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vintage penelope knitting pattern for ladies fair tank top or jumper 1940s penelope M1269

Penelope M1269: Great vintage fair isle slip-over or tank top knitting pattern fro ladies from 1940s. This super pattern has instructions to fit 34 and 36 inch bust. This one is knitted in vintage 3ply that should knit to modern 4ply. Nice and straightforward this one.

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Penelope M1271: Beautiful fair isle jumper in vintage 3ply, gloriously retro, this vintage pattern comes from the 1940's. To fit 34 inch bust. Would look great with jeans or slacks,

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vintage penelope knitting pattern for ladies fair tank top or jumper 1940s penelope M1269
Penelope M1269: Great vintage fair isle slip-over or tank top knitting pattern fro ladies from 1940s. This super pattern has instructions to fit 34 and 36 inch bust. This one is knitted in vintage 3ply that should knit to modern 4ply. Nice and straightforward this one.

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vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern 1940s

Penelope M1272: Great vintage ladies fair isle cardigan with fair isle motifs 1940s. This pretty design has large flower motifs down the front and slim fitting sleeves and nicely shaped waist. Knitted in vintage 3ply will probably make up nicely in modern 4ply, always work a tension square. To fit 34-36 inch bust. Small shoulder pads can be added to give crisp finish to the shoulders. Not charted.

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vintage ladies jumper blouse knitting pattern from 1940s penelopeM1300
Penelope M1300: Great vintage ladies jumper coat knitting pattern from 1940s. This super design is nicely fitted and shaped with shoulder pads. Knitted in vintage 3ply that should knit to modern 3ply, so work a tension square and see if you need to change needles. To fit 34 inch bust

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vintage knitting pattern for ladies fair isle 1940s

Penelope M1315L: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for a fair isle jumper, from 1940s in stunning retro colours to fit 33"-35" bust. Worked in vintage 3ply, this yarn knits as modern 4ply, I actually have some of this wool and can confirm it is exactly like Patons 4ply pure merino and for me knits to the same tension. But please do a tension square as everyone knits differently.

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vintage ladies embroidered jumper knitting pattern from 1950s M1325
Penelope M1325: Great vintage knitting pattern for lovely embroidered jumper from 1940s. Though strictly speaking this is not a fair isle it may be an easy way to achieve the same impression. There is a chart for the embroidery. To fit 33-35 inch bust and is knitting in vintage 3ply that looks as though it will be similar to modern 3ply. There are several knitting yarns in 3ply now on the market that would work well. This one also has shoulder pads.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern for fair isle jumper 1940

Penelope M1359L: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for sleeveless top from the 1940s. Knitted in the same wool as above, so same comments apply. To fit 33"-35" bust. Very pretty and retro.

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Vintage fair Isle knitting book

Sanquhar Knitting Book: A vintage knitting book, slim 12 page booklet from People's Friend, no date probably late 1940' early 1950s. There are instructions for a jumper, gloves on front page, scarf, child's beret with fair isle band and pompom, school boy stockings with fair isle tops.

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ladies vintage knitting pattern for fair isle jumper and  hat

Sirdar 999: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for fair isle jumper and cap from 1940s. To fit a 34 inch bust. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. Original colours suggested natural ground with brown, green and flame.

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vintage ladies sweater 1950s

Sirdar 1028: Stunning vintage knitting pattern for  fair isle cardigan from 1940s.To fit 34 inch bust. Worked in vintage 4ply so may work better in modern double knitting, try a tension square in both and see which knits nearer size, changing needles if needed. Instructions for long or short sleeves. Original colour suggested grey ground with flame and whit contrast - very striking.

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ladies vintage fair isle sweater 1940s

Sirdar 1046: Beautiful fair isle knitting pattern for jumper with short sleeves from the 1940s. Worked in vintage 2ply, so try modern 3ply in a tension square. See links page for supplies of great range of adult colour in 3ply from ~BSK mills.32-34 inch bust, use modern 4ply for larger size , but allow a little more yarn if you do this.

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vintage ladies fair isle jumper knitting pattern 1940s
Sirdar 1072: Great vintage ladies classic fair isle jumper 1940s. This super knitting pattern is in the classic style of the 1940s, slim fitting sleeves and shaped body with high round neck and deep welt. Traditional flower design in white black,tan, light green, dark green, flame and yellow on main colour of natural or grey. To fit 34 inch bust, instructions for long sleeves or sleeveless jumper. Knitted in vintage 3ply, but try modern 4ply in a tension square. Small chart.

