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vintage baby matinee coat kniting pattern from bestway in 1940s
Bestway 1613: Great vintage knitting pattern for matinee coat from 1940s. This is a simple lace skirted jacket in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply for size stated or for a smaller size try modern 3ply. Set in sleeves and pretty cuffs, to fit  21 inches or 6-12 months.

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vintage baby knitting patten fro dress 1940s

Bestway 1618: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern from the 1940s. This little wartime pattern has instructions for an easy to knit yoked dress for 1-2 years. This is such a lovely shape and worked in simple stitches. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. Worked in stocking stitch with fancy moss stitch bands and beautiful puff sleeves this gorgeously shaped dress is just the thing for those weekend re-enactment gatherings. To fit up to 24 inch chest and measures 15.5 inches long.

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vinage 1040s knitting pattern for babiesmatinee jacket
Bestway 1654: Pretty matinee coat knitting pattern from 1940s. This one is plain but has embroidery decorating the cuffs and fronts. The little pompom ties can be replaced with a button if required. Very easy to knit in modern 4ply, great for a beginner. To fit 3-9 months or 20 inch chest. For a smaller new born size try modern 3ply.

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baby clothes knitting pattern
Bestway 1673. Vintage knitting pattern, another of these little patterns from this highly collectible firm. 3 matinee coats, birth to 6 months in 3ply. Later produced as a full size leaflet. 1930/40's

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Baby sunsuit knitting pattern
Bestway 1691: Great vintage knitting patten for vintage sun suit for little boy, simple, very retro and easy to make. To fit 1-2 years. Great for day time wear over little short or blouse. Worked in vintage 3ply so use modern 4ply for this size.

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vintage baby 1940s knitting pattern matinee jacket

Bestway 1710: Lovely pair of baby matinee jackets knitting pattern from 1940s. These two designs are knitted in vintage 3ply that would now be similar to modern 4ply. The lacy coat is to fit 18 inch chest and the one with a lace border is to fit 22 inch chest. But will be a size smaller if knitted in modern 3ply.

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vitnage bay pram suit with pixie hood knitting pattern from 1940s
Bestway 1954: Great vintage baby pram set knitting pattern from 1940s. This super pattern has instructions for simple double breasted coat, beret, hood, mittens and leggings. To fit 23 inch chest - don't forget this is to go over other clothes so when you measure for toddler or baby do so over indoor clothes. Use modern 3ply for a smaller size.

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baby matinee coat knitting pattern

Bestway 1955: Great vintage baby matinee coat knitting pattern 1940s. These two are nice and easy to knit and fit birth to 9 months around 20 inch chest. The top one has a pretty bell border and the other one has simple lace design. If you work them in modern 3ply they will come out a bit smaller if you require a smaller size.

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baby cardigan and matinee coat knitting pattern

Bestway 1958: Vintage matinee jacket and cardigan pattern worked in vintage 3ply, so try tension square in modern 4ply to see if this works better. 2oz is about 60g. Matinee fits20" chest, for smaller size knit in modern 3ply and on 11 needles (3mm) The cardigan will fit 19", same applies. Very pretty when knitted up. 1930's

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vintage baby knitting patternb for jackets 1940s
Bestway A2006: Great vintage baby jackets knitting pattern from 1940s. These simple to knit little jackets are great to wear over a little dress or top or even over an all in one suit like a baby-grow. There are in between a matinee jacket and a cardigan, but very retro. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so for size stated try modern 4ply or for a smaller size try modern 3ply. To fit 22 inch chest or from birth to 9 months.

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babys matinee coat knitting pattern

Bestway 2120: Great vintage baby matinee coat knitting pattern 1940s. This pattern has two  designs, this one that is a nice simple lace pattern to fit birth to 9 months (20 inch chest) worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 3ply for a smaller size or modern 4ply for size stated. 2 designs included in this pattern.

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babys cardigan knitting pattern

Bestway 2178: Great vintage baby cardigans knitting pattern 1940s. This pattern has two  designs, this one is in a nice simple stocking stitch with a little bit of fair isle up the front, to fit 1-2 years (22 inch chest) worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 3ply for a smaller size or modern 4ply for size stated. 2 designs included in this pattern.

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vintage baby bestway knitting pattern matinee set 1930s

Bestway 2234: Great vintage baby matinee set knitting pattern 1940s. This pattern from the early 1940s or possibly the late 1930s as it is a little bigger than the wartime ones, is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and will fit 18 inch chest. The cute little bonnet has a frill to match the jacket and the bootees the long top of the 1930s style.

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BestwayB2267: Very Pretty matinee layette set baby vintage knitting pattern 1940s. This super pattern has a dress, jacket, vest knickers carry cape, bonnet bootees and shawl included in the instructions. Pictures below show the other items. I have knitted this set in modern 3ply and it fits a new born and is absolutely beautiful. If worked to correct tension in vintage 3ply or modern 4ply will fit 20 inch chest, for smaller size us modern 3ply.

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baby dress jacket vest knickers cape bootees shawl knitting pattern

BestwayB2267:    Very Pretty matinee layette set baby vintage knitting pattern 1940s. This super pattern has a dress, jacket, vest knickers carry cape, bonnet bootees and shawl included in the instructions. Pictures below and above show the other items. I have knitted this set in modern 3ply and it fits a new born and is absolutely beautiful. If worked to correct tension in vintage 3ply or modern 4ply will fit 20 inch chest, for smaller size us modern 3ply.

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Bestway 2283: Great vintage baby pram set knitting pattern from the late 1930s. This set is very cute and very typical of the era with the little pixie bonnet and smattering of embroidery to give the effect of fair isle at the edge, this is repeated on collar and cuffs of coat. What a super little pushchair! This set is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. There are instructions for bonnet, coat, leggings and mittens to fit 24-25 inch chest, very simple broken rib pattern.

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Babys knitted set knitting pattern

Bestway 2329:   Great vintage knitting pattern for baby from the 1940s. There are instructions for a matinee jacket, bonnet and bootees in vintage 3ply (modern 4ply) to fit 17" chest and instructions for the blanket worked in vintage 4ply (modern baby double knitting) Always work a tension square. The blanket measures 31.5 inches by 29 inches.

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Baby blanket knitting pattern

Bestway 2346.  The one everybody has been asking for! Blankets galore! 6 blankets to knit in 3ply, 4ply, Kwiknit, and double knitting. One of them is in crochet.  The brushed rug is accomplished by brushing, after working with a teasel brush. - late 40's probably.

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baby blanket and matinee jacket knitting pattern

Bestway 2388.  This is a cute little pattern, these Bestway were such good value for money!  Here we have two matinee sets plus a pram blanket. to fit a 19-20 inch chest (birth to 6 months) knitted in modern 3ply pure wool will be newborn to 3 months.

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vintage collectable baby knitting pattern

Bestway 2393: Great vintage baby bolero knitting pattern from late 1940s. Another little treat in angora. The smaller one will fit from 20- 22 inch chest and the larger size will fit from 24-26 inch chest. So simple to make.

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baby sun romper knitting pattern

Bestway A2404:   Great romper baby vintage knitting pattern 1940s. This is so cute! Instructions for little jacket and sun romper as well as ordinary romper with simple fair isle on yoke and on leg bands. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 9-18 months (20-22 inch chest).

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vintage baby dress and bonnet knitting pattern 1940s

Bestway A2406: Great vintage knitting pattern for a dress and cardigan set for toddler from 1940s. This lovely pattern has instructions for this easy to knit dress and simple, button at neck cardigan. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. Knitted with moss stitch yoke and embroidered panel. The skirt is made of panels of moss and stocking stitch, forming box pleats. The jacket is embroidered round the border and buttons at the neck. Should fit up to a 23 inch chest. From 1-2 years. Dress measures 18 inches.

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vintage Bestway A2407 baby knitting pattern for matinee jackets and bonnets from 1940s

Bestway A2407: Great vintage baby matinee jacket set knitting pattern from 1940s. This wartime pattern has instructions for two little sets. One in a knitted ridge pattern with pretty bonnet, which is created by using a very large needle for one row and smaller ones knitting a few more rows. The other is a crocheted set with loopy stitch round the edges and a pretty loopy brim to the bonnet. The knitted one is to fit 9-18 months and the crochet one to fit birth - 6 months.

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baby cardigan and matinee coats knitting pattern

Bestway A2408: Vintage baby knitting pattern for two matinee coats and a cardigan to fit birth to 9 months. The top one is for a 17" chest, the cardigan is for a21" chest and the other matinee is for 19" chest. Worked in vintage 3ply, so modern 4ply will give similar sizing depending on your tension, but if you use modern 3ply they will come up a bit smaller. Pattern from 1940's

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vintage baby pram set  knitting pattern from 1940s
Bestway A2419: Great vintage baby pram set knitting pattern from 1940s. This little set has pixie hood, jumper with mock cable and leggings. To fit 18-20 inch chest knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply for size stated or a modern 3ply for a size smaller.

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vintage baby knitting pattern fro cardigan from 1940s

Bestway A2425: Great little knitting pattern for baby cardigans from 1940s. This one is easy to knit and the embroidery is optional. To fit 18-19 inches, 20 inches and 21 inch chest. Dolman style. Very useful pattern will do from birth to 18 months. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so always work at tension square and try modern 4ply.

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vintage baby matinee set with fair isle borders 1940s

Bestway A2434: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for matinee sets 1940s. This little set is so cute with the turn-back on the bonnet and little thumb in the mittens -I remember trying to get my babies little thumbs in those- and keeping them there! But they are easy to knit omitting these. To fit 6-12 months, no chest size given. The little dash of colour was very cheerful during those days and using up little bits of wool in fair isle decoration was very sensible, this one suggest white with blue contrast, but you can do any combination. I have made the bonnet and bootees in pink cashmere with creamy white contrast - looked super! Always work a tension square to get correct tension, use modern 3ply for a smaller fit, for new born.

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baby clothes knitting pattern

Bestway A2437: Great vintage baby cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. This little duo is for a cardigan birth to 9 months and has a 18 inch chest and little coat 9-15 months, and will fit up to a 22 inch chest - worked in vintage 3ply, so try a modern 4ply in a tension square. If you would like a smaller size try knitting in modern 3ply - I made the cardigan in Patons 3ply pure merino wool and it came up to a just under 17 inch chest, great for newborn.

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vintage crochet pattern for matinee coat and bonnet from wartime 1940s Bestway A2451

Bestway A2451cr: Great vintage CROCHET pattern for baby matinee set from wartime 1940s. This little set is worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply for the sizes stated or modern 3ply for a smaller size. To fit birth to 9 months or18-20 inch chest. There are instructions for a matinee coat, bonnet, bootees and mittens. Nice easy crochet pattern for that retro look. 

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vintage baby bestway knitting pattern matinee set with frilled bonnet to match 1940s

Bestway A2458: Another very pretty vintage baby knitting pattern from the 1940s war time. This is an easy one to knit and the frills are very cute. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so work a tension square and see if you get a better size in modern 4ply.  There are instructions for bonnet and jacket and pilch (nappy or diaper cover) Jacket to fit 19-21 inch chest, so if you would like to knit a set for new born or smaller baby try using modern 3ply. These older patterns are so dainty and pretty with style and unusual features not seen to day.

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babys knitted set knitting pattern

Bestway A2471: Great vintage baby matinee set from 1940s. This is another classic pattern with instructions for collared matinee coat, bonnet and bootees, knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply for size stated or modern 3ply for smaller size. The matinee has a rib yoke which makes for nice fit. To fit birth to 6 months or up to 22 inch chest. The matinee is knitted in one piece up to the arm holes in this one. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed.

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baby shawl and layette knitting pattern

BestwayB2474:  Fantastic first size layette, with lovely shawl. Shawl measures 40" square, simple but effective pattern all worked in vintage 2ply (try modern 3ply for similar tension) there are also instructions for vest, coat and bootees. late 1940's

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baby romper dress matineeset knitting pattern

Bestway A2477. Delightful romper, dress and matinee set in 3ply for 6-12 months. Minor creases down centre and general wear. 19-21" chest 1940's

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baby cardigans knitting pattern

Bestway A2478: Super baby cardigan vintage knitting pattern 1940s. This lovely pattern had two little cardigans to fit 9-18 months 21-22 inch chest. Super retro styles for party or christening or even wedding day, looks lovely with little dress or super smart with little jeans. Instructions for long or short sleeves. Worked in vintage 3ply so for this size use modern 4ply and do a tension square to see if yo need to change needles, but for a smaller size use modern 3ply and smaller needles for 3 month size.

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baby matinee set knitting pattern

Bestway A2497: Pretty vintage knitting pattern for baby matinee sets from the 1940s to fit birth to 6 months 20 inch chest worked in vintage 3ply. Try modern 4ply in a tension square for same size of modern 3ply for a smaller size. On little set is in simple ladder lace and fastens at the neck with ribbon, can be replaced by a button, and the other in bluebell stitch with v neck also with ribbon that can be replaced with button.

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baby matinee jacket bonnet set knitting pattern

Bestway A2522: Great baby matinee jacket bonnet sets vintage knitting pattern 1940s. This is a super late 1940s pattern for two different sets, the top one with fine spider web work is in vintage 2ply to fit 18-20 inch chest, so try modern 3ply in a tension square and the other one is in vintage 3ply to fit 20-22 inch chest, so try modern 4ply.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s Bestway A2527: Great baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s. This super layette has instructions for shawl, dress, jacket, vest, bootees and mittens - easy to make a bonnet from another pattern and work in the feather and fan pattern on the brim. This one is worked on slightly larger needles to give a looser, lighter fabric. Dress to fit 18-20 inches, work in a modern 3ply on smaller needles to get a smaller size. Always work a tension square. Shawl is 44 inches square.

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vintage knitting pattern for matinee jackets coats
Bestway A2532: Great vintage knitting pattern for baby matinee jacket from 1940s. This pattern has three different designs to fit up to 6 months or 18 inch chest. Classic mock cable yoked, raglan sleeved with lace skirt and Dolman hug-me-tight style of coatee all in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. Always work a tension square.

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baby cardigans knitting pattern

Bestway A2541: Vintage knitting pattern for baby cardigans. Very useful this little pattern from 1940's. Three sizes from 3 months to 18 months. Knitted in vintage 2ply ( try modern 3ply) and vintage 3ply (try modern 4ply) Work a tension square to see if you need to change needles as well to get correct size. Three different designs, can be used on each size. 21"-24" chest.

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babys hug me tights knitting pattern

Bestway A2550:  Fabulous vintage knitting pattern from the late 1940s for three little hug-me-tights. This is one of my favourite patterns and knits up beautifully. They are great in the summer and make lovely addition to any christening out fit if worked in pure baby wool for that creamy look or bright white synthetic yarn for a sparkle. All worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply for original sizes or modern 3ply for smaller, and modern 2ply for tiny newborn. To fit from 6 months to 2 years.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern 1940s Bestway A2568: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s. There are instructions for dress, jacket, bonnet, bootees, mittens and a shawl. Try a modern 4ply for size stated or modern 3ply for a smaller size. Shawl measures 46 inches square. Dress is 18 inch chest. Always work a tension square.

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vintage baby knitting pattern matinee and cardigan set 1940s

Bestway A2570: Great vintage baby matinee and cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. This little pattern is one of my favourites as it produces such a nice finish and retro look, I do this one often and sometimes a set can be found on my baby clothes pages Alpaca Angels in either alpaca or cashmere for sale. There are instructions for a matinee coat with collar and cardigan, bonnet and bootees. The matinee is to fit 23 inch chest and the cardigan is to fit 21 inch chest, if worked in modern 3ply it will come up a size smaller. Always work a tension square and remember that modern 4ply is nearer the ply used as vintage 3ply.

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baby set in fan stitch knitting pattern

Bestway A2617: Great vintage baby matinee set knitting pattern 1940s. This pattern is very popular and easy to do, very effective and gives any baby clothes a pretty, dainty look. There are instructions for a matinee jacket, bonnet, bootees and mittens as shown. To fit birth to 18 months in two sizes. 18-20 inch chest. Scalloped edge on matinee jacket up fronts is crochet, but if you do not crochet it would be easy just o pick up at usual and knit on of the patterns from the main part to give a similar result. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed.

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vintage baby 1940s knitting patterns matinees jackets

Bestway A2642: Great vintage baby matinee jacket knitting pattern 1940s. This little pattern has instructions for two different designs, both very retro and dainty. To fit birth to 3 months or 17-19 inch chest. Always work a tension square and change needles to get the correct tension. Try modern 3ply for a smaller size and modern 4ply to get the size stated in the pattern.

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vintage baby matinees set with bottle cover 1940s

Bestway A2643: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for matinee set 1940s. This pretty little set is worked in vintage baby 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square for the size suggested. Birth to 6 months or 19-21 inch chest. There are instructions for bonnet, jacket, mittens and bootees and a bottle cover (this can be adjusted to fit modern baby bottles quite easily.

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vintage baby dress set with jacket and bonnet in simple garter stitch from 1940s

Bestway A2653: Great vintage baby dress, bonnet and jacket knitting pattern from 1940s. This late 1940s baby set is knitted in vintage 2ply, so try modern 3ply in a tension square. Knitted in simple garter stitch with panels of simple embroidery to set it off, sleeves and neck have easy crochet edging. It says on the front 'specially designed for the beginner at knitting or while watching television' as only well off people had televisions at that time it makes you wonder if there were many ready made baby clothes available just after the war! Both wool and clothing was rationed until late 1949.

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vintage baby cardigan knitting pattern from BestwayA2661 from 1940s

Bestway A2661: Great vintage baby cardigan knitting pattern from late 1940s. With economy in mind this little pattern has three different designs, all knitted in vintage 3ply. Try modern 4ply in a tension square. Each one has a V neck and set in sleeves. There are instructions for the panel lace to fit 9-15 months or 20-21 inch chest. The simple stocking stitch with embroidered spots will fit 15-12 months and is for a 21-22 inch chest. And the little ridge pattern one at the centre of the picture is to fit birth -6 months or 19-20 inch chest. If smaller sizes are needed try modern 3ply. Always work a tension square.

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vintage baby bestwa knitting pattern pram set 1940s

Bestway B2727: Great vintage baby knitting pattern from 1940s for pram set. There are instructions for coat, leggings, bonnet and mittens in a simple but effective design, knitted in vintage 4ply to fit 24 inch chest, so try in a tension square with both the modern 4ply and modern double knitting to see which knits better and again if you want a smaller size try using modern 3ply, a tension square will give you the stitches per inch so you can see which will fit the size you want better. Don't forget that pram coats usually go over other clothes so they are generally a size bigger than required to allow easy of movement for baby.

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knitted baby shawl and sleeping bag knitting pattern

Bestway A2730: Fabulous 1940s vintage baby knitting pattern shawl sleeping bag cover. This is a super pattern with instructions for a sweet little hot water bottle cover, cot cover with satin ribbon, shawl, sleeping bag and bootees and mittens- great little gifts for new born baby, also instructions for toy ball and rattle! Shawl and bootees and mitts are in vintage 3ply and measures43 square inches, all other are knitted in what was termed thicker wool - before double knitting was common. Work tension square on needle size stated and change if needed with modern double knitting yarn. These items would be great for that retro feel at a Christmas Bazaar.

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vintage baby Bestway knitting pattern with fair ils ducks round edge jumper and cardigan A2748

Bestway A2748: Great vintage baby jumper and cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s. To fit 6-12 months or 20 inch chest. Sweet little chicks play round the bottom of each. The cardigan has a nice high V and they both have set in sleeves, the jumper has short sleeves, but easily made long, see instructions for the cardigan. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square.

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vintage baby knitting patterns 1940s Bestway A2790 matinee set

Bestway A2790: Great vintage baby cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. This very useful pattern has instructions for a pretty lacy cardigan with rib yoke, easy to knit and very dainty. This little cardigan will fit birth -3 months, 3-9 months, 9-15 months. Try modern 4ply in a tension square to see if this gives better results as vintage 3ply was nearer this ply. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. Using modern 3ply will give a slightly smaller size.

