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vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1950s Bairnswear 628: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1950s. This lovely jumper has a feather and fan pattern with ridged yoke. Knitted in a double knitting wool. Always work a tensions square. To fit 36-37 inch bust. There is a zip at the back of neck, but buttons could be used if liked. vintage ladies knitting pattern bat wing stripe cardigan in 4ply 1950s

Bairnswear 625: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern 1950s stripe cardigan. There are instructions for a super cardigan, so typical of the time. Bright, bold in styling with a great vintage look. Deep welt, small revers and wide panels either side of buttons. 10 buttons. Short or long sleeves. Knitted in vintage 3ply, which is nearer modern 4ply, so try 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed, to fit 34 inch bust.

 

vintagage ladies bolero knitting pattern 1950s

Bairnswear 729: Great vintage ladies bolero knitting pattern 1950s. This is so chic! Great little bolero jacket for the chilly Spring and Autumn days. Worked in thicker yarn similar to our modern double knitting. Try a tension square and change needles if needed to get the correct tension. To fit 32, 34, and 36 inch bust. With revers and little cuffs, very pretty.

 

 

vintage ladies summer blouse knitting pattern 1950s Bairnswear 730: Great vintage ladies blouse knitting pattern from 1950s. This lovely design is to fit 32-34 and 35-36 inch bust in a vintage 3ply which would be similar to a modern 4ply. Always work a tension square. Little sleeves are worked in with the main body - dolman style. So smart!

 

vintage ladies knitting patterns from the Retro Knitting Company

Bairnswear 652: Great vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1950s. Worked in DK, nice 1950's To fit 37-38 inch bust. Classic design, and so useful on chilly summer days. Always work a tension square.

 

vintage ladies summer jumper 1950s knitting pattern

Copleys 2035: Great vintage ladies summer jumper knitting pattern 1950s. This very pretty top is knitted in vintage 3ply, but try modern 4ply as this will knit up better or no20 cotton. Always work a tension square in whatever yarn you choose and change needles if needed. To fit 34 and 36 inch bust. Pretty simple pattern with easy to knit yoke, and deep welt. Very 50's.


vintage ladies  summer jumper knitting pattern from 1950s

Emu 107: Great vintage ladies summer top knitting pattern from 1950s. This lovely top is knitted in vintage 2ply that should knit to modern 3ply and fits 34-36 inch bust. This stitch is called Beach Leaf, very delicate and elegant. Very attractive neck line.

 

vintage ladies double breasted cardigan 1950s Emu 245: Great vintage ladies double breasted jacket knitting pattern from 1950s. This jacket is to fit 34, 36 and 38 inch bust and is knitted in double knitting wool. Always work a tension square. Beautifully fitted at waist.

 

vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1950s

Emu 334: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from the 1950s. This V neck long sleeved jumper is knitted in a 2ply that was similar to a modern 4ply (Shetland wool) There are instructions for long sleeves, three quarter and short sleeves. Nice deep rib and slim shaping.

 

vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1950s Emu 370

Emu 370: Lovely vintage knitting pattern for ladies pretty jumper from 1950s. This design is easy to knit, with V neck and square neck, also different sleeve lengths, three quarter, long, and short. To fit 32, 34 and 36 inch bust. Knitted in a rib panel pattern and has darts which make this a beautiful shape - created by increasing stitches in the main body as you knit. Stunning fit, so simple yet so elegant. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try a modern 4ply in a tension square.

 

vintage ladies dress pattern 1950s knitting pattern

Emu 421: Great vintage knitting pattern for super sheath dress 1950s. This is a lovely pattern and so 1950s! Instructions for the dress shown in green which is the low polo neck, as well as different neck lines as show, a V neck, Button neck, rib V neck. To fit 34, 36 and 38 inch bust and hips 37, 39, and 41inches. Length is adjustable. Try 4ply for this pattern.

 

vintage ladiues jacket and skirt knitting pattern suit from 1950s Emu425: Great vintage ladies jacket and skirt suit knitting pattern form 1950s. This super elegant suit is knitted in vintage 3ply wool to git 32-34 and 36-38 inch bust. Knitted on fine needles for an elegant finish. Try modern 3ply in a tension square. Pencil style skirt and fitted raglan jacket with flick collar. Stunning!

 

vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern 1940s

Emu 175L: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1950s. This super design is knitted in a 3ply, so try a nice fine modern 4ply  and change needles or a modern 3ply should work well. Always work a tension square and see which yarn you are happier with. Square yoke and square neck line. To fit 36 inch bust with short sleeves.

vintage ladies stripe cardigan knitting patten 1950s emu 162 Emu 162: Great vintage ladies stripe long line cardigan knitting pattern from early 1950s. This super design is knitted in 3 sizes 32, 34 and 36 inch bust. Worked in vintage 3ply, similar to a modern fine 4ply - always work a tension square and adjust to fit. With a round neck and with a crochet border for button bands and shoulder pads if required.

 

ladies cape poncho style jacket with bolero and jumper kniting pattern early 1950s Emu 492: Great vintage 1950s Stole Jacket,  batwing jacket and bolero knitting pattern. This lovely pattern is bursting with retro ideas. tension square. Jacket and Stole Jacket to fit 34, 36 and 38 inch bust, bolero to fit 32-36 inch bust.