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Sirdar 1080: Great vintage ladies fair isle trimmed cardigan with deep V 1940s knitting pattern. This is an elegant style and easy to knit with wide band of traditional fair isle at waist and cuffs, sits on waist for that '40s look. Charted To fit 36 inch bust.

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childs fair isle knitting pattern

Sirdar 1119: Another fabulous vintage pattern for a girls slip-over knitted in vintage 3ply or  modern 4ply, try tension square, to fit 32" from the 1940's Try double knitting for larger size, work tension square to see needles size needed to give a flexible fabric. 

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ladies fair isle knitting pattern vintage Sirdar 1130 1940s

Sirdar 1130: Great vintage knitting pattern for twin set with fair isle panel early 1940s. This is an earlier large format version of a later one produced in the austerity years of 1940s. Knitted in a vintage 3ply or modern 4ply to fit 34-36, nice deep welt and square neck to the short sleeved jumper and V neck cardigan. Lovely tailored look.

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vintage knitting pattern ladies jumper

Sirdar 1174:  lovely little vintage ladies fair isle pattern (one of the small wartime editions) 1940s. Knitted in  vintage 3ply to fit average size - probably 34"/36" bust - work tension square first to ascertain size and needles required for size that you would like to knit.

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fair isle knitting patterns

Sirdar 1176: fabulous ladies vintage knitting pattern for fair isle cardigan 1940s. To fit 35" bust knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply and a tension square to see if a change of needles is needed.

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vintage fair isle knitting patterns

Sirdar 1177: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies fair isle jumper 1946. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply and a tension square to see if a change of needles is also needed. To fit 34" chest.

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vintage ladies fair ils jumper with bambi motif 1940s
Sirdar 1190: Great vintage ladies jumper knitting pattern with deer motif on yoke 1940s. This rather pretty design is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 33-34 inch bust. The design is repeated on the back and the sleeves are a wide rib to give neat fit, nicely shaped body deep wide rib. Unusual design. 4 small buttons close the back of neck along the shoulder seam.

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Sirdar 1242: Great vintage classic ladies winter jumper knitting pattern with reindeer from the 1940s. This one is to fit 34-35 inch bust and is knitted in vintage 4ply. Try modern 4ply or even double knitting for this one in an tension square, but if double knitting is used always allow a little more yarn.

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vintage ladies fair isle slip over tank top knitting pattern

Sirdar 1267: Lovely vintage knitting pattern for slip over or what is now called a tank top for ladies - in my day it was called jerkin! 1950s. This one is knitted in what they called fair isle floss but which is similar to modern 4ply. Work a tension square (7.5 stitches to 1" on size 10 needles) To fit 34 inch bust. There is a chart and as there are only two colours it is quite easy.

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vintage sirdar ladies knitting pattern with fair isle 1950s

Sirdar 1336: Great vintage ladies jumper with Dolman sleeves and fair isle trim knitting pattern from the 1950s. This lovely easy fit jumper with just a tad of fair isle at edges, such a delicate trim it almost looks like lace. To fit 34 inch bust, but the Dolman sleeves give ample room. Worked in vintage 3ply, but try modern 4ply for this one. Always work a tension square. Small charts to assist with design.

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vintage sirdary fair isle knitting pattern 1950s
Sirdar 1364: Great vintage ladies fair isle jumper knitting pattern. This is a super pattern keeping the styling from the late 1940s into the early 1950s. Fitted at waist with a fair isle trim and at the shoulders. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 36 inch bust.

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vintage ladies jumper and beret knitting pattern from 1930s
Spider 189: Fabulous vintage fair isle knitting pattern for ladies jumper, beret and gloves from 1930s. This stunning pattern is knitted in vintage 3ply that would have been similar to modern 4ply, always work a tension square. To fit bust 34 inches. Colours suggested are natural base with red, yellow, dark brown, blue and green. Delightful butterfly design. This one is a challenge, but what a beautiful design! There are some pictures on the back page of other patterns by this firm most of which you will find on my site.

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vintage ladies twin set jumper and cardigan in fair isle 1940s

Spider Wools 200: Great vintage knitting pattern for jumper and cardigan, lovely pattern from the late 1940s, worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 34 inch bust. Jumper pattern has instructions for long and short sleeves.

