Full Magazine Scan – Stitchcraft October 1953

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One of my charity and Antique Shop finds from my hols, hence it’s creased condition. Here is a full scan of this issue of Stitchcraft from 1953. It includes these patterns:

  • For 8 -10 year old’s a lumber jacket.
  • Men’s lumber jacket in chest sizes 37-38, 39-40 and 41-42
  • Ladies turtle neck dolman sleeve top 33-34 inch bust
  • Ladies twin set on cover in 35-36 and 37-38 inch bust
  • Suggestions for Christmas gifts in embroidery and other stitches (advertising¬† the transfers which were sold via mail order)
  • Ladies Angora tippet
  • Ladies Fringed shawl
  • Ladies “Hug Me Tight” waistcoat 33-34 inch bust
  • Woofy dog toy
  • Ladies warm button up jumper 34-35 and 36-37 inch bust

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Free Vintage Knitting Pattern: Children’s fair isle berets

Now I’ve shared some patterns for the chaps (and frankly I’m bored of scanning pullovers), how about some accessories? I plan to share a few, begining with three children’s fair isle berets made up in 3 ply. This is another I found on my hols in the Peak District. It’s quite old, being a 3 pence (3 D) priced pattern, but the charity shop clearly didn’t respect this and slapped an annoying sticker on it!

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Free Vintage Knitting Pattern- Beret pattern for 10 -18 years.

I thought I had already posted this, but maybe I didn’t. Anyway, have it again. It’s one of the many, many pictures which are divorced from any details of what I scanned it from. But what on earth is “stocking web”? Do we think it means a rib or stocking stitch? EDIT- “Stockinette” was knit one row and purl one row in another 1930’s pattern, so perhaps they hadn’t settled on today’s phrase of stocking stitch.

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Free Vintage Knitting Magazine – Stitchcraft from June 1952

stitchcraftjune1952As promised, I’m departing from the thirties, looking back into my own collection of knitting ephemera and on to the fifties. Here is an issue of Stitchcraft which has appeared in my collection, possibly from eBay, but I really can’t remember – these things just appear in my house. Either they are breeding or I’m sleep shopping.

Inside there are four knitted ladies summer tops – starting from top left picture on page 14 v-neck with tiny stripes has 33 – 34 inch bust ; the 2-ply twin set (also shown on cover) has a bust of 33-34 or 35-36 inches; V-Neck blouse with big stripes (refered to as green v-neck blouse) fits a 35-36 inch bust; Sleeveless Jumper sweater has a bust of 33-34 inch bust. They are also shown in colour on the inside back cover. Page 12 has several ways to wear a scarf in summer.

Also includes some hair-pin crochet for a stole and circular shawl on page 4, 5 and 20; Girl’s sun suit and jacket for age 7 (22-24 inch waist); boys trunks for age 6 to 7; men’s sweater in thick wool with chunky cables picture on page 7 and pattern on page 22 in two sizes 36-38 inch chest and 39-41; crochet ladies gloves; some ladies caps in Angora; and a bag for to take to the beach.

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Vintage Sewing Pattern Catalogue – Fancy Dress For Children

A New Topic because I have the start of a new collection and a really long day busily scanning! While scouring flea markets, charity shops and vintage fairs, I’ve found several Weldon’s Sewing Pattern magazines from the twenties and thirties. First to the scanner is Fancy Dress For Children. To come from the same series, Dance Frocks and School Girl Outfits. I have to apologise for the cropping at the side of the scans. The magazine is bigger than the scanner can cope with. The 200 designs promised are a little misleading as this is more of a sales catalogue without any actual patterns, but you could use the ideas to make your own. Some of the weirder designs in this magazine include dressing as a brand of toothpaste or the work bag (items for Mother to mend went into the work bag!)

Weldon's Fancy Dress

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Free Patterns: Fair Isle and Colourwork 3 – Children’s patterns

Though I haven’t got a wee bambino to knit for and seem to have mostly childless friends, I am thinking of knitting some little things, as a way to practice the new to me skills of colourwork and fair isle. This is a child’s set of jumper, mittens and hat for either ages 1 and 2 or 3 and 4. View it on Google Docs here or scroll down for the jpegs. Is anyone else thinking this child has been caught mid-punch of the teddy bear.

Child's fair isle jumper and hat

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Free Vintage Knitting Magazine – Stitchcraft April 1948

This issue opens with embroidery transfer that wasn’t included with the magazine, the cheek! Two whole pages for it and you had to pay extra and send off for it. The patterns are: ladies two piece beach-suit (not a bikini, that word hadn’t been coined yet) for 32-34 inch bust; Child’s sun-suit and cardigan 22 inch waist; Just right for Spring, an Angora Cap to wear with your new suit; a smart jacket bust 34-36 inch, shown on inside back cover, pattern on page 8 and 19; The pretty jumper on the front cover for 32-34 inch bust;¬† pages 10 and 11 have three ladies sweaters, bust 32 for short sleeved button up, 32-34 inch bust for the long sleeved square yoke jumper, and right 33-35 inch bust for the short sleeved 2-ply sports shirt.

Here is the whole magazine on Google Docs.
Stitchcraft April 1947

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