 

ladyship 3152 for bolero knitting pattern 1950s Ladyship 3152: Great vintage ladies bolero knitting patten from early 1950s. To fit 33-34 inch bust and 35-36 inch bust. Always work at tension square. This one is knitted in a wool that falls between double knitting and 4ply
vintage ladies knitting pattern bolero shrug 1950s golden eagle 1195 1950s

Golden Eagle 1195L: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for ladies bolero and shrug 1950s. Three different styles of bolero, better know these days as shrugs. They are all in 30-32, 34-36, 38-40 inch bust knitted in a chunky yarn a bit thicker than Aran on really large needles imperial sizes 000 and 1 (10mm and 7.5mm).

 

vintage ladies Don Maid knitting pattern for bolero set 1950s Don Maid 229: Great vintage ladies jumper and bolero knitting patten from 1950s. This lovely pattern is for a striped jersey knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply and the bolero is knitted in angora, again try modern 4ply. To fit 32, 34 and 36 inch bust. Always work a tension square.

 

vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern from 1950

Golden Eagle 1100: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies cardigan from 1950s. This design is a button through  with deep welt and lovely elegant fit, with classic cable creating a slimming effect. Knitted in vintage double knitting, To fit 34, 36, and 38 inch bust.

 

vintage ladies jacker with shawl collar 1950s knitting pattern

Golden Eagle 1102: Great vintage ladies double knitting jacket knitting pattern 1950s. This little jacket has a narrow shawl collar, deep welt and easy rib pattern. To fit 32, 34, 36 and 38 inch bust.

vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1950s Greenock BX117: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1950s. This pretty jumper is knitted in a twist stitch and is to fit 34-36 inch bust. Knitted in a wool that would be similar to modern 3ply. Always work a tension square. Set in sleeves and a deep rib at waist.

 

ladies cardigan knitting patterns

Ladyship 3105: Another stunning vintage knitting pattern in the above series from the late 1940's and early 1950's. to fit 32"-35" bust. Really retro with little buckle, knitted in an simple rib pattern. Fantastic condition. knitted in vintage 3ply.

 

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Greenock BX146:  Vintage knitting pattern for ladies dolman bolero 1950s. There are instructions for two boleros in vintage 3ply to fit bust 34-36 and 37-39 inches.  Use modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed.  There is also a pattern for a ribbed bolero to fit 32-36 inch bust

vintage angora summer top knitting patterns

Greenock BX225: This fabulous vintage knitting pattern for summer or evening top is knitted in Angora But it can be knitted in any 4ply yarn.Beads can be added. Very delicate and elegant. To fit bust 34"-36", work tension square

 

vintage ladies knitting pattern 1950s summer top

Ladyship 3035: Great ladies vintage knitting pattern from the 1950s. Pretty summer top in vintage 2ply, which will be modern 3ply to fit 33-34 inch bust. Always work a tension square. Nice deep welt and delicate design, pretty neck line and small cap sleeves. Very easy to knit.

 

ladies cardigan knitting pattern

Greenock BX145: Lovely 1950's vintage ladies cardigan in lacy pattern, ideal for those chilly evenings. Knitted in double knitting to fit 33"-34" bust. Pattern has crease down front and is showing wear. But is clean and sound.

 

vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1950s Lavenda 184: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1950s. To fit34-36 and 36-38 inc bust. Knitted in a fine vintage yarn that should be similar to modern 3ply. Always work a tension square. This dainty short sleeve summer jumper has a collar and placket neck line with super deep rib.

 

vintage ladies jumper coat knitting pattern from 1950s lavenda 345 Lavenda 345: Great vintage ladies summer button jumper knitting pattern from 1950s. This smart design has a V neck and buttons, deep rib and dolman sleeves. These little jumpers were known as jumper coats and were very popular throughout the 1940s and 1950s. To fit 34 inch bust and knitted in vintage 3ply that should work well in modern 3ply for size stated or 4ply for next size up - if you do this allow and extra ball of wool.

 

vintage ladies jacket knitting pattern from 1950s lee target 1225 Lee Target 1225:Great vintage ladies knitting pattern for jacket from 1950s. This super fitted jacket is knitted in vintage 3ply but should knit well in modern 4ply, always work a tension square. To fit 34, 36, 38 and 40 inch bust. so well shaped, super smart.

 

vintage lee target knitting pattern 1459 ladies cardigan 1950s Lee Target 1459: Great vintage ladies Aran style cardigan 1950s. This is an unusual design for a ladies cardigan with Aran style cables ad knots in a super pattern - very 50's - always looking for something different. To fit 34-36 and 38-40 inch bust in double knitting.
vintage ladies asametric cardigan knitting pattern 1950s

Lavenda 457: Super vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1950s. This pattern is so very 1950s, with the asymmetric wrap-over front and lovely buttons. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 32, 34, and 36 inch bust. Nice and easy to knit.

 

vintage lavenda 521 bolero knitting pattern 1950s

Lavenda 521: Great vintage ladies bolero knitting pattern 1950s.  instructions for long or short sleeves, worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. 

 

vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1950s

Lavenda 361: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies cardigan 1950s. This elegant long line cardigan is knitted in double knitting, a ply that was just becoming popular. To fit 34, 36, 38 inch bust. There are instructions for pockets, but you don't need to put them in.

 

vintage ladies knitting pattern 1950s

Lavenda 423L: Great vintage ladies waistcoat knitting pattern. This is fabulous, a ladies hug-me-tight, with two large buttons at the waist - so retro! Worked in vintage 4ply, so try modern double knitting or 4ply and change needles to get the correct tension. To fit bust 34/36/38/ inches.

