Sunday, 3 September 2017

1960s Knitting - Women's Lace Vest Top

The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1950s Style Knitting Pattern - Womens Lace Vest Top
Women's Lace Vest Top
8-18 UK
"Sian Brown's lacy vest is a simple summer favourite which will be an asset to your wardrobe. It's knitted in a variegated, breathable cotton yarn, which shows off the lace pattern beautifully. The simple shape is also very flattering."

Pattern kindly created by Sian Brown, shared by Let's Knit

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Friday, 1 September 2017

1950s Knitting - Fair Isle Gloves

The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1950s Style Knitting Pattern - Fair Isle Gloves
Fair Isle Gloves

"Scholars believe the inspiration for what we think of as typical Fair Isle patterns, specifically the classic OXO pattern, came from the Baltic region. Following the tradition for Estonian gloves, Nancy Bush’s version features a limited colour palette for the pattern stitches against a solid background. Knitted in the round with full fingers for extra warmth, they're a great way of practicing your circular knitting and colourwork techniques."

Pattern kindly created by Mary Jane Mucklestone, shared by Let's Knit

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

1960s Crochet - Christmas Stockings

The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1950s Style Crochet Pattern - Christmas Stocking
Crochet Christmas Stockings

My mum made me one of these as a child and loved it! I know Christmas in August, WHAT!! My thought is if you start one, or two of these now you will have plenty of time to have it all tucked away for when the hectic festive crafting season is upon us!

"These stockings are so full of festive cheer – and they're really easy to make! Each design uses a different granny square as a base, just play about with the colour combos. Choose from a traditional scheme or why not incorporate a splash of bright pink for a modern twist!"

Pattern kindly created by Lynn Rowe, shared by Let's Knit

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Monday, 28 August 2017

1950s Knitting - Childs Fair Isle Hood

The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1950s Style Knitting Pattern - Childs Fair Isle Hood
Childs Fair Isle Hood

"Wrap your little one up in festive knitted style with Lynne Rowe's hooded scarf complete with bells for jolly jingles. In sizes from 2 to 7 years, this will be a Christmas favourite for years to come!"

Pattern kindly created by Lynn Rowe, shared by Let's Knit

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Saturday, 26 August 2017

1050s Knitting - Nordic Hat & Mitten

The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1950s Style Knitting Pattern - Nordic Hat & Mitten Set
Traditional Nordic Hat & Mitten

"Jan Henley's set is a Fair Isle knitter's dream and is a wonderful example of Scandi style in traditional colours. Worked in a super soft merino wool yarn, your new accessories will stand out in a crown and keep you toasty over the chilly months."

Pattern kindly created by Jan Henley, shared by Let's Knit

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Thursday, 24 August 2017

1940s Knitting - Cable Twist Cardigan

The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1940s Style Knitting Pattern - Women's Cable Twist Cardigan

Women's Cable Twist Cardigan
Size 4 - 18 UK

"Use twisted stitches to create a cabled effect without needing a cable needle! Kelly Menzies' pattern is worked in British fibres reared in Yorkshire. We also include instructions to help you learn how to work the zig zag pattern so you're picking up a new skill!"

Pattern kindly created by Kelly Menzies, shared by Let's Knit

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

1930s Knitting - Sweet Eve Lace Jumper

The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1930s Style Knitting Pattern - Sweet Eve Vintage Style Lace Jumper
Sweet Eve Vintage Style Lace Jumper 
Size 8-20 UK

"Embody ladylike elegance in Helen Ardley's lacey fingerless mittens. The lace stitches are easily worked and the pattern uses a cotton yarn which holds stitch definition beautifully. You can knit these quite quickly and they'll add a delicate touch to any outfit. With its ribbed borders, three-quarter length sleeves and diamond pattern throughout, this is a timeless sweater that will look effortless whatever it's worn with. The silk and alpaca blend yarn give this project a real luxurious feel, and it's a good choice for those knitters who have already made their first few garments and want a bit of a challenge!"

Pattern kindly created by Helen Ardley, shared by Let's Knit

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1920s Knitting - Fingerless Mittens

The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1920s Style Knitting Pattern - Fingerless Mittens

Vintage Fingerless Mittens

"Embody ladylike elegance in Helen Ardley's lacey fingerless mittens. The lace stitches are easily worked and the pattern uses a cotton yarn which holds stitch definition beautifully. You can knit these quite quickly and they'll add a delicate touch to any outfit."

Pattern kindly created by Helen Ardley, shared by Let's Knit

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Sunday, 20 August 2017

1930s Knitting - Lace Collar

 The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1930s Style Knitting Pattern - Lace Collar
Vintage Style Lace Collar

"Sometimes you'll find a top in your wardrobe that is lacking a certain 'je ne sais quoi'. A spot of simple embellishment can transform a plain garment into something fresh and exciting. Save your top from being forever unworn and add Julie Ferguson's Grace around the collar; a complimentary lace trim finished off with a vintage brooch."

Pattern kindly created and shared by Let's Knit

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Friday, 18 August 2017

1950s Knitting - Baby's Cardigan & Bootie Set

The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1950s Style Knitting Pattern -  Baby's Cardigan & Bootie Set
Vintage Baby's Cardigan & Bootie Set

Pattern kindly created by Lucinda Ganderton, shared by Let's Knit

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

1920s Knitting - Lace Headband

The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1920s Style Knitting Pattern -  Lace Headband
Vintage Lace Headband
This pattern is yet another versatile vintage styled one, which could work for a number of eras; 1920's glam flapper head dress, 1940s curl covering turban, or even a 1970s flower power hippie - the choice is yours!

Learn to knit a simple lace pattern with Monica Russel's easy headband. Choose to work from a chart or written instructions, whichever you prefer. You could even use your free LK102 yarn kit to knit this in a shade of yellow.

Pattern kindly created by Monica Russel, shared by Let's Knit

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Monday, 14 August 2017

1950s Knitting - Vintage Style Picnic Blanket

The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1950s Knitting Pattern - Vintage Style Picnic Blanket
Vintage Style Picnic Blanket

"This gorgeous knitted picnic blanket by Sian Brown uses intarsia colourwork to create a timeless tartan effect! The blanket uses Rowan Summer Tweed and Rowan All Seasons Cotton to create a rustic effect in beautiful outdoor colours. Sausage rolls, jam sandwiches, thermal flasks full of tea – there's nothing more idyllic than a picnic by the riverbank! Remember to twist your yarns together mid-row to prevent holes forming."

Pattern kindly created and shared by Let's Knit

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Saturday, 12 August 2017

1920s Sewing - Swimming Costume / Cosutme de Bain

 The Vintage Pattern Files: Free 1920's Sewing Pattern - Swimming Costume / Costume de Bain

1920s Swimming Costume / Costume de Bain
Self Draft - All Sizes

Pattern in French

Despite the instructions being in French, I think the pattern should be simple enough to work out without needing to speak French!

Patterns kindly shared by Lana Creations