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1940s baby clothes knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1311.Vintage knitting pattern for beautiful baby matinee jackets in a fabulous condition with fancy trade stamp. 3 lovely matinee patterns from this highly collectable firm vintage 3ply 3-6 months try modern 3ply for slightly smaller size 1930/40's 19" chest

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Wartime WW2 baby clothes knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1314:Vintage knitting pattern for baby pram set with a difference. What a great bonnet! this little set has a great kitten ear bonnet and with fair isle on the sleeves and around the edge of bonnet and the other one, the baby is wearing is a hooded coat with kitten ear hood, with baby cable down the front and round the front of the hood. To fit 3-9 months or  chest 19 or 20 inch.  Knitted in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ly for correct sizing or modern 3ply for a little smaller. 1940's

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baby clothes knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1319: Vintage matinee knitting pattern for baby. To fit 19" chest knitted in vintage 3ply so use modern 4ply for size shown or modern 3ply for smaller size. three different styles, second one down shown on baby. 1930/40's this one.

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baby clothes wartime knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1323: Vintage knitting pattern for 2 lovely pram sets from the 1930's knitted in vintage 3ply (try modern 4ply for a good fit) chest 20 inches.

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vintage knitting pattern baby clothes

Bairnswear 1327  Vintage knitting pattern for baby layette, another fabulous outfit from this famous publisher for new born up to 3 months.  Knitted in vintage 3ply (modern 4ply) comprising of shawl 48" square, matinee coat 18" chest, dress 18" chest, bootees, vest and pilch. Simple pattern, very retro - pattern from 1930's/40's.

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little boys knitted suit knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1334. Vintage knitting pattern for little boys suits in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply, lovely for the jumpers alone. 18-24 months. again, nice condition. 1940's 21" and 22" chest.

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baby matinee coats knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1336: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for three matinee coats to fit 3-6 month babies, chest 19"-20" knitted in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply or use modern 3ply if you would like the matinees to fit a new born. late 1940's. Instructions for jacket with box pleats, short-sleeved coatee in loopy stitch and lovely one on the front page, which is knitted with crochet edge.

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baby knitted cardigans knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1341: Vintage knitting pattern for three lovely cardigans to fit 1-3 months, 19" chest knitted in vintage 2ply, try modern 3ply for this size. One, pictured on front is knitted with a yoke, one is a cross over and the other is v neck fair isle.

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baby matinee jacket knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1344: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for baby matinee jackets from late 1940's. There are two more in this pattern all three are for 18-19 inch chest in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply for same size or modern 3ply for a little smaller.

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baby layette knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1346.  Vintage knitting pattern for baby layette, consisting of dress, matinee jacket, bonnet, shawl, vest and pilch (pants).  Knitted in vintage 2ply - try 3ply for modern equivalent  or 4ply to bring up to larger size. Chest 18" and 20" long. Work extra patterns to lengthen. 1940's pattern.

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pram set knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1348:  This is a fabulous baby vintage pattern was first printed in the 1930's but was still in print in the 1950's.  There is a lovely little girls pram set with 'kitten' hood and another with picot trimming.  Both are for a 20" chest and are knitted in vintage 3ply, for a smaller size knit in modern 3ply, otherwise try modern 4ply for similar sizing.

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pram rug and blanket knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1349: Vintage knitting pattern for baby blanket. There are instructions for 3 different blankets, one with kittens and chain stitch feature in vintage 4ply, thicker than modern 4ply nearer modern baby double knitting and measures24"x 27", one with a centre design  measuring 26"x 32" and in double knitting, and one with a honeycomb stitch centre measuring 24"x 27" 1930/40's

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babys matinee coat knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1358: Vintage knitting pattern for three matinee coats to fit 6-12 months. Unfortunately most modern babies are no longer in dainty baby things at this age, but here a chance to change that - these little jackets would look really trendy with dresses or trousers and jumpers, for that bit of extra warmth and freedom of movement. Vintage baby clothes celebrated free movement of limbs and and unrestricted toes. These little jacket are to fit 20" chest and are knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply and take a leap back in time and set you baby free.