 

super ladies twinset knitting pattern form 1950s for twin set with a difference

Lavenda 286: Great vintage ladies twin set knitting pattern from 1950s. The cardigan is a dolman shape with stripe cuffs and banding knitted separately and stitched on after cardigan has been completed. Knitted in 3ply, use modern 4ply for a slightly larger size. To fit 32-34 inch bust.

 

ladies lavenda 299 knitting pattern for jacket from 1950 Lavenda 299: Great vintage ladies jacket knitting pattern form 1950s. This super double breasted jacket has contrast shawl collar and cuffs. To fit 36 inch and 38 inch bust and is knitted in double knitting wool. Always work a tension square. Lovely shape with knitted in darts.

 

vintage summer top knitting pattern ladies 1950s

Lavenda 195L: Fabulous vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1950s. They don't get much more retro than this! Try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 32-34 inch bust and 34-36 inch bust. Wrist bands and welt are knitted separately  in stocking stitch and the ladder stitch pattern - very easy to do. Very elegant and very high fashion!

 

ladies knitting pattern from lavenda 1950s pattern 198 Lavenda 198: Great vintage ladies cross over sleeveless jerkin knitting pattern form 1950s. Try modern 4ply in a tension square . There are also instructions for it to be knitted in double knitting wool. Both to fit 36 and 38 inch bust. Very easy to knit and very vintage fashion!

 

vintage dress and bolero knitting pattern 1950s

Lavenda 533: Great vintage ladies dress and bolero knitting pattern 1950s. This lovely ensemble is knitted in modern 4ply To fit 36 inch bust. Bolero has batwings sleeves that are bracelet length and is knitted in one piece. The dress has well fitting top and slimming skirt, length can be adjusted - very easy to knit.

 

ladies vintage dress knitting pattern 1950s Lavenda 703: Lovely vintage ladies dress knitting pattern 1950s. This is a super pattern for dress with full skirt, knitted in 4ply, To fit 36 inch bust and 38 inch hips. Overall length is 43 inches but you can make the skirt shorter or longer (if longer allow a little more yarn). This dress is knitted on different size needles to get the neat fit and fullness in the skirt.
jaeger summer top knitting patterns

Jaeger 3232: Another lovely vintage pattern for the summer, a very stylish and elegant waist coat as you would expect for Jaeger. knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply, easy to knit but gives that retro flare to a modern look. 34"-38" bust only take 3-4 50g balls.

 

ladies lawtons vintage knitting paterns waistcoat 1950s

Lawton's 257: Great vintage ladies lacy waistcoat knitting pattern early 1950s. This super pattern is to fit 32-34 and 35-36 inch bust. Knitted in double knitting, but work a tension square and change needles if needed.

 

Marriners 175: Great vintage ladies twinset knitting pattern from 1950s. Stunning sun-ray pattern jumper and cardigan is knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 34"-38" bust.

 

vintage summer top

Lavenda 133: great vintage ladies knitting pattern for summer jumper 1950s. Lovely bright and cool summer top knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square, to fit 32"-34" bust.

 

vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1950s lee target 1452 Lee Target 1452: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1950s. This smart retro jumper has unusual fasting at neck and fancy raglan shaping. Deep rib and neck line with nice easy stocking stitch for the rest. To fit 32-34, 36-38 and 40-42 inch bust. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. vintage ladies knitting pattern from 1950s lee target jumper 1501 Lee Target 1501: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1950s. This neat stylish jumper has large buttons, mock pockets and scoop neckline. There are instructions for hand and machine knitting in a modern 4ply - always work a tension square. To fit 34-36 and 38-40 inch bust.

 

Vintage Ladies Knitting Pattern

Marriners 234: Great vintage ladies retro cardigan with flick collar from 1950s. Here is another lovely Marriner’s design for a button through cardigan. Knitted in double knitting, always work a tension square. This one is to fit 34-36 and 37-39 inch bust.

 

vintage ladies knitting pattern

Marriners 230: Great vintage ladies bolero cardigan knitting pattern 1950s. How's this for a fabulous retro look?  Vintage Marriners pattern from the 1950's. Knitted in Silver Dew - try 4ply angora/wool from Jaeger - mohair. Always work a tension square and change needles to get the correct size.

 

vintage ladies golfing jacket knitting pattern 1950s marriners80

Marriners 80: Fabulous ladies golfing jacket knitting pattern from 1950s. This super fitted jacket is easy to knit and very stylish with well shaped waist and pockets. Set  in sleeves and lots of lovely buttons! Knitted in vintage 4ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square as needles and tension suggest this will work. To fit 36 and 40 inch bust.

 

creat vintage knitting pattern from 1950s thick jacket pattern from marriner 625 Marriner 625: Great vintage ladies jacket knitting pattern from 1950s. This design is knitted in a thick yarn known as Halyard, and would have been similar to a chunky that knits to 6 stitches  and 9 rows 5cm on size 8mm needles. To fit 32, 34, 36, 38 and 40 inch bust.
vintage ladies polo jumerp knitting pattern form 1950s Miladi 680: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern early 1950s. This design has a nice roll neck and deep rib, raglan sleeves. To fit 34 and 36 inch bust. Knitted in vintage 4ply that seems to be suitable for modern 4ply. Always work a tension square. 6 small buttons at back neck, give this a lovely fit.

 

vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1950s

Marriner's 265: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies v neck jumper from 1950s. This fabulous design is so retro, deep rib, neat fitting body, short sleeves and gentle V shaped neck line. This pattern is often called bell stitch or foxglove stitch. Knitted in vintage 2ply so try modern 3ply. To fit 34-36 inch bust. Always work a tension square.

