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Perfectly plain family roll-neck sweaters XVII

Pattern ID: Bestway 3998
Wool brand: Sirdar Double Knitting Wool
Yarn quantity: 14-23 (1oz balls).
Sizes: to fit 30 - 42 inch chest (7 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm, and 3mm;
Tension (10cm): 24sts

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Family roll-neck sweaters in double knitting.

Family cabled sweaters V

Pattern ID: Sirdar 5001
Wool brand: Double Crepe, Arctic Moss, Super Nylon Superwash
Yarn quantity: 14-25 (25g ? balls)
Sizes: to fit 30-40 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Simple cable family sweaters.
The pattern is in good condition with a wool shop stamp on the cover, and some markings from a previous user.

Textured family sweaters II

Pattern ID: Poppleton 1549
Wool brand: Pageant, Defiant, Dandy, Easycare, Emmerdale DK.
Yarn quantity: 9-19 (25g balls)
Sizes: 24-42inch chest (10 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 40rows over pattern

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Family sweaters in a pleasing pattern of garter stitch and moss stitch panels; options for V-neck or round-neck.

"Big Wool" Beanie Hats

Pattern ID: Sirdar 8733
Wool brand: Denim Ultra,
plus Foxy (eyelash fur yarn)

Yarn quantity: 1- 2 (100g balls) plus 1 x 50g ball of Foxy for fur trim if required
Sizes: ages 7-12 years plus 2 adult sizes
[4 sizes].

Wool weight: Bulky
Needle size: 10mm, 8mm, or 7mm
Tension (10x10cm): 9sts x 12 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Easy and quick to knit hats in bulky weight wool.

Classic family Aran sweaters IV

Pattern ID: Littlewoods 2076
Wool brand: Littlewoods Aran
Yarn quantity: 7-12 (100g balls)
Sizes: to fit: 28 - 44 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Aran
Needle size: 4mm and 5mm
Tension (10cm): 18sts x 26 rows over moss st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Oversized Aran sweaters styled for Mother and Daughter but up to a 44 inch chest could suit any of the family. I particularly like the girl's collar which has a guernsey look about it.

Perfectly plain sixties sweater classic V-necks X

Pattern ID: Patons 9357
Wool brand: Flair
Yarn quantity: 20-25 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34- 44 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting/Worsted
Needle size: 3¾mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 25 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Father and son V-neck sweaters (other genders are available) - but suitable for all the family.
Used condition with the usual fairly definite horizontal crease. Instructions still perfectly readable.

Perfectly plain family roll-neck sweaters XVI

Pattern ID: Lee Target 6467
Wool brand: Motoravia, Tarantelle Courtelle, Super Crimp Bri-Nylon, Leemont Crepe
Yarn quantity: 5-15 (3 ply); 7-21 (4 ply) - (1oz balls).
Sizes: to fit 24 - 46 inch chest (12 sizes)

Wool weight: Versions for 3ply and 4 ply
Needle size: 2¾mm, 3mm, and 3¼mm;
Tension (10x10cm): 3 ply: 32sts x 44 rows; on 3mm; 4 ply: 30sts x 40 rows; on 3¼mm;

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Father and son roll-neck sweater (other genders are available) - but suitable for all the family. The pattern instructions are given for 2 different yarn weights.

Family cabled sweaters VI

Pattern ID: Clipper Ballerina 618
Wool brand: Ballerina Supreme, Red Label
Yarn quantity: 6 - 12 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 26 - 44 inch chest [10sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Cable-panel family sweaters, in a wide range of sizes with a choice of neckline.

Mother and daughter bolero

Pattern ID: Poppleton 1573
Wool brand: Bijou
Yarn quantity: 6-11 balls (20g)
Sizes: to fit 26-38 inch chest

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 34rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Perfectly plain "mother and daughter" boleros or shrugs.
The pattern is in used condition with a horizontal crease which does not affect the instructions.

