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vintage 1920s angora fair isle scarf and jumper set knitting pattern
Angora 6: Fabulous ladies cardigan, beret and scarf set knitting pattern from 1920s. This pattern has instructions for a set so typical of the era, straight loose jacket with bold fair isle blocks, broad scarf and the beret. To fit average size. Work a tension square to see exact size you will knit and change needles to adjust. Worked on size 7 (4.5mm) to a tension of 6 stitches to an inch. The angora needs to be the 4ply version not the chunky one. The beret is knitted on 4 needles.

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Fair Isle Sleeveless Pullover vintage knitting pattern
Bairnswear 520: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern for a fair isle sleeveless pullover in vintage 1940s. Worked vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 35/36 bust.  This slip-over (or tank top as they are called today) is very retro but at the same time has a timeless chic.

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1940s vintage knitting pattern ladies fair isle jumper

Bairnswear 541: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies fair isle jumper. Very retro short sleeved jumper from the 1940's.  Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try  modern 4ply in  a tension square, this pattern fits 38/39" bust, designed especially for the fuller figure.

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vintage fair isle knitting pattern

Bairnswear 542:   Lovely vintage knitting pattern for ladies cardigan with fair isle at shoulders. 1940s. Worked in vintage 3ply cardigan with fair isle across the shoulders. Work a tension square in modern 4ply and change needles if needed. 39/40 bust. 

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1940s fair isle tank top knitting pattern

Bairnswear 543: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies fair isle sleeveless top with skiers design.1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply in a tension square, to fit a 33"bust, knit on larger needles a larger size, but don’t forget to allow for extra yarn if you do this. Not charted.

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1940 jumper with fair isle yoke knitting pattern

Bairnswear 592: Great vintage knitting pattern for a rib jumper with fair isle yoke. 1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square . There are instructions for long and short sleeves, great project for the autumn and those new to fair isle, this is worked from written instructions not a chart. To fit Bust 33" choose a larger needle for a bigger size, but buy extra yarn if you do this.

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fair isle ladies knitting pattern

Bairnswear 2177: Lovely vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern from the 1940's. A pretty jumper knitted in vintage 3ply to fit bust size 33/34" always work a tension square and try modern 4ply as this was nearer the ply used at this time.

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ladies fair isle jumper knitting pattern

Bairnswear 2209: Great vintage fair isle knitting pattern for a ladies jumper with reindeers. 1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply to fit 35-36 inch chest. Try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles to get correct tension. For a larger size change needles.

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short sleeved ladies fair isle vintage knitting pattern

Bairnswear 2214: Pretty vintage knitting pattern for fair isle jumper with short sleeves, to fit bust 34"-35" easy to knit. Worked in vintage 3ply, so work a tension square and see if you need to change needles as well as use modern 4ply. The original colours used for this one were natural (fawn) back ground with burgundy, rose, royal blue and maple (not sure what that colour was, probably a purple/red like the maple leaves)

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1940s vintage fair isle jersey knitting pattern

Bairnswear 2177: Lovely vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern from the 1940's. A pretty jumper knitted in vintage 3ply to fit bust size 33/34" always work a tension square and try modern 4ply as this was nearer the ply used at this time.

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vintage ladies cardigan with fair isle cardigan with panels with dancers bairnswear 1940s

Bairnswear 2222: Great vintage fair isle cardigan with dancers in panels 1940s. Lovely cardigan to fit 32-33 inch bust knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. Knitted in one piece up to armholes. Instructions for long and short sleeves. It says suitable for a teenager, but this would be nice for any slim lady who is young at heart. These were known as jumper cardigans as they were designed to wear buttoned up as a jumper, but would be more useful as they can also double up as a cardigan with plain jumper or blouse underneath. Colours suggested for authenticity  would be as stated in the pattern, Sea Green and Dark Brown, but you can use any combination of colour you like.

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bairnswear ladies fair isle jumper la laine 1940s

Bairnswear 2226: Great vintage ladies fair isle jersey knitting pattern 1940s. This one is to fit 34-35 inch bust and is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try a tension square in modern 4ply. This one would look nice with a smart suit or with jeans or leggings for casual wear. Natural, Almond green, Dark brown, Bottle Green, Maple are colour suggest in the pattern that would have been high fashion in 1940s, but you can use any combination of colour you like.

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ladies fair isle waistcoat vintage knitting pattern

Bairnswear 2228: Lovely vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern 1940's  waist coat with a zip front. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 36 inch bust. This was very popular style at the time, my mother had one very similar to this, she tells me in dark green with yellow, this one suggests navy and white, should be quite stunning.

