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This comes from Leach’s 6d Knitting Series issue 104 from 1928
This beautiful jumper is from 1928, published in Leach’s Six Penny Knitting Series Issue 104 which is subtitled Jumper-Suits, Jumpers and Cardigans. Width around under arms is 38″, but it is supposed to be baggy, or “have positive ease” as expert knitters call it. Scroll down below the front cover for the pattern.
32-34 inch bust
This one is absolutely from the 1930s. The frilly girlishness, the hair-do and the eyebrows are all telling me so.
34 – 36 inch bust
I’m guessing by the haircut and width of shoulder that this is a WW2 pattern, however it’s a bigger size (appearing in the scanned form as actual size) than P&B leaflets I’ve seen which are definitely from that period, so it could be late 1930’s or early enough on in the war that the paper restrictions and shortages hadn’t affected knitting patterns yet. I was another holiday charity shop find and is rather fragile and has been taped glued back together at some point.
Check this guy out – he’s such a dude in that scarf and jumper combo, and he knows it. I want to represent all of the good bits of the twentieth century (that are also out of copyright!) on this website, so after a run of quality 1930’s and 1940’s patterns, here is a gem from the late 1960’s or early 1970’s *. It’s made in DK yarn, which is possibly worsted or 8 ply in other countries.
*The pattern has both old currency and new decimalised British money as the price. As decimalisation was February 1971, I presume this pattern was published in 1970, but can’t be 100% sure. The style reminds me of 1969 and for no apparent reason this:
Because who doesn’t want to knit a slinky modette trouser suit? This is two sizes – bust 34/ hips 36 and bust 38/ hips 40
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:
This pattern is from the 1970’s or 1980’s, but it’s a tradtional pattern which hasn’t changed much throughout the twentieth century. This pattern is in 11 sizes from child’s to ladies to adult men’s.
How great is his moustache? I have a lot of menswear patterns to scan, but this is the only pre-70s one with a tache. The size of the pages are pretty large, so I’m confident this is from the pre-WW2 days when paper was scarce and patterns shrank.
At the bottom of the middle two pages is a great diagram for how to do a stretchy thumb cast on. It’s worth scrolling down to the last page which advertises other patterns which were available. It breaks my heart that I don’t own all of them.