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vintage ladies rib jumper and cardigan knitting pattern from late 1930s
Bestway 559: Great vintage ladies twin set knitting pattern from late 1930s. This design has interesting use of rib stitch, the whole is very slimming and look neat and elegant. Great deep rib at waist - always a flattering look. Would look super with pencil or wiggle skirt as well as slacks. Knitted in a wool that should be similar to modern 4ply to get 34-36 inch chest. Try modern 4ply and always work a tension square.

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classic old knitting pattern for ladies rib twinset from 1930s
Bestway 564: Great vintage ladies twin set knitting pattern from late 1930s. This design has interesting groups of rib, the whole is very slimming and look neat and elegant. Look super with pencil or wiggle skirt as well as slacks. Knitted in a wool that should be similar to modern 3ply to get 36 inch chest. Try modern 4ply and a size smaller needles, always work a tension square. Love this set.

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vintage ladies twin set knitting pattern from 1930s
vintage ladies knitting pattern button neck jumper

Bestway 571L: Lovely vintage ladies button neck jumper 1930s. This pattern has a lovely neck line with little buttons each side and a pretty pattern that look like small bunches of grapes or berries. Knitted in vintage 2ply so try modern 3ply to fit 33 inch bust, try larger needles or modern 4ply for a bigger size, but allow a little more wool if you do this. Nice deep rib and on the back it shows some of the patterns that were available at that time, just the beginning of World War 2. (most of which you will find on this site)

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vintage ladies embroidered twins et knitting pattern from late 1930s
Bestway 578: Great vintage ladies twin set knitting pattern with embroidery from late 1930s/early 1940s. The cardigan is a button through and the jumper has short sleeves. The check design is flattering, knitted in vintage 3ply so should work well in modern 4ply, always work a tension square. To fit 34-35 inch bust. The jumper has a square neck and is also embroidered.

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vintage ladies classic jumper knitting pattern Ann Sheridan as model
Bestway588: Great vintage ladies classic jumper knitting pattern from late 1930s/early 1940s. This one is being modelled by Ann Sheridan. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply to fit 36 inch bust. The plain look can be enhanced by embroidery around the neck, wearing a belt or try a silk scarf at the neck. Lovely shape.

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vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern with Carol Landis as model
Bestway 591: Great classic short sleeved jumper knitting pattern with a difference from the late 1930s/early 1940s. Carole Landis is the model in this little jumper with single rib variation, pretty gathered sleeves and seep rib at waist. To fit 34 inch bust and can be knitted in modern 4ply, always work a tension square. There are a lot of small pictures on the back page of other designs that were available at this time, many of which are on my site.

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 595:Vintage knitting pattern for bolero with braid detail. Knitted in vintage 4ply so try modern double knitting in a tension square to  see if needle size needs changed. To fit 34"-36" bust. Long or short sleeves. 1930's

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1940s ladies jumper or cardigan vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 598L: Great vintage ladies jumper cardigan knitting pattern 1940. This pattern is lovely, it is for what was called a jumper cardigan, with beautifully fitted shoulders and contrast collar and buttons. Knitted originally in a bouclé, it can be knitted in any 4ply, just work a tension square and change needles if needed to get the sizing. The design is call a broken cable-rib. To fit 33-35 inch bust.

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vintage ladies edge to edge short jacket with embroidery knitting pattern from 1930s
Bestway 607: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern for a jacket from early 1940s. This neat little jacket has embroidery round the edges and is knitted in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply and always work a tension square. To fit 36-37 inch bust.

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vintage bolero knitting pattern

Bestway 620: Pretty vintage bolero to knit with short or long sleeves in 3ply.  A dainty cable, very easy to knit in only 3 balls of 50g wool. 34 inch bust.

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 637: Vintage knitting pattern from the Late 1930's for a twin set with a mock cable panels knitted in vintage 3ply so try a modern 4ply in a tension square and adjust needle size if needed. To fit 34"-36" bust. Can be knitted to a bigger size by changing to double knitting wool. Allow more wool if you do this.