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cardigan cross over jacket for baby knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1361: Vintage knitting pattern for 3 dear little cardigans knitted in vintage 2ply and 3ply (modern 3ply and 4ply) work tension square to see if a change of needles is needed for correct size. The cover cardigan is knitted in one piece, they all 19-20 inch chest.

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baby matinee coat knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1363: Vintage knitting pattern for 3 more little matinee jackets, this time for 1-3 months. Chest 19" knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply or for tiny new born try modern 3ply and size 10 needles. These three are classic designs and so simple to knit.

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babies cardigan knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1364: Great vintage baby cardigan knitting pattern 1930s. There are 3 different designs to fit 6-12 months or 19-20 inch chest. There is a deep v neck, a crossover and a button up. All worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply for the sizes stated, but if you would like a smaller size try modern 3ply.

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hooded pram coat knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1369:  Vintage baby knitting pattern for 2 lovely little hooded jackets in 3ply to fit 3 to 9 months old, try modern 4ply for a good size comparison as old 3ply was thicker than modern 3ply. Chest measurements 19/20 inches.  Pattern is in wonderful condition considering its age - 1940's which makes it 70 years old!

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vintage baby jacket knitting pattern from 1930s Bairnswear 1375: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for little jackets from 1930s. There are instructions for three different styles, on has little ducks round the edge and one has a shawl collar. To fit 20-21 inch chest and knitted in modern 3ply or 4ply depending on size required. Always work a tension square.

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baby girls cardigan knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1378:  Vintage knitting pattern for toddlers cardigans, three different styles to fit 18 months to 30 months chest 21-22 inches. knitted in vintage 3ply so modern 4ply would work better. This pattern has seen better days - from the 1940's

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hug me tight knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1379:   vintage pattern for traditional hug-me-tights knitted in 2ply" and 3ply for the first year 18" to 20" chest - make great Christmas present for new baby or Christening gift - trim with angora bunny wool for a bit of luxury - see wool page. So easy to knit and quick!

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pram set knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1382:  Vintage knitting pattern for two different pram sets or outdoor set as they were sometimes called. The one on the front has lacy panels and tassels at the waist, the other one is knitted from the neck down and has fair isle trim. To fit 20" chest, 6-12 months, again knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply for size stated or modern 3ply for smaller fit.

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cardigan cross over jacket for baby knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1385:   Vintage baby knitting pattern for another lovely set of cardigans for 1-2 years, the top design is knitted all in one, they all fit 21-22 inch chest. Vintage 2 and 3ply wool is used, try modern 3ply or 4ply for a better fit, work tension square for needle size comparison.

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baby cape knitting pattern from 1930s Bairnswear 1392: Great vintage baby cape knitting pattern from late 1930s. This pattern has two designs, both easy to knit and great for chilly days - beautiful for christenings any time of the year for that extra warmth in chilly churches!  Both capes have bonnets to match and are knitted din 4ply. Always work a tension square.

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baby cardigan in 2 ply knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1397:  Vintage baby cardigan knitting pattern with two different styles, dear little short sleeve on with picot bands and a button through in a lace design. To fit 19" chest knitted in vintage 2ply - modern 3ply, very dainty and retro but very fashionable. 1940's

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motif cardigan for baby knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1404:  Vintage baby cardigans knitting pattern with horse motif 19/20 inches in vintage 3ply, button up or v neck.  For a smaller size knit in modern 3ply making back and sleeves a little shorter before arm hole shaping. 1940's

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pram set knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1406:  Vintage knitting patterns for baby. More cute pram-set from the pre-war war decade (1930's) - most of these patterns were still available through out the wartime so really come from 30-40's. It was cheaper to reprint than to remake! These two are simple but practical. Easy to knit and in vintage 19 inch chest up to 6 months.

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baby hug me tight knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1410: vintage pattern for 3 lovely hug-me-tights in 3ply and double knitting.  20"-22" chest.

