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fiar isle childs jacket hood and beret knitting pattern from 1940s

Ajax 3463: Great vintage knitting pattern for child's cardigan set with fair isle border 1940s. This pattern has instructions for the v neck cardigan as shown, also a girls hood and a beret as well as gloves. to fit chest 22 inches. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern fine 4ply and work a tension square, change needles if needed. Fawn was used as the bas in the original with green, red, yellow, and blue for the Fair Isle.

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vintage fair isle childs cardigan knitting pattern 1930

Angora 63: Beautiful vintage knitting pattern for girls fair isle cardigan in false fair isle. Late 1940s. In this pattern the slipped stitch creates the fair isle look, easy pattern. Worked in angora, but can easily be replaced by modern 4ply, work a tension square to see if need to change needles to get the correct tension with modern wool. If using vintage angora, still work tension square as needles do differ. The tension is 7 stitches to the inch and 12 rows to the inch on size 7 needles (4.50mm). To fit  age nine to twelve chest 27-28 inch. Fabulous pattern from this era.

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vintage boys suits 1920s knitting pattern

Bairnswear 8: Fabulous vintage child's fair isle jumper and shorts set pre 1920s knitting pattern. This is a super pattern with 5 different jumpers suits, all very typical of the pre 1920's and during the 1920s. These little suits were very popular and can be seen in a lot of old photographs of the era. See illustration below for individual sets. To fit 22 and one to fit 24 inch chest, around 2-4 years old. Knitted in vintage baby wool 4ply. The instructions give suggestions for colours which is a great help if trying to create a period piece. Work a tension square and change needles if needed.

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vintage boys suits with fair isle jumper 1920s Bairnswear 8: Fabulous vintage child's fair isle jumper and shorts set pre 1920s knitting pattern. This is a super pattern with 5 different jumpers suits, all very typical of the pre 1920's and during the 1920s. These little suits were very popular and can be seen in a lot of old photographs of the era. This illustration shows the individual sets. To fit 22 and one to fit 24 inch chest, around 2-4 years old. Knitted in vintage baby wool 4ply. Work a tension square and change needles if needed.

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boys fair isle jumpers knitting pattern from 1940s 3 to 4 years

Bairnswear 91: Great vintage knitting pattern fro fair isle jumpers from 1940s. This pattern has instructions for two different jumpers and shorts for boys 3-4 years and knitted in vintage 3ply. Try modern 4ply in a tension square. These little jumpers are 23 inches chest and can be knitted on a circular needle if preferred although the instructions are for two needles. There is very little shaping until the arm hole is reached, the necks are square. Design one shown on the little boy sitting uses Fawn, turf brown, turquoise and rust with shoulder buttons. The other design is worked in fawn, red, maize, Chinese jade and also has shoulder buttons.

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vintage boys fair isle jumper 1930s

Bairnswear 97: Great vintage fair isle knitting pattern for jumper for child aged 2-3 years from the late 1930s. This pattern contains three other jumper and trouser patterns for little boys, but jumpers can be made to suit girls or boys. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. There is a greater range of colour in 4ply and the yarn is nearer the original used.  This jumper has shoulder buttons for easy dressing. To fit 22" chest. If you wanted to make a smaller size then use modern 3ply, larger use modern double knitting.

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vintage girls or boys cardgan in gair isle 1940s knitting pattern

Bairnswear 155: Great vintage child's cardigan knitting pattern with fair isle design 1930s. To fit 2-3 years  or 23 inches round chest. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. There are instructions for a cable cardigan as well. Colour suggested for this little fair isle cardigan are Jubilee blue, maize, dark brown and red. Nice period design.

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vintage childs fair isle jumper knitting pattern 1940s

Bairnswear 1213: Great vintage girls vintage fair isle knitting pattern 1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply, work tension square to see if this works better. With British lions motif.  To fit 7-8 years (27-28 inches chest), nice fitting rib design.

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knitting pattern for boys fair isle cardigan 1930s

Bairnswear 1250: Vintage toddlers knitting pattern from 1940s. 3 dear little cardigans, one with ducks round the bottom, one with Dutch boys and girls the other with checker boards round bottom.  Knitted in vintage 3ply to fit 20-22 inch chest. Try modern 4ply with a change of needles if needed.