Perfectly plain family sweaters VI

Pattern ID: Poppleton 1243
Wool brand: Any Falcon DK.
Yarn quantity: 9-30 balls (25g balls??)
Sizes: 22-44inch chest (12 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30rows (st st)

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Family sweaters . Pattern has surface creasing with vertical crease not shown in photo - instructions not affected.

Traditional Aran Book

The Aran Look
(Sirdar 118)

Booklet ID: Sirdar 118

Subject Matter: A booklet of Aran knits in Sirdar Sportswool, Sherpa, or Wash 'n' Wear Aran yarns.

Price: £6.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Content:
Sweaters, cardigans, hats, scarfs, and jackets all as featured in the photos - click on thumbnails for popups.

Description:
19 designs sized in the range to fit 22 - 32 inch chest for the six children's sizes, and 32 - 44 for the six adult sizes.
The booklet is in very good condition - near new.

Family sweaters, hats, and scarves in fisherman rib

Pattern ID: Copley 9389
Wool brand: Extra Warm DK
Yarn quantity: Sweater: 5-14 (50g balls); Hat: 2 balls; Scarf:3-4 balls
Sizes: Sweater: 24-44 inch chest [8 sizes];
Hat: child/lady/man [3 sizes]; Scarf: 2 sizes

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm, 3¼mm, and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 23sts x 42 rows measured over pattern, alternating 4mm and 3¼mm needles

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Family outdoor raglan sweaters with choice of neckline in a kind of "mock" fisherman's rib stitch, where every "knit 1 below" row is alternated with a plain rib row, and the needle size is also alternated. With this and the "thermal wool" they are certainly determined to keep you warm.
Also features a pom-pom hat and a scarf with pockets. [Very Cosy!]

Family ribbed sweaters

Pattern ID: Hayfield 1584
Wool brand: Brig, Falkland, Sirius, Grampian, Beaulon, Monique, Horizon
Yarn quantity: 6-17 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 24- 46 inch chest [12 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, and 3¼mm,
Tension (10cm): 24sts or 34sts unstretched over pattern

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A rather pleasing set of simple rib sweaters for child or adult in double knitting weight yarn.

Perfectly plain family pullovers III

Pattern ID: Emu 4357
Wool brand: Scotch, Courtelle, Bri-Nylon, Acrilan, Double Crepe, Calypso
Yarn quantity: 6-11 (3 ply); 7-12 (4 ply); 9-14 (DK) - (1oz? balls).
Sizes: to fit 28 - 44 inch chest (9 sizes)

Wool weight: Versions for 3ply, 4 ply, and Double knitting
Needle size: 3mm and 2¼ - or - 3¼mm; and 2¾ - or - 4mm and 3¼.
Tension (10x10cm): 34sts x 44 rows; - or - 30sts x 38 rows; - or - 22sts x 32 rows; over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Father and son sweater or slipover - but suitable for all the family. The pattern instructions are given for 3 different yarn weights.

Family cabled polo-necks - plus hat

Pattern ID: Emu 4601
Wool brand: Scotch Superwash, Courtelle, Superlite Bri-Nylon, Calypso Double Crepe, Tricel Nylon, Apollo "72"
Yarn quantity: 10-15 (40g balls) DK;
12-19 (50g balls) Apollo;
plus 2 balls for the hat

Sizes: 28-44 inch chest [9 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting or Chunky
Needle size: 4mm, and 3¼mm for DK;
5½mm and 4½mm mm for Apollo yarn

Tension (10cm): 22sts for DK;
16sts for Apollo yarn

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Man's or woman's cabled sweater with pom-pom hat. There are separate instructions for DK and for "Apollo 72", as the latter seems to be a chunky weight yarn.
The pattern is in fairly good condition, with light creasing affecting the photo.

Patons Sports Book

Sportswear Booklet
(Patons 199)

Hats, Sweaters, Mittens, and Socks, in various Patons qualities.

Booklet ID: Patons 199

Subject Matter: A booklet of sportswear.

