vintage patterns

Here are some vintage knitting patterns. These are curated to give you a classic garment that will still work today. I’ve included patterns for babies and adults. Each pattern comes with additional information to help you accurately reproduce your classic.

A collection of vintage sweaters and hats for baby. Two piece suit. Needle, yarn conversion and estimated gauges included. Excerpted from Monarch book 35, 1934

Feather and fan shawl, originally published in Beehive for Bairns vol 3. The design and method of knitting for this Canadian pattern originated in the Shetland Island. It's an instant heirloom and would be a cherished gift for a new baby.

Vintage baby sweater, bonnet, cap, slippers and mittensHere's a complete outfit, perfect for a baby-to-be. The simple eyelet design is quick to knit and there is a choice of hat to accompany the sweater and mittens. Slippers to finish it off. Notes to help translate this vintage pattern's materials into modern terms are included on the back page.

Vintage knitted one piece lingerie. A vintage outfit is not complete without the underwear to go with it and here it is: the knitted "combination". This would be quite a challenge as it is knit in superfine yarn at 32 stitches = 1 inch. Did people actually knit these?