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childs fair isle cardigans three to six years 1940s Bairnswear 1263: Great vintage child's knitting pattern for v neck fair isle cardigan from 1940s. This pattern has two designs to fit 3-6 years old. The main design worn by the little girl is to fit 26-27 inch chest and  the original is worked in sky blue as the ground with red and powder blue as the other colours. The other one is to fit 24-25 inch chest and is worked in sky blue as a ground with rose and  saxe blue. They both use vintage 3ply which should work with modern 4ply, always work a tension square.

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little girls short sleeved cardigan with fair isle border 1940s Bairnswear 1276: Great vintage child's knitting pattern for v neck fair isle short sleeved cardigan from 1940s. This one is to fit 4-6 years and has a contrast ribbing. To fit 26 inch chest and is worked in Sky blue and rose. The other design in this pattern is not fair isle but worked in a triangular brick pattern and is to fit 27 inch chest. Both are worked in vintage 3ply that should work well with modern 4ply. Always work a tension square.

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vintage girls fair isle jumper knitting pattern 1930s Bairnswear1277: Great vintage little girl's fair isle jumper with short sleeves knitting pattern 1930s. This one is to fit 2-3 years 22-23 inch chest. There are three designs in this pattern the one on the cover 'Libby' which is worked in vintage 3ply in sky blue with a darker blue and gold - very typical of the era these colours. There is another short sleeved jumper in rose pink with white and almond ( a very pale green) and a plain little jumper with textured finish. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed.

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vintage girls cardigan knitting pattern one is fair isle  1940s

Bairnswear 1291: Great vintage knitting pattern for crossover cardigan and a fair isle cardigan late 1930's. This super pattern has two designs the classic shawl collar double breasted to fit 21 inch chest and knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply, and pretty fair isle V neck cardigan to fit 20 inch chest also in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply - colours suggested are white, light and dark green.

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bairnswear girls cardigan knitting pattern with pandas 1930s

Bairnswear 1292: Great vintage girl's cardigan knitting pattern from the 1930s. This pretty pattern has two designs this super one with short sleeves and pandas and a long sleeved on with an all over lace design making it light and airy knitted in vintage 3ply, or modern 4ply. To fit 28-29 inch chest. or 6-8 years. Always work a tension square.

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boys fair isle cardigan with boarder design 1940s Bairnswear 1295: Great vintage knitting pattern for boy cardigans and lumber jackets from 1940s. There are instructions for the fair isle trimmed V neck cardigan as well as the two jackets. To fit 6-8 years. The Fair isle one is to fit 27 inch chest and is worked in vintage 3ply so should work out well in modern 4ply with grey as the ground and maroon, green (spinney) and royal blue as contrasts. The other two are to fit 28 inch chest, a wide rib with collar and pockets and a broken rib with collar.

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Bairnswear cardigan pattern

Bairnswear  1301: Great vintage knitting pattern for fair-isle cardigans for little girls from the 1930’s. To fit 6-10 years. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed.

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vintag childs fair isle cardigans 1940s

Bairnswear 1305: Great vintage knitting pattern for child's cardigan with fair isle rabbit border 1940s. To fit 2-3 years or 22 and 23 inch chest. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply. The other little cardigan is knitted in vintage 2ply so try modern 3ply. Pretty pattern with nice easy border.

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Bairnswear 1307: Great vintage boy's slip over or tank top knitting pattern from late 1930s. This pattern has instructions for thee different designs, one with a sailor dancing a hornpipe, one with alphabet blocks and a plain cable - to fit 3-4 years. The sailor one is in Sky with navy and white with touch of pink and red, to fit 25 inch chest, the ABC sleeveless pullover is a 24 inch chest in lemon with almond contrast and the cable jumper is 24 inches and says that it is just like Daddy wears! All are knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square to get a better fit.