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vintage ladies bairnswear jumper knitting pattern la laine 1940s
Bairnswear 2230: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern with fair isle yoke 1940s. This figure hugging jumper is beautifully shaped to create a slimming look, basic body knitted in rib with stocking stitch yoke with eagles and shield a very popular motif at the time. Authentic colours suggested in pattern are natural ground with Royal Blue motif. To fit 32-33 inch bust. Try a larger needle size for a 34 inch bust, but add an extra ball of wool if you do this. Always knit a tension square.

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ladies fair isle tank top slipover 1940s knitting pattern

Bairnswear 2262: Great vintage ladies tank top or sleeveless top from the 1940s. Lovely design and easy to knit to fit 34-36 inch bust in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. Could be knitted without the fair isle, just a plain yoke.

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Bestway Fair Isle Booklet 1940s

Bestway 78: Fabulous vintage knitting booklet with 16 pages, instructions for the front cover design, ladies jumper to fit 34" bust in vintage 4ply (try modern 4ply) and child’s short sleeved 4-5 years jumper (24" Chest ),  cap and gloves knitted on two needles, great Christmas gift idea, quick and easy to knit! Jumper short sleeved with collar, child’s cardigan with fair isle flower border to fit 10-11 years old (lovely easy beginners pattern) and very pretty beret, scarf and mitts design for 4-6 year olds. all in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply for better sizing and colour choice.

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Vintage 1940s Bestway Fair Isle Jumper knitting booklet

Bestway 82: Another great vintage knitting fair isle booklet from the 1940's. Cover jumper to fit 32" bust in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply, up a needle size for a slightly larger size. There is a chart for this one. Another long sleeved jumper with fair isle yoke to fit 34"-35" in same ply, an all over fair isle with contrast rib to fit 34" bust, a great pattern with yoke and shoulder design, zig zag, easy to knit design to fit 34"-36" bust. Always work a tension square. this will give you the stitch count to convert the smaller or larger sizes if needed. If larger don't forget to add more yarn. Two are worked from charts, the others from written instructions.

Front cover design only

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Bestway knitting pattern 101 1940s booklet jumper and accessories 1940s knitting pattern
Bestway 101 Booklet: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies fair isle jumper and gloves and scarves 1940s. There are numerous pattern in this book of 16 pages, it is small format war time issue. There are instructions for the bag and socks seen below, the pixie hood and gloves and the Jumper pictured below (all three available separately). There is also a pattern for the scarf and glove set on the front cover. The staples are rusty, but the booklet is in good used vintage condition, no marks no creases etc.

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vintage bestway knitting pattern 101 bag and socks 1940s

Bestway 101-6: The knitting pattern for bag and sock in tartan from the above book 1940s.  Plaid was very fashionable as an accessory at this time Bag measures 12.5 x 10 inches. The socks are 9.5 inches long at the foot, but this adjustable, they have plaid turn over tops and are knitted on 4 needles. Bag closes with large press stud, or you could use a super large vintage button to match the plaid - and make a loop to close. Webbing could be used as a strap if needed. It is strengthened with canvas and lined. Very easy to make.

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vintage bestway 101 knitting book ladies jumper knitting pattern

Bestway 101-8: Great vintage knitting pattern for fair isle jumper 1940s. This one is to fit 36 inch bust and is knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply. It fastens at the back left shoulder seam with press studs. Colours suggested in pattern brown Turquoise and white, but you can use any combination you like.

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vintage ladies hat and gloves knitting patten fair isle book bestway 101 1940s

Bestway 101-12: Great vintage pixie hat and gloves knitting pattern in fair isle 1940s. Check fair isle was very popular at this time as a trim, edging and full pattern. Scarlet and white are suggest vintage colours. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. Hat round head edge is 18 inches, gloves length 10 inches and across palm is 3 inches. Set of 4 needles will be needed for part of the gloves.

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1940s Bestway Fair Isle Twin Set vintage booklet

Bestway 115-1: Great vintage fair isle knitting pattern book from 1940s with 16 pages. There are instructions for fair isle twinset on the front, knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed to get correct size. The Cardigan and jumper will fit 34"-36" bust easily. Also for 3 other designs of twin set. See below for it as individual pattern.

