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Textured sweater with hat and leg warmers

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4953
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: 8-10 (50g balls) plus 4 in each of 2 contrasts;
hat: 2 balls; legwarmers: 6 balls

Sizes: to fit 32 - 40 inch chest (5 sizes); hat "average womens"; legwarmers 7½ or 8½ inches at ankle.

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Raised bobble lattice patterned sweater for women - sultry male not included, (they do look like they've had a serious row don't they?). Includes pattern for plain hat and legwarmers in rib.

Intarsia picture cardigan

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4877
Wool brand: Mohair Spun
Yarn quantity: 16-18 (25g balls) plus 1 ball in each of 2 contrasts.
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes] - loose fit up to 42 inch actual measurement

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 4½mm, and 5½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 21rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Intarsia picture cardigan in mohair - very much the "thing" in its day. Includes chart for owl on a tree branch - note that one of the contrast colours is variegated to give the owl its mottled breast.

Take Two in Fair Isle

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4873
Wool brand: Jaeger 3 ply Pure Botany
Yarn quantity: 4 (25g balls) in main shade plus 1-3 balls in each of 3 contrasts
Sizes: to fit 34-42 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 3mm, and 2¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 40 rows in st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sleeveless fair-isle patterned slipovers in very fine yarn.

Luxury plain mohair sweater

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4876
Wool brand: Mohair Spun
Yarn quantity: 13-15 (25g balls) plus 1 ball in contrast
Sizes: to fit 32-40 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 4½mm, 5½mm, and 6mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 21rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain mohair sweater with a discreet chevron pattern interest worked over 6 rows.

Lighter-weight crochet blouse

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4946
Wool brand: Jaeger 3 ply Pure Botany
Yarn quantity: 17-18 (25g balls)
Sizes: to fit 33-36 inch chest [2 sizes]

Wool weight: 3 ply
Hook size: 2½mm
Tension (9cm): 2 pattern repeats

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Openwork crochet blouse or cardigan with lacy collar ad long sleeves.

Eyelet pattern sweater III

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4952
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: 10- 12 50g balls
Sizes: to fit 32 - 38 inch chest [2 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 40 rows over the pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Fancy-edged roll-neck sweater with overall stitch pattern of eyelets and cables, giving a satisfying effect of movement in the design. (I suspect this is a named stitch pattern but I do not know it.). There is also a charming button detail at the back shoulder and neck.

Roll neck sweater with front pocket

Pattern ID: Hayfield 1261
Wool brand: Superblend, Beaulon, Gaylon
Yarn quantity: 10 - 18 (25g balls) in main shade plus
5-8 contrast 1, and 3-5 contrast 2.

Sizes: 32-40 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10cm): 22sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Women's wide roll-neck sweater with front pouch (or "pochette").

Bobble sweater with rib collar

Pattern ID: Argyll 324
Wool brand: Finesse
Yarn quantity: 15-18 (25g balls) main shade plus 3-4 in each of 3 contrasts
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5½mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 22rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweater with contrasting bobbles in fluffy yarn. Very much of the era reminiscent of Patricia Roberts designs (although designer was actually Sue Turton). Note that the collar would lie flat and could be a slightly less ostentatious feature, without losing the charm of the original design.

Norwegian-style zippers

Pattern ID: PB C632
Wool brand: Purple Heather 4ply
Yarn quantity: 12 (1oz balls) in main with 2oz of main contrast (blue/brown), then about ½oz each of 5 other colours
Sizes: 34-36 or 38-40 inch chest [one man's size and one women's size]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 2¼mm, and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 38 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Zipped fair-isle jackets for men or women. and kids - with delightfully period modelling.
The pattern is in very good condition but not absolutely perfect so may not be good enough for a collector.

Trouser suit with long line waistcoat or cardigan

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4495
Wool brand: Matchmaker Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: Cardigan 10-12 (50g balls); sleeveless cardigan: 7-8 balls; trousers 12-14 balls
Sizes: 34 - 38 inch chest and 36-40 inch hips (3 sizes).
Length from top of shoulders 30-31 inches; inside leg: 32-33 inches.