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vintage boys v neck fair isle border jumper to fit 12 to 14 years 1940 Bairnswear 1318: Great vintage boy's sweater knitting patterns from 1940s including a fair isle design. This pattern has three designs, the fair isle trim one is to fit34 inch chest and is worked in vintage 3ply that knits as modern 4ply. Worked in base colour grey or fawn with powder blue, maroon and gold. The stripe jumper is to fit 33 inch chest and is worked in grey, plaid green (dark) and spinney green (lighter)and has a zip neck with short sleeves. The cable one is useful as kitted in white could work as cricket jumper with colours added to rib. To fit 33 inch chest. All worked in modern 4ply. Always knit a tension square.

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vintage knitting pattern for fair isle jumper for boy

Bairnswear 1321:  Sleeveless pullover for 4-6 year old in lovely fair isle knitted in 3ply 26" chest pattern in super condition. Try modern 4ply to get a better fit 1940's

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vintage child's knitting pattern for fair isle jumper Bairnswear 1320: Great vintage girl's fair isle short sleeved jumper knitting pattern from 1940s. This pattern has three designs one of which is the pretty fair isle pictured on the model. To fit 3-4 years or 23 and 24 inch chest. The little fair isle is knitted in sun beige, with almond (green) and white in a modern 4ply. The rib with cable up front is worked in modern 4ply as well, but you must work a tension square and change needles if needed. The little stripe summer top has sleeves knitted in with the back and fronts and should fit a 23 inch chest. Colours used for this were Sun-beige, Almond and Sky. (light gold, green and blue)

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vintage knitting pattern for boy pullover

Bairnswear 1322: Sleeveless pullover in fair isle for 6-8 year old, design different from the one above. Also plain round neck top. 28" chest. Pattern in fabulous condition. Knitted in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply for a better fit. 1930/40's

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vintage childs picture knit with rabbits and ducks from 1940s

Bairnswear 1335: Great vintage toddlers picture knit jumper and cardigan set knitting pattern from 1930s. This little set has two designs, rabbits and ducks. To fit 1-2 years or up to 21-22 inch chest. Knitted in vintage 3ply  so try modern 4ply in a tension square.

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vintage golly jumper for little girl 1940s knitting patterns

Bairnswear 1350: Fabulous child soldier fair isle cardigan jumper vintage knitting pattern 1940s. This lovely pattern has soldiers on guard round the cardigan and on the yoke of the jumper, plus another set with fair isle band on both cardigan and yoke of jumper. To fit 23 - 24 inch chest. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try a tension square in modern 4ply and see if this works better.

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vintage knitting pattern baby bonnets

Bairnswear 1355: Great vintage baby bonnets knitting pattern from the 1940's All knitted in vintage 3ply for the first year, so try modern 4ply and change needles or knit in modern 3ply for a smaller size. One has a Fair Isle decoration at brim.   (click to go to fair isle bonnets and hats)

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vintage fair isle tank top

Bairnswear 1362: Vintage knitting pattern for fair isle sleeveless pullover  for boys 8-10, chest 28" and 30". 1930/40's Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tensions square. One of the designs is the same as the 2210 listed below.

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vintage childs cardigan knitting patterns 1940s Bairnswear 1367: Great vintage girl's twin set knitting pattern with fair isle borders 1940s. There is one with a OXO border and a yoke neck to the jumper, to fit 22 inch chest knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply. The other one has ducks and raglan sleeves, I like the ducks at the yoke of the jumper! This one is also knitted in vintage 3ply to fit 23 inch chest.

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vintage knitting pattern 1940s chids fair isle gloves

Bairnswear 1389: Super vintage knitting pattern for golly intarsia hat and scarf set 1940s. This adorable pattern is so retro with golly motifs on the scarf, mittens and hat with long point and tassel - super Christmas gift this one. Also a fancy rib set with pull on hat. To fit 2-3 years old worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. Try modern 3ply for smaller size or double knitting for larger size - but if you do this allow at least twice as much yarn.

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vintage girld fair isle cardigan knitting pattern 1940s

Bairnswear 1383: Great little girl's cardigan knitting pattern with a fair isle design 1930s. This lovely pattern has instructions for 3 lumber jackets as they were called, a fair isle, a button up with collar and a cross over double breasted with reveres. To fit 22-23 inch chest. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed.

