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Vintage 1940s Ladies Fair Isle jumper knitting pattern

Bestway 1750: Lovely vintage fair isle knitting pattern for ladies jumper long or short sleeves from the 1940's. In great condition. To fit 34" bust, knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply, or for a larger size try modern double knitting on same needles, on size larger  needles for even bigger size. Work a tension square on wool you have chosen and needles suitable for that ply and see how many stitches you work to the inch, multiply stitches by the inches you need and work accordingly. This is a nice easy style to do this with as it has a slash neck set in sleeves.

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vintage bestway 1751 fair isle jumper knitting patterns

Bestway 1751: Great vintage ladies fair isle jumper knitting pattern 1940s. This very stylish jumper pattern has instructions for long or short sleeves. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 34 inch bust. This pattern has a small chart for the design of flowers at neck and wrists. Colour suggested at the time were for the jumper and red for the flowers, white would look quite stunning though!

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air Isle Vintage Knitting Pattern

Bestway 1757: Fabulous ladies vintage knitting pattern for ladies fair isle jumper from 1940s. Great shoulder and cuff detail, chart included for these designs. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 34" bust, use bigger needles or thicker wool for a large size, but remember to allow more yarn if you do this. The suggested colours for this design are white ground with blue contrast. Striking combination. Great Christmas jumper!

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Vintage Fair Isle Sweater knitting Pattern

Bestway 1766: Great ladies vintage knitting pattern for fair isle sweater 1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try tension square in modern 4ply and  adjust needle size if needed. Knitted in two colours, good one for beginners, more colours can be added if you are experienced. To fit bust 34"  

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Vintage Bestway Flower Fair Isle jumper knitting pattern

Bestway 1768: Lovely ladies vintage fair isle knitting pattern from the 1940's for a long sleeved jumper. To fit 34" inch bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply which is nearer to modern 4ply, so try a tension square and see if a needle change is also needed.

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vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern with fair isle from 1940s

Bestway 1783: Great vintage ladies cardigan knitting pattern with fair isle motifs 1940s. This pattern is for  pretty cardigan to fit 35 inch bust and is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. There is a chart as well as written instructions for the design. Colour suggest for authentic look are  bright blue for the ground with navy and red.

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Vintage Fair Isle Twin Set knitting Pattern

Bestway 1787: Very stylish ladies fair isle vintage knitting pattern for a twin 1940s. This would be great for the spring. The borders are knitted separately for the cardigan and the short sleeved jumper has a fair isle yoke. Bust size 36"to 37" nice to find one a litter larger in the bust, worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. Always work a tension square and change needles to get correct tension.

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Ladys Fair Isle Jumper vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1791: Striking ladies vintage fair isle knitting pattern for jumper 1940. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 36 inch bust.  Chart to help you with this one, main colour is fawn or natural and other colours suggested are brown, rust, yellow, blue - but you can use any colours you like to make a pretty retro jumper for this Christmas.

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Bestway Butterfly Fair Isle Jumper Knitting Pattern

Bestway 1792: Great ladies vintage fair isle knitting pattern 1940s. This one has beautiful butterflies on the front, so unusual! This one is knitted in vintage 2ply so modern 3ply will work well to the size stated for a larger size use modern 4ply and size 10 (3.24mm) and size 11 (3mm) needles The pattern is for a 34" bust. Allow a little more wool if you are going to make a larger size.

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Dutch Bonnets Fair Isle knitting Pattern

Bestway 1796: Great vintage knitting pattern for two Dutch Bonnets in 3ply and 4ply to fit average face, nice easy patterns. So retro and practical. 1940's

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Tyrolean Fair Isle Knitting Pattern Vintage Bestway Pattern

Bestway 1797: Great ladies vintage knitting pattern combining two beautiful traditional styles - the classic 1940's Tyrolean and Fair Isle. This is a super pattern for the traditionalist as well as the vintage fan. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 32"-34" bust.

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Knitting Pattern Jumper with Fair Isle Borders

Bestway 1807: Great ladies vintage knitting pattern for a jumper with Fair Isle borders, with short sleeves 1940s. This one is knitted in 3ply and matching cardigan is 1808 below. To fit 38 - 40 inch bust. Try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Pattern in great condition. To match pattern below.

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Vintage Fair Isle Cardigan knitting pattern

Bestway 1808: Great ladies vintage knitting pattern for a cardigan with fair isle border 1940s. This one is knitted in 3ply o fit 38 - 40 inch bust. Try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Pattern in great condition. To match pattern above Bestway 1807. Nice easy border design. Pattern in excellent order as above.

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Vintage 1940s Fair Isle knitting pattern

Bestway 1823: Great vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern 1940s Isn't this just fabulous? There are instructions for a jumper, mitts and kitten hood in vintage 3ply, work tension square, and try modern 4ply, change needles if needed to get the correct tension. to fit 32"-34" bust. This is probably the most beautiful pattern on this part of the site.

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Vintage Willow Pattern Fair Isle Jumper pattern

Bestway 1830: Fabulous fair isle jacket knitting pattern from the 1940's. Instructions for the willow pattern design is charted. To fit 35" -36" bust knitted in vintage 3ply which was similar to modern 4ply so try tension square and see if a change of needles is also needed. For the experienced fair isle knitter, but so worth the effort.

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Vintage Bestway Fair Isle Knitting Pattern

Bestway 1832: Great ladies vintage knitting pattern for fair isle jumper and cardigan 1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. This charming set is to fit 34" bust , the cardigan is 35" round the bust.

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Short sleeved Jumper Vintage knitting Pattern

Bestway 1833: Great vintage 1940 ladies fair isle knitting pattern for short sleeved jumper 1940s. Great for using up those oddments - it uses 10 different colours, there is a chart to help you, it is the same pattern, on a different colour band, not as difficult as it looks. The pattern is for 34"-36" chest and is worked in vintage 3ply so try using modern 4ply in a tension square as this will probably work better and there are more colours on the market to choose from in this ply.

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vintage ladies fair isle twinset knitting pattern from 1940s from Bestway 1834

Bestway A1834: Great vintage classic jumper set knitting pattern from 1940s. This set has fair isle jumper with short sleeves and a plain cardigan in base colour. To fit 31-33 inch but.  Change up needle size for a 34 inch bust. Worked in vintage 3ply which would be similar to modern a fine 4ply. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed, small chart to help with design.

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Ladies Fair Isle Jumper pattern

Bestway 1835: Great vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern 1940s. Instructions for short sleeved jumper with little children holding hands - reminds me of the paper dolls I used to cut out when I was a child! To fit a 32"-34" bust in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply and tension square and change needles if needed

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Ladies Fair Isle Vintage knitting pattern

Bestway 1883: Pretty ladies vintage 1940's fair isle jumper knitting pattern with roses across the front. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply and a tension square to see if you need to change needles. To fit 33"-34" bust.

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Rose Garland Vintage Fair Isle jumper knitting pattern

Bestway 1884: Great ladies vintage fair isle knitting rose garland jumper 1940s. This pattern is for a short sleeved jumper knitted in vintage 3ply to fit bust size 32-34inch bust , try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Easy to knit, so dainty and retro for the Spring.

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Vintage Ladies Fair Isle jumper knitting pattern

Bestway 1890: Great ladies vintage fair isle knitting pattern for short sleeved jumper 1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in tension square to see if this works better, change needle size if needed. To fit bust 34". Cardigan to match Bestway 1891, see pattern below.

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Vintage Fair Isle ladys jumper knitting pattern

Bestway 1891:  Vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern for cardigan to match above jumper 1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply wool, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit buts 34-35.

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Ladys short sleeved fair isle jumper knitting pattern

Bestway 1913: Vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern for short sleeved jumper 1940s. To fit bust 32", 3ply vintage yarn, try tension square with modern 4ply and change needles if needed. for bigger size try a size up of needle, but remember to allow for more yarn if you do this.

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Vintage Bestway Fair Isle Ladies jumper knitting pattern

Bestway A1916: Fabulous ladies vintage fair isle knitting pattern with blue birds at the yoke.1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. This is designed to fit a 34"-36" bust, Chart and written instructions for the motifs.

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1940s vintage wartime fair isle knitting pattern

Bestway A1917: Great ladies vintage knitting pattern for cardigan with fair isle bands, 1940s. To fit bust 36" knitted in vintage 3ply work a tension square to see if you need to change needles for correct fit. Very typical of the time this one and would look great on a 40's weekend.

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ladies vintage fair isle jumper knitting pattern

Bestway A1918: Stunning vintage fair isle knitting pattern for ladies jumper from the 1940s. This one has a chart as well as the written instructions, to fit 32"-34" bust. The pattern suggests vintage 3py so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. The diagonal lines are worked in chain stitch after the jumper is knitted.

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Simple to knit vintage ladies fair isle jumper knitting pattern

Bestway 1921: Simple to knit ladies vintage fair isle knitting pattern for cardigan 1947.. This little cardigan is knitted in vintage 3ply to fit 34 inch bust. Try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed.

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Vintage 1940s fair isle ladies jumper knitting pattern

Bestway A1922: Very pretty ladies vintage fair isle knitting pattern for jumper 1940s. To fit bust 33"-34" chart to help with the design, uses vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed to get the correct size.