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3mm, 3¼mm, 3¾mm, and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Long line cardigan options with matching or toning knitted trousers.
"Top choice for a trouser suit"

Poncho in Crochet

Pattern ID: Regency 37
Wool brand: Regency Bainin
Yarn quantity: 18 (1oz balls)
Sizes: Length at centre front and back: 27 inches (long side)

Wool weight: Aran
Hook size: 5mm
Tension (10cm): 6 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic early seventies fringed poncho. From the hook size, the name "bainin", and other general information in my library, I am inferring this is an Aran (or worsted) weight - but some seem to think it's a double knitting.

"Ponchettos"

Pattern ID: Bellmans 1281
Wool brand: Bellman's Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 14-19 (1oz balls)
Sizes: Tunic to fit 32/34 or 36/38 inch chest [2 sizes]. Poncho length excluding fringe 25 inches [1 size].

Wool weight: Double knitting
Hook size: 7mm hook
Tension (10cm): 12½sts over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic seventies crochet poncho or (less classic) fringed tunic (how cool is that?!).

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.

Loosely fitted summer sweater II

Pattern ID: Sirdar 7032
Wool brand: Sunseeker Cloud 10, Cloud 9, Linen Touch, Boutonne, Cotton Contrast
Yarn quantity: 6-11 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 30-40 inch chest [6 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Casual summer sweater with loose fit and raglan three-quarter sleeves.

Loosely fitted summer sweater I

Pattern ID: Sirdar 7148
Wool brand: Sunseeker Cotton Contrast, Spree, Sensation, Cloud 9, Cloud 10, Linen Touch, Boutonne
Yarn quantity: 6-11 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 30-40 inch chest [6 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Casual summer sweater with loose fit and three-quarter sleeves. Not easily seen in the photo - amid the marl yarn - is the eyelet pattern which forms a chequer-board alternating with plain squares.

Cute hats and scarves in various yarn types

Pattern ID: Emu 6499
Wool brand:Scotch Double Crepe, Superlite Bri-Nylon, Tricel Nylon, Trpleknit, Filigree.
Yarn quantity: 3-4 balls depending on style - see description.
Sizes: one size ("average")

Wool weight: Double knitting, Worsted/Aran, Chunky
Needle size: 4mm for DK; 4½ for Tripleknit (worsted/aran); 6mm for chunky
Tension (10cm): 24sts DK or 20sts TK or 14sts chunky

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A cute set of women's hats.

1. Puff Ball hat in Filigree mohair chunky.
 4 balls; 6mm and 4½mm needles.
2. Hat with ties in double knitting.
 1 x 25g ball in each of 3 colours; 5mm, 4½mm, 4mm and 3¼mm needles.
3. Garter stitch beret and scarf in double knitting.
 Beret: 5 x 25g balls; 4½mm and 3¼mm needles.
 Scarf: 9 x 25g balls; 4½mm circular needle.
4. Ribbed hat in Tripleknit (worsted/aran weight).
 2 balls; 4mm needles.
5. Beret in double knitting.
 5 x 25g balls; 4mm and 3¼mm needles.
6. Fair Isle hat with plait in Tripleknit (worsted/aran weight).
 1 ball in each of 3 colours; 4mm and 3¼mm needles.

Chunky sweater with a touch of fair isle

Pattern ID: Lee Target 6066
Wool brand: Fleetknit
Yarn quantity: 12-14 (2 oz balls) plus 2 contrast
Sizes: to fit: 34-40 inch chest [2 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 9mm and 6½mm
Tension (10cm): 10sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Heavier weight sweater with some colour work; the yarn is a "bulky" weight.

Fine-knit fifties ribbed sweater

Pattern ID: Bairnswear 792
Wool brand: La Laine 3-ply or Crepe Laine.
Yarn quantity: 9-10 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 32-36 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10cm): 40sts unstretched rib - 32sts when wearing (ie slightly stretched)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Charming fifties light-weight sweater in a staggered rib pattern.

Fifties shaped fine cardigan

Pattern ID: PB 984
Wool brand: Beehive Fingering 3-ply
Yarn quantity: 9 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 inch chest [1 size]

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 2¾mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 38 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Shaped cardigan from the fifties.

