Knitting Tips & Help

"The Knitting Vintage Tutorial Series covers everything you need to know about how to knit from vintage patterns and alter them to fit – without losing one bit of vintage style.   While it’s geared toward the vintage knitter, the information in these articles will help you alter any pattern – vintage or modern – with clear explanations of all the finessing and all the math involved in knitting pattern alteration."

Some fabulous tips on working with vintage knitting patterns from Gerry Warner, author of Knit Back In Time, over on the Deramores Blog

Before you embark on that fabulous free vintage knitting pattern you have just found, be careful to check the needle gauge sizes. Depending on which country the pattern was printed, the needle size will vary greatly, hopefully the below chart will help you to decipher the correct size but if your still not sure please just drop me an email, I am only too happy to help!


  1. I am looking for a basic vintage vest pattern for my mother to knit. Just a basic knit and purl pullover V-neck. Can you help?

  2. Hi Timmy,
    Is this the kind of thing your after?

    or this

    If not, let me know and I will keep looking! :)


This is an ongoing project and I welcome any help or suggestions that you can give, so please feel free to leave a comment or a suggestion for a pattern link, all help will always be credited and very much appreciated :-) Spam will be deleted!