladies bat wing jumper knitting pattern. There are two sets of instructions, one in vintage 3ply or modern 4ply and the other in 4ply or double knitting, try tension square with the wool that you choose. Dolman or batwing sleeves to fit 32-36 inch bust. Super deep welt and knitted on the side, cuff to cuff.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern 1950s cardigan

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

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vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern

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

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vintage ladies 1950s cardigan double knitting patterns

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

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vintage ladies cardigan knitting patterns

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

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vintage ladies jumper 1940s knitting patterns

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

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Vintage Ladies knitting patterns from the Retro Knitting Company

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

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vintage ladies and mans aran style polo neck jumper knitting pattern Bestway B3104: Great vintage knitting pattern for men's and ladies polo cable jumper from 1950s. This pattern has instructions for a polo neck jumper with cable panels knitted in double knitting wool. to fit 34-36 bust and 38- inch chest. Always work a tension square.

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ladies vintage knitting pattern for bolero 1950s

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

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1950s fuller figuare 40 inch bust ladies knitting patterns

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

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Bestway B3200: Great vintage ladies short sleeved lacy cardigan knitting pattern. This light summery cardigan will be just the thing when our summer arrives. It is knitted in double knitting wool and is to fit 32-34 inch bust. The description says it is easy to knit in several evenings and a must for every wardrobe! It is knitted on large needles so even though it is double knitting wool it is light and cool to wear. Always work a tension square.

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vintage 1950s bestway twinset knitting pattern

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

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vintage ladies shawl collar cardigan  in double knitting 1950s Bestway

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

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vintage ladies two tone jumper knitting pattern form 1950s

Bestway 3362: Great vintage ladies two tone jumper knitting pattern. This super iconic style jumper has a large polo neck and raglan sleeves. To fit 34-36 and 36-38 inch bust and is knitted in a vintage 3ply should work with a modern 3ply or fine 4ply merino. Always work a tension square.

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