Gloves and mitts in double knittings

Pattern ID: PB C1122
Wool brand: Double Quick, Totem, Moorland, Rimple.
Yarn quantity: 2-3 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: all to fit an "average" hand - one assumes women - the tension works out to a circumference of 6½ inches.

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Gloves and simple mittens worked over 4 needles; the blue mittens in bouclé are worked over 2 needles.
This pattern has some surface creasing on the photo and a small tear on the spine, none of which affects the instructions.

Hilton Set - plain sixties skirt suits

Pattern ID: Lee Target 8865
Wool brand: Triple and Double Knitting Motoravia
Yarn quantity: Jumper: 8-11, and skirt: 5-6 (2oz balls in worsted/aran/triple). Striped top in DK: 5-6 (1oz balls) plus 3-4 and 2 of each of 2 contrasts.
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Triple knit/Aran/Worsted and DK
Needle size: 6mm, 4mm, and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 18sts x 22 rows in Triple Knitting yarn;
22sts x 32 rows in Double Knitting yarn.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sixties suits: jumper, skirt and belt in a worsted or aran weight yarn called triple knitting (between a DK and a bulkier yarn); and striped sleeveless top in double knitting.
"Triple knitting" appeared in all the main manufacturers product lines in the 1960s; although more or less a worsted weight it did not seem to become popular enough to gain the traction in the UK to replace double knitting as the standard yarn. However, this yarn weight ("worsted") seems to be more the standard in America.

Wide rib mohair sweater

Pattern ID: Sirdar 1719
Wool brand: Caprine
Yarn quantity: 10-12 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 32 - 38 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 7mm and 5mm
Tension (10cm): 16sts over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Mohair-type chunky raglan sweater.
The pattern has 3 strong horizontal folds which do not affect the instructions.

Fair Isle fine-knit cardigans

Pattern ID: P&B C210
Wool brand: Beehive or Purple Heather 3 ply
Yarn quantity: 5-7 oz in main, 4-6oz in medium and 2oz in light contrasts
Sizes: 34-38 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 2¼mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 40 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Light-weight fine cardigans with pockets.
"Go Gay with Patterned Stripes - they are equally happy in soft muted colours or in bold glowing contrasts as the cover illustration shows"

Trellis Rib - a new idea

Pattern ID: PB 394
Wool brand: Double Quick, Moorland
Yarn quantity: 22-26 oz
Sizes: to fit 34 - 44 inch chest
[3 or 4 sizes in each pattern].

Wool weight: Double Knitting/Worsted
Needle size: 4½mm, and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 21sts x 28 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet of designs as pictured in "trellis rib", which is slightly unusual involving a combination of knitting or purling into the back of the stitch, slipping stitches, and K1/P1 ribbing.

  • "Raglan Jacket with Pockets - brass buttons give it a sea-going look" (apparently)
    34, 36, 38 inch chest sizes
  • "Trellis Rib Cardigan - with or without collar for a man or a woman"
    40, 42, 44 inch chest sizes
  • Polo Sweater with Long Line - it's smart to wear it with the rib cuffed" (apparently - turned up as in photo)
    34, 36, 38, 40 inch chest sizes

Five lighter weight knits for the family

Pattern ID: PB SC48
Wool brand: Nylox 4ply
Yarn quantity: [Clockwise from photo] - woman's jacket13-15oz; little girl 4-6oz; man's pullover 12-14oz (7-9oz sleeveless); teenage girl 10-12oz; boy 9-11oz
Sizes: [Each in 3 chest sizes, clockwise from photo] - woman's 32-36 ins; little girl 22-26 ins; man's pullover 36-40 ins; teenage girl 30-34 ins; boy 28-32 ins

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 2¼mm, 2¾mm, 3mm or 3¼mm, according to design
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 36 rows on 3¼mm needles

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet of 4 ply hand knits for all ages: "Simple Ribbed Cardigan"; "Cardigan for 2 to 7 year olds"; "Standard Sports Sweater"; "All Purpose Pullover" (man's version not shown in photo);"Teenage Raglan Jacket".

The Smