Sunday, 29 April 2012

1940′s Knitting - Tyrolean Print Ladies Sweater

Free Pattern 1940′s Knitting - Tyrolean Print Ladies Sweater
Tyrolean Print Ladies Sweater
(34-36" Bust)

Kindly reproduced by Faded Splendour
 

1930's Knitting - Brassier & Panties

1930's Knitting - Bar & Panties free pattern
1930 Underwear Set
(All sizes)
"Crank up the gramophone, soak in a hot bath, then slip into this 1930s inspired bra and tap-panty ensemble in lustrous silk-feel cotton. Delicate buttons close the flare-leg panty at each hip and the bra in back. Satin bias tape lines the bra band and panty waist, keeping things neat."
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1930's Knitting - Boudoir Throw

Free Pattern 1930's Style Knitting - Boudoir Throw
Boudoir Throw
Recapture the elegance of the 30's boudoir with this retro throw.

Pattern from Creative Knitting

1940's Knitting - Men's Herringbone Scarf

Mens Herringbone Scarf
Kindly reproduced by Sweater Girl Knits

1940's Knitting - Sleeveless Sweater

1940's Knitting - Sleeveless Sweater
Sleeveless Sweater 
(12-14-16)
Kindly reproduced by Sweater Girl Knits

1940's Knitting - Twin Sweater Set

1940's Knitting - Twin Sweater Set free pattern
Twin Sweater Set
(12-14-16-18-20)

Kindly reproduced By Sweater Girl Knits

1940's Knitting - Beehive Dress

free pattern 1940's Knitting - Beehive Dress
Beehive Dress
(12-14-16-18-20)
Reproduced By Sweater Girl Knits

1940's Knitting - Cable Mittens

1940's Knitting - Cable Mittens
 Cable Stitch Mittens

Reproduced by Sweater Girl Knits

Saturday, 28 April 2012

1950's Knitting - Twin Set For Glamorous Evenings

1950's Knitting - Twin Set For Glamorous Evenings free pattern
 Twin Set For Glamorous Evenings
(36" Bust)

Kindly reproduced by the The Harp Lounge

1950's Sewing - Dress with Diagonal Finish

1950's Sewing - Dress with Diagonal Finish free pattern


Dress with Diagonal Finish
 (40" Bust)
Kindly reproduced as a pdf Eure Thea

1940's Knitting - Women's Smart Slipover

1940's Knitting - Women's Smart Slipover free pattern
Smart Slipover
From Madam Weigel's Journal of Fashion, November 1, 1947.
(32-34" Bust)

"Worn over a skirt blouse ... this little slipover is the essence of chic."

Pattern from Vintage Purls

1940's Knitting - Spiral Bedsocks

Free 1940's Knitting - Spiral Bedsocks pattern
Spiral Bedsocks
From Madam Weigel's Journal of Fashion, May 1, 1948. 
(To fit any size)

"Being heel-less these socks give double wear as they may be continually turned and still fit well."

Pattern from Vintage Purls

1950's Knitting - Woman's Jumper with Tie Waist

Free 1950's Knitting - Woman's Jumper with Tie Waist pattern
Woman's Jumper with Tie Waist
From Stitch Needlecraft and Home Feature Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 12, 1951.
(32-33" Bust)

"Subtle lines are dramatic. You'll like the effect of the new and flattering jumper with it's novel tie sash, and made in Fashion's latest craze — Strutt's Knitting Cotton."

Pattern from Vintage Purls

1940's Knitting - Butterfly Bow

1940's Knitting - Butterfly Bow free pattern
White Butterfly Bow
From Needlewoman Vol.18, No.208, January, 1940.

"A delicate knitted bow to lighten the neck of a dark dress." 

Pattern from Vintage Purls

1940's Knitting - Water Sprite Swim-Suit

Free 1940's Knitting Pattern- Water Sprite Swim-Suit
Water Sprite Swim-Suit
(32-34" Bust)
"Ready to meet sun and sea, a two-colour swim-suit knitted in couponless thread."

Pattern from Vintage Purls

1950's Knitting - Cobweb Shawl

1950's Knitting - Cobweb Shawl
Cobweb Shawl

Pattern from Vintage Purls

1950's Knitting - A Cardigan for the Fuller Figure

Free 1950's Knitting pattern - A Cardigan for the Fuller Figure
Cardigan for the "Fuller Figure"
From Needlewomen & Needlecraft, No.52, 1952. 
( 38-39" Bust)

Pattern from Vintage Purls

1940's Knitting - Lace Stockings

1940's Knitting - Lace Stockings free pattern
Lace Stockings
From Gloves Stockings and Socks by Stitchcraft (1940s). 
To fit 9¼ inch foot.

Pattern from Vintage Purls

1940's Knitting - Norwegian Mitts

Free 1940's Knitting - Norwegian Mitts Pattern
Norwegian Mitts
From Needlewoman and Needlecraft no.53 1953.
To fit 6¼ to 6¾ inch hand.

Pattern from Vintage Purls

1940's Knitting - Ladies Jersey

1940's Knitting - Ladies Jersey free pattern
Ladies Jersey
From Needlework Illustrated no.198 1949.
(32-36" Bust)
"This well-cut woolie does more than double duty. It's excitingly dressy for evening—teams perfectly with your tailored suit—is a lovely partner for country tweeds. Interest lies in stitch detail—lacy trellis pattern, bordered and yoked with rib."