Price: £6.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Content:
Included items are featured on the cover photo - click on thumbnail for popup:

  • Cricket sweaters (double knitting),
  • Family guernsey-type Sweaters (aran/worsted)
  • Family zipped tennis jackets (4 ply),
  • Family Ski sweater, hat, and mitts (chunky),
  • His and Hers riding sweaters (4 ply and double knitting versions),
  • Children's riding sweaters (4 ply and double knitting versions),
  • Aran sweater and pompon hat (aran/worsted),
  • Golfing jacket and peaked cap (double knitting), and
  • Tennis socks (3 ply).

Description:
This booklet is in good condition. It has 8 designs, illustrated on the covers.

Perfectly plain chunky family cardigans XII

Pattern ID: Patons 1224
Wool brand: Husky Chunky
Yarn quantity: 6-16 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 26 - 44 inch chest [10 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 6mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 20 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain chunky V-neck cardigans for all the family.

Family cabled sweaters IV

Pattern ID: Pingouin 6929
Wool brand: Classique Crylor or Multipingouin, (Aran weights) - or - Pingouin DK or Super (DK weights)
Yarn quantity: 4-9 (50g balls Aran/worsted); 11-28 (25g balls DK)
Sizes: to fit 26 - 44 inch chest (10 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting or Aran/worsted
Needle size: 3¼mm, 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 28 rows for Aran;
24sts x 32 rows for DK

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Family sweaters with separate instructions for 2 different wool weights: DK and Aran/Worsted..

Family gloves and mittens VI

Pattern ID: Sirdar 6111
Wool brand: Wash'n'Wear, Country Style, Majestic, Superwash
Yarn quantity: 2 - 4 (25g balls)
Sizes: to fit 4-12 years and average women's hands

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x32 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Fingered gloves or mittens with honeycomb cable or intarsia pattern. Knitted on 2 needles not in the round, and sized from children to women's hands.

Family Socks VI

Pattern ID: Sirdar 9569
Wool brand: Country Style Sock
Yarn quantity: 2 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit shoe size 3-5; 6-8; 9-11.
[3 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 2¾mm (set of 4)
Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 42 rows stocking stitch on 2¾mm needles

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Four sock styles knitted in the round on 4 needles, as shown in photo, (each given for long and short lengths :

  1. K1/P1 Twisted Rib;
  2. Plain;
  3. K2/P2 Wide Rib;
  4. K1/P1 Plain Rib.

Family Socks IV

Pattern ID: Cygnet 24-023
Wool brand: Cygnet Luxury 4ply Sock
Yarn quantity: about 1-2 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit shoe size 7½ and 8-11 [2 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼ and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 36 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Leaflet of socks as shown in photo:
[Note that this pattern was also available as Patons 2324]

  • Plain - long and short versions;
  • Ribbed;
  • Lace.

Guernsey-style family sweaters in Aran/worsted-weight yarn

Pattern ID: Hamlyn Pack 26
Wool brand: Pingouin Pasquinade
Yarn quantity: 6 - 11 (50g balls at about 100m per ball)
Sizes: 24 - 42 inch chest [10 sizes]

Wool weight: Aran/worsted
Needle size: 4mm and 5mm
Tension (10x10cm): 18sts x 22 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Guernsey-style textured sweaters for all the family in a heavier Aran weight yarn.

Classic Family Arans III

Pattern ID: Hamlyn Pack 6
Wool brand: Sirdar Bainin
Yarn quantity: 12 - 24 (50g balls)
Sizes: 28 - 45 inch chest [10 sizes]

Wool weight: Aran
Needle size: 4½mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 24 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional Aran sweaters for all the family.

Family Aran-style Chunky Sweaters

Pattern ID: Hamlyn Pack 43
Wool brand: Anartex Original Thickknit
Yarn quantity: 11 - 26 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 24 - 44 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 6½mm and 7½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 12sts x 16 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Textured family sweaters in an Aran style but knitted in thicker chunky wool. Optional V or round neck.