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1940s Bestway Fair Isle Twin Set vintage pattern

Bestway 115-1: Front Cover Twin Set pattern. Great vintage knitting pattern for fair isle twinset from the 1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed to get correct size. The Cardigan and jumper will fit 34"-36" bust easily. Very pretty this one. colours suggested in pattern are lime green, dark green, brown, yellow. The base colour is the lime green - once again very fashionable. Patons do a lovely merino 4ply in lime green, and the other colours as well.

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1940s vintage twin set knitting pattern

Bestway 115-2: Great vintage knitting pattern for fair isle twinset from the 1940s to fit 34"-36" bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed to get correct size. Very pretty this one. Colours  suggested are red, which is the base colour, with stone colour - or of course you could make it white or cream and be really christmassy!

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vintage ladies fair isle twinset from 1930s bestway 616

Bestway 616: Great vintage ladies fair isle jumper and cardigan knitting pattern from 1930s. A lovely set in two colours- original was knitted in light navy and white, but the choice is yours. The jumper has short sleeves and the rows of fair isle on back and front with plain sleeves white on dark. The cardigan is the reverse with light back ground and dark patterning on back and fronts, plain sleeves. To fit 36-38 inch bust. Always work a tension square, this one should work well in modern 4ply. Shoulder pads can be used with this design.

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Vintage knitting pattern for Ladies Fair Isle Jumper
Bestway 713: Lovely vintage knitting pattern for ladies fair isle jumper from late 1930s. This super pattern is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 35 inch bust, but in modern 4ply may well come up to a 36 inches. This design has shoulder pads, but they can be omitted. Original colours suggested were grey ground with red and blue. But the choice is yours.

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fair isle jumper 1940s vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 829: Great vintage knitting pattern for fair isle jumper from late 1930s and early 1940s. To fit a 34-36 inch bust in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. Colour suggested brown and gold - just right for this winters colours - look stunning with wide leg slacks! Top of the fashion in 1930s - by the 1940s though with war restrictions the slacks were worn tighter fitting as they took less material to produce in the factory or at home.

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vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern for ladies jumper 1930s
Bestway 852: Lovely vintage knitting pattern for ladies lattice fair isle from late 1930s. The tension suggests that this will knit up well in either modern 3ply or 4ply with a change of needles as it knits to 8st to an inch (2.5cm, on 3.75mm needles) to fit 34 inch bust. The pattern is for short sleeves.

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1940s fair isle knitting pattern

Bestway 866: Great vintage knitting pattern for a short sleeved jumper in vintage 3ply to fit 33"-35" bust. Try knitting in modern 4ply as vintage 3ply was a bit thicker than modern 3ply. There is a great choice of colours now in 4ply. I have included this pattern here as it appears to be fair isle but is in fact flowers embroidered on after completing the jumper - for more like this go to the main ladies page 1.   1940's

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wartime 1940s vintage knitting pattern knitted hoods

Bestway 901:  Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for three cosy hoods from the 1940s WW11, in Fair Isle, to fit 16, 17, and 18 inch round face in vintage 3ply.

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Wartime 1940s Bestway Fair Isle Yoke and panels

Bestway 903: Lovely vintage pattern from the 1940's. Knitted in vintage 3ply to fit 35" bust will knit up to fit 36" if 4ply pure merino wool is used - always work a tension square before you start and change your needles to knit the required size.  All patterns have instructions on tension - vintage or modern.

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Bestway wartime knitting pattern ladies jumper

Bestway 913: Lovely Vintage knitting pattern for unusual jumper design. This design is actually NOT FAIR ISLE, it is worked after the jumper has been knitted. Known as darning, this is so simple but effective for those who find fair a bit daunting. A thread of colour is just threaded through the stitches in diagonal lines to create this stunning effect. To fit 34"-36" bust, very easy to increase the size of this one by adding a few stitches as the basic pattern is so simple. The buttons at the neck are crocheted, but  ordinary buttons can be used.

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vintage ladies fair isle jumper knitting patternm bestway 970

Bestway 970: Great vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern 1940s. This pattern is very pretty heart design in fair isle. To fit 34-36 inch bust, knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. With set in sleeves and around neck.

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1940s Fair Isle Ladies Jumper vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 995: Lovely vintage knitting pattern with bands of fair isle effect embroidery, very pretty. With the band of fair isle embroidery below a central rib gives this jumper an unusual look - so retro. To fit 34"-36" bust, chart included for the embroidery.

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1940s vintage wartime fair isle ladies tank top knitting pattern

Bestway 1002: Great vintage knitting pattern for chevron tank top or sleeveless vest 1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply so should knit up well in modern 4ply, to fit 34"-36" bust, so easy and quick to knit, very retro, very fashionable at the moment. This is a great alternative to the more complex style of fair isle as it is easier to knit.

