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vintag feather stitch jumper knitting pattern jumper from 1940s
Bestway 1310: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern from 1940s. There are instructions for a short sleeve jumper in a version of the popular feather stitch from wartime Britain. To fit 32-34 inch bust knitted in a vintage 3ply that would work well as a modern 4ply, but always work a tension square. This one has small shoulder pads in if you would like to use them, neat round neck and deep rib with buttons or press studs at shoulder.

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vintage jumper knitting pattern from 1940s
Bestway 1311: Great vintage ladies shirt style jumper knitting pattern form 1940s. This super pattern is to fit 33-35 and 35-37 inch bust and is knitted in vintage 3ply. Always work a tension square, this design is worked in basket stitch and has a tailored fit.

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ladies bubble jumper vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1313L: Vintage knitting pattern for ladies bubble jumper from the 1940's - my mother had one of these, it was all the rage in mid 1940s and she would wear it to a dance with wide legged slack that fitted closely at the top. It would also look great with a pencil skirt. To fit 30-34 inch bust.

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vintage ladies lace panel jumper knitting pattern from 1940s
Bestway 1314: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern from 1940s. There are instructions for long and short sleeves for this pretty lace panel summer jumper from wartime Britain. To fit35-36 inch bust knitted in a vintage 3ply that would work well with a modern 4ply, but always work a tension square. This one has a lovely lace panel front, shoulders and along sleeve with a square neck.

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 1316: Lovely vintage knitting pattern for ladies short or long sleeved cardigan, very trendy today as it was in the 19430's and 40's. This pattern was from the late 1930's or 1940's. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. It is for a 33" bust but use large needles for a large size, but you will require a little more wool.

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ladies round yoked jumper vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1317L: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies jumper with long or short sleeves from the 1940's. To fit bust 33-35 inches worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply and a tension square. if you would like it bit larger use lager size needles but allow a little more yarn in this case. Stunning with or without embroidery.

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vintage ladies lace jumper knitting pattern from 1940
Bestway 1318L: Great vintage ladies lacy jumper knitting pattern from 1940s. This super smart little jumper is in a lacy leaf design with little collar and buttons at neck. To fit 34 inch bust and in vintage 3ply, so try modern fine merino 4ply. Buttons are crocheted or you can use small glass or pearl ones. Always work a tension square.

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vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1940s
Bestway 1321: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1940s. This pretty design has long or short sleeves and a nice deep rib. Sits on waist so is very fashionable. Set in sleeves with small pleats at top. Worked in a vintage 3ply that should knit well to a modern 4ply to make a 30-32 inch bust. If larger size is needed then try using 4ply and a larger needle - do allow more wool if you do this. Work a tension square in the 4ply to see if you will get the correct size on needles chosen.

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ladies lace pattern jumper vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1324:Very pretty vintage knitting pattern for short sleeved jumper knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. Easy and quick to knit, great for that retro look this summer and autumn. To fit 33" bust but try a size larger needle and you will get a 34" bust.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern long or short sleeved jumper

Bestway 1329: Short or long sleeved jumper with collar. knitted in 3ply to fit 32-34"  bust. Try using 4ply or double knitting to create a larger size. Adjust needle size and work a tension square in chosen wool, work out how many stitches to the inch then multiply these to fit your bust measurements.  Pattern has a rib body so allow for slight stretching of fabric once knitted.

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vintage lacy cardigan knitting pattern

Bestway 1332: lovely lacy cardigan knitted in 2ply (try modern 3ply as equivalent, make tension square to test for size) Pattern in great condition to fit 34" bust.

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vintage ladies patterned jumper knitting pattern 1940s
Bestway 1334L: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern for two coloured jumper from 1940s. This pretty little jumper is knitted in two colours with stripes at yoke and sleeves knitted in 4ply, always work a tension square. Original was knitted in grey with rust. The Vs on the body of the jumper are embroidered in slanting stitch. Nice, unusual design from the war years. To fit 34 inch bust

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vintage ladies stripe jumper knitting pattern from 1940s
Bestway 1336L: Great vintage stripe jumper knitting pattern for a modern retro lady from 1940s. This super design has stripes at graduating spaces, with small shoulder pads makes this a great vintage project. To fit 34 inch bust and knitted in modern 4ply. Original colours were white and navy. Buttons at back of neck with 6 small pearl buttons.

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Bestway 1337: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern for a jumper from 1940s. This short sleeved jumper with a patterned yoke is to fit 34 inch bust and knitted in vintage 3ply that should knit up well in modern 4ply, try a fine merino. The original colours were grey with cherry. The pattern looks like fly stitch and can be very striking if the right combinations of colours is used. Back fastening with three small buttons. Always work a tension square.

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1940s WW2 fan pattern jumper with turn down collar knitting pattern

Bestway 1341L: Great vintage knitting pattern from the early 1940s for fan patterned jumper with little collar. This one is worked in vintage 2ply, so use vintage modern 3ply - for modern colours particularity in merino wool which suits these patterns well try Adriafil in google or on ebay to find a lot of lovely vintage colours in 3ply and 4ply pure wool. Knit in 4ply for  larger size, but allow extra wool if you do this. To fit 35 inch bust. This one has pretty crochet buttons

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vintage ladies zig zag jumper knitting pattern 1940s
Bestway 1343L: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1940s. This little jumper with chevron lace design is knitted in vintage 2ply so modern 3ply should work well. To fit 34 inch bust. The deep rib and rib sleeves give a good fit. Shoulder opening with three crochet or pearl buttons, shoulder pads optional. Always work a tension square.

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vintage ladies feather and fan jumper knitting pattern from 1940s
Bestway 1345L: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern from wartime 1940s. This feather and fan jumper has an adjustable collar, fancy button band and can have long or short sleeves. To fit 32 inch bust if knitted in the yarn suggested which would be similar to modern 3ply, but try modern fine 4ply in merino and the bust should fit 34 inches. Buttons are crocheted but period or modern buttons can be used. Shoulder pad instructions included.

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bestway 1349 ladies tie neck jumper knitting pattern from 1940s
Bestway 1349L: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1940s. These little patterns were so popular during the war years. Short sleeves and slim lines. This one has a change in pattern to create a slim, shapely look with mock cables and rib. The little tie at the neck was also popular as buttons, hooks and eyes, zips and clasp were difficult to get hold of and usually had to be borrowed from other clothing. To fit 34-36 inch bust. There is no tension given but try modern 4ply in a tension square and see if the needles stated will give the size you need.

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway1357: Great vintage summer top  knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply, work tension square, Long or short sleeves So 1940's, my mother had this pattern during the war! 1942. To fit 34"-36" bust. I even have some of the square mother of pearl buttons - but only a few left if anyone is interested.

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vintage knitting pattern ladies berry pattern cardigan

Bestway 1374L: Great vintage knitting pattern for cardigan in berry stitch from the early 1940's. Nice deep welt and pleated shoulders - so elegant and slimming. Worked in vintage 3ply so try a tensions square with modern 4ply to see if this works. To fit 34 inch bust.

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vintage knitting pattern for simple ribbed cardigan and jumper

Bestway 1377: Simple to knit vintage knitting pattern for a cardigan and a jumper in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply in a tension square. Jumper to fit 34" bust and the cardigan to fit 32"-34" bust. The jumper has a contrast band a yoke and two little bows (knitted on 4 needles)

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vintage ladies short sleeved jumper 1940s knitting pattern bestway
ladies jumper and jacket twin set vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1378L: Great vintage 1940's jumper and jacket set for lady.  Fancy rib pattern creating a slimming elegant line. The jacket has slightly fared sleeves and button at the neck only with neat collar. To fit 34 inch bust. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. The jacket fits 34-36 inch bust.

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 1379:Vintage knitting pattern for sleeveless jumper for the services. 1940's pattern in good condition. Knitted in vintage 4ply so try tension square in double knitting to see if this works better. 33" bust, but use larger needles and get a bigger size, just  remember that you will need more wool.

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WW2 1940s ladies ribbed jumper vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1380L: Great vintage knitting pattern from the 1940s, this one has a neat neckline with four buttons. The rib pattern gives a slender look and stretches, so fits 34-36 inch bust. Instructions given for long or short sleeves.