 

vintage ladies summer top and bolero knitting pattern from 1950s

Maygroves 332: Great ladies vintage knitting pattern for a summer set from 1950s. This smart little duo is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square easy to knit. To fit 34, 36 and 38 inch bust. Pure wool gives a better fit as it hugs the figure better - try superfine merino.

 

vintage zip up jacekt knitting pattern 1950s Maygroves 323: Great vintage ladies zip cardigan knitting pattern from 1950s. This lovely shaped jacket is knitted in vintage 4ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square as needles indicate this should work. Easy to knit rib, giving a slimming look.

 

mountain maid ladies waistcoat knitting pattern from 1950s

Mountain Maid 289: Great vintage ladies waist coat knitting pattern from 1950s. This very pretty pattern is to fit 36-38 inch bust and is knitted in double knitting, sizes 40-42 inch chest. This super style has small pockets and mitered points, super styling.

 

Marriners 266: Great vintage 1957 feather and fan knitting pattern summer top in fine vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply and work a tension square To fit 32"-33", 37"-38" 42"-43" on one size of needle and 34"-36", 39"-41" and 44"-46" on larger needles as given in pattern, nice generous sizes from 32"-46" bust.

 

vintage ladies evening waistcoat knitting pattern fair isle 1950s

Patons 718: Great vintage ladies fair isle waist coat knitting pattern 1950s. This is a super pattern Florentine design to fit 34 to 36 inch bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. Nice big chart in this one.

 

vintage ladies knitting pattern 1950s

Lavenda 423L: Great vintage ladies waistcoat knitting pattern. This is fabulous, a ladies hug-me-tight, with two large buttons at the waist - so retro! Worked in vintage 4ply, so try modern double knitting or 4ply and change needles to get the correct tension. To fit bust 34/36/38/ inches. The waist band is backed with petersham ribbon.

 

vintage ladies knitting pattern

Marriner 389:  lovely summer top knitted in Silver Dew, which is no longer available, but was a fine mohair type of yarn that knitted to 3ply.  If this is knitted in modern 3ply the sizes are just a about right, work tension square and adjust with needle size. Try 4ply for a slightly larger or looser fit. 1950's

 

ladies cardigan knitting pattern

Marriners 336: Very smart vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1950s. This lovely cardigan is knitted in a wool that was possibly 3ply, so would knit up in modern 4ply - work tension square first. Stylish ray yoke gives nice fit. Fits sizes 32" to 42" bust.

 

vintage 1950s ladies knitting patterns

Marriners 233: Great 1956 knitting pattern, one of my all time favourites in my collection. To fit 34"-36" bust knitted in double knitting, don't forget the tension square to see if you need to change needles to get the size required. There are instructions for a short sleeved jumper as well. Lovely retro style for the autumn ahead.

 

vintage ladies wiggle dress knitting pattern from 1950s Marriners 481 Marriners 481: Great vintage ladies dress knitting pattern from 1950s. This super pattern is to fit 32-34, 34-36 and 36-38 inch bust. It is knitted in a wide rib, so the fit is wonderful, flick collar and buttons on bodice. Knitted in a 4ply, but always work a tension square to get the right fit. Looks smart with matching belt or contrast belt. Sleeves are dolman.

 

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Marriners 453: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern 1950s. Pretty autumn jumper in vintage 3ply to fit 34"-40" bust. Try modern 4ply in a tension square. Get the retro look this autumn.

 

vintage ladies double knitting dk jumper and hat

Marriners 418L: Fabulous ladies winter jumper vintage knitting pattern 1950s. This jumper is stunning with its simple rib design and fringed large collar and perky little hat to match - I love this pattern and am certainly going to knit this one this winter. Worked in double knitting wool to fit bust 34-36, 38-40 and 42-44, nice range of sizes for this one.

 

vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1950s Pennine 686: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern with three quarter sleeves from the 1950s. This very elegant jumper has a super neck line and very deep rib that helps to give this jumper is stunning shape. Dolman sleeves give freedom of movement as well as the elegance of the era. To fit 34-36 and 38-40 inch bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply.

 

vintage 1950s ladies knitting patterncable cardigan golding cardigan  knitting Pennine 752: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies cardigan 1950s. This one is great for golf or other outdoor activities. To fit 34-36 and 38-40 inch bust and has a cable panel up each sleeve and up the front, with a plain back. Knitted in double knitting on large needles. Always work a tension square.

 

Poppletons 1001: Great vintage ladies twin set knitting pattern from 1950s. Knitted in modern 4ply to fit 34inch bust. Always work a tension square. Jumper has short sleeves and interesting neck line with little buttons. The cardigan has a V neck and a super deep rib. Set in sleeves. The pattern is just a 4 row one. Very elegant.

 

vintage poppletons 1010 ladies vintage knitting pattern waist coat and cardigan 1950s

Poppletons 1010L: Lovely vintage ladies knitting pattern for cardigan and waistcoat 1950s. This super pattern has instructions for the lacy waist coat and V neck cardigan with plain yoke and deep welt. Both very stylish and so very 1950s! They are both knitted in double knitting and fit 32-34 inch bust.

 

ladies jumper kniting pattern 1950s with stripe yoke Poppletons 1028: Great vintage ladies yoked jumper knitting pattern from mid 1950. Knitted in modern 4ply to fit 34-36 and 36-38 inch bust. Always work a tension square. This lovely yoked jumper has contrast bands in the wide rib yoke and little polo collar. Yoke is worked on 4 needles or a circular needle. vintage poppletons 1041 bolero knitting pattern 1950

Poppleton 1041: Great  vintage ladies bolero knitting pattern 1950s. Lovely little bolero in the Magyar style with wide borders to sit on the waist. Worked in double knitting to fit 34-36 and 38-40 inch bust. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed.