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vintage girls tyrolean jacket knitting pattern 1930s

Bairnswear 1413: Great vintage girl's Tyrolean cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. This super pattern is for the traditional Tyrolean cardigans. This style was popular throughout the 1930s, 40s and 50s for both little girls and ladies. With simple embroidery and contrast bands, they are bright and pretty - they look super with jeans or skirts. This pattern has instructions for 19-20 inch chest, 22, 24, 25 and 26 inch chest. All knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. Traditional colours are white ground with scarlet, green and gold wool as decoration.

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infants layette knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1416  Vintage baby knitting pattern for Infants layette. Gorgeous layette from the 1930's.  Shawl in two sizes, head shawl or carrying shawl in vintage 2ply (modern 3ply) Dress chest 19", hug-me-tight 18-20", ribbon tied vest 18" chest and pants .

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2 ply matinee coat knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1422. Vintage knitting pattern for baby matinees in 2ply (try modern 3ply) 3 matinee for 3-6 months. 1940's.  19" chest Pattern in great condition. 3 designs.

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hug me tight knitting pattern

Bairnswear 1424: Vintage knitting pattern. Third one on this site, glorious hug-me-tight pattern from this fabulous range of baby patterns.  This little pattern was published in the 1930's and was still in print throughout the 1950's - and so popular! This one retains its two original designs from the 1940's and also includes a stunning little 1950's addition. They are knitted in 3ply (one is knitted in vintage 2ply)

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vintage baby pramset knitting patterns 1930s

Bairnswear 1426: Great vintage baby pram suit knitting pattern from 1940s. There are two designs the one on the model and one with a lacy skirt to the coat and edge to the bonnet. To fit 20 inch chest knitted in vintage 3ply which should knit up to modern 4ply. Always work a tension square.

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vintage baby pram set knitting patterns 1930s Bairnswear 1429: Great vintage baby pram sets for the first year from 1940s. This super pattern has instructions for two pram sets one as shown and front cover baby and the other a bit plainer in inset. These older patterns are so sweet. To fit 19 - 20 inch chest and knitted in a wool that was thicker than most so would probably be similar to modern baby double knitting.

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baby out door set knitting pattern from 1930s

Bairnswear 1433: Great vintage knitting pattern for babies outdoors sets from 1930s. This super pattern has two different sets to fit from 18 months to 30 months, Great for toddlers, one has a super helmet and duffel coat and the other bonnet and gathered coat with neat little trousers. Both are knitted in wool that is similar to double knitting wool, always work a tension square. To fit chest 23-24 inches. Nice easy instructions - super retro and cosy.

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vintage baby pram set knitting patern from 1940s Bairnswear 1442: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for pram sets from 1940s. This pattern has instructions for  two sets, one with pixie hood. to fit 6-12 months or 20-21 inch chest. Knitted in thicker wool that would be similar to a modern baby double knitting, always work a tension square.

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vintage baby pram set knitting patern from 1940s Bairnswear 1442: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for pram sets from 1940s. This pattern has instructions for  two sets, one with pixie hood. to fit 6-12 months or 20-21 inch chest. Knitted in thicker wool that would be similar to a modern baby double knitting, always work a tension square.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1930s Bairnswear 1445: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1930s. This easy to knit set has Blackberry stitch panels. The shawl measures 28 or 45 inch square and the dress is 19 inch chest. Knitted in vintage 3ply that is similar to modern 4ply, but if you want a smaller, new born size use modern 3ply. You can make the dress shorter or longer to suit. There are instructions for a matinee, coat, bootees and a hug-me-tight (see below for picture) Always work a tension square.

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crochet baby layette pattern

Bairnswear 1460:Vintage CROCHET pattern for babies layette, with simple, but effective lattice pattern. There is a shawl, dress, jacket, shoes and bonnet, all worked in vintage 3ply for chest 19"

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vintage baby romper knitting pattern from 1940s Bairnswear 1473: Great vintage baby romper knitting pattern from 1940s. There are three three designs suitable for boy or girl and are knitted in vintage 3ply that should knit to a modern 4ply. Always work a tension square. To fit 19-20 inch chest.

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vintage baby knitting pattern 1940s Bairnswear 1476: Great vintage baby cross over cardigan knitting pattern form 1940s.  All worked in a vintage 3ply that will be fin in modern 4ply, always work a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit from birth to 6 months or 19-20 inch chest.