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vintage ladies jacket knitting pattern

Bestway 1381. Great vintage ladies knitting pattern for a jumper cardigan from the 1940s.  This lovely elegant design from the 1940s has instructions for long and short sleeves.  Buttons are crocheted, and shoulder pads can be used if required. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply and knit a tension square. A fine merino wool would be wonderful.

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vintage bestway knitting pattern from 1940s for ladies jumper
Bestway 1389L: Great vintage wartime ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1940s. This neat little long sleeved jumper is to fit 33-35 inch bust and is tailored and smart. Original colour chosen was lemon yellow to go with brown tweeds or black slacks or skirt and it was suggested to wear a little scarf at the neck or tuck in a little peter pan collar to ring the changes. The Christmas tree design also give many options for this super winter jumper. Use modern fine 4ply merino and always work a tension square.

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vintage ladies heart patterned  lace jumper knitting pattern from 1940s
Bestway 1390L: Great vintage ladies lacy jumper knitting pattern from 1940s. This sweet little wartime jumper with picot or crochet edging is to fit 34-36 inch bust and is knitted in 3ply, but work a tension square and see if a fine 4ply merino will work.

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 1391: Vintage knitting for sweet little short sleeved jumper from the 1940's. bust 36"-38" Nice to see one of these patterns in  a larger size. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply.

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1940s vintage knitting pattern ladies jumper

Bestway 1392L: Great vintage knitting pattern from the mid 1940s, easy fancy rib design with colour stripes to use up all the little bits left over from other projects. This one is in vintage 3ply or modern 4ply - try a tension square to see if you need to change needles. It would look just a good in graduated shades or a riot of bright colours.

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Bestway 1398 lovely ladies jumper knitting pattern with bows and rib pattern
Bestway 1398L: Pretty vintage knitting pattern for ladies bow jumper from 1940s. This early 1940s little jumper with yoke and sleeves in blackberry stitch and adorned with tiny bows is to fit 34 inch bust. The wide rib making it easy to wear and nicely fitting.  Try modern fine merino in 4ply. Always work a tension square. So easy to knit this one. Small shoulder pads can be added if liked.

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WW2 1940s vintage jumper cardigan knitting pattern

Bestway 1407: Vintage knitting pattern for jumper-cardigan. This is a pretty cardigan with short sleeves that buttons up as a jumper. Knitted in vintage 3ply which was similar to modern 4ply, so work a tension square and see if needles need to be changed. To fit 34" bust.

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vintage ladies dress knitting pattern fro 1940s
Bestway 1409: Great vintage ladies dress knitting pattern form 1940s. This is one of many dress patterns from this era on my site. This one has a neat box pleated skirt and smooth nicely fitted bodice. Knitted in vintage 3ply  so try modern 4ply. Easy to knit and beautiful to wear. From shoulder to hem 41 inches but you can adjust this.

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 1440:  really retro vintage knitting pattern from the 1940's to fit 34" bust with unusual aran panels. Knitted in 3ply will easily convert modern 4ply to give a slightly larger size, work tension square.

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WW2 1940s ladies short sleeved jumper vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1449: Vintage knitting pattern for ladies sort sleeved jumper knitted in cotton, to fit Bust 34". The pattern asks for Mercer Cotton no 2. Work a tension square in the cotton or wool chosen and see if you need to change needles to get the size desired. The needle size quoted is 13 and 12 (2.25mm and 3mm) If you would like to knit it in wool, then try modern 4ply in tension square.

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vintage Bestway ladies jumper knitting pattern 1940s
Bestway 1538: Great vintage ladies summer jumper knitting pattern 1940s. This design is very typical of the 40's as it used up spare wool or unravelled garments, was very economical and you did to have to use your valuable coupons. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Deep welt with increases from welt to arm hole giving the snug fit, very easy to knit. To fit 32-34 inch bust.

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vintage ladies 1940s Bestway knitting pattern 1940s
Bestway 1548: Great vintage ladies twinset knitting pattern 1940s. This easy to knit twosome is very typical of the style and ease of patterns from this era. There is a deep welt and rib at the shoulders of both the cardigan and jumper. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 36, 38 and 40 inch bust. So useful, will go with anything.

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 1556: vintage knitting pattern for cable jumper with short sleeves to fit 36" bust., sleeves can be made a little shorter for a more modern style. 1940's.Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square.