Family Chunky Textured Sweaters III

Pattern ID: Patons 5227
Wool brand: With Wool Chunky Spray/Tweed, Knit 'n' Save Chunky
Yarn quantity: 4-11 (100g balls)
Sizes: to fit 24 - 42 inch chest (10 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 6mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 20 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Chunky textured sweaters for all the family. Optional V or round neck. It's not easy to see the four-row pattern in the photo so I am printing it here:
Row 1 (right side): * twist two stitches to the right, K2 - repeat from *.
Row 2: purl
Row 3: * twist two stitches to the left, P2 - repeat from *.
Row 4: purl

Family cabled sweaters III

Pattern ID: Studley 671
Wool brand: Supreme or Superwash 4 ply
Yarn quantity: 9-21 (20g balls 87 meters)
Sizes: to fit 26 - 44 inch chest (10 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3mm, and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 36 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Lighter weight family sweaters with a cable panel at the front and a choice of neckline; the back is knitted plain.

Family Socks III

Pattern ID: King Cole 3061
Wool brand: Cotswold, Classique, Superspun Superwash, Little Dorrit, Real Shetland
Yarn quantity: about 3-5 (50g balls) for ¾-length, and 3-4 (25g balls) for ankle.
Sizes: to fit 7½ - 11¼ foot

Wool weight: 4 ply, or DK
Needle size: 3¾ and 3¼ for DK socks, and, 3mm and 2¾ for 4 ply.
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 38 rows: 4 ply; 24sts x 32 rows: DK.

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Leaflet of socks as shown in photo. The pattern has the usual horizontal crease.

  • ¾-length with stripe in DK;
  • ¾-length with stripe in 4 ply;
  • Ribbed ankle socks in DK.
  • Ribbed ankle socks in 4 ply.

Perfectly plain family sweaters XIV

Pattern ID: Patons 3535
Wool brand: Beehive Soft Blend
Yarn quantity: 4-11 x 50g balls
Sizes: 26-44 inch chest [10 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30rows (st st)

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A "family collection" of plain sweaters from Patons.

Family cabled sweaters II

Pattern ID: Argyll 157
Wool brand: Ferndale
Yarn quantity: 5-11 (40g balls)
Sizes: to fit 24- 46 inch chest (12 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 36 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic cabled sweaters for all the family in a lighter weight yarn.

Family Chunky Textured Sweaters II

Pattern ID: Argyll 142
Wool brand: Fendale
Yarn quantity: 7-21 (40g balls)
Sizes: to fit 24 - 46 inch chest (12 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5½mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 23 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Chunky textured sweaters for all the family. Optional polo or round neck.

Choice of jackets for the family

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4494
Wool brand: Matchmaker Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: Cardigan 6-15 (50g balls); sleeveless cardigan: 4-11 balls
Sizes: 24 - 44 inch chest
Length: 15-27 inches. [11 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 25sts x 30 rows in pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Cardigan options in a range of family sizes. The pattern is a staggered rib worked over two rows.

Family Fair-Isle sweaters and cardigans

Pattern ID: Patons 2262
Wool brand: Fiona
Yarn quantity: 3-9 balls main (50g balls), plus 1 each of 2 contrasts.
Sizes: 24-42 inch chest [10 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, 4mm, and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 23sts x 30rows (st st)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Family sweaters or "button-up" option, with narrow bands of Fair Isle.

Teddybear's Picnic

Children's Pattern Book from Patons
(PBN0000-00383)

A booklet of children's patterns in Double Knitting, designed for Paton's Diploma Gold.

Booklet ID: Patons 383

Subject Matter: Knitting booklet

Price: £6.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Content:
Nine cute styles from Patons given in 4 or 5 sizes up to about aged 9. Includes pattern for teddy bear and rabbit.

Description:
The booklet is in good condition with 9 designs sized in the range 1-9 years (varies by design).

Family Socks II

Pattern ID: Sunbeam 209
Wool brand: Sunbeam St Ives
Yarn quantity: about 3-5 25g balls of 3 or 4 ply, and 3-5 50g balls for DK
Sizes: to fit 6½ - 11½ foot depending on style [about 3-5 sizes in each style]

Wool weight: 3 ply, 4 ply, DK
Needle size: 2¼mm, 2¾mm, 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 38sts x 48 rows 3ply;
32sts x 40 rows: 4 ply; 26sts x 34 rows: DK.