 

vintage ladies knitting pattern1950s

Robin 356: Great vintage 1950s knitting pattern for cardigan and stripe jumper (knitted sideways from arm hole to armhole, to get vertical stripes) to fit bust 36"-38" knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply, either would be nice on their own, but quite spectacular together. Very easy to knit.

vintage ladies top knitting pattern 1950s Robin 365: Great vintage ladies slipover or tank top early 1950s. This is a super design and so elegantly retro. With buttons at the shoulders and a round neck it is knitted in simple stocking stitch with minimum shaping, so an easy knit for beginner or for a quick holiday knit. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Super advert on back page in colour of other patterns available at that time, some of which I have in my collection.

 

ladies vintage knitting pattern for jumper

Robin 371:  Very pretty knitting pattern for a light summer top from the early 1950s. Knitted in vintage 2ply, try modern 3ply. To fit 34-36 inch bust. The lacy pattern makes this so cool and light, very easy to knit.

 

vintage 1950s knitting pattern for fuller figure

Robin390: Great vintage 1950s twinset in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply for sizes stated and modern 3ply for smaller or double knitting for larger. If you use double knitting remember it will need more wool at least 50% more. To fit 36"-38" and 40"-42" bust.

 

summer tops for ladies 1950s knitting patterns

Robin 412: Lovely vintage knitting pattern for summer top with that retro look. This pattern in from the early 1950s, very easy to knit. Worked in vintage 2ply so try modern 3ply or 4ply in a tension square to see which will work better for you. Remember this should be a light airy fabric, so make sure that the needles are large enough to create a soft pliable fabric in your tension square.

 

vintage 1950s ladies knitting pattern

Robin 439: Pretty vintage knitting pattern for slipover (tank top) from early 1950s. Knitted in Nylona Multiply, no longer available, which I believe was a type of modern 4ply. Work a tension square on the large needles 10s (3.25mm) to get 8 stitches to the inch over stocking stitch. Change needles if needed to get tension correct. To fit 32" - 34" bust.

 

vintage ladies knitting pattern

Robin 456: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern. Lovely 1950's styling, knitted double knitting, so try modern double knitting yarn in a tension square. There are instructions for long or short sleeves. To fit 32-36 bust. Great for those chilly summer days.

 

vintage ladies bolero knitting pattern 1950s robin 459

Robin 459: Fabulous vintage ladies bolero knitting pattern 1950s. This is so pretty, knitted in one piece for ease and comfort. Takes 6x 1oz balls which seems to knit as 4ply, but work a tension square and see if you need to change needles.  This little beauty is knitted from one cuff to the other, so simple.

 

vintage ladies cardigan knitting patterns

Robin 473:Another 1950's little gem! A vintage knitting pattern for a classic fifties cardigan with wing collar, deep welt, close fitting. To fit 32"-38" bust, long and short sleeve instructions. Knitted in double knitting wool, but still work a tension square to check needles do not need to be changed.

 

Vintage ladies knitting patterns from the Retro Knitting Company

Robin 488:  Great vintage ladies knitting pattern for jumper from the 1950s. Super pattern for a V neck summer top with slimming shape. To fit32-42 inch bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply, always work a tension square. Great for Summer evenings.

 

vintage 1950s ladies jumper knitting pattern

Robin 666: Another lovely Robin pattern from the 1950s. To fit 32-36inch bust Work a tension square to see if you can work it in modern 4ply The decoration is sequins but can be replaced by decorative period buttons if liked.

vintage ladies summer top knitting pattern 1940s Robin 671: Great vintage ladies summer jumper knitting pattern from 1950s. This pretty design with unusual corded detail at neckline is to fit 32, 34, 36 and 38 inch bust and is knitted in a wool that should be similar to modern fine 4ply.
robin ladies mens aran knitting patterns

Robin 1143: Fabulous vintage ladies aran dress knitting pattern 1950s matching handbag, the wool used for the design is similar to modern aran, always work a tensions square to check if you need to change needles. This design takes between 21 and 23 x 2oz balls, remember that 2oz is the same as 60g, but always allow an extra ball or two just in case the modern wool knts slightly differnt,you can always knit a pair of mittens or a pull on hat for some one for Christmas if it is not needed.

 

vintage ladies jumper cowl neck knitting pattern from 1950s Robin 743: Great vintage ladies cowl neck jumper knitting pattern from 1950s. This fabulous design has a lovely deep rib, rib sleeves and a super large cowl collar with fringe. So easy to knit and so retro! Typical of 1950s chic styling and would look great with slim leg trousers or jeans and pencil skirt. Knitted in a yarn that is similar to modern 4ply, always work a tension square. To fit 32, 34 and 36 inch bust.

 

vitnage 1930s knitting patternf or ladies suit Sirdar 825: Great vintage ladies suit knitting pattern from 1940s. There are instructions for tailored dress and jacket in this pattern. To fit 34 inch bust, with A line skirt to dress. Knitted in vintage wool that would be similar to modern 4ply, always work a tension square and measure as you go for this one.