Pattern from Vintage Purls 

1940's Knitting - Cosy Bed Jacket

1940's Knitting - Cosy Bed Jacket free knitting pattern
Dainty Bed Jacket
From Needlework Illustrated no.191 1948.
To fit an "average" size.

"Delectable little coat knitted in a quilted stitch -- soft, dainty, featherweight. Long sleeves for extra cosiness, but we give instructions for short ones as well." 

Pattern from Vintage Purls

1950's Knitting - Of-The-Shoulder Evening Jumper

Free 1950's Knitting - Of-The-Shoulder Evening Jumper Pattern

Off-The-Shoulder Evening Jumper
From Woman and Home January 1950.
(34" Bust)

"The gleam of sequins adds glamour to the simple background.
Lovely glowing colours can be chosen for the seqin trimming."


 Pattern from Vintage Purls 

1940's Knitting - Bobble Jumper

Free 1940's Knitting - Women's Bobble Jumper Pattern
Ladies Bobble Jumper
From Stitchcraft number 94 (early 1940s).
To fit size 32-34 inch bust.

"Elegant lacy pattern with interesting bobbles. Slightly gathered sleeve tops. The pattern instructions call for 2-ply wool, but a modern 4-ply will give the required tension. Pattern is knitted on slightly larger needles than normally used for this ply of wool - giving a nice, light top."


Pattern from Vintage Purls

1930's Knitting - Ladies Vest

Free 1930's Knitting pattern - Ladies Vest from Lux

Ladies Vest
From The 1933 Lux Book. 
Width at underarm, 31 inches.

"The Vest is designed to give maximum warmth with a minimum of bulk. The shaped waist fits snugly to the figure and helps to preserve the slim lines so essential to modern dress. The neat lacy pattern at the top gives the whole garment an air of daintiness."


Pattern from Vintage Purls



1940's Knitting - Charm Star Cardigan

Free 1940's Knitting - Charm Star Cardigan Pattern
Charm Star Cardigan
 From Charm Book 8 Width at underarm, 35½ inches.

"4-ply cardigan, original in pale blue with navy and white star motif. Sleeves are gathered at top."

Pattern from Vintage Purls

1950's Knitting - Lee Target Cardigan

1950's Knitting - Lee Target Cardigan free pattern
'Lee Target Cardigan' 
(32-34" 36-38" 40-42")

Kindly reproduced by Geraldine Warner from Skiff Vintage

1950's Knitting - MunroSpun Striped Jumper

1950's Knitting - MunroSpun Striped Jumper
'MunroSpun Striped Jumper'
(36" Bust)


Kindly reproduced by Geraldine Warner from Skiff Vintage


Free Knitting Pattern Here

1940's Knitting - Sleeveless Pullover

1940's Knitting - Sleeveless Pullover
Sleeveless Pullover'
(32-34" Bust)
Kindly reproduced by Geraldine Warner from Skiff Vintage

Free Knitting Pattern Here

1950's Knitting - Afternoon Style Jumper

1950's Knitting - Afternoon Style Jumper
Afternoon Style Jumper
(34-40" Bust)

Kindly reproduced by Geraldine Warner from Skiff Vintage

Free Knitting Pattern Here

1930's Knitting - Bow Knot or Tuck In Scarf

Free Pattern 1930's Knitting - Bow Knot or Tuck In Scarf
Bow Knot or Tuck In Scarf 
Miss Marple Scarf 

Kindly reproduced by Geraldine Warner from Skiff Vintage

1930's Knitting - Swagger Scarf

Free 1930's Knitting Pattern - Swagger Scarf
Swager Scarf Pattern


Kindly reproduced by Geraldine Warner from Skiff Vintage

Friday, 27 April 2012

1940's Knittiing - Spiral-spun Waistcoat

1940's Knittiing - Spiral-spun Waistcoat PATTERN
'Spiral-spun waistcoat'
Essentials for the Forces Jaeger Handknit

1940's Knitting - A Comfortable Helmet

1940's Knitting - A Comfortable Helmet
A comfortable helmet
 Essentials for the Forces Jaeger Hand knit

1940's Knitting - Balaclava Helmet

1940's Knitting - Balaclava Helmet
'The balaclava helmet'
 Essentials for the Forces Jaeger Handknit

1940's Knitting - A V-necked Pullover Land Girl Jumper

1940's Knitting - A V-necked Pullover A Womens Land Army / Land Girl Jumper
'A V-necked pullover'
From Essentials for the Forces Jaeger Handknit
(32-34" Bust)



Notice error on typed version of pattern, should say under where it says wider. So it is 35" round bust (under arms)

I am using this pattern to make myself a Women's Land Army Pullover in Bottle green. The original issued Land Army uniform Pullover was mass produced so I would say from the ones I have seen machine knitted. 

The original pattern is essentially the same as the above, just a long sleeved V-neck Jumper, knitted throughout in K1. P1. rib. This pattern would be be simple enough to convert, though you might need to reduce the width a little to account for all the extra ease/stretch the rib will give and the neck band will need to be worked a little thicker.

1940's Knitting - A Fatuige Cap

1940's Knitting - A Fatuige Cap
Pattern for a fatigue cap which can double up as a scarf
Essentials for the Forces Jaeger Handknit

1940's Knitting - A Practical Pullover

1940's Knitting - A Practical Pullover pattern
'A Practical Pullover'
From Essentials for the Forces Jaeger Handknit