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: 4 page leaflet of family socks as shown in photo.

  • Men's rib or plain in 4 ply;
  • Men's rib or plain in 3 ply;
  • Men's plain or fancy rib in DK (striped or plain);
  • Girl's lace rib socks in 3 ply;
  • Girl's plain rib socks in 4 ply;
  • Ankle socks in 4 ply.

Gloves and mitts in double knitting II

Pattern ID: Emu 6767
Wool brand: Emu Easy Care
Yarn quantity: 2-3 (20g balls) with up to 1 for contrasts
Sizes: Circumference of hand: 5½ - 8 inches [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 3mm
Tension (10cm): 26sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Jolly glove and mitten designs worked over 2 needles.
This pattern has a strong horizontal crease and some surface marks; however, the instructions are fully readable.

Plain Polo Sweaters for older kids

Pattern ID: PB 93
Wool brand: Double Quick, Moorland
Yarn quantity: 10-12 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 26 - 30 inch chest, (6-12 years)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Delightful plain polo neck for the little girl who dreamed of a pony of her own.

Family cabled sweaters

Pattern ID: Bestway 4045
Wool brand: Littelwoods Keynote Wool and Nylon 4 ply
Yarn quantity: 9-14 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: 28-44 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm, or, 3¾mm and 3mm, depending on size.
Tension (10cm): 28sts on 3¼mm needles and 26sts on 3¾mm needles

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Set of light weight family sweaters across a range of sizes. Back is knitted plain and front has a choice of patterns (as illustrated).

Family textured sweaters

Pattern ID: Copley Lotus 9136
Wool brand: Erica
Yarn quantity: 8-18 balls (50g balls);
hat: 2-4

Sizes: 26-42 inch chest [9 sizes];
hat: child/lady/man

Wool weight: Aran /worsted
Needle size: 4mm and 5mm
Tension (10x10cm): 18sts x 24rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Family aran-weight or worsted sports sweaters in broken rib pattern.

Balaclavas and "Fishing Hats" for the family

Pattern ID: Emu 4494
Wool brand:Scotch, Double Crepe, Superlite, Bri-Nylon
Yarn quantity: Balaclavas: DK: 4-6 (50g?) balls; 4 ply: 4-5 (1 oz?) balls
Hats: in DK only 2-3 (50g?) balls

Sizes: three sizes (Father/Mother/Son 8-10 years for balaclava, 6-8 years for hat)

Wool weight: Double knitting or 4 ply
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm for DK; 3¼mm and 2¾mm for 4 ply
Tension: not specified

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A set of balaclavas in choice of 4 ply fingering or double knitting and "Fishing Hats" in double knitting weight.

Perfectly plain sixties roll-neck sweater III

Pattern ID: Ladyship 4324
Wool brand: County, Double Top, Chubby Tweed DK
Yarn quantity: 14-19 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 30 - 36 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 31 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Perfectly plain roll neck sweater. Described as a "boy's" sweater but means that it's "young adult" and comes in smaller sizes which would be OK for women too.
The pattern has a vertical crease which affects the photo (not shown) but which does not affect the instructions.

Mother and daughter pullover tunics II

Pattern ID: Wendy 1740
Wool brand: Wendy Pure Wool, Marina Double Crepe, Courtellon, Celebrity
Yarn quantity: 6-16 (20g? balls) in main colour plus 3-4 contrast
Sizes: 24 - 42 inch chest (10 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm or 3¾ and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain over-sweater tunics in a random pattern yarn mix.

Family Chunky Textured Sweaters

Pattern ID: Jarol JX5
Wool brand: Quickstep or Supersaver Double Double
Yarn quantity: 6-20 (40g balls)
Sizes: to fit 24 - 46 inch chest (12 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5mm and 6½mm
Tension (10cm): 16sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Chunky textured sweaters for all the family.