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vintage baby bestway 1940s knitting patterns matinee coats knitting patterns

Bestway A2796: Great vintage baby matinee coat knitting pattern 1940s. This super pattern has instructions for two different matinee jackets knitted in vintage 3ply baby wool. Try modern 4ply in a tension square to get the same size or modern 3ply for a smaller size. to fit birth to 6 months and 6-12 months, or 17-19 inch chest. To get the larger size you just change needle size (19-21 inch chest)

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vintage baby matinee knitting pattern bestway 1940s

Bestway A2806: Great vintage baby matinee knitting pattern 1940s. This little pattern has instructions for  pretty matinee jacket, bootees, mittens and cardigan - I have knitted this one often. To fit birth to 9 months or 18 inch chest. Always work  tension square and change needles to get the correct tension if needed. This one knits up as new born if worked in modern 3ply.

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bestway matinee cardigan and bonnet knitting pattern 1940s vintage knitting patterns

Bestway A2828: Great vintage baby cardigan and matinee knitting pattern 1940s. This super pattern has instructions for bonnet, bootees, mittens, matinee coat and cardigan to fit 18-19 inch chest knitted in vintage 3ply. To get this size try using modern 4ply in a tension square, for smaller size use modern 3ply. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed.

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matinee set  baby knitting pattern

Bestway A2874: Great baby matinee set vintage knitting pattern 1940s. This is a simple but pretty set to knit with that retro feel. To fit 19-20 inch chest in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply to get this size or a modern 3ply for a smaller size. I have made this in 3ply modern merino pure wool and it is so sweet, fitted a 3 month old.

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baby set knitting pattern

Bestway A2875: Great vintage knitting pattern for a little set for baby from 1940s, cardigan and bonnet with slippers. For 3-9 (19-20 inch chest) months in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply for the size and modern 3ply for a smaller size. I am just going to knit this one for may baby clothes pages so will let you know how it turns out in modern 3ply Merino baby wool.

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baby dress knitting pattern 1920s
BD Carole: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern from around 1920. These little dresses are from a book left to my by my Great Grandmother over 50 years ago. I have knitted several of them over the years and they work out very nicely - ribbons help with some of the plainer ones. Length is sometimes given but not always chest measurement as the style give freedom of sizing. Mostly knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. This one is for 16 inch length and 22 inch chest. This is a pretty pattern and easy to knit, great for the toddler.

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baby dress irene from 1920s

BD Irene: Great vintage toddlers dress knitting pattern for little girl. This super pattern is knitted in vintage 3ply and angora, try modern 4ply and use modern 4ply angora for this one. To fit 23 inch chest and 17 inches. Great for a little girl who wants a retro look. This pattern comes with pictures on the back page of other patterns that were available at the time.

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vintage baby romers knitting pattern 1940s

Blue Boy 52: Super vintage baby romper knitting pattern from 1940s. There 4 different design in this pattern all knitted in 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 16 inches, 17, 18 and 19 inches. From birth to12 months. Very retro and very cute, easy to knit and very practical.

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vintage baby layette knitting pattern from 1940s Copleys 3004: Great vintage baby layette knitting pattern from late 1940s. How retro is this? Pretty dress, jacket, bonnet, bootees and underwear to fit baby 18 inch chest. Knitted in vintage 3ply that was similar to modern 4ply. Always work a tension square, but for a smaller set work in modern 3ply. The dress is rather long, but can be made shorter or as a christening gown a bit longer. The matinee coat has a collar and the bonnet is rather stunning with wide turn back. Easy lacy pattern and a pin spot pattern.

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baby clothes knitting pattern

Copley 3013: lovely vintage pattern for complete little boys set comprising jumper and pants set, leggings, jacket and mitts set.

