Vintage Knitting Patterns

vintage knitting patterns

While in Santa Barbara over the holiday, Adam and I had some lovely quality time with his 92 year old Grandmother, Nanny She. One afternoon, Nanny She took us over to her younger friend Dorothy’s house (and by younger I mean in her late 80’s). Nanny She wanted Dorothy to see the knitting projects that I’m working on currently. Since we were talking about knitting, Dorothy got down a rack of knitting patterns and let me have any vintage patterns I could find since she knew she wouldn’t use them. Golly gee how lucky I am!

vintage knitting magazines

I got several patterns from the fifties, a Vogue knitting magazine from 1958 (cover missing, unfortunately), and a stack of knitting magazines from the 60’s. I’m already have a list of WIPs, but I know that once I clear out this list I’m moving onto some vintage patterns!

vintage knit jumper pattern

Dorothy made sure to point out this dress in particular because it was one that she had knit for herself! If anyone is interested in a closer look or the pattern instructions for any of these, let me know and I’m happy to upload them!

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      Hey Ashley – The dress pattern is uploaded at /patons-1950s-knit-dress-pattern-pdf/. Enjoy!!

  1. Dearest beautiful Erin, Thank you so much for the photos and your wonderful time in Santa Barbara. I am so sorry I didn’t get to meet you and yet I feel that I know you through my soul sister, Judi.
    Congratulations on your marriage and to having great in-laws, our good friends.
    Much love and happiness,

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