Mother and daughter long waiscoats/gilets

Pattern ID: Robin 2143
Wool brand: Vogue or Courtelle Crepe Double Double
Yarn quantity: 6-11 balls (50g)
Sizes: to fit 28-38 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
(or Double Knitting using 2 strands together)

Needle size: 6½mm (No 3)
Tension (15cm): 5 pattern repeats

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Long straight "mother and daughter" waistcoats with interesting twisted drop stitch pattern, making it look a little like crochet; only the edging uses crochet.

Mother and Daughter Chunky Cardigans

Pattern ID: Patons 7598
Wool brand: Siberia
Yarn quantity: 8-17 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 26-40 inch chest (8 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 4½mm, and 5½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 21sts x 19 rows over pattern stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within the UK - see section on prices)

Description: Chunky ribbed tweed cardigans with round neck or V neck.

Kick Off with United

Pattern ID: Emu 4510
Wool brand: Scotch, Double Crepe, Superlite Bri-Nylon
Yarn quantity: 2- 3 (1 oz balls) + 1 contrast for the hat; 7+6 oz for the single thickness scarf, and 11+10 for the double thickness scarves.
Sizes: Scarf: about 9 inches wide and 72 inches long; hat to fit "average" adult and about age 10

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm, 3¾mm, and 3mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Delightfully dated, I just love this classic gem of a low budget pattern for football supporter's kit from the good old days (when supporters had rattles and stood up at football matches) - or simply a striped scarf and hat.
This is a good pattern for plain hats, with instructions for no less than three scarves: a single thickness stocking stitch scarf with a garter border (so has a right and wrong side), a thicker scarf in rib (so the same front and back but uses more stitches), and finally a "tube" on 4 needles folded flat to make a double thickess scarf.

Perfectly plain family cardigans XI

Pattern ID: Wendy 1871
Wool brand: Pure Wool, Courtellon
Yarn quantity: 7-17 balls (25g balls)
Sizes: 24-44 inch chest (11 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 36rows (st st)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within the UK - see section on prices)

Description: Light weight family cardigans

Perfectly plain family chunky cardigans X

Pattern ID: Mountain Maid 103
Wool brand: Hyland Chunky
Yarn quantity: 6-16 (2oz balls)
Sizes: To fit: 26-42 inch chest (9 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5mm and 6½mm
Tension (10cm): 15sts(st st)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within the UK - see section on prices)

Description: Family cardigans in chunky yarn.

Perfectly plain family sweaters VIII

Pattern ID: Wendy 1523
Wool brand: Courtellon Courtelle Crepe, Tricel Nylon, Marina
Yarn quantity: 8-18 (25g balls??)
Sizes: to fit 24-36 inch chest (7 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts (stocking stitch)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Family sweaters that are fairly unisex in design but sized only up to women's medium size.

Mother and daughter textured cardigans

Pattern ID: Hayfield 537
Wool brand: Gaylon
Yarn quantity: 16-22 (1oz balls)

Sizes: 24-40 inch chest (8 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Mother and daughter V neck patterned cardigans. This pattern is very creased which considerably disfigures the photo (not shown) but the instructions are unaffected.

Helmets and Hats for all the family

Pattern ID: Jarol E434
Wool brand: New Arrival, Just Me, Sweet Briar, Hot Shots, Supersaver.
Yarn quantity: 40-84g
Sizes: to fit S / M / L

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4 and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Variety of headgear each in 3 sizes.

Various children's patterns in DK

Children's Pattern Book from FW Woolworth
(504)

A booklet of children's patterns in Double Knitting.

Booklet ID: Woolworths 504

Subject Matter: Knitting and crochet booklet

Price: £6.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Content:
This magazine is a trip down memory lane - both Woollies itself and when it sold Winfield (own brand) wool - featuring the following items:

  • Knitted classics (round and V-neck cardigans and sweaters)
  • Dressing gown
  • Ribbed sweater
  • Crocheted classics (round sweater and jacket)
  • Striped sweater and scarf
  • Girl's cabled outfit (cardigan, skirt, hat, socks)
  • Patterned waistcoats
  • Trouser suit
  • Sports sweater

Description:
The booklet is in moderate condition with 9 designs sized in the range 22-36 inch chest (varies by design).

