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vintage boys knitted swim trunks pattern

Bestway 1826: Great vintage knitting pattern from the 1940's for swim trunks - to fit hips small 27"-34"  medium 29"-36" large 31"-39" knitted in vintage 3ply , so try modern 4ply in a tension square. The fabric needs to be firm to keep shape and avoid 'soggy bottom syndrome' when wet! change needles if needed. Original pattern with stamp as shown also split to to of spine and faint crease..

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vintage boys knitted swim trunks knitting patterns Bestway 1826: This is the other illustration on the back of the pattern above.
vintage boys swim trunks knitting patterns

Bestway 2048: Vintage knitting pattern for boys swim trunks to fit 5-13 years. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply - great for re-enactment weekends and beach parties. 1940's

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vintage mens swim suit knitting patterns

Bestway 2050: Vintage knitting pattern for men's swim trunks as above, in sizes small, medium or large hips 30"-44" in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply, use modern synthetic yarn to avoid 'soggy bottom syndrome' 1940's

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Bestway 2345: Great boy's fig leaf sun pants knitting pattern from 1940s. This lovely pattern is just the thing for the boy who likes to be noticed! These little pants are knitted in a few ounces of modern 4ply and will fit 1-4 years. To fit 22-26 inch hips. The pants are knitted in garter stitch (all plain knitting) and then leaves are knitted separately then stitched on. Great knitting project for competitions and fun gifts. Brought out during the war years, so economy upper most in the knitters remit!

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vintage swim trunks knitting pattern Greenock Swim Trunks-4.  Boys Swim trunks. Individual pattern from The Greenock Beach wear Booklet shown above. 1930's

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vintage two piece knitting pattern

Greenock Two Piece Man's Swim Outfi-5. Great trendy vintage knitting pattern for the man in your life. Chest 36 inches shoulder to lower edge 30 inches. Individual pattern from The Greenock Beach wear Booklet

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KB6-122Msw: Great vintage knitting pattern for boys and mens swim trunks from 1940s. The Man's are knitted in double vintage 3ply yarn to provide a firm fabric. For the men's trunks always work a tension square and remember that swim wear needs a firm fabric so is often knitted on needles smaller than you would think for the ply - no 'soggy bottom syndrome' here! To fit average man, tension will give an idea of size - 7 st to an inch. Unstretched about 27 inches at waist, hips about 30 inches, then there is a good amount of stretch if pure wool is used. Size is easily adjustable in these simple patterns. A webbing belt is added. These are very smart and very retro! You get instructions for both pairs.

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KB6-122sw: Great vintage knitting pattern for boys swim trunks from the war years of 1940. Boys trunks are knitted in vintage 4ply, always work a tension square and remember that swim wear needs a firm fabric so is often knitted on needles smaller than you would think for the ply - no 'soggy bottom syndrome' here! To fit average teen boy, tension will give an idea of size - 7 st to an inch. Unstretched about 25 inches at waist, hips about 27 inches, then there is a good amount of stretch if pure wool is used. Size is easily adjustable in these simple patterns. A webbing belt is added. You get instructions for both pairs.

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vintage mens swim trunks 1940s

Knitpat 75sw: Vintage knitting pattern for mens swim trunks from the 1940s, these are a fancy rib and are for 32", 34", 36" hips depth 15" great pattern. Easy to knit - you man will be the talk of the holiday resort with these beauties!

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vintage kinitting pattern for mens swim trunks 1940

Modern knitting Seaside and Beach Wear147-304: Great pattern from 1940's for simple trunks  to fit 38"-40" hips, knitted in fancy rib. The wool is used double throughout. The patterns states vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply don't forget to use double as this gives strength to the fabric and will help avoid 'soggy bottom syndrome!' Very easy to knit, and fun to give as gift!

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vintage mens swim trunks knitting pattern

Patons 206sw: vintage knitting pattern for mens bathing trunks from the late 1940s in two sizes, to fit 36"-38" hips and 34"-36£ hips. Knitted in vintage 4ply, non shrink wool. Try modern double knitting, the fabric needs to be firm to stay in shape if the garment is intended to be used in the water. Pattern in nice vintage condition.

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boys swimming trunks knitting pattern 1940s

Patons 347sw: Great vintage knitting pattern for boy swimming trunks from 1940s. These ones are knitted in vintage 4ply on fine needles to provide a firm fabric less likely to give the 'soggy bottom syndrome' so try modern 4ply. In two sizes to fit 6-8 years and 9-11 years. Waist 24 and 20 inches Webbing belt needed, or you could knit  a belt to match or contrast. Neat retro design. Pattern is in nice condition.

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vintage mens 1920s swimming bathing costume knitting patteren

Patons 2573: Fabulous men's bathing costume knitting pattern from 1920s. This design is knitted in a non-shrink wool that would be similar to a modern 4ply - always work a tension square. To fit 36-38 inch chest, for a largetr size try a thick wool. Always beware of the 'soggy bottom syndrome' and if going into the water wear swimming trunks underneath in case of embarssing drooping of the fabric.