 

vintage ladies fair isle slip over tank top knitting pattern Sirdar 1267: Lovely vintage knitting pattern for slip over or what is now called a tank top for ladies - in my day it was called jerkin! This one is knitted in what they called fair isle floss but which is similar to modern 4ply. Work a tension square (7.5 stitches to 1" on size 10 needles) There is a chart and as there are only two colours it is quite easy. 1950's 
vintage 1950s knitted slinky dress Sirdar 1602: Vintage ladies knitting pattern 1950s slim fitting dress pretty collar detail, easy to knit, great to wear - so elegant and fashionable for 2012 to fit 32"/34"/36"/38" bust, knitted in double knitting wool. Don't forget to work a tension square!

 

vintage ladies dress knitting pattern from 1950s Sirdar 1341: Great vintage ladies dress knitting pattern from early 1950s. This design is to fit 34 inch bust and has fitted ribbed wast that is beautifully shaped and lovely shaped skirt. Figure flattering and easy to knit. This one is in a full 4ply, try a tension square and change needles if needed or try a modern double knitting wool. There are instructions for long or short sleeves.

 

vintage ladies sirdar dress knitting pattern1960s Sirdar 2003: Great vintage ladies cable dress knitting pattern 1950s. This is super pattern from the late 1950s with rich chunky cables and super revered collar. Three quarter sleeves, knitted in double knitting yarn. Always work a tension square in yarn chosen and change needles if needed. To fit 32, 34 and 36 inch bust. Belt is also knitted with petersham backing and buckle.

 

vintage ladies beaded dress knitting pattern from 1950s sirdar 7693 Sirdar 7693: Fabulous beaded dress knitting pattern from 1950s. This stunning dress is knitted in double knitting and has beads knitted in to the pattern in the panels back and front. Full skirt and lovely shaped waist with square neck and little cap sleeves. In three sizes, to fit 34, 36 and 38 inch bust. Side opening has a zip and a petersham strip defines the waist. The beaded panels are knitted separately. A delightful challenge!

 

ladies hat and head scarf knitting pattern from early 1950s

Sirdar 1280: Great vintage ladies head scarf and hood knitting pattern from very early 1950s. This super pattern has two designs a hood-scarf with fair isle borders knitted in 4ply, can be knitted without the fair isle. The stormchaser hood is an ingenious design with cotton wool or stuffing in rolls at front, elastic at the back to fit neatly under hair and scarf end ties. Snug and different. Similar design were worn in the 1940s.

 

ladies lace scarf knitting pattern from early 1950s

Sirdar 1425: Lovely vintage knitting pattern for ladies lacy shawls. These four design are quick and easy to knit modern 3ply. If knitted in modern 4ply they will just be a little wider and take a little more wool. Angora might be nice alternative, or a fine silk. Great for the evening and if knitted in a fine wool, cotton or silk they look so elegant and are worth the effort.

 

vintage ladies summer tops Sirdar 1296: Great vintage ladies summer tops with that 1950s retro look. This pattern has instructions for both designs to fit 34 inch bust and knitted in a vintage wool that would have been between 3ply and 4ply - so either will do. Just knit a tension square and change needles if needed.

 

vintage ladies knitting pattern wing collar 1950

Sirdar Leaflet E: Fabulous vintage ladies knitting pattern wing collar cardigan 1950s. Stunning pattern this one, deep welt, shaped waist and broad bands with fabulous big buttons and that iconic wing collar of the era. Simple stocking stitch but so stylish and elegant - and easy to knit! There are instructions for long or short sleeves. and it is worked in double knitting. To fit 32/34/36/38/ bust.

 

 

vintage ladies cardigan large sizes 1950s knitting pattern sirdar Sirdar 1436: Great vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern1950s. Lovely pattern with high shaped rib and pleated shoulder with delicate lace pattern. Elegant and very retro for the fuller figure. To fit bust 40 and 42 inches. Knitted in vintage 2ply, so try modern 3ply, work a tension square.

 

vintage sirdar ladies knitting pattern cardigan chunky ply

Sirdar 1438L: Stunning vintage ladies knitting pattern evening jumper 1950s. This is so 1950s! Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square, early in the 1950s. To fit 36 and 38 inch bustThe pattern gives instructions for the three quarter sleeves or short sleeves, it is fasten at th back by 4 small buttons.

 

sirdar 1441 ladies vintage bolero knitting pattern 1950s Sirdar 1441: Great vintage ladies bolero knitting pattern 1950s. Instructions for Magyar style three quarter length sleeve bolero with mandarin collar and large button. The sleeves have cuffs - very smart this one and knitted in double knitting makes this one ideal as a jacket as well and would look nice in white or cream or worked in double knitting angora as an evening bolero. To fit 34, 36, 38 inch bust. Which ever yarn you choose always work a tension square.

 

vintage 1950s sirdar bolero knitting pattern

Sirdar 1444: Great 1950s vintage knitting pattern ladies unusual style bolero. Knitted in double knitting wool to fit bust size 34"/36"/38" in dolman style - sleeves knitted in with fronts and back, so easy and quick, minimal sewing up!   FOR MORE BOLEROS AND SHRUGS    (click to go to bolero pages)

 

ladies double breasted cardigan knitting pattern from 1950s sirdar 1540 Sirdar 1540: Great vintage ladies double breasted cardigan knitting pattern from 1950s. Super deep welt, wide borders and dolman style in vintage 3ply that will knit to a similar 3ply today. To fit 32, 34, 36 and 38 inch bust. vintage ladies bolero knitting pattern vintage sirdar 1525 Sirdar 1525: Great vintage ladies bolero knitting pattern from 1950s. So simple and nice range of sizes for this classic 1950s style. Set in sleeves and all knitted in stocking stitch to fit 34, 36, 38 and 40 inch bust. Knitted in a silk and wool blend or just a thinnish 4ply. Always work a tension square.