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vintage 1940s ladies fair isle knitting pattern

Bestway 1044: Lovely vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern 1940s. This is a beautiful Fleur De Lys design, knitted in vintage 3ply, similar to modern 4ply - always work a tension square before you start garment to see if needles need changing. To fit 34"-36" bust, short sleeves. Pattern in lovely condition

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vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern bestway 1113 1940s

Bestway 1113: Great vintage ladies fair isle jumper knitting pattern 1940s. This little jumper is very sweet and quite easy to knit. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 33 inch bust. Tiny flowers in many colour bring charm to this really retro jumper with short sleeves. Colour suggest in the 1940s were pale green, yellow and stone as the back ground colour and red, mauve and blue for the flowers. The deep rib welt at waist give it a slimming look.

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vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern fair isle border bestway 1315

Bestway 1315: Great vintage ladies short sleeve jumper knitting pattern with fair isle border at waist 1940. This easy to knit pattern is very typical or the 1940s, there are instructions for long or short sleeves, deep welt and easy fair isle border and fancy rib stitch that gives a flattering slimming look, with collar. To fit 34-36 inch bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply  so try modern 4ply in a tension square.

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vintage ladies fair kniting pattern 1940s bestway1379

Bestway 1376: Great vintage ladies fair isle jumper knitting pattern 1940s. This little jumper is very sweet and very easy to knit. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Slimming wide rib design with set in long sleeves and a delicate fair isle at yoke with chart. To fit 32-34 inch bust.

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vintage 1940s vintage fair isle  ladies jumper knitting pattern

Bestway 1388: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for fair isle jumper 1940s. There are instructions for a jumper with short sleeves with unusual pattern which gives the impression of smocking. To fit 35" chest, knitted in vintage 3ply,try modern 4ply as this is near the ply used then, Always work a tension square.

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ladies fair isle knitted jumper 1940s vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1419: Fabulous fair isle knitting pattern for ladies jumper 1940s. Very pretty, with pattern that is just right for Christmas. This long sleeved jumper is to fit 32-34 inch bust and knitted in vintage 3ply, so try a modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Would look stunning in red with white, but the original colour suggested were dark brown as the ground, with fawn, yellow, beige and coffee.

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ladies 1940s short sleeved jumper vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1438: Great vintage ladies fair isle ladies short sleeved jumper knitting pattern 1940s. Lovely rose trellis Fair Isle pattern to fit 35" bust, knitted in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply in a tension square. The tension is 15stitches to 2" and 9 rows to 1" knitted on imperial 9 (3.75mm). The trellis is embroidered on after the garment is finished.

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vintage ladies  jumper fair isle yoke knitting pattern 1940s bestway 1441

Bestway 1441:  Great vintage young ladies jumper with fair isle at yoke 1940s knitting pattern. This little jumper is to fit 33-34 inch bust or 14-16 years, and is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply and a size larger needle for a little more room, but add an extra ball of yarn if you do this.  Authentic colours suggested in pattern are yellow for ground with blue and red for the fair isle. But you can use any combination you like.

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vintage fair isle short sleeved jumper vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1458: Lovely vintage ladies short sleeved jumper fair isle knitting pattern 1940s. This pattern is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square, to fit 36" bust. There is a chart for this one.

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vintage 1940s ladies fair isle short sleeve jumper knitting pattern

Bestway 1461: Lovely vintage ladies fair isle short sleeved jumper knitting pattern with little collar 1940s. This is a very sweet little jumper . Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square, to see if you need to change needles as well. To fit 34" bust, easy design in only two colours.

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vintage ladies fair isle jumper knitting pattern from 1940s bestway 1470

Bestway 1470: Great vintage ladies fair isle jumper from 1940s. This one has long sleeves and little collar, nice deep welt. A reprint of an early pattern in the 1930s. To fit 34-36 inch bust and is knitted in vintage 3ply that should knit to modern 4ply - always work a tension square.

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Vintage knitting pattern fair isle pullovers

Bestway1471: This great vintage fair isle knitting pattern has a great range of sizes and suitable for male or female. Knitted in vintage 3ply, it is easy to work large one as well by using larger needles or thicker wool. to fit 28", 34" and 38" chest sizes. 

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short sleeve jumper vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1480: Great vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern for short sleeved jumper 1946. knitted in vintage 3p-ly, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Back and front are fair isle and the sleeves are plain. This pattern is for the jumper that goes with the cardigan below. To fit 34 inch bust.