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vintage girls fair isle twin set knitting pattern to fit 6-8 years

Bairnswear 1396: Great vintage girl's twin set knitting pattern from late 1930s. This leaflet has two design the plain basket type of stitch and the one with fair isle trim. To fit 28-29 inch chest or 6-8 years old. Knitted in modern 4ply, always work a tension square. Great for re-enactment weekends or themed weddings. Colours suggested are natural for main part and dark brown, rust, coral and Buttercup for the fair isle.

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vintge girls fair isle jumper knitting pattern 1940s

Bairnswear 2200: Great vintage girl's fair isle knitting pattern 1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. To fit 4-6 years or 26-27 inch chest. Colours suggested in pattern are natural, royal blue, scarlet, berberis, gorse, bottle green, powder blue, dusky pink- sounds lovely. Very retro, great for weddings and special theme parties, especially worn with a plain or tartan kilt.

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vintage boys fair isle slipover or tank top 1940s

Bairnswear 2210: Great vintage boy's tank top sleeveless pullover 1940s knitting pattern. Great for those weekend revival get together, vintage style weddings and parties. This super pullover is typical of the late 1930s and all through out the war years and into the 1950s. This on is to fit 8-9 years or a 28 inch chest. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square to get a better fit. Colours suggest for this one are natural, bottle green, dark brown, berberis (gold), gorse (bright yellow) and ember rust (reddy rust)- sounds fabulous!  See main pages for more like this in other sizes. This design is also included in the above pattern Bairnswear 1362.

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vintage childs fair isle jumper knitting pattern 1940s

Bairnswear 2213: Great vintage girls vintage fair isle knitting pattern 1940s. Knitted in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply, work tension square to see if this works better. With British lions motif.  To fit 7-8 years (27-28 inches chest), nice fitting rib design.

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vintage bestway baby booklet 1940s 16 pages lots of patterns

Bestway 84: Great vintage baby and child knitting patterns including fair isle 1940s. This booklet with 16 pages and 8 designs including vest, socks, dress and cardigans and a beret set. Beret, dress, jumper in fair isle as well. To fit between  18 months and 3 years. Lacy cardigan to fit 22 inch chest, fair isle beret set for 2-3 year old, buster suit with fair isle jumper 21 inch chest, dress with fair isle top to fit 23 inch chest and jersey suit for boy with fair isle yoke to jumper, 22 inch chest,  button up cardigan for 22 inch chest, and vest for baby about 18 months, and lastly a pair of socks with 5 inch foot on two needles. All knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in an tension square and change needles if needed.

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Bestway84-9: Great vintage knitting pattern girls dress with fair isle yoke 1940s. To fit 23 inch chest in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply . From the above book. 4 little buttons fasten the back neck.

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fair isle pixie bonnet patterns

Bestway 95C-1: Great vintage knitting pattern for fair isle pixie hood . These Pixies do keep snug in this winter, in fashionable fair isle. The measurement around face is 18", knitted in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply. 1940's

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vintage childerns fair isle knitting patterns

Bestway 95C-2: Fair isle cardigan for 26" chest in vintage 3ply, try modern 4ply, chart as well as row guide. The buttons are crochet, instructions included. 1940's

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vintage childrens fair isle knitting patterns

Bestway 95C-3: Little boys fair isle jumper from the 1940's, to fit a 4 year old chest measurement 24 inches. Chart and row guide given.

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vintage girls fair isle knitting patterns

Bestway 95C-4: Fair Isle to fit 6 year old, chest 27 inches. Square neck and deep rib, very fashionable! Chart and row guide given. 1940's

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vintage childs fairl isle knitting patterns

Bestway 114-1: Fair Isle for Tinies: Vintage knitting pattern for fair isle Jumper to fit boy or girl 2-4years 23"-24" chest. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4-ply shades of brown, green and yellow suggested, 5 colours in all are used, but any combination will work. This pattern has charts for the sleeve shaping and neck shaping. 1940's The two patterns below are from this book.

