Free Vintage Crochet Pattern: This Attractive Affair from Stitchcraft August 1936

This one may look familiar if you follow me on Instagram. I’ve knitted a similar jumper which was reprinted in A Stitch In Time Volume 2, but originally came from this magazine. This is the crochet version. It’s a 32 to 34 inch bust, designed for a 2 ply cotton. I made mine from Rowan Mercised Cotton, which is now discontinued. It wasn’t exactly the right yarn, as it came out quite a lot longer than intended. Since then the author of A Stitch In Time has released her own cotton yarn called Coquette. Incidentally I haven’t been paid for the plug, but I have met Susan Crawford once and she’s a very nice person.

Stitchcraft August 1936 free vintage knitting patternBelow left is Theodora modeling the book knitted version and on the right is my knitted version. The pattern via Ravelry for the knitted version which has been sized up for a varietyof sizes. Scroll down for the pattern for the crochet version.

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Free Vintage Knitting Magazine: Stitchcraft May 1937

I’ve already shared a few of these patterns, ages ago, but here is the whole thing all in one post! There are a variety of short sleeved ladies jumpers – Introducing Clanora on pages 15, looks like a V-neck in the colour picture on page 22. It is a 30-32 inch bust. Tropical touch on pages 6 and 7 is a 34-36 inch bust. Fine Knitting In Wool String is button up top or cardigan with short sleeves in size 32-34 inch bust, on pages 14 and 23. The Jumper on The Cover is on page 16 and 23 and is a 32 – 34 inch bust. Pages 17 and 32 have a jumper called Simple Shape Unusual Stitch in a size 32 -34 inch bust.

I love the embroidered Radio Times slip case/cover (for non-UK dwellers, it’s a listings magazine which is still on sale weekly today and is still called Radio Times, even though it has TV and satalite TV times too). I have one which I was given as a present, originally from a prop warehouse. I’m fairly sure I’ve seen it appearing on TV in either a Miss Marple or a Poirot episode, but have never been able to find the right episode.

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