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Iminei

vintage patterns
« on: November 03, 2018, 14:35:21 PM »
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Pinkstar

Re: vintage patterns
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 20:43:26 PM »
Oh my  :D :D the Balaclava Helmet with ear flaps  :D :D

BrendaP

Re: vintage patterns
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 21:46:36 PM »
https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/1940s-knitting-patterns

I've just had a quick look at the collections page and they've got a Bell needle gauge the same as the same as the one I inherited from my Grandma! - though it was more likely to have originally belonged to her sister, my gt Aunt Annie. 

Grandma could knit socks, but she excelled in fine crochet.  Aunt Annie was the knitter, although she would only ever use one colour at a time, she said stripes or Fair Isle made her eyes go funny so goodness knows what she would have made of today's multi coloured yarns.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Holly Berry

Re: vintage patterns
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 09:51:57 AM »
Ooh I’ve got one of those bell needle gauges too. Didn’t realise it was that old, I thought it was something my Mum had free from Woman’s Weekly!! Better take care of it.
Procrastination get behind me

Ploshkin

Re: vintage patterns
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2018, 11:46:34 AM »
That's an amazing statistic about the WI knitting 22 million garments.  My mum had to knit socks for soldiers when she was at school (she was born in 1929).  I'll send her the link, I'm sure she will find it interesting - she's still an excellent knitter.
Life's too short for ironing.