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Vintage Knitting Patterns 1930−1959 : Vol. 2

SUSAN CRAWFORD & JANE WALLER


A Stitch In Time Vintage Knitting Patterns 1930 ™1959 : Vol. 2 Susan Crawford & Jane Waller

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Contents Introduction ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 7 About This Book ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 9 Knitting Know How ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 11 Abbreviations ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 13 Fit and Finish ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 15 The Vintage Fit

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Sporting Affair

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Fair Isle Jumper ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 201 Fair Isle Cardigan

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Pinafore Frock and Jumper ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 212 Box Coat ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 218 A Warm Jacket with an unusual bubble-stitch yoke ‡ 223

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So Neat and Sweet in her Simple V-Necked Jersey ‡ 229

Perfecting the Vintage Finish

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Bonnet and Mittens — On the Cover ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 235

Choosing the Right Buttons

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Jacket and Hood for Weekend Sports

Perfecting the Vintage Fit

1930s

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Charming Neckline

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Looped Bed Jacket ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 247 Feather Stitch Scarf ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 252

This Attractive Affair ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 35

Plaid Jacket and Cap

The Jan Sweater

Warm Jumper ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 261

Helen

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Striped Sun Top

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Colourful Winter Sports Outfit

1950s

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Middy Jacket ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 279

A Pretty Frilled Jumper ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 59

Jumper with Collar and Flowers ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 284

Quick Work in Thick Wool ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 64

Blouse with Gathered Neckline

The Sunday Pictorial Beret ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 68

Bobble Topper

Dinah‘s Lacy Jumper ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 71

Lavenda Droplet Bolero

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Tri-Cable Stitch Jumper ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 75

Lavenda Droplet Jumper

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Fez and Scarf

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Ribbon Threaded Jumper ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 310

Lady Georgiana Curzon‘s Jumper ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 84

Fiesta Cap and Gloves ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 315

Dainty and Useful ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 89

Tyrolean Jumper Coat ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 319

A Swagger Coat

Springtime Bolero

Summery — And A New Pattern!

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Majestic Jumper with Gloves ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 333

Cryscelle ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 100

Trimmed with Roses‘ Twinset Cardigan ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 340

One Never Tires of Ribbing

Trimmed with Roses‘ Twinset Jumper ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 344

A Fez is so Piquant!

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Simple — But So Attractive! ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 112

This Winter‘s High-Spot

As Pink As A Rosebud ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 116

Star Time Dressy Top

Lady‘s Jumper™Cardigan

Tailored Cape Stole ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 358

1940s

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Pretty For Every Day

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An Elegant Longliner Sports Sweater

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Fair Isle is Fashionable‘ Beret and Mitts ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 136

Angora Makes Pretty Separates

Gay Bolero

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Waistcoat and Cap ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 374

Kasha ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 145

Designed in Paris ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 382

Golden Eagle Lady‘s Jumper‘ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 157

Cocktail Jumper ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 387

A Snood For All Weathers ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 163 Victory Twinset Cardigan ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 166 Victory Twinset Top ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 170 Lady‘s Ripple Jumper

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Lady‘s Sleeveless Fair Isle Pullover ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 182 Lady‘s Evening Jumper ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 189

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About the Authors ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Other titles available ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Made in Excelana ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ All about Excelana ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Personal Measurement Chart ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Yarn Resources ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡

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Made in Excelana


Excelana is the result of an exciting collaboration between Susan and John Arbon of Fibre Harvest, to create a luxurious knitting yarn evoking the vintage wools from the Golden Age of Knitting‘. Excelana yarn is 100% pure new British wool, spun from the fleece of the Exmoor Blueface, which live on the moors of North Devon. A cross between the Exmoor Horn and the Bluefaced Leicester, the fleece of the Exmoor Blueface creates a lustrous yarn with a soft handle, great stretch and excellent stitch definition, which is just what was needed for the patterns knitted in this wonderful yarn. The yarn is processed and spun in Devon by Fibre Harvest, at Coldharbour Mill, one of only a handful of worsted fibre processing and spinning plants still operating in the UK. Excelana is currently available in both 4 Ply and DK weights. Whilst only a selection of the patterns in the book have used Excelana, any of the patterns using 4 Ply or DK weight yarns can also use this beautiful yarn. Susan has created a colour palette of eight, complementary, vintage inspired shades:

Persian Grey · Nile Green · Cornflower Blue · Powdered Egg · French Rose · Ruby Red · Alabaster · Saharan Sand

AVAILABLE DIRECTLY FROM

evon and Spun in D Grown, Sheared

100% British

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Building on the incredible success of Volume 1, this breathtaking book takes us on a journey through knitting pattern history from 1930 to 1959. This substantial treasury contains 80 stunning, classic patterns for women, carefully chosen to offer the knitter the best of design from each period, alongside a thoughtfully balanced selection of projects; from beginner to advanced; cardigans to sweaters; dresses to hats; stocking stitch to cable and from fair isle to lace. With the patterns chronologically arranged the book also acts as a historical insight into this golden age of knitwear design. Both the original and a re-written, updated and multi足sized adaption of each pattern is included, with beautiful full colour images, authentically styled and photographed. Additional information explaining vintage fit and finishing complete this inspiring publication.

This truly amazing book is for all knitters, young and old, and of all abilities. It affords the opportunity not just to knit, but to knit a piece of the past and create an heirloom of the future.

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A Stitch In Time Volume 2  

Vintage Knitting Patterns 1930 -1959 This is a sample of the book, showing photos of the patterns from the full book.