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vintage knitting pattern 1949 fair isl cardigan vintage knitting pattern

SS49-5-6LF: Lovely vintage fair isle ladies knitting pattern 1949. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square, colours suggested are black, blue, red with a white ground. To fit  34 inch bust, nice fitted waist and super buttons.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern for jumper with fair isle from 1940s target 726
Target 656: Great vintage ladies knitting pattern for ladies jumper form 1940s. This super pattern has a nice easy to work yoke with fair isle detail. Nice deep welt and fitted well. To fit 34-36 inch bust. There is a small chart for this one. The yarn used is similar to modern 4ply, always work a tension square

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vintage ladies target 726 knitting pattern for ladies fair isle knitting pattern 1940s
Target 726: Lovely vintage ladies knitting pattern for jumper from late 1940s. This one is easy to work and has all the flair and style of the 1940s as the era evolved into the 1950s. Deep rib welt, slash neck and neat shape. Knitted in a yarn that would be similar to modern 4ply. There are instructions for long or short sleeves. To fit 32, 34 and 36 inch bust.

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ladies fair isle twinset with border design 1940s knitting pattern
Templeton 812: Great vintage ladies fair trimmed twinset in rib 1940s knitting pattern. This elegant and slim fitting duo is so easy to knit. It is a rib with the fair isle design in stocking stitch. The beautiful shape is made by increasing once basic rib welt has been worked up towards the bust line. The v neck on the cardigan allows the yoke design to seen. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 34-36 inch bust. To give this set authenticity try the colours suggested, pink for the main colour with black and white in the fair isle. Always work a tension square.

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vintage ladies hat fiar isle

Weldon 205:  Great vintage ladies Fair Isle cap and mitts knitting pattern 1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply on four needles. Unusual, but very stylish for these cooler days. Always make a tension square and try modern 4ply for this one.

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Vintage Fair Isle knitting pattern
Weldons 232: Fabulous knitting patterns for ladies from 1940s. This booklet has instructions for the fair isle jumper shown, the cap and gloves as well as the coloured jumper shown below. There are also patterns for a pair of gauntlet mittens, a beret and tie cravat style scarf, a hat and muff in brushed wool, a fancy rib cardigan decorated with sequins, a two colour waist coat and some lovely adverts.

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Vintage Fair Isle knitting pattern
Weldons 232-1: Great multi-colour short sleeved jumper knitting pattern from 1940s. This little jumper cardigan is to fit 34-36 inch bust and is worked in a modern 4ply. Always knit a tension square and change needles if needed.

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Vintage Fair Isle knitting pattern
Weldons 232-2: Great fair isle jumper knitting pattern from 1940s. This super jumper to fit 33-35 inch bust. it is worked on 4 needles or a circular needle. It has a nice deep rib and a square neck line. Colour suggested for this one are natural ground, navy, gold, dusky pink and blue. To fit 33-35 inch bust. There is a chart. Closes with press studs at shoulder.

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vintage ladies fair isle jumper 1940

Weldons 239: Great vintage knitting pattern for ladies jumper 1940s with fair isle yoke. To fit chest from 32"-36" bust, worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. This one has a zip fastener at back of neck, but can easily be replaced with buttons. A lot of these designs had zip fasteners at shoulder or neck which allowed for a neat fit and clean line. Nice easy one this.

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vintage fair isle knitting pattern for ladies

Weldons 247: Great vintage fair isle knitting pattern 1940s. This little pattern is for a tank top and gloves. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles to get the correct size. To fit a 32" chest, try knitting double knitting or using larger needles to get a bigger size but if you do this please allow more yarn.

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vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern fopr jumper 1940

Weldons 255: Great vintage knitting pattern for unusual jumper  from the 1940s with a two colour V yoke, the flowers are embroidered on this one, very attractive. This is not a fair isle pattern but have included it here so that you can see how effective embroidery can be if you don’t fancy the fair isle knitting.  There are instructions for long or short sleeves. 33"-35" bust, worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square as vintage 3ply was nearer to this than modern 3ply.

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vintage fair isle ladies  socks

Weldons 264:  Great vintage ladies knitting pattern for fair isle socks 1940s. So useful little pattern, another one my mother knitted during the war! Knitted in 4ply from scraps. So fashionable now and in three sizes. Try tension square to make sure correct ply and needles are used.

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vintage fair isle knitting patterns

Weldons 392: Lovely ladies vintage fair isle knitting pattern for ladies jumper from the 1940's, with sweet little collar. Knitted in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 34" bust. Look difficult, but is in fact quite easy this one.