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vintage baby dress set with matinee and bonnet and bootees from 1960s knitted in 4ply Baby Set-10: Great vintage baby Afternoon set knitting pattern. This set has the bonnet and bootees shown here and the dress and jacket pictured below. To fit 18 and 20 inch chest knitted in 4ply. always work a tension square and try modern 3ply for a new born size. Pretty and easy to knit, I made this one for my eldest daughter for her afternoon walks in the park.

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Vintage dress set knitting pattern from 1960s Baby Set -11: Great vintage baby Afternoon set knitting pattern. This set has the bonnet and bootees shown above and the dress and jacket pictured here. To fit 18 and 20 inch chest knitted in 4ply. always work a tension square and try modern 3ply for a new born size. Pretty and easy to knit, I made this one for my eldest daughter for her afternoon walks in the park.

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baby clothes knitting book from Canada

Baby Styles by Beehive: Canadian publication from the 1940's. With 20 patterns in this 33 page book, illustrated in black and white. Lovely photographs. There are 4 matinee sets,plus three other matinee coats, 3 jumper and knicker sets for baby boys, dress set with lacy undies, several jumpers, jacket and cardigans, a knitted dress for older baby and a crochet dress, crochet shawl and a plain knitted head shawl, plus 4 blanket designs. See below for some of designs that are available as photocopies or pdfs.

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Baby dress set knitting pattern

Baby Style by Beehive Dress set -1: Lovely dress set to include underwear, to fit 19" chest, knitted in  vintage 3ply, so for this size use modern 4ply but if you would like new born size use same needles and modern 3ply. The instructions are for a dress, bonnet, bootees and vest and knickers.

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baby matinee set knitting pattern

Baby Style  by Beehive Matinee set 1: This little set is to fit 19" chest and is knitted in  vintage 3ply baby wool, try 4ply if you want this size, use modern 3ply if you would like a new born size. Canadian patterns use the same as UK patterns, but do a tension square to check.

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matinee set baby knitting pattern

Baby Style by Beehive Matinee set-2: to fit 17 inch chest, new born size worked in vintage 3ply baby wool, so try modern 4ply or use modern 3ply for smaller size. Use size 11 needles. Pattern instructions for coat, bonnet, bootees and mittens.

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baby matinee jacket knitting pattern

Baby Styles by Beehive: Matinee set 3:  This is cute with small cable design worked in vintage baby 3ply, so try modern 4ply for the 17" chest  use modern 3ply for smaller, bigger needles for bigger size.

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vintage toddlers babies dress knitting pattern from 1930s

BD88-1R: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern fro 1930s. This lovely, easy to knit design is worked in Art Silk or shiny rayon, but any modern yarn can be used that knits to modern 4ply - modern silk and bamboo might be nice. Trimmed with angora. To fit 1-2 years. Use modern 3ply or 20 cotton for a smaller size.

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vintage baby knitting pattern for cardigan from 1940s

Berry-12: Great vintage baby knitting pattern from 1940s. This little cardigan is to fit 9-18 months or 22 inch chest and is knitted in baby wool that should knit to a modern 3ply. Always work a tension square.

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vintage baby cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s Berry-14: Great vintage baby matinee coat knitting pattern from 1940s. This little jacket is to fit 6-18 months or 22 inch chest and is knitted in baby wool that should knit to a modern 4ply. This free fitting design has a v neck and full skirt. Always work a tension square. The bottom edge is embroidered with French knots.

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vintage baby cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s Berry-23: Great vintage baby cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s. This little cardigan is to fit 9-18 months or 23 inch chest and is knitted in baby wool that should knit to a modern 3ply.  Knitted in stocking stitch it is easy and quick to make, there are holes made to thread pretty ribbon through at chest and pocket tops. Button through style keeps baby snug and warm. Always work a tension square.

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baby dress set knitting pattern from 1940s Bestway Bestway 90-4: Dress Set: Great vintage baby dress set knitting pattern from 1940s. This little set is knitted in 3ply, if you would like to use modern 4ply, drop a size needle to get the same size. To make a smaller set use modern 3ply on a smaller size needle. This little set has instructions for dress with little puff sleeves and embroidered yoke with knickers and a matinee jacket.