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cardigan knitting pattern

Copley 3030: Great vintage toddlers cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. There are 4 designs in this booklet, this one with a shawl style lapels for a 21 inch chest, one with a V neck and cable button band with little pockets with cable trim, 22 inch chest, button up basket weave to fit 23 inch chest and a super button up cable with deep welts, cuffs and collar with cable design all in vintage 3ply so modern 4ply would work better unless you would like a smaller size, then work a tension square in vintage 3ply on same needles or a size smaller to see how many inches you get to the inch and you can see how much smaller it will work out.

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baby dress knitting pattern

Copleys3034: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern 1940s. This pattern has 4 delightful little dresses to make to fit 1-9 months. Worked in vintage 2ply and 3ply so try modern 3ply and 4ply, so try a tension square and change needles if needed.  Chest sizes are 19, 20 and 21 inches.

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Copley 3054: Great vintage baby knitting pattern from late 1940s. There are instructions for baby vest, pilch, bootees and a shawl - the shawl measures 58 inches and instructions to make a smaller version 34 inches square. The vest is to fit 14-16 inches. Knitted in vintage 2ply which will be similar to modern 4ply. Always work a tension square.

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1940 knitting pattern baby clothes

Copley 3061: Great vintage baby matinee coat knitting patterns 1940s. This is a lovely pattern with three different designs, the little rouched one at the top and a lacy one and a plainer one smocking perhaps for a boy- this is very easy to do. To fit 19 inch chest. Worked in vintage 2ply so try modern 3ply in a tension square , knitted on assorted needle sizes to give delicate and pretty results. Vintage 2ply was similar in thickness to modern 3ply.

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beach suit for baby knitting pattern

Copley 3073: Vintage knitting pattern for baby. Pretty sun-suit for the beach this summer, with little jacket to keep of the chill or sun. Two designs, the ships are embroidered on after completion, instructions in pattern. To fit 18 - 24 months in vintage 3ply. Always work a tension square as sometimes these vintage yarns do not correspond to modern ones, you may need to use modern 4ply.1940's Mothers were encouraged to get their babies and toddlers to wear these little suits in the garden, in their prams, in the parks and on the beach to promote healthy growth during and after the war years.

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babys matinee coats knitting pattern

Copley 3088: Vintage matinee coats in 2 sizes birth to 9 months knitted in 3ply.

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baby dress set knitting pattern

Dorette baby dress set-1: Great baby dress set. Vintage baby knitting pattern 1940s. This is a super little pattern with instructions for dress, jacket bonnet and bootees. To fit 18 inch chest in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply to get this size. I have knitted this one and it turns out simply beautiful, I worked it modern 3ply pure merino wool and it came out at 16 inch chest, just right for coming out of hospital in or a first visit to granny. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed.  (Picture of the bonnet and jacket shown in lower picture)

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baby dress set knitting pattern
baby book of knitting patterns

Dritz Baby Book vol. 8: USA 1947, this is lovely pattern book with 27 knitting patterns a a few crochet patterns.  32 pages. Several of the knitting pattern are shown below are available as pdfs or photocopies. More to follow. I have quite a few of these books which will be on site soon. Front cover design includes , pixie hood, jacket and shoes in modern 3ply baby wool to fit birth to 3months and in modern 4ply to fit 3-9 months.

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baby matinee and bootees knitting pattern

Dritz Baby Book-1: Kimono (matinee) with bootees to match, knitted in vintage 3ply to fit birth to 3months. will supply needle conversion chart for US sizes. Knit in modern 3ply for new born size.

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vintage baby dress knitting pattern for baby dress 4 designs 1940s

Dunbar 65: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern from 1940s. This super pattern has 4 different designs suitable for the first year, 2 have collars and 3 have short sleeves. All are knitted in vintage baby wool that would be similar to modern 4ply, always work a tension square. Dress 1, with collar on baby is 14 inch length and 22 inch chest, no2 the one with lace bands in an A line, is to fit 21 inch chest and is 14 inches long. No3 is the one with tie at waist  and neck to fit 21 inch chest and 14 inch length, and the last one with collar and embroidered flowers is to fit 21 inch chest and is 13 inch in length. All length is adjustable and if knitted in modern 3ply they will come up smaller.

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