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 641: A classy vintage knitting pattern for  slip-over or jerkin as they were called in the 1940's, good wartime standby this, under uniforms, suits or with skirts for the office and trousers for leisure to keep out the chill when fuel was scarce. Will fit up to a 34" bust, knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply, easy cable with a square neckline

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vintage bolero knitting pattern

Bestway 642L: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for 1940s lacy bolero (or bed jacket) Great for evening or night wear or a sunny day special occasion. To fit 36 inch bust knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. Nice and easy to knit.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern from 1930s
Bestway 643: Great vintage ladies waistcoat knitting pattern from 1940s. Super trim little waistcoat that gives flattering lines and that retro look that is so fashionable. Knitted in 4ply to fit 34-35 inch bust. Always work a tension square.

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 657: Vintage knitting pattern for a classic twin set, the great thing about these patterns is that you get two garments for one pattern. This smart jumper and cardigan are knitted in vintage 2ply which is similar to modern 3ply. For a range of 3ply wools and yarns in adult shades see www.bsk.co.uk  these garment are to fit Jumper 34" bust and the cardigan 36" bust. 1930's

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vintage ladies bolero and jumper knitting pattern 1940s
Bestway 678: Great vintage ladies bolero twin set knitting pattern from late 1930s. This little set is easy for beginners as it is in stocking stitch and moss stitch. Nice deep welt on the jumper, set in sleeves, square bolero. To fit bust 32 inches. Try modern 4ply for a 34 inch bust - always work a tension square.

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vintage ladies waist coat knitting pattern 1940s Bestway

Bestway 679: Great vintage ladies bolero knitting pattern from late 1930s. This lovely pattern will give a chic touch of retro to any outfit evening or day time. Very easy and quick to knit. To fit 34-36 inch bust and is worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply. Beads can be added for the evening sparkle.

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 684:This vintage knitting pattern is for waist coat and a bolero to fit bolero 36" bust and waist coat to fit 34" bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply for the  waist coat, the bolero is knitted in vintage 4ply so see if there is need for a needles change.1930's

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1940s vintage knitted waistcoat pattern
1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 689: Vintage knitting pattern for tailored jacket and pleated skirt. Late 1930's early 1940's. Knitted in vintage 4 ply work tension square you may need to use modern DK or change needles with modern 4ply. Instructions for long or short sleeve jacket. To fit 34" bust and 37" hips, skirt length 27" this is adjustable.

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 699: Fabulous vintage 1930's knitting pattern for a dress, knitted in vintage 4ply and 2ply alternately on one thick and one thin needle. Needles used size 10 and 5 imperial or 3.25 or 5.50 metric. It is essential with this and all vintage patterns to work a tension square to see if the needles or ply needs changing, Modern double knitting and 3ply should work on this one. To fit  34 - 35 inch chest. and is 42.5 inches long, but this can be adjusted.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern

Bestway 707: Another pretty vintage jumper from 1940's, this vintage pattern is for a jumper, but the embroidered edges give it the effect of being jumper and a bolero - another wool saving idea for the knitter. Simple double moss stitch is used and simple embroidery to create a truly lovely retro look. Bust 34", knitted in vintage 3ply so use modern 4ply, work tension square.

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Bestway 708: Great vintage ladies two tone jumper knitting pattern with embroidery from 1940s. Another lovely pattern from the war years - this would have really cheered up our brave ladies in the forces. Using spare wool and a little bit of embroidery, this lovely jumper was knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply to fit 34 inch bust. Always work a tension square.

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vintage ladies long sleeved lace panel jumper knitting pattern from 1930s
Bestway 718:  Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from early 1940s. This lovely design with lace panels and deep rib, pretty neck line, set in sleeves, is slimming and elegant. Long or short sleeves and knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 3ply to fit 35 inch bust and modern 4ply for a bit larger size, allow extra wool - always work a tension square.

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 720:Vintage knitting pattern for short-sleeved jumper and a sleeveless pullover (tank-top) both knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. The jumper pictured here will measure 30" when knitted but due to the elasticity of the pattern will fit up to 36", so make sure your tension is correct for this one. late 1930's/early 1940's

 

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1940 knitting pattern
vintage ladies slip over knitting pattern from 1940s
Bestway 729: Great vintage ladies slip over knitting pattern from 1940s. This pattern has instructions for a sweet little slip over or tank top in criss cross stitch. Neatly sits on the waist as was the fashion and is back in vogue again. To fit 32-34 inch bust. this style take little wool and little time to make and were popular as they were so economical to make.  This one uses a fine 3ply so it is essential to work at tension square. If a 4ply is used a larger size will result and a bit more wool will be needed.