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vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern ladies 1940s

Weldons 499: Great vintage ladies fair isle jumper with leaves and cherries on the yoke 1940s. This super pattern is in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply and change needles if needed. To fit 33-35 inch bust. Not charted. This one requires shoulder pads to create the square shoulder look - these can be bought at sewing or fabric shops. The rib creates a slimming and elegant effect on this little jumper.

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vintage knitting pattern ladies fair isle jumper 1940

Weldons 528: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for ladies jumper in fair isle 1940s to fit 34" - 36" bust. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square to see if you need to change needles for this ply. This is a very simple fair isle, but looks great, pure retro classic! They suggest a grey ground with red and navy contrasts - but I am sure you can think of many variations on this colour scheme.

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vintage ladies fair isle knitting pattern weldons 1940

Weldons 548: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for ladies jumper in fair isle 1940s. To fit 34" bust. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square to see if you need to change needles for this ply. This on has a Norwegian air about it. They suggest blue ground with white contrast. Has a button back opening.

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vintage weldons fair isle knitting pattern for ladies cardigan 1940s

Weldons 584: Great vintage ladies cardigan with fair isle pockets 1940s. This is a lovely pattern for a long line cardigan with ribbed waist to give a super fit. The patch pockets have a fair isle design. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 34 inch bust.

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vintage knitting pattern for ladies fair isle jumper 1940

Weldons 588:  Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for ladies jumper in fair isle 1940s. To fit 34" bust. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square to see if you need to change needles for this ply. They suggest green ground with white contrast. Has a button back opening. Has both chart and written instructions.

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vintage weldons knitting patterns fair isle 1940

Weldons 605: Great ladies vintage knitting pattern for a jerkin (tank top) with fair bands 1949. To fit 35" bust and worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply. Colours suggested are light green ground, red and tan contrasts- nice classic combination.  I like the deep rib welt on this one and the fair is very easy. Chart and written instructions. Shown by Susan Shaw.

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vintage ladies knitting pattern for fairl isle jumper 1940

Weldons 608: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for ladies jumper in fair isle 1940s. To fit 32"-34" bust. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square to see if you need to change needles for this ply. Has a button shoulder opening. Has both chart and written instructions. Original colours suggested were pink and black - would look stunning even today 60 years later! Shown by Susan Shaw.

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vintage fair isle knitting patterns

Weldons 610:  Great vintage ladies vintage fair isle knitting pattern 1940s. Another little jumper with fair isle trellis. Knitted in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 34" bust. 

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vintage ladies fair isle cherry jumper 1940s

Weldons 616: Great vintage ladies fair isle jumper with cherries 1940s. This super pattern is in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply and change needles if needed. to fit 35-36 inch bust. All over cherry pattern with charts to help. Colours suggested a main colour and green and red for cherries and leaves.

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vintage ladies fair isle jumper pattern 1940

Weldons 639: Lovely ladies vintage knitting pattern for a short sleeved jumper in fair isle from the 1940s. This one has shoulder fastening. Original colours suggested red ground with white contrast. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in tension square for better fit, adjust needles if needed. To fit 34 inch bust.

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vintage fair isle knitting pattern for ladies jumper 1940

Weldons 652: Beautiful vintage cloverleaf  fair isle jumper knitting pattern 1940. To fit 32"-33" bust. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Original colours suggested were white with green leaves. No back or shoulder opening. Nice deep rib, very pretty.

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vintage ladies fair isle jumper knitting pattern 1940s

Weldons 661: Great vintage ladies fair isle bordered short sleeved jumper 1940s. This neat little jumper has a wide fair isle band above nice deep welt. To fit 31-33 inch bust, worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply and maybe a larger size needle to get a more generous size, but if you do this don't forget to allow a few extra ounces for knitting. Red and white is suggest for this one - quite Christmassy. Not charted.

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vintage fair isle knitting pattern

Weldons 669: Fabulous ladies vintage fair isle knitting pattern 1940's. Reindeer fair isle jumper in 3ply 36-37 bust. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply and change needles if needed. Great pattern this one.

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vintage fair isle ladies knitting pattern

Weldons 675:  Great vintage ladies fair isle jumper knitting pattern 1940s. This lovely jumper is knitted in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply and change needles if needed. To fit 34 inch bust. Nice deep welt and very pretty fair isle bands.

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ladies fair isle cardigan vintage 1940 knitting patterns

Weldons 690: Another lovely ladies vintage fair isle cardigan pattern from the 1940s. Knitted in vintage 4ply, so try tension square and change needles if needed, or try double knitting. To fit bust 34"-35" original suggests white with navy. Nice easy cardigan pattern.

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