Friday, 28 February 2014

Free Knitting Pattern - 1940's Jumper - Stitchcraft 231

Last knitting pattern, for now, a pretty long sleeved jumper, in a simple rib design.

Click HERE for the pattern.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Free Knitting Pattern - 1940's Stars and Stripes American Jumper - Needlework Illustrated

Penultimate knitting pattern in my month of free patterns, I hope you have been enjoying them. 

Today, a bright a colourful jumper from the 1940's.

Click HERE for the pattern.


Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Free Knitting Pattern - 1940's Jumper - Sirdar 930

Ah, such a pretty jumper.  Her hair, the necklace, the whole picture is divine! 

Click HERE for the pattern.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Free Knitting Pattern - 1930's Large Size Jumper - Home Chat Magazine

Another pattern in a larger size, this time for a 40" bust.  It comes from a Home Chat Magazine supplement from the late 1930's.

Click HERE for the pattern.


Monday, 24 February 2014

Free Knitting Pattern - 1940's jumper - Templetons 728

I have made a start on this jumper myself, well, in 2013 I did!  I've done the back and half a sleeve, I'd love to see someone else give it a go.

Click HERE for the pattern.


Saturday, 22 February 2014

Free Knitting Pattern - 1940's Fair Isle Jumper - Bestway 1750

I love this little jumper with birds on.  Not sure whether they are chickens or peacocks, Mr Y unhelpfully said they look like dragons!  You can decide what you think they are when they are knitted up!

Click HERE for the pattern.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Free Knitting Pattern - 1940's Jumper - Bairns-Wear 519

Sorry this didn't get posted yesterday, there was a problem with the scheduled post! :o)

Click HERE for the pattern.


Saturday, 15 February 2014

Free Knitting Pattern - 1940's Fair Isle Cardigan - Bestway 1491

Today's pattern is for lovers of Fair Isle.  I'm never going to knit this cardigan, but if any of you choose to, please let me know how it turns out!  :o)

Click HERE for the pattern.



Friday, 14 February 2014

Free Knitting Pattern - Neat little 1950's jumper - Sirdar 1332

A pretty little 1950's pattern for you today.  Although the pattern is worked in the one colour, you could easily work it with one, or more, contrast shades, which would give you a lovely wavy stripe effect.

Click HERE for the pattern.


Thursday, 13 February 2014

Free Knitting Pattern - WW2 services woollies - Lavenda 802

This is one of my favourite wartime knitting patterns for the services.  I love the artwork and the cheerful chappies on the front cover, and thought some of you might like it too ;o)

Click HERE for the pattern.



Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Free Knitting Pattern - 1940's Jumper - Stitchcraft June 1941

A knitting pattern from one of my favourite magazines today, the cover jumper from Stitchcraft June 1941. 

Click HERE for the pattern.


Monday, 10 February 2014

Free Knitting Pattern - 1950's Twinset - Mariner's No.175

Hello lovely followers.  Bringing you something a litte outside of my preferred era today, a cheerful twinset from a 1950's Marriner's pattern.

Click HERE for the pattern :o)


                                                                 Happy knitting!

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Free Crochet Pattern - 1940's turban - Bestway 445

The free 1940's turban pattern that I posted back in 2013 was very popular, but I had some requests for something similar in crochet.  Well, it took a while to hunt one down, but I did it!  So today's pattern is one for the crocheters among you :o)

Click HERE for the pattern.


Saturday, 8 February 2014

Free Knitting Pattern - 1940's wartime twinset - Penelope M1268

Today's pattern is a wartime twinset, originally published in a Needlewoman and Needlecraft magazine, from the early 1940's.  After the war, Penelope reproduced some of the patterns as leaflets :-)  

I've knitted this in Stylecraft DK before, and although it takes concentration, it's not that hard to knit.

                                                     Click HERE for the pattern :o)

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Free Knitting Pattern - 1940's larger size jumper - Knitpat 77

Charmingly called "full size", today's pattern, for a 1940's ladies jumper, is for a 39" bust.  It's mostly done in stocking stitch, so could quite easily be sized up further, either by adjusting the pattern, or knitting in DK wool.  Remember to always do a tension square.

Click HERE for the pattern.


Free Knitting Pattern - 1930's cardigan - The Needlewoman

A 1930's number today, from a November 1936 magazine to be precise.  

Click HERE for the pattern. 



Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Free Knitting Pattern - 1930's lace jumper for Spring

Although the weather isn't the warmest, it doesn't hurt to look ahead, and get prepared, for the warmer months. 

Click HERE to get the pattern :o)


Monday, 3 February 2014

Free Knitting Pattern - 1940's jumper - Sirdar 1128

The pattern today is a pretty little jumper, perfect for Spring!

Click HERE for the pattern :o)


Sunday, 2 February 2014

Free Knitting Pattern - 1940's scarf and gloves set - Bestway 428

Something nice and simple today.  This pretty scarf and glove set is worked on just two needles and has no fancy stitches, so the scarf is perfect for a beginner.  

Click HERE for the pattern. 

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Spreading the Love – Free 1940’s Knitting Patterns!

So February is upon us.  The month where tradition dictates that we show our loved one how much he/she means to us. 

After nearly 13 years together, Mr Y and I don’t go in for all the hearts and flowers.  Back in the early years of our marriage we would celebrate, but now, come February 14th, we will most likely be found snuggled on the sofa, tucking into a curry and watching a DVD – bliss!!  We know how to live it up!!! ;o) 

Anyway, getting into the spirit of the month, and as a thank you to all you lovelies for reading my blog, I thought I’d share some knitting love, coming to you in the form of free vintage knitting patterns! 

Every day, from now until February 28th, I’ll be uploading a free printable knitting pattern, dating from the 1930’s to the 1950’s.  I’ll try to include a range of styles and sizes, making sure that there is something to suit all knitters, from the beginner to the most experienced among you. 

I have stored the patterns in Google Drive, so to be able to access them, I think you have to have a Google account.  If you get any problems, please just send me an email :o)
So, first up is the pattern I used for my Knit For Victory pullover. 


I received such a great response to my version of the pullover, that I thought some of you might like to give it a go. 

As far as Fair Isle pullovers go, this is one of the simpler ones.  Because you only work in two colours at once, it’s a good introduction to Fair Isle.  As with all colour work, you need to take care as you go, but this has a relatively simple pattern repeat and knitted up quite quickly. 

Click HERE for the pattern.