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1940 knitting pattern

Bestway 1569:  Really elegant twinset from the 1940's, but right up to date for the 2009 Spring season. Jumper and cardigan in vintage 3ply,. 34 inch bust. Try modern 4ply for slight larger size Always work a tension square.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern ladys jumper for town or sportswear

Bestway 1605: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1940s. knitted in vintage 3 ply long or short sleeve jumper. Try modern 4ply in a tension square, to fit 34 inch bust.

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1940s schoolgirls pullover vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1628: Although this is for teenage school girls I have included here as it can be knitted in 4ply or double knitting and made large.  Ideal for the coming Tennis season. The measurements states 28" stretching to 33" bust knitted in 3ply on size 12 (imperial) so if you used 4ply and size 10 would be a couple of inches larger and again in double knitting on needles 8 (imperial) it would be bigger still. This little top is knitted on 4 needles, so you could try knitting it on a circular needle. 1940's

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1940s WW2 ladies twin set jumper and cardigan vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1634: Vintage knitting pattern for a very smart twinset in vintage 3ply. Try modern 4ply in a tension square. This is a very easy vintage pattern to knit and looks great. 33"-35" Nice deep welt and retro styling. late 1930's early 1940's

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WW2 1940s short sleeved jumper vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1642:Vintage knitting pattern for ladies short sleeved jumper, knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square to see if this works better or if needles need to be  changed. To fit34" bust, very pretty leaf detail at yoke. 1940's 

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WW2 1940s vintage button up cardigan knitting pattern

Bestway 1645:Vintage knitting pattern for a classic Button up cardigan that doubles as a jumper, very retro very popular during the 1940's to fit 34" bust.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern 1940

Bestway 1657L: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern 1940s jumper. This lovely pattern is so easy to knit and has long or short sleeves. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed to get the correct tension. These older patterns fit so well and with  fine rib like this it gives well, classic 1940s style. To fit 32-34 inch bust with ease.

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1940s WW2 ladies Jersey and Jerkin knitting pattern

Bestway 1685L: Great vintage knitting pattern from 1940s for ladies short-sleeved jumper or V necked jerkin (slip over, tank top) to fit 32-33 inch bust, try a thicker ply for a larger size, but allow more wool if you do this.

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vintge ladies 1940s cardigan knitting pattern
Bestway 1686: Great vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. This design is slim fitting and so smart. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. There are pockets in this plain and plaited rib design. To fit 33-34 inch bust.

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vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1940s
Bestway 1688: Great vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. This design is in cable stitch in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 32-34 inch bust. Nicely shaped classic style.

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bestway knitting pattern 1940s twinset

Bestway 1695: Great vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s. This super wartime pattern is for cardigan in bell stitch with crochet buttons. To fit 36 inch bust but if a larger size needle is used then will fit a 38-40. Always work a tension square ( allow a little more yarn if you are making the larger size).

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1940s WW2 ladies lacy jumper with square neck vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1702L: Lovely lacy ladies jumper vintage knitting pattern from the 1940s. This one is in art silk or rayon yarn, but can be knitted in modern 4ply, or silk or cotton similar in ply - always work a tension square, this will help you decide which ply you are working with as well if you are not sure. This pattern tells you that by using a larger size needle you get a larger size. For 35 inch bust, but by changing to larger needles you can get a 37 inch bust or 39 inch bust from the same pattern. The yarn quoted is for the large size so should work for the other sizes too. Nice easy design.

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1940s WW2 Tailored bolero ladies vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1729L: Great vintage knitting pattern from the 1940s for a boxy jacket bolero to fit 34-36 inch bust. Knitted in neat stocking stitch with contrast over stitching on reverse and edges. So easy to knit and looks so tailored and smart. In vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply. Always knit a tension square.

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World War 2 1940s ladies twin set in wing stitch cardigan and jumper vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1763:Great vintage knitting pattern for a twin set from the 1940's to fit bust 34". Lovely pattern, unusual, but simple to work. In vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square to see if the needles need to be changed to get the right size.

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Ladies WW2 1940s twin set cardigan and jumper vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1765:Vintage knitting pattern for a stylish twin set, with a shawl collar. Knitted in Vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply. The cardigan is double breasted and has a fine shawl collar. To fit 34" bust. 1940's

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