Thursday, 23 July 2015

Spring suit from 1938 - free pattern

As I said in my previous post, at the local junk market I picked up a couple of magazines from 1938. They are typical women's magazines from the period: fashion, recipes, short stories, advice, beauty, sewing and knitting. Both copies have lovely knitting patterns in so I thought that it would be good to share them. This is the second pattern from March 1938. 

Monday, 20 July 2015

Spring cardigan from 1938 - free pattern

I did not mean to be absent for so long but I have had such computer problems! Hopefully it will all be fixed soon! I had a wander around the local junk market a few days ago. It is often a good source of random vintage bits and pieces and I mostly come away with some sort of tempting goodies. On this day I picked up a few brooches and a couple of 1930's magazines.
Two copies of Weldon's Ladies' Journal, from February and March 1938. This one offers two free patterns inside. I wish that they had still been there because just look at them!
I like the double collar detail on the green dress and the plaid one has interesting triangular breast pockets. I love all the little details on 1930's clothing. Luckily, they were not the only patterns to be featured in this issue of the magazine.
There is a knitting pattern for a fairly simple but very lovely cardigan. It is ribbed, with a deep v neck closing with four buttons, and has long sleeves. It looks very cosy, easy to throw on, and if you were wearing a dress with amazing collar or neckline details it would let them shine. I thought I would share the pattern.
Sirdar Majestic was a 4ply yarn, handily there is an advert for it at the start of the magazine. I imagine that as this is knitted in rib it will have a fair amount of stretch so it should fit an inch or two around the stated size, depending on your tension.

I can't sort out the sizing or spacing of the photos so well at the moment, one of the computer problems! Hopefully it is all readable! Do let me see if you knit it!