Saturday, 6 December 2014

Mums vintage knitting patterns

I was sorting through some old magazines the other day when i came across these vintage knitting patterns. 
I can remember bringing them home a few years ago after my dad died and we had to clear the house. 

They were obviously mums because i found her name and address on one of them. From a young age i can remember her with a pair of knitting needles in her hand either knitting sleeveless pullovers for dad or cardigans for my sister and i . When we left home she knitted for herself and the grand children.

I found not only the fashions of that time fascinating, but also the hairstyles. 

Its funny how fashion of that time has all come back again from fair-isle knitwear to clothes and  hair do's. 

The Women's Weekly was among the patterns, Its dated April 1949 My twin sister and i were born in December of that year at the hand written address, It was probably delivered by a news paper boy.


  1. What a lovely collection, they are so interesting. Oh how I would love to knit some of those patterns......sigh

  2. Gosh, what a lovely selection of old patterns. x

  3. Gosh that's amazing. I remember my mum having knitting patterns just like those and definitely remember the Woman's Weekly. Mums hairstyle during the 1950s was not dissimilar to those pictured. P x