Vintage knitting books

Lynda do you remember that Pink wool dress?

The Lux Book knitting designs for 1950

Following on from the old sewing patterns, there’s also a demand for 1960s and earlier

knitting patterns – especially for babies. Patons R24 babies knitting booklet – era 1960s – sold for $29 on Trademe last month.

I found The Lux Book for knitters in the 1950s at the Matakana Opportunity Shop recently. The booklet includes the classic twin set and a dress and matching jacket! (see the photo below). Yep, bet you wantta knit that outfit.

Looking at these old patterns reminded me of my good friend Lynda refusing to wear a

beautiful charlotte

pink crochet dress – similar to the knitted garment, pictured above left – when we were kids. I thought it was wonderful, while Lynda thought it was too itchy.

And back in 1991, I tortured my beautiful then infant niece with a Shepherd pink, lacy jacket, bootees and bonnet – and gloves.

Of course there are online stores selling vintage knitting patterns and many offering downloads of the patterns for free. Check out this website for cool knitting things http://www.vintagepurls.co.nz/

1950s knitted dress and jacket

Baby Charlotte’s pink outfit

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2 Responses to Vintage knitting books

  1. Shelley Terrell says:

    I have some old knitting patterns books probably the 1930’s I have quite a few an avid kniiter gave me. Do you know of anyone interested in buying them?

  2. opshopqueen says:

    If you are in NZ list them on Trade Me.

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