 

ladies vintage beaded festive chirstmas jumper knitting pattern 1950s

Sirdar1702L:  Fabulous ladies vintage beaded jumper knitting pattern 1950s. The gorgeous jumper is worked in double knitting, always work a tension square! knitting yarns. To fit 32, 34, 36 and 38 inch bust. This one has beads knitted in with it, but they can be omitted or sewn on afterwards if preferred.

ladies vintage beaded jumper knitting pattern 1950s

Sirdar 1596L: Fabulous ladies vintage beaded jumper knitting pattern 1950s. The gorgeous top is worked in vintage 3ply ,  so try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 34, 36 and 38 inch bust. This one has beads knitted in with it, but they can be omitted or sewn on afterwards if preferred. Great for the festive season ahead! 

 

vintage ladies beaded vintage christ mas knitting pattern

Sirdar 7473L:  Fabulous ladies vintage beaded jumper knitting pattern 1950s. The gorgeous top is worked in vintage 3ply ,  so try modern 4ply in a tension square and see if this works to size better, or just change to a bigger size needles, always work a tension square! To fit 34, 36 and 38 inch bust. Email me for suppliers of modern 3ply in adult colours. This one has beads knitted in with it, but they can be omitted or sewn on afterwards if preferred. Great for the festive season ahead!

 

vintage ladies summer top 1950s Sirdar 1564: Pretty vintage knitting pattern ladies summer top 1950s, would also make lovely evening top. Knitted in vintage 2ply so try modern 3ply, also try modern cotton no 20 which is a similar ply or fancy evening yarn. Work tension square and see if you need to change needles size to get correct tension. To fit 34/36/38 inch bust. Very elegant.
vintage ladies jacket knitting pattern 1950s Sirdar 1628: Great vintage ladies jacket knitting pattern from 1950s. This shortie jacket is double breasted with super buttons and wing collar. Set in sleeves and shaped. To fit 32, 34, 36 and 38 inch bust. Knitted in double knitting wool always work a tension square. vintage 1950s tyrolean juacket knitting pattern

Sirdar 7273: Great vintage ladies embroidered jacket knitting pattern from the 1950s. So pretty and easy to knit with a smattering of colour. Very slimming look lovely with jeans or cords - I made one years ago (50's year ago) in these very colours to go with my needle cord slacks (jeans!) Knitted in double knitting, but still work a tension square. To fit 36-37 inch bust.

 

ladis vintage knitting patterns Sirdar 7455: Lovely late 1950's vintage knitting pattern. Great for the office, would look very retro but smart with suit or slacks as well as funky with jeans for a night out - knitted in vintage 3ply try modern 4ply in a tension square - to fit 36" to 40" bust. vintage ladies waist coat knitting patterns

Sirdar 7625:Great vintage knitting patten for stylish waist coat from the late 1950's. Two designs worked in double knitting - ideal for the coming colder weather! Quick and easy gift to knit for a retro fashion girl. To fit Bust 34"-38".

 

Strutts 4069: Pretty vintage knitting pattern for ladies summer jumper 1950s. This patter is worked in cotton and has a pretty daisy pattern yoke and little sleeves. Calls for knitting cotton No. 8 and needles the size that would usually be used with vintage 3ply - try a tension square in the yarn that you use and change needles if needed. 7 inch zip required for back opening or you could use little pearl buttons and make loops.

 

vintage summer top knitting pattern 1950s

Strutts 8012: Great vintage ladies lacy blouse knitting pattern 1950s. This pretty feminine lacy blouse design with high neck is very 50's and looks cool and elegant. Knitted in cotton yarn with a sheen that would probably knit to 3ply modern yarn or cotton. Always work a tension square in the yarn that you choose. To fit 35 inch bust. Back fastening with zip, but pearl button could be used.

 

vintage ladies summer top knitting pattern from 1960s Strutts 8019: Super vintage knitting pattern for ladies summer blouse from 1950s. I love this one and made it many years ago. Worked in no 8 cotton or a modern 3ply will work, but you must knit a tension square first and change needles if needed. A circular or 4 needles are needed for the neck line of this one. To fit 32, 24 and 36 inch bust. vintage ladies outdoor jacket knitting pattern from 1950s

Target 1073: Great vintage ladies jacket knitting pattern from 1950s. This super jacket knitting pattern with lovely shape and smart collar. This design has and inverted pleat at back and a half belt. Knitted in a double knitting that should give 5 stitches to the inch on 7 needles (4.5mm) To fit 34-36 inch bust and 26-28inch waist.

 

ladies suit knitting pattern 1950s Templetons 1004: Great vintage ladies suit knitting pattern from 1950s. This lovely suit is knitted in a boucle type of yarn that is similar to a modern 4ply. Jumper cardigan with round or V neck and set in sleeves and a slim fitting skirt. To fit bust 32, 34 and 36 inches and skirt to fit 37-38 inch hips and 39-40 inch hips.

 

vintage ladies knitting pattern

Templeton 1016: Lovely thick-knit cardigan, with or without collar 1950s. To fit bust 34-38.  In easy to knit pattern. Try double knitting alpaca for that bit of luxury this spring. Always work a tension square.

 

vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1950s Templeton 1069: Great vintage ladies long line cardigan knitting pattern from 1950s. Lovely deep ribbed welt, super shape and rich pattern in blocks and short mock cables (twisted stitch). Lots of lovely buttons right up to the neck. Knitted in double knitting wool so work a tension square in modern double knitting and see if you need to change needles. To fit 32, 34, and 36 inch bust.