Classic Sweaters for older kids

Pattern ID: PB 362
Wool brand: Nylox, Purple Heather, Moorland DK
Yarn quantity: 6-8 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 28 - 32 inch chest, (8-13 years)

Wool weight: 3 ply or Double Knitting
Needle size: 5mm & 3¾mm / 3¼mm & 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 26 rows for DK;
30sts x 38 rows for 3 ply

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet of 3 sweaters: plain V-neck in double knitting, plain V or round neck in 3 ply, and cable V-neck in 3 ply.

Inbetweeners Arans

Pattern ID: Jarol 7082
Wool brand: Jarol Rambler or Sweet Briar
Yarn quantity: 4-6 (100g balls)
Sizes: to fit 24-34 inch chest (actual 29-39)

Wool weight: Aran
Needle size: 5mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 18st x 24 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional Aran in "young adult" sizes. Interesting bobble/rib vertical chain stitch alternated with cables.

Mother and daughter hooded tunics

Pattern ID: Hayfield 1241
Wool brand: Beaulon or Gaylon, DK or 4ply
Yarn quantity: DK: 18-28 (25g balls)
4ply: 15-24
(25g balls)
Sizes: to fit 24-38 inch chest

Wool weight: Double knitting or 4 ply
Needle size: 3¾mm, and 4mm,
or, 3mm and 3¼mm

Tension (10cm): 22sts (DK); 28sts (4 ply)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain tunics with cross over neck and cowl. Options in 4ply or double knitting. Mmmmm I'm afraid this still does it for me....

Striped scarf, mittens, gloves, plus man's tie

Pattern ID: Argyll 143
Wool brand: Fernmor, Sportsday, Starlight, Nylon or Botany Supertwist Crepe DK
Yarn quantity: 3- 5 (1 oz balls) for the gloves; 7+6 oz for the scarf.
Sizes: Scarf: about 9 inches wide and 60 inches long; gloves to fit from age 4 to adult

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm, and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24st x 32 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic football supporter's scarf from days of yore - or simply a striped scarf - mittens - gloves - and a man's tie. The construction of the scarf is not one I have seen before; it is knitted on 2 needles using a slip-stitch which results in a tube which is turned inside out to form a double thickness stocking stitch scarf.
I knitted my brother a tie, once; it was probably my first knitting project. He even wore it - which makes me feel very warm towards him....

Mother and child crochet waiscoats

Pattern ID: Hayfield 848
Wool brand: Gaylon, Beaulon, Crepe DK
Yarn quantity: 15-26 (1 oz? balls)
Sizes: 24-40 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Hook size: 4½mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10cm): 18dc on 4½mm hook

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain crochet waistcoats for all the family, with brief crochet instructions on the back page. Horizontal crease as seen in photo which does not affect the instructions.

More Family Arans

Pattern ID: Robin 2768
Wool brand: Robin Aran Pure New Wool
Yarn quantity: 8-18 (50g balls)
Sizes: 24-44 inch chest

Wool weight: Aran
Needle size: 5½mm and 4½mm
Tension (10cm): 16st over stocking stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional Family Arans with cables and blackberry stitch.

Family Socks

Pattern ID: Patons 2286
Wool brand: Nylox, Capstan, Trident
Yarn quantity: about 4-5 25g balls per pair
Sizes: Varies by design, each in 3 sizes. Smallest: 5-7 inches; Medium: 6½-9½ inches; inches Largest: 10½-11½ inches.

Wool weight: 3 ply, 4 ply, DK, Aran
Needle size: 2mm, 2¼mm, 2¾mm, 3¼mm, 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 36sts x 44 rows 3ply;
32sts x 40 rows: 4 ply; 24sts x 32rows: DK;
21sts x 29 rows: Aran.

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Patons Family Socks booklet includes 8 designs as pictured in popup. "3 ply hose" (Nylox), "Man's hose" (Nylox), "Man's ribbed socks" (Capstan), "Girl's lacy sock" (Nylox), "Man's cabled half hose" (Trident 4 ply), "Boy's stockings" (Nylox), "Boy's football socks" (DK), "Girl's lace panel socks - long and short versions" (Trident 4 ply).
This leaflet printed in 1972 but it is undoubtedly a reprint of an earlier edition, (when did we last call them "man's hose" and "boy's stockings"?).

