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vintage ladies cardigan with padded shoulder 1940s
Bestway 1842: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern for a neat cardigan from 1940s. This long sleeved cardigan with easy brick design at yoke and stop of sleeves is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. Will fit 34 inch bust. Elegant and very useful.

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 1893: Unusual vintage pattern for ladies ribbed cardigan to fit bust 36 knitted in 3ply (modern 4ply will give slightly larger size so if you want a 36 bust use a size smaller needles - work tension square first to determine the size needed for the same number of stitches. 1940's

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Bestway 1894: a rare 1930’s ladies short-sleeved jumper in 3ply so try modern 4ply to fit  bust 33" pattern as a small tear across the spine

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vintage ladies cardigan kniting pattern 1940s

Bestway 1897: Great vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. This one is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply and change needles if needed. To fit 36 inch bust, nice easy pattern with deep welt.

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vintage 1940s swimwear

Bestway 1898: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for ladies bathing suit from the 1940's. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply, the fabric needs to be firm to keep its shape in the water, change needles if needed. The design was worked in blue and white. Easy to knit. To fit bust 33"-34" and hips 37"-38"

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 1911: Vintage knitting pattern with Margaret Lockwood on the front, signed by her. Jumper has a pretty neck edge and is knitted in angora substitute. So try a modern 4ply or for extra luxury modern 4ply angora. Short and long sleeve instructions. 34"-36" bust. 1930/40's pattern

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vintage ladies Bestway cardigna knitting pattern

Bestway A1927: Great vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. Pretty square shouldered style with mock cable and rib detail at shoulders. Worked in vintage 4ply, so try modern double knitting in an tension square. To fit 34-36 inch bust. Edge to edge style, no buttons.

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1940s ladies jumper vintage knitting pattern

Bestway A1929: Great vintage knitting pattern from the later 1940s. This little jumper is knitted in cross-stitch and has a tie neck which is optional, a small button can be put at the neck if preferred. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply and to fit bust 34".

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway A1930: Vintage knitting pattern for a classic 1940's jumper in a long or short-sleeved version in 3ply to fit 34 bust. easy to achieve smocking effect pattern. Use 4ply or larger needles to make a bigger size. Pattern has one minor crease at side otherwise, great condition for over 60years old and used!

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vintage ladies bestewy knitting pattern cardigan 1940s
Bestway A1931: Great ladies vintage knitting pattern for pretty cardigan from 1940s. This pattern is so elegant with deep welt and worked in pod stitch. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. Medium size to fit 34-36 inch bust. Notice the large buttons that were so popular at the time.

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway A1934: Great vintage knitting pattern from the 1940's for a simple little lace panel short sleeved top knitted in vintage 2ply that would translate as modern 3ly, try tension square, knitted in modern 4ply a larger size would be obtained, also by changing needle size, instructions given in pattern for this!

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 1943: Lovely vintage cardigan knitting pattern posed by Susan Shaw, movie star, with signature!  Nice condition slight stain to left side. 1940'spattern in good condition.

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 1963: Vintage knitting pattern with instructions for 2 ladies jumpers, this one with a ribbed yoke and a plain round neck, both are knitted in vintage 3ply (try modern 4ply in a tension square, this might give a better size) Size stated in pattern 36" bust. 1940's

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway1990: Great vintage knitting pattern for a ladies summer sports cardigan. In what is referred 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" square1940's

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 1996: vintage knitting pattern for a lacy jumper knitted in vintage 3ply, so 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. 1940's

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 2002:Pretty vintage knitting pattern for  lacy panel cardigan to fit 36 and 38 inch bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply for size stated. 1940's

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1940 knitting pattern

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

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knitted 1940s swimwear

Bestway 2020: Great vintage two piece bathing suit from the 1940's worked in vintage 4ply, so modern double knitting might work better, try a tension square and see if this would work better. Bust 32"-34" the fabric is a bit stretchy when knitted.

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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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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 2102: Lovely vintage knitting pattern for a twin set from the1940'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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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 2127: Another very useful vintage pattern 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. 1940's

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1940s WW2 ladies knitted shirt blouse knitting pattern

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.

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vintage ladies summer jumper knitting pattern 1940s
Bestway 2195: Great vintage ladies summer jumper knitting pattern. 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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1940s WW2 ladies knitted pullover in cable stitch vintage knitting pattern

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.

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 2256: Great stylish vintage knitting pattern for side button tank top in easy to knit cable.  Worked in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply in tension square could work better. Worked all in one piece, no sewing up! 1940's (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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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 2323: 3ply twinset from the 1940's in a lovely lacy pattern, look great with with this seasons straight skirts.  Make sleeves of jumper a little shorter to be more fashionable. Pattern in great condition. For 34 inch bust

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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. Very elegant.

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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 tensions square. To fit 40 inch bust.

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vintage ladies twinset knitting pattern 1940

Bestway A2486: Great vintage ladies twinset 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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1940s teenager twinset vintage knitting pattern

Bestway A2509: Great vintage knitting pattern for 32" bust twinset 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 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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vintage ladies embroidered waist coat knitting pattern 1930s
Briggs 78L: Fabulous vintage ladies knitting pattern for waist coat with bold embroidery 1930s. Copy of transfer included. Knitted in thicker wool, probably similar to modern double knitting. Always work a tension square. Simple to knit and easy to follow instructions as is usual in these vintage patterns - everything was straight forward in those days!

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vintage ladies lumber jacket 1930s

Bronte 114: Great vintage ladies jacket knitting pattern 1930s. This super pattern is so retro, but very fashionable at the moment, this one is for the fuller figure with a bust size 40 - 42 inches and is flattering with slimming lines, pockets can be omitted. No ply give, but try modern double knitting in a tension square, as the size needles suggest this should be alright. Some nice pictures on the back, mostly of ladies jumper fashions a the time.

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