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1940s wartime fair isle jumper knitting pattern

Bestway A1926: Stunning vintage fair isle knitting pattern for ladies jumper from the 1940s. Knitted in striking blue and white - would look just as good in red and white or emerald green and white. Try tension square with modern 4ply as vintage 3ply was thicker than modern 3ply. Fabulous chart to work from. 31"-33" try larger needles in a tension square to see if you can get a bigger size without losing the integrity of the pattern. If you do wish to make a larger size always allow for extra yarn.

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fair isle flowers vintage jumper knitting pattern

Bestway 1935: Very sweet ladies vintage knitting pattern for jumper with fair isle flowers from 1940s. There are instructions with either long or short sleeves. Four  flowers worked in fair isle on yoke. Can always work it plain and embroider the flowers on afterwards. To fit 34"-36" bust, worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply and change needles if needed.

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vintage fair isle knitting pattern from 1940s

Bestway 1945: Great vintage ladies fair isle jumper knitting pattern from the 1940s. This Wartime knitting pattern is very pretty and is to fit medium size around 34 inch bust. Always work a tension square, this one is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. Colour suggested are base light green with emerald, yellow, bright blue and tan. Or you can use any combination you like.

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vintage bestway fair isle cardign knitting pattern 1940s 1950

Bestway 1950: Great vintage ladies fair isle cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. This is a super pattern, so typical of the era, stunning fair isle design and to fit a 36 inch bust. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. This one has a chart too. The colour suggested at the time were fawn as the ground colour with dark green, light green, rust and blue. But of course you can use any you like. This may help if you are making an authentic cardigan to were at a re-enactment or themed weekends.

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Fair Isle Ladies jumper Bestway knitting pattern

Bestway 1970: Stunning ladies vintage knitting pattern for fair isle jumper from the 1940s. To fit 34"-36" bust. This one is knitted in two colours so is striking when finished - try christmassy white ground with red, or red ground with white! There are written instructions and a chart. Try modern 4ply in place of the vintage 3ply and change needles if needed. Although it looks complicated because it is only two colours it is  good one to start on. You can always work a band or two for the design at the bottom and make the rest plain.

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vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern ladies jumper with stags

Bestway 1976: Great vintage ladies fair isle jumper knitting pattern 1940s. This super jumper is knitted with broad rib at cuffs and welt and Stags at shoulders, easy to knit. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit  34-36 inch bust. Chart included, original colours suggest natural with brown stags, but would look very nice in a range of different colours. The stags are only on the front.

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Ladies Christmas Fair Isle jumper knitting pattern

Bestway 1993: A stunning vintage CHRISTMAS fair isle jumper knitting pattern from the 1940s with reindeer and trees! Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit bust 36" I love this one, the pattern suggests red with white reindeer and trees. For being over 65 years old it is amazingly fashionable.

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vintage knitting pattern ladies fair isle dresden shepherdess knitting pattern

Bestway 1994: Great ladies vintage fair isle knitting pattern for short sleeved jumper 1940s. Dresden Shepherdess Fair Isle design- now for something completely different! Where else would you find a pattern like this - but here at The Vintage Knitting Lady! This delightful short sleeved jumper is so unusual - knitted in vintage 3ply to fit 34"-36" bust. Try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed.

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Ladies fair isle twinset knitting pattern

Bestway 1998: Great ladies vintage fair isle knitting pattern for two colour twinset with fair isle trim 1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. Jumper has short sleeves and is very pretty, see in set on pattern front. To fit 34-35 inch bust. Pattern in excellent order. Great value, two patterns for the price of one!

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vintage ladies fair jumper dutch girls

Bestway 1999:  Great vintage ladies fair isle jumper knitting pattern 1940s. This stunning long line jumper is probably for the more experienced knitter, but what a beautiful challenge? There are instructions for the all over design or for just on the yoke, back and front. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Charted. To fit 33 inches, but for larger size try changing needle size, but allow several extra balls of main colour if you do this.

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vintage zodiac fair isle knitting pattern betway 1940s
Bestway B2000: Great vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern for jumper with zodiac signs at the yoke 1940s. This is a super pattern to fit 34-36 inch bust. there are twelve different signs to work in the yoke details of each given in the instructions. There are the basic instructions for the jumper with a super deep welt. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern ply in a tension square and see if this works better. Change needles to get correct tension. This is such an unusual pattern.

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ladies jumper with yoke in fair isle knitting pattern

Bestway 2018: Vintage Fair Isle knitting pattern from 1940s for jumper with patterned yoke 36" bust  knitted in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Cardigan to match below Bestway 2019.

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vintage wartime fair isle ladies cardigan knitting pattern

Bestway 2019: Great ladies vintage fair isle knitting pattern for a cardigan to match above jumper with fair isle on pocket tops. 1940s. To fit 38" bust, knitted in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. 1940's  to Match jumper above Bestway 2018.

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