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best way pram set for baby knitting pattern from 1940s Bestway 90-8: Pram Set: Great vintage pram set knitting pattern from 1940s. This little set has a bonnet, leggings, coat and mittens in a pretty wave pattern. To fit up to 18 inch chest. Modern 4ply should work, always knit a tension square. Snug and so retro!

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bestway knitting pattern for baby boys suit

Bestway 90-12: Boy's Set: Great vintage baby boy's set knitting pattern from 1940s. This little set is knitted in mock cable and the jumper buttons at shoulders for ease of dressing. There are plain little pants included. To fit up to 21 inch chest and if you knit in modern 3ply it will be a bit smaller. Always work a tension square. 

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baby beach suit knitting pattern

Bestway 100-3: Great vintage knitting pattern for little beach suit for boy or girl 1940s. Here are instructions for  sweet little set to fit 22 inch chest, for the youngest to enjoy a day at the beach in the 1940s! Little cardigan and shorts with brace top - I love the teddy! Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed.

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vintage baby all in one sleep suit knitting pattern 1930s Bestway 165: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for sleep-suit from 1930s. This all in one suit with zip it knitted in a vintage fleece wool that would be similar to modern 4ply wool - always work a tension square. Easy to knit and to replace zip with poppers or buttons ( knit a button and button hole band to fit). Shoulder to toe is 28 inches, chest about 23 inches. To fit 1- 2 years.

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little boys buster suit knitting pattern

Bestway 171: Lovely 1930's vintage knitting pattern for baby set for little boys. These little buster suits were popular from the First World War until after the Second World War and are very practical and are again becoming popular. The little shorts and jumpers are so cute and this little set has a jacket to match. The pattern is very simple and typical of the 1930's. Knitted in vintage 3ply which would be similar to modern 4ply, always work a tension square and change needles to get size stated, or use modern 3ply to get a smaller size. To fit 20" chest.

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Bestway 535: Great vintage baby shawl and blanket knitting pattern from late 1930s. There are two shawls and two pram blanket designs in this pattern. Here are the shawls they measure29 inches square in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply and the plainer one is 48 inches square and knitted in vintage 2ply, so try modern 3ply, this one has a lace edging and a shallow crocheted edging, with the centre in plain garter stitch. Included are the two blanket detailed below.

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bestway 535 baby shawl knitting pattern 1930s

Bestway 535-1: Great vintage knitting pattern for 2 pram covers and two shawls. Here are the details of the blankets. The are both knitted in 4ply, so try modern double knitting in a tension square. The one at the bottom corner is double thickness, each side a different colour and small flower is embroidered in the centre of each diamond, with a nice firm moss stitch border, this one measures 37 by 25 inches. The one on the pram is in a fancy herringbone cable stitch, but easy to work, giving a good extra warmth. This one measure 33 inches by 25 inches.

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vintage baby sleep suit knitting pattern from 1940s Bestway 565: Great vintage toddler sleep suit knitting pattern from 1940s - similar to above Bestway 165. This one has little pockets at top and tie at neck, 23 inch chest. Measures 28 inches to foot - but adjustable. Knitted in a vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply. Always work a tension square.

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babys matinee jacket and bootees knitting pattern

Bestway 635: Pretty vintage knitting pattern for baby jacket or matinee coat and bootees from late 1930's to 1940s. Another simple but effective pattern. To fit 20 inch chest. Work in modern 4ply for similar size or modern 3ply for a smaller newborn size.

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knitted dress for 1 2 and 3 year old

Bestway 802: Great little vintage knitting patten for baby dress to fit 1, 2 and 3 year olds, with puff sleeves and simple stripes and  cute peter pan collar. The stripes are knitted in a large needle and small needle creating a lace stripe. To fit 22-24 inch chest worked in vintage 2ply, so this will be modern 3ply.

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party frock knitting pattern

Bestway 871: Very pretty vintage knitting pattern for baby 1-2 years, knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square.  Fits 22" chest, knit in modern 3ply for 20" and go down a size in needles for smaller sizes. Nice easy lace pattern, very dainty, make longer for Christening robe.