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vintage childs fair isle knitting patterns

Bestway114-2 Vintage knitting pattern for child's fair isle twin set. To fit  chest 22"-24" for 1-3 years and 3-5 years old. Jumper is in a pale shade with band of fair isle at chest and above cuffs, and buttons at the shoulder with loops and buttons. This one is knitted in 11 colours. In vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply - if you like a challenge this is a great little set, practice with the jumper then attack the cardigan. This pattern includes charts to help with the shaping. 1940's

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vintage baby fair isle knitting patterns

Bestway114-3: Vintage knitting pattern for babies cardigan in fair isle. To fit 1-3 years and 3-5 years. Chest 22"-24". Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. The motifs of roses and simple check bands are easy but effective, picture shows the effect of different colour ways. There are a main shade and a lighter contrast and a darker contrast. Nice easy one this. 1940's

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vi tage girls skirt set with fair isle jumper age 8 to 10 1940s Bestway 118CF: Great vintage girl's jumper and skirt knitting pattern from 1930s. This set is to fit 8 to 10 years and is knitted in 4ply, always work a tension square. The jumper is to for 27 inch chest. The jumper is worked in a slip stitch for the colour and can have long or short sleeves. Fastens at the shoulder. The skirt is worked in 4 pieces in stocking stitch.

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Bestway 119-2CF: Great vintage boys slip over knitting pattern from 1940s. This one is to fit 14-16 years old or 32 inch chest and is worked in vintage 3ply but should be okay in modern 4ply. Work a tension square and change needles if needed. Colours suggested are fawn ground, green, orange, blue and yellow. Complete Chart

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vintage boys fair isle jumper knitting pattern 1940s
vintage boys v neck jumper with fair ilse trim 1940s Bestway 119-6CF: Great vintage boys slip over knitting pattern with fair isle trim 1940s. This design has band fair isle at neck and above rib. to fit 12-16 years or 32 and 34 inch chest. Worked in vintage 3ply so would work well in modern fine 4ply. Black, red and blue with fawn main colour was used in the original. Chart.

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bestway boys jumper with fair isle trim 1940s Bestway 119-18CF:Great vintage boys slip over knitting pattern with fair isle trim 1940s. This design has a V neck and a band of fair isle above rib. to fit 6-12 years or 26, 28 and 30 inch chest. Worked in vintage 3ply so would work well in modern fine 4ply. Brown and green with fawn main colour was used in the original.

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vintage boys cricket jumper knitting pattern from 1940s Bestway 119-Cricket: Great vintage boy's cricket jumper knitting pattern from 1940s. This one is to fit 10-16 years of age or 29, 31 and 33 inch chest. Classic deign with school or team colours with long sleeves. Knitted in 4ply, always work a tension square.

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vintage childs long and short sleeve fair isl jumper knitting pattern from 1930s

Bestway 636: Great vintage child's fair isle jumper knitting pattern from the 1940s. This pattern has instructions for the short sleeved jumper shown here and the long sleeve version shown below on a little boy. To fit 4 years old or 24 inch chest. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. Always work a tension square and measure child as children tend to be a bit fuller in body these days! There is a little chart for this one. The original model was made in white ground with Hyacinth Blue, Coral Pink, Leaf Green, and Silver Grey.

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Bestway 636: Great vintage child's fair isle jumper knitting pattern from the 1940s. This pattern has instructions for the long sleeved jumper shown here and the short sleeve version shown on a little girl above. To fit 4 years old or 24 inch chest. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. Always work a tension square and measure child as children tend to be a bit fuller in body these days! There is a little chart for this one. The original model was made in white ground with Hyacinth Blue, Coral Pink, Leaf Green, and Silver Grey.

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Vintage Childrens Knitting Patterns from The Retro Knitting Company

Bestway 661:  Great vintage knitting pattern for fair isle jumper and gloves. Lovely period pattern 1930s in vintage 3ply in Fair Isle to fit 5-7 year old. Cover captures vintage childhood beautifully. Try modern 4ply to see if the tension works better. Always work a tension square.

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