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ladies fair isle cardigan 1940s vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1481: Great vintage ladies cardigan fair isle knitting pattern 1946. Lovely Fair Isle cardigan in vintage 3ply, so try a tension square with 4ply and change needles if needed. To fit bust 36 inches, pattern in very good condition. To match the jumper above.

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1940s vintage fair isle ladies jumper knitting pattern

Bestway 1490: Beautiful vintage fair isle jumper knitting pattern from the 1940's.Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square to see if a change of needles is also needed. To fit 34 inch bust.

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fair isle cardigan vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1491.  Beautiful vintage ladies fair isle cardigan knitting patten 1940s. This beautiful cardigan is knitted in vintage 3ply,so try modern 4ply in a tension square - old 3ply was nearer this ply and there are a lot more colour choices available to day in 4ply. This pattern uses 6 contrasts and should fit 36-38 inch bust

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Long sleeve jumper 1940s vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1510: Great vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern for long sleeved jumper 1940's . This lovely pattern has Fleur-du-Lys motifs and is knitted in vintage 3ply to fit 33" bust, try modern 4ply in a tension square and a change needles if needed.

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Tyrolean jumper with fair isle panels vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1511: Great vintage knitting pattern for a Tyrolean jumper with fair isle panels. Very pretty, very retro and so very in fashion at the moment! Vintage 3ply used so try modern 4ply in a tension square or for larger size double knitting, (if using DK change needles to accommodate the yarn and allow more wool - check with wool needed for similar style in double knitting) to fit 35" bust. This is actually a cardigan style jumper and buttons up the front.

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Ladies Fair Isle Tank Top knitting pattern

Bestway 1514: Great vintage easy to knit ladies fair isle knitting pattern for a tank top 1940s. This little top is to fit size 32" to 34" bust, in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply or double knitting for lager sizes, don’t forget to change needle size to keep fabric flexible, and allow for more yarn if making a larger size.

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vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern

Bestway 1515: Vintage ladies Fair Isle Cardigan knitting pattern1940s. To fit bust 36" in vintage 3ply, so try a tension square in modern 4ply and change needles if needed. The Jumper to match this cardigan is seen below Bestway 1516.

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Vintage fair isle ladies knitting pattern

Bestway 1516: Great traditional vintage fair isle knitting pattern 1940s. Lovely simple fair isle design in three contrast colour. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square, to fit 36" bust, this is the jumper that matches the cardigan above Bestway 1515.

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vintage ladies jumper with fair isle collar knitting pattern

Bestway 1530: Great ladies vintage knitting pattern for a jumper with a fair isle collar 1940s. The collar knitted separately and has a fair isle design, the jumper is plain. Knitted in vintage 3ply (try modern 4ply in a tension square) 34"-35" bust.

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vintage ladies kintting pattern jmper with fair isle rose collar bestway 1551 1940s

Bestway1551: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern from 1940s with roses on the yoke. This lovely pattern is so beautifully shaped, super yoke with roses worked in fair isle, with crochet round the neck and yoke edge. So pretty, would look lovely with evening trousers at any party - just think of that next cruise! Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 36 bust, in black and white would be as suggested in the pattern, a real 1940s style!

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Bestway 1552 Vintage Ladies Fair Isle pattern

Bestway 1552: Lovely vintage 1940s knitting pattern for short sleeved jacket, bonnet and mittens for chilly winter days - would make a great Christmas gift for a retro minded friend daughter or niece, knitted in vintage 3ply  so try a tension square with modern 4ply and change needles to get correct tension, to fit bust 32inches.  Work tension swatch for guide to stitches per inch in different wools and on different needles if you would like a larger size. But remember if you knit a larger size you will need more yarn than the pattern states.

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1940s ladies knitted tank top knitting pattern

Bestway 1632:  Great vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern for a tank top 1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply , try modern 4ply in a tension square to see if this works better. To fit bust 32 inches. For a larger size try bigger needles or thicker ply or even both. But if you do this don't forget to buy more yarn.

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Willow Pattern Ladies Fair Isle Jumper vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1633: Fabulous ladies vintage fair isle knitting pattern jumper 1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try a tension square of 4ply to see if this knits better to size, this willow pattern jumper in 2 colours is so retro and so fabulous. With buttons at shoulder and to fit 34 inch bust.