Family rib-cable sweaters

Pattern ID: Hayfield 6000
Wool brand: Woodland or Bri-Nylon DK
Yarn quantity: 9-35 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 24- 44 inch chest

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4½mm, and 3¾mm,
Tension (10x10cm): 36sts x 28rows
(unstretched over pattern)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Despite the ordinary photo, this is a rather nice set of simple rib-cable sweaters for child or adult; they seem to be a heavy double knitting rather than Aran weight yarn, with an open neck with button closure - where buttonholes appear to go right to the end of the wing collar.

Mother and daughter fair-isle jerkins

Pattern ID: Hayfield 1286
Wool brand: Monique, Babykin brushed DK
Yarn quantity: 7-16 (50g balls) in main with 2 balls of contrast
Sizes: 26-40 inch chest

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4½mm, and 3¾mm
Tension (10cm): 21 stitches

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Zipped fair-isle jackets for women and kids.

Another plain Mother or daughter sweater

Pattern ID: Robin 2761
Wool brand: Aurora/Cloudsoft
Yarn quantity: 3-8 (40g balls)
Sizes: 22-42 inch chest

Wool weight: Chunky mohair
Needle size: 5½mm, and 4½mm
Tension (10cm): 16sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Brushed chunky longer length sweater in child and adult sizes. The pattern instructions are in fairly good condition with some surface creasing on the front picture.

Mohair Mother and daughter sweaters

Pattern ID: Jarol 393
Wool brand: Mohair Blend
Yarn quantity: 4-9 (50g balls)
Sizes: 24-42 inch chest

Wool weight: Mohair Chunky
Needle size: 4mm, and 6½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 14sts x 20rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Mother and daughter sweaters in wide garter-rib mohair.

Mohair Mother and daughter sweaters (Studley)

Pattern ID: Studley 793
Wool brand: Nouvelle Brushed Double Double
Yarn quantity: 7-16 (25g? balls)
Sizes: 24-42 inch chest

Wool weight: Brushed Chunky
Needle size: 4mm, and 6½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 14sts x 20rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Mother and daughter sweaters in wide garter-rib brushed chunky.

Mother and daughter jackets

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6068
Wool brand: Aztec Homespun
Yarn quantity: 11-17 (50g? balls) main shade plus 2 contrasts
Sizes: 26-40 inch chest

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 20rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Mother and daughter Aztec jackets (though similar to "Starsky and Hutch" wardrobe of the same era).

Family sports sweaters in diamond moss stitch

Pattern ID: Patons 2119
Wool brand: Capstan
Yarn quantity: 7-17 balls (50g balls)

Sizes: 26-42 inch chest

Wool weight: Aran
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 26rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Family aran-weight sports sweaters in diamond pattern of moss/seed and stocking stitch.

Family Fair-Isle cardigans with feature pockets

Pattern ID: Poppleton 1470
Wool brand: Poppleton DK, Defiance, Dandy, Pageant or Pipit.
Yarn quantity: 8-24 balls main (25g balls??)
plus 1-3 of 2 contrasts.

Sizes: 34-38 inch chest

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32rows (st st)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Family sweaters with Fair Isle band and feature pockets.

Mother and daughter waistcoat/cardigans

Pattern ID: Sunbeam 162
Wool brand: Hyland, Scoop, or Courtelle

Wool weight: Double knitting
Tension (10cmx10cm): 24sts x 32rows

Leaflet dimensions: approx. 9x7 inches
Number of pages: Folded sheet

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within the UK - see section on prices)

Description: V-necked cardigan or waistcoat, with or without pockets, and moss-stitch zig-zag panel at the welt.

Pattern size: Chest size 26 - 40 inches

Wool quantity required: 14-21 x25g balls.

Needle size: Nos 9 and 11 (3¾mm and 3mm) needles.

© Christina Coutts 2007

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