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vintage mans swimsuit

Patons 2895: Great vintage pattern for man's swimsuit from the 1930's, to fit chest 37-39 inches, knitted in vintage 4ply, try a tension square before knitting, pattern advises that knitting should be firm so that there is minimal expansion when the suit is wet! One must avoid the bathing suit sagging! great series of pictures on the back page of vintage styles of swimwear. Great social history item.

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mens swim suit knitting pattern 1930s

R289msw: Great vintage mens swim suit knitting pattern from early 1920s. Super pattern for classic men's full swim suit, so typical of the period between the wars. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply - to fit average young man (from the 1920s and 30s!) Don't forget that the fabric needs to be firm to avoid the 'soggy bottom syndrome'  This one also has the low front hiding the gusset. To get a bigger size go up  needle size or ply, but don't forget to allow more yarn if you do this.

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vintage swim suit for men

Sentinel 42:Fabulous 1920's knitting pattern for mens bathing costume, great retro look!  To fit chest 36" to 38" chest, knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply if you want to be authentic make sure the wool is non shrink, machine washable, less likely to get 'soggy bottom syndrome' .

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vintage boys swiming suit from 1930s bathing suit
Sentinel 484sw: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for bathing suit for boys from 1920s. This delightful suit is knitted in a wool that would be similar to modern 4ply, but work a tension square and change needles if needed. Remember if the suit is to get wet it needs to be of a firm fabric and well fitting to save the wearer from 'soggy bottom syndrome'. To fit 6-8 years and 8-10 years.

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vintage mens 1920s swimsuit knitting pattern
Spider 12sw: Fabulous 1920s knitting pattern bathing suit for the man in your life. This super swim suit is knitted in a 4ply wool, always work a tension square - pure wool works well as it needs to stretch to fit closely to avoid the ' soggy bottom syndrome' if being worn in the water. To fit 32-36 inch chest, young men were very much slimmer in those days as can be seen from the model. A change in needles size or ply will make it larger, but perhaps not too water safe! It is suggest a pair of trunks be worn underneath to safe any mishaps! Have fun with this one!!

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vintage 1940's knitting pattern for men

Swim trunks ST2: Vintage knitting pattern for lined swim trunks from the 1940s to fit 35"-39" knitted in 4ply. Fab!

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boys swim trunks knitting pattern 1940s

Sirdar 1200sw: Great little boys swimming trunks knitting pattern from 1940s. To fit 5-6 years and 7-8 years and knitted in vintage 4ply, but needle size seems to say that modern 4ply should work. Pattern is in nice vintage condition.

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boys vintage knitting pattern for swim trunks with motif 1950s SS50-6Csw: Great vintage boys swim trunks with motif from 1950 knitting pattern. This pair are to fit 28-30 inch hips and 30-32 inch hips. Nicely shaped and easy to knit, chart for motif. Webbing belt finishes them off in classic '50s style

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vintage mens swim trunks knitting pattern 1950s SS50-5Msw: Great vintage men's swim trunks from 1950 knitting pattern. These are a hounds tooth check style fair isle and should give a firm, tight fabric that might avoid 'soggy bottom syndrome'. To fit 36-38 inch hips - nice stylish fit. Knitted in vintage 4ply, try modern 4ply in a tension square.

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vintage mens swim trunks knitting pattern 1951

SS51-6Msw: Great vintage men's swim trunks knitting pattern from 1951. This pair is offered in two sizes to knit in vintage 4ply, so try a tension square in double knitting as you need a firm tight fabric to avoid the 'soggy bottom syndrome' To fit 34 and 36 inch hips. The trick is to use finer needles than you think you should use for the ply. Neat, gusseted trunks with canvas or webbing belt to set off in real 1950's style.

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vintage boy swim suit knitting patterns

SS57-5bsw: Great vintage knitting pattern for boys beach set, trunks and crop top. Would also suit girls. To fit 22" chest - trunks widest part 21" round. Knitted in double knitting. See children's and babies swim wear page for more

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vintage swim trunks knitting pattern for boys

SS58-5bsw: Great vintage knitting pattern for side laced trunks for boy, widest part 26" round. Knitted in double knitting, easy to knit and great for period get togethers. 1958 See children's and babies swim wear page for more

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vintage knitting pattern for boys swim siut 1940s

Weldon 461sw: Great vintage knitting patten from 1940s for boys trunks and swim suit - ideal for school! (in the 1940s) Great for re-enactment weekends now we have the sun! To fit boys 8-12. The swim suit has a chest measurement of 21", that will stretch and 24" at wides part, again will stretch. The trunks are just over 23" at the widest part, will stretch. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square - beware of tension in swim wear, it must be tight to keep shape when wet.

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vintage knitting pattern for boys swim trunks 1940

Weldon 586sw: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for swimming trunks for men and boys. The boys are to fit 6-8 years and have stripes, knitted on two needles. The Mens are 34" to stretch to 40" knitted on 4 needles. Both are knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square.

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vintage boys swimming trunks

Weldons 646-4: Great vintage knitting pattern for boys swim suit with vest top and belt 1933. Knitted in vintage 4ply to fit 29 inch chest unstretched - so would probably go up to a 31-32 inch chest. Change needles or ply to get  slightly bigger size. Tension on this on is 7 stitches and 9 rows to an inch on size 10 needles (3.25mm)

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