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 731: Great vintage knitting pattern for a striped jumper or knitted in a plain colour to fit 34"-36" knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in tension square - lovely pictures on the back page of other patterns in this series.1930's

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ladies arrowhead pattern jumper vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 733L: Great vintage ladies button-up jumper knitting pattern 1930s. This lovely pattern is called arrow head and the little cardigan or button up jumper is worked in vintage 3ply, so do a tension square in modern 4ply to see if this works better. Th measurement is 36 inch bust but the pattern explains how to make the jumper up to 6 sizes larger, by adding stitches. Remember to add more wool if you make a larger size. Instructions also included for the crocheted button on this little jumper.

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vitnage knitting patternladies jumper
Bestway 734: Great knitting pattern for ladies jumper from early 1940s. This super design has the harebell stitch in the V at yoke and lacy rib on the rest. It is knitted in a vintage 3ply that should knit to a modern 4ply, work a tension square. Although the size states as diagram, there is not diagram so will assume that it is an average size of 35 inch bust. Press stud at should for closure.

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vintage ladies feather and fan summer jumper knitting pattern 1940

Bestway 738:  Great feather stitch little jumper, so neat and fresh. Knitted in vintage 2ply - substitute modern 3ply, knits almost the same, try a tension square in case you need to change needle size. Due to the type of pattern this will expand to up to 38" bust. 1940's

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 743: Vintage knitting pattern for a short sleeved jumper from the late 1930's knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square to see if you need to change needles, to fit 34" chest. Yoke is knitted on 4 needles. Simple embroidery is worked alone yoke edge. Sleeves can be made shorter.

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vintage ladies bolero knitting pattern with Bette Davis as model
Bestway 745: Fabulous bolero knitting pattern from late 1930s modelled by Bette Davis. This neat little bolero is knitted in stocking stitch and moss stitch and has raised spots in contrast which are embroidered in wool after completion, ric-rac braid is also added. To fit 34-36 inch bust and is knitted in 4ply, always work a tension square.

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vintage ladies sweater knitting pattern

Bestway 747L: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern - a sweater for a star! 1940s Glam! Fabulous neckline with stand up collar and deep ribs at waist and cuff from the early 1940s. To fit 34 inch bust, worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply or to get a bigger size in double knitting on larger needles.(if you do this please allow extra wool) Always work a tension square.

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vintage ladies bolero knitting pattern 1940s

Bestway 751: Great vintage ladies angora bolero knitting pattern 1940s. This is the type of bolero worn by the film stars in the 1940s as shown here by Virginia Grey of M.G.M films. In a broad rib with round neck line and little sleeves - these can be made shorter for more  modern look - but this is so chic, so retro - I love it! It can also be worked in modern 4ply. To fit 34-36 inch bust. Always work a tension square - Try Orkney Angora they have a lovely range of 4ply angora for sale. These little boleros make lovely simple bed jackets too! 

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ladies dress knitting pattern from 1940
Bestway 752: Great vintage ladies dress knitting pattern from 1940s. This wartime design for a simple dress is tailored to fit with panelled skirt and shirt style top.  Knit a frock and save coupons! so the pattern says. Try modern 4ply and change needles if needed to get good fit.  Bust 32, hips 36 inches. Easy variation on stocking stitch to give nice texture. Change needle size for slightly larger size. Crochet covers for button moulds or try the cotton wool stuffed type of button. Add a lace collar or knit one to contrast or match.

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 755: Another fabulous vintage knitting pattern for a ladies dress from the late 1930's. Knitted in Bouclé wool on size 10 imperial needles. So could work out to modern 4ply, Bouclé was a fancy yarn with small flat bobbles along its length, you can buy similar today, but watch the ply. Work a tension square and see what needles you might need with the wool you choose. Tension is 7st and 10 rows on size 10 (3.25mm) over stocking stitch. Fabulous detail on back see below. To fit  34" chest, 42" length.

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1940 knitting pattern
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