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vintage baby matinee and dress knitting pattern bestway 1000 1940s

Bestway 1000: Great vintage baby dress set knitting pattern 1940s. This super little pattern has instructions for  long dress, matinee jacket and long top bootees. all worked in vintage 3ply, so to get the correct size stated use modern 4ply, but try a tension square first and change needles or ply to get the correct size., for smaller new born size use modern 3ply. The dress is to fit 18 inch chest and is 22 inches long, but you can make it shorter or longer, if longer don't forget to buy more yarn. The matinee jacket is for 20 inch chest.

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vintge baby vest knitting patterns from 1940s

Bestway 1019: Great vintage 1940s baby knitting pattern for vest. Great addition to any modern baby's wardrobe - keep baby warm the old fashioned way - with layers. There are instructions for  5 different vests to fit newborn with a 15 inch chest to 18 inches. There are instructions for a long sleeve rib, cross over raglan with long sleeves, short sleeve Magyar, square necked all knitted in vintage 3ply - try modern 4ply and one in vintage 2ply try modern 3ply for this one. Or for really small sizes try knitting in modern 3ply.

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vintage baby romper vest and knickers knitting pattern 1940s bestway 1058

Bestway 1058: Great vintage knitting pattern for baby boys romper and vest set 1940s. This is a pre war little pattern for a classic button top romper with sleeves - not that different from the little onesies seen now. The vest has little sleeves and drawstring neck and the pilch or knickers have a simple crochet at legs - can be replaced with knitted rib or picot edge if liked.  to fit 19 inch chest 6-12 months. Romper is worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply or for a smaller size stay with modern 3ply. Vest set is in vintage 2ply which knits as modern 3ply.

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vinage baby dress set knitting pattern from 1930s Bestway 1059: Lovely vintage baby dress set knitting pattern from 1930s. This little set could easily be used as part of a layette, this design can be found on several shawl patterns in the shawl section. There are instructions for dress, jacket, bonnet, bootees and mitts. Knit in modern 3ply to suit new born-3 months. Jacket chest is 17 inches, dress is 22 inch chest.

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matinee jackets for baby knitting pattern

Bestway 1068:  Great vintage knitting pattern for baby, two dainty little matinee jackets for 3-12 months in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. If you would like to make them to fit a newborn use modern 3ply. I have made the one on the bottom left and it looks super, fits an 17" chest when made in 3ply and 20" chest when worked in the 4ply.

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babys coat leggings and bonnet knitting pattern

Bestway 1075 Great vintage knitting pattern for baby pram set from the 1940's This one is to fit 6-12 months knitted in vintage 3ply or  modern 4ply as this is the same ply as the old 3ply. Top fit chest 19", work in modern 3ply for a smaller size.

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bestway 1098 vintage baby pram set 1930s

Bestway 1098: Great vintage baby pram set knitting pattern from 1930s. This lovely pattern is for a nice early pramset and two different pairs of bootees with the longer tops that were typical of the 1940s. Very sweet little set in vintage 3ply, but remember that modern 4ply is nearer the ply, so always work a tension square and change needles if needed. The coat is to fit 24 inch chest - remember in those days babies wore a lot more clothes than modern babies - no central heating! To make a smaller size try using modern 3ply or smaller needles. The pattern is little bobbles on a rib design by the look of the inside illustration. Not made this one yet.

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babys dress and bootees knitting pattern

Bestway 1100:  Very pretty vintage knitting pattern for baby dress set with bootees. To fit 19" chest when knitted in modern 4ply which is the same as the old vintage 3ply. If knitted in modern 3ply it will be smaller and fit a younger baby.

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vintage bestway 1101 baby cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s

Bestway 1101: Great vintage baby cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s. This is a lovely retro pattern that has its place in a modern babies wardrobe.  This pattern will fit 18, 22 and 26 inch chest - from birth to school years. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. A basic V neck with set in sleeves in a twisted rib design. Very nostalgic but also very practical.

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vintage baby knitting pattern fro dress 1940s

Bestway 1103: Great vintage baby dress and knickers set knitting pattern from 1939. This is a lovely pattern and was reproduced during the 1940s in a smaller austerity format. So sweet as can be seen, I have made the one on right in white cashmere, stunning results. To fit babies 6-18 months, approx 19 and 20 inch chest. The one with the collar is knitted in foxglove stitch - so pretty. The plain little knickers will go with either dress. Knitted in vintage 3ply so work a tension square modern 3ply and 4ply to see which result you like the better, the 3ply will come a tad smaller.