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1940s Vintage Ladies Tyrolean Jumper knitting pattern

Bestway 1640: Fabulous ladies vintage knitting pattern for Tyrolean jumper 1940s. This little gem knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square, to fit 35 inch bust. Fastened with press studs and hooks and eyes to give invisible fastening.

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Ladies 1940s Fair Isle knitted Jumper pattern

Bestway 1655: Versatile ladies vintage knitting pattern for fair isle jumper 1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply , so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 36 inch bust. Pattern in great condition. To match pattern below - Bestway 1656.

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Bestway Ladies Fair Isle Cardigan knitting pattern

Bestway 1656: Great vintage ladies fair isle cardigan knitting pattern 1940s.  Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 36 inch bust. Pattern in great condition. To match pattern above - Bestway 1655

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Vintage 1940s Fair Isle Ladies jumper knitting pattern

Bestway 1689: Charming vintage ladies knitting pattern for jumper with fair isle yoke 1940s. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 34 inch bust.

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Vintage Button up Fair Isle Ladies cardigan knitting pattern

Bestway 1697: This is a pretty vintage knitting pattern for fair isle button up jumper is from the 1940s and will fit 36"-39" bust. There are instructions for long or short sleeves so can be worn as a cardigan. Note the large size of this one. Suggested to knit in blue with white at shoulders, but you can use any colour you like. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply for a better fit and bigger range of colours.

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bestway 1704 vintage knitting pattern fair isle jumper

Bestway1704: Great vintage ladies fair isle jumper knitting pattern 1940s. This little jumper is very sweet and quite retro. Worked in vintage 2ply so try modern 3ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. There are instructions for long or short sleeves. Also there is information on how to make larger sizes by changing needles. The pattern is for 34 inch bust, for a 35 and 36 sizes it suggest larger size needles. It suggests 2 extra ounces (60g) for the long sleeves and perhaps a little more for the larger sizes. This shows how easy it is to get larger sizes when knitting.

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Vintage Bestway Ladies Fair Isle Jumper knitting pattern

Bestway 1705: Fabulous vintage fair isle knitting pattern for ladies jumper with bees on the yoke - stunning! 1940s. The jumper is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed, to fit a 34" bust, This one is really worth a try, it is so unusual.

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1940s Wartime Fair Isle Short Sleeve Jumper knitting pattern

Bestway 1720: Great vintage ladies collared jumper with fair isle borders 1940s.  Simple but very retro, this lovely vintage fair isle knitting pattern is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To to fit 40" bust, has a little collar with fair isle and bands at the short sleeve edges, instructions also for long sleeves. LARGER SIZE. Pattern in nice condition. Cardigan to match below Bestway 1721.

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Fair Isle Cardigan vintage Ladies knitting pattern

Bestway 1721: Great cardigan pattern with fair isle border to match the jumper above - at last, been trying to find this one for a while. I like to get the twin-sets together when I can. This is from the 1940's and is knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. It actually says in the instructions, if you use 8 (4mm) needles it will knit up to 43" bust! The actual pattern calls for size 11 (3mm) and 13 (2.25mm) for the ribs.  LARGER SIZE matches jumper above - Bestway 1720

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Wartime 1940s Ladies Fair Isle Jumper with short or long sleeves knitting pattern

Bestway 1724: Fabulous ladies vintage fair isle knitting pattern with Christmas trees as the design 1940s. Knitted in two colours this could be great in Christmas red, or green with white trees, or white with green trees - the combinations are endless, great pattern! This one is knitted in vintage 3ply so try a tension square with 4ply and change needles if needed to fit bust 34" .

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Ladies Jumper with Fair Isle front panel vintage knitting pattern

Bestway1731: Fabulous 1940's vintage fair isle knitting pattern for jumper. This lovely button jumper has fair isle shoulder panel and panels down front. Smart and chic with loads of vintage charm. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply and a tension square to see if you need to change needle sizes as well. To fit 34" chest.

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1940s vintage wartime fair isle knitting pattern

Bestway 1744: Great collectable vintage fair isle knitting pattern, this one says designed in Paris. Late 1940s, has a little Dutch bonnet to match, these were so popular during the 30's and 40's my mother said she had quite a few, they were warm and practical as well as easy to knit. This pattern actually has a chart as well as written instructions, I know some of you prefer them, but it is just as easy to knit from the written words. This long sleeved jumper fits 35"-37" bust, so just a change up to size 10(3.25mm) will give you that bit more room. As this is in vintage 3ply try tension square in modern 4ply and see if this is a better fit. The original pattern states it was knitted in black and yellow, but  how christmassy would this look in red and white?

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