Wednesday, 6 July 2016

A sneak peek and a free pattern!

Ta Da!


This is the first glimpse of the swimming costume that I am knitting for the Swimsuit Knitalong. I am using the suggested colours from the original pattern and I like the look of it so far. I am making this:


This is from the July 1945 Stitchcraft and is a top and bathing trunks. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

I thought that it would be fitting to finish my journey through vintage knitted swimwear, see herehere and here, with a free pattern incase anyone else has an urge to knit along.


This is the front cover of the magazine that I have taken the pattern from, The Needlewoman July 1938.


This is the pattern, I featured it in my 1930's swimwear round up. It is a plain, well fitting swimsuit with trunk legs that also come with a cute detachable skirt. I nearly decided to knit this one, it was beaten by the one I have chosen as I wanted to knit in two colours.

Here is the pattern.








Do let me see the result if you knit one!

24 comments:

  1. I love the pattern that you chose! I can't wait to see the finished product.

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    1. Thanks Jessica. I'm liking how it is looking so far!

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  2. The piece you've knitted looks super.

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    1. Thank you Mim. Slip stitch is so effective!

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  3. How exciting! I really like the brick-esque quality of those two colours in this style of knitting design. What a beautiful piece you're making.

    Happy stitching!

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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    1. The fact that they look like little bricks is super handy because should you make a mistake it is easy to spot! It is coming on!

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  4. Wow! your bathing suit will be amazing! Love that pattern!

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    1. Thanks Anthea. I'm enjoying this knit!

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  5. these knit suits are amazing I love the detail. ITs going to be amazing

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    1. Thanks you Kate. I hope it does turn out to be amazing!

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  6. Oh I can't wait to see the finished product! This is going to be lovely.

    Liz :)

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    1. It is growing Liz and is quite exciting!

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  7. The pattern you chose, is fabulous! I was tempted to do the swimsuit knitalong, but there is just so much going on now. Thank you for sharing the pattern, maybe I'll do a last minute knit :)

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    1. If you do a last minute knit do let me see. I might not get it finished that quickly but it seemed a good opportunity to at least start one!

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  8. Ahh this is going to be awesome! I look forward to seeing the end result.

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    1. Thanks Tanith. I hope it looks like it does on the pattern illustration!

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  9. Oh my god, I can't wait to see this all finished! I absolutely love it so far and the image from the pattern is just gorgeous. xx

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    1. Thank you so much Cate. I'm enjoying how it is going so far! If it looks like the pattern image when finished I shall be very pleased!

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  10. I am loving it. I absolutely love things from the 1940's. :)

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    1. Glad you like it Linda I love the fashions of the 1940's too.

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  13. Oh how did i miss this post! The pattern that you are knitting for the knit-along is stunning, the colours really make the details pop, I hope its going well!
    Thank you for sharing another fantastic free pattern I will link it up to the VPF today! xx

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  14. Thank you very much for sharing it on your site Wendy. I am pleased with the colours and pattern.

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