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Girls cardigan in 3 sizes knitting pattern

Bestway 1116:  Fancy cardigan in 3 sizes to fit 1-4 years or 21"-24" chest. Knitted in vintage 2ply which is similar to modern day 3ply. Allow a little extra wool if using 3ply.

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baby dress knitting pattern from 1940s

Bestway 1119: Great vintage baby dress and knickers knitting pattern from 1940s. This wartime pattern is to fit birth to 9 months, 9-18 months and 18-2years. Knitted in vintage 2ply so try modern 3ply in a tension square. Pretty 'bramble' or black berry stitch with stocking stitch knickers. Great for those retro weekends in the summer - and baby came too!

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Babys layette in 3 ply knitting pattern

Bestway 1221: Great vintage layette knitting pattern 1930s. There is a complete layette here, vest, shawl, frock, matinee and and bootees in a simple pattern to fit chest 18 inches, in vintage 3ply, so try a tension square and if you would like it to fit new born try using modern 3ply, otherwise modern 4ply will give a better size as stated.

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bestway 1124 vintage baby knitting pattern 1930s

Bestway 1124: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for dress set 1940s. This little set is for birth to 9 months and will fit up to a 20 inch chest. The top of the dress is rib so will fit a smaller size neatly, this is so pretty and easy to knit, the dress is 16 inches long, but can be made shorter or longer (if longer remember to allow mere wool) there are also instructions for the rib vest and pilch (nappy cover- diaper cover).

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Bestway 1160: Great vintage baby pram set knitting patterns 1940s. This little pattern has instructions for fancy leggings, great little double breasted coat with collar and pull on hat to match leggings.  To fit 6-12 months or 20 inch chest, in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed.

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vintage baby shawl and jacket knitting pattern 1940s

Bestway 1370: Great vintage baby matinee, shawl and vest knitting pattern from 1940s. This is a very pretty easy pattern to work, the ever popular feather and fan. To fit 18 inch chest. Shawl measures 40 inches square. Knitted in vintage 2ply, this should be replaced with modern 3ply. I have knitted this little jacket many times it is so pretty. See picture below fro the shawl.

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bestway 1420 baby hats and matinee jacket knitting pattern from wartime 1940s
Bestway 1420: Great vintage baby helmet knitting pattern 1940s. How is this for pure retro! Trio of baby boys pixie caps knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Modern 3ply will make a slightly smaller size. To fit 18 months to 3 years, so cute! And so easy to knit. Included in this pattern is a pretty matinee coat in a chevron lace pattern to fit birth -6 months - I have made this one and it is so cute - so are the caps which are all the same basic pattern so very easy to knit and take so little wool less then 50g each!

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vintage bestway knitting pattern for pram set fair isle trim 1940s

Bestway 1427: Great vintage baby pram set knitting pattern from 1940s. This pattern has a tiny section of simple colour work, great intro to fair isle. There are instructions for a little coat 20 inch chest if worked in modern 4ply which is the same as the old 3ply, but will come up smaller if worked in modern 3ply. There is a little beret, but it would be very easy to knit a hood instead.

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First size cardigan and matinee jacket knitting pattern

Bestway 1428: Vintage baby knitting pattern. Another very sweet twosome, you could put a button at the neck of the lacy jacket quite easily. New born to 3 months size 18" chest. knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply or for a smaller size work in modern 3ply. Pattern from the early 1940's, possibly the late 1930's as they were often carried over due to the war and shortage of paper.

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vintage baby knitting pattern
Bestway 1453: Great vintage baby pram set knitting pattern from 1940s. This design has a pretty little pixie hood and ridge pattern double breasted coat. Mittens have thumb, but this is easy to leave out. There are instructions for a little coat 20 inch chest if worked in modern 4ply which is the same as the old 3ply, but will come up smaller if worked in modern 3ply. The leggings are footless so fit over little shoes neatly, but still keep legs warm, so great for the toddler.