 

vintage ladies dress and jacket knitting pattern 1950s

Templeton 1116: Great vintage ladies dress and jacket knitting pattern from 1950s. To fit 36 inch bust and knitted in   a wool similar to modern 4ply. always work a tension square. The dress is worked from shoulder to hem so any alterations to length can be made easily. Main pat of the jacket is knitted in reverse stocking stitch.

 

vintage ladies twin set larger size knitting pattern 1950s Templeton's 1236: Great vintage ladies lace patterned twinset. This pattern is for a jumper with short sleeves and a cardigan to fit the fuller figure. Worked in 4ply - always knit a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 42, 44, 46 and 48 inch bust.

 

ladies aran cardigan knitting patterns

Torpedo 181: Great vintage ladies jacket knitting pattern, winter favourite to fit 32"-40" bust, wide range of size knitted in double knitting (no conversion to do here!) Modeled here by Rosemary Squires from TV .

 

vintagea ladies cotton summer top knitting patterns

Twilleys 537L: Great vintage ladies cotton summer top knitting pattern 1950s. Very easy to knit in fine knitting cotton to fit 34 or 36 inch chest. 6 little pearl buttons decorate the front of this little jumper.

 

 

vintage ladies cotton summer top 1950

Twilleys546L:  Great vintage ladies cotton summer evening top knitting pattern 1950s. Very easy to knit in fine knitting cotton to fit 34 and 36 inch chest.

 

vintage ladies summer cotton jumper blouse knitting pattern 1940s Twilleys 548: Great vintage ladies button through blouse from 1950s. This pattern has instructions for this pretty top knitted in cotton which should knit to a modern 3ply tension. To fit 36, 38 and 40 inch bust. Always work a tension square. The front is slightly double breasted with two rows of tiny pearl buttons.

 

vintage knitting pattern ladies cotton summer top

Twilleys 550L: Great vintage ladies cotton summer cardigan top 1950s. This is so pretty and worked in fine cotton yarn to give that really retro look. I remember my mother wearing a white one similar with a full white skirt with poppy design in the late 1950's. There are 12 little pearl button on the front. to fit 34-38-40 inch bust.

 

vintage ladies vogue rtwinset not 101 knitting pattern from 1930s

Vogue 101: Fabulous vintage ladies knitting pattern from 1940s. This twin set knitting pattern is to fit 34 inch bust. Always work a tension square, this one should knit to a 4ply tension. Fancy ribbed sleeveless jumper with round neck, with zip back fastener and nicely fitted cardigan to match. Classic 40s style. Wartime knitting pattern.

 

 

vintage ladies knitting suit 1940

Vogue163L: Fabulous vintage ladies knitting pattern jacket suit, not date probably 1940s. This pattern is for a short sleeved jacket and gored skirt worked in vintage 3ply which is similar to modern 4ply. Jacket measures bust 35 inch bust, skirt hips 38 inches, length is adjustable.

 

vintage ladies knitting pattern summer tops easy to knit 1950s Woolvelo 21: Great vintage ladies summer top knitting pattern 1950s. This pattern has instructions for three different cap sleeve tops. Worked in double knitting, always work a tension square. To fit 36, 38, 40 and 42 inch bust. All very easy to knit

 

vintage ladies summer top knitting patterns 1950

Woolvelo 22L: Great vintage ladies summer tops knitting patterns 1950s. This little quartet are easy to knit and so very retro, all in double knitting and worked in pale colours will look stunning this summer - can be knitted in a couple of evenings! I wore these a lot in the 1960s as well as they were cool and so easy and quick to knit.

 

vintage ladies summer cardigan knitting pattern form 1950s Wendy 663: Great vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern from 1950s. This lovely shaped cardigan has set in sleeves and wide shaped collar, lots of super buttons and deep shaped welt that is knitted on after the rest is finished. To fit 34, 36 and 38 inch bust and knitted in vintage 3ply that is similar to modern 4ply.

 

vintage ladies winter jumper knitting pattern 1950s wendy 716 Wendywear 716: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from early 1950s. This one has super turtle neck yoke and is knitted in a simple rib design with set in sleeves. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 34, 36 and 38 inch bust.

 

ladies lovely jumper knitting pattern from 1950s Wendy 593: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1950s. This super design has a round yoke and deep rib - so 1950s! Knitted in a yarn that falls between 3ply and 4ply - so choose which you would rather knit with and change needles to get the correct tension. To fit 34, 36 and 38 inch bust. Pretty picot edge to sleeves and collar.

 

vintage ladies twinset knitting pattern from 1950s Wendy 597: Great vintage ladies twin set knitting pattern from 1950s. This easy to knit design has fancy rib detail and a lovely shape. To fit 34 inch bust. Knitted in a vintage 3ply that should knit well in a modern 3ply a fine merino 4ply, always work a tension square. Nice neck line on jumper which is sleeveless. Set in sleeves of the cardigan give nice tailored look.

 

vintage ladies cable cardigan from 1950s

Wendy 236: Great vintage ladies cable cardigan knitting pattern from late 1950s. This super little jacket sits on the waist, so retro and 1950's! Large collar and crisp cables with three quarter sleeves, knitted in double knitting wool, but always work a tension square. To fit 34, 36 and 38 inch bust.

vintage ladies twin set knitting pattern from 1940s

Wendywear 406: Great vintage ladies twin set knitting pattern from the 1950s. I remember my mother wearing something similar to this one sports day when I was in school! Hers was light blue and had a darker navy cardigan - the bobbly bit fascinated me! To fit 34 and 36 inch bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square.

 

       
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