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vintage baby matinee coat knitting pattern 1940s

Bestway 1466: Great vintage baby matinee coat knitting pattern late 1940s. This pattern is for two different styles of jacket  knitted in vintage 3ply , so try modern 4ply to fit 18 inch chest. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. If you would like a slightly smaller size us modern 3ply. The bottom design is knitted in two colours. My mother made this one for me in 1949 in pink with blue pattern and blue ribbons another pretty vintage combination is lemon with blue ribbons or pale green with pink ribbons - I have a vintage hand knitted baby jacket in my collection of vintage baby clothes in this combination.

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matinee jacket knitting pattern

Bestway 1467: Great vintage knitting pattern for two matinee coats 1940s. This lovely pair are to fit 20 inch chest. Worked in vintage 3ply, so if worked in modern 3ply they will come up a bit smaller. Try a tension square with 4ply if you need to work to size. The bottom one has embroidery on but this can be omitted.

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baby dress knitting pattern 1930s

Bestway 1469: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern from wartime 1940s. This little dress has appeared on Bestway patterns since the early 1930s and continued to throughout the 1940s. It is easy to knit and has blackberry stitch top and chevron lace design skirt, the sleeves are set in. The length is 14 inches and the chest up to 20 inches. The little ribbons set it off and of course would have been silk!

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bestway 1940s knitting pattern matinee coats
Bestway 1472: Great vintage knitting pattern for baby matinee set early 1940s. This lovely little coat and bootees set is knitted in vintage baby 2ply so try modern 3ply in a tension square and see if you need to change needles or if you would like it to be a bit smaller use modern 2ply. To fit 20-22 inch chest or 3-6 months. Pretty easy to knit in delicate wool, I have knitted these bootees often, they are very sweet.

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vintage bestway knitting pattern 1940 dress and jacket

Bestway 1479: Great vintage knitting pattern for baby layette early 1940s. This lovely layette pattern has instructions for dress, coat, vest and bootees all knitted in vintage bay 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and see if you need to change needles or if you would like it to be a bit smaller use modern 3ply. To fit 18 inch chest.

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vintage baby dress knitting apttenf rom 1940s Bestway

Bestway 1500: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern from 1940s. This wartime pattern is for little dress with collar to fit 6-12 months and is knitted in 3ply. Try modern 3ply and 4ply in tension square, but to get this size I think that the 4ply will work better. In modern 3ply it will be a bit smaller. Has embroidered flowers at waist. There is a picot edge worked in crochet round collar edge, sleeves and hem, but you can work a knitted picot edge if like me , you do not crochet.

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Young girls sun suit and cardigan knitting pattern

Bestway 1525: Great vintage knitting pattern for baby sun suit to fit 2-3 years old from the 1040's knitted in 3ply, so try modern 4ply for this size and modern 3ply for smaller size. This little suit has a cardigan to match. Up to 20 inch chest and cardigan up to 22 inch chest. See SWIMWEAR pages for more baby lots sun-suits

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toddlers sun suit and bolero knitting pattern

Bestway 1539: Another great vintage knitting pattern for toddlers sun suit from the 1940s, this one is to fit 3 years old in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. This one is worked in simple fair isle with little short sleeved jacket with fair isle trim. 22-23 inch chest. See SWIMWEAR pages for more baby lots sun-suits

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vintage bestway knitting pattern pram set 10430s

Bestway 1573: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for pram set 1940s. This pattern is from the late 1930s and early 1940s and will fit 6-12 months, the little double breasted coat, footless leggings, that go over shoes, gloves and helmet are knitted in vintage 4ply, so try a modern 4ply and change needles or try a modern double knitting that is not too thick, always work a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 22 inch chest. There is a dolls pattern similar to this brought out at the same time.   

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bestway 1585 romper knitting pattern from 1930s
Bestway 1585: Great vintage baby romper knitting pattern from 1940s. This little wartime pattern is so pretty. To fit 9-18 months knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. If you prefer to knit with 3ply, then do the same - as this one falls between the two. Shamrocks are made in crochet, but knitted flowers can be used instead. Buttons at back of neck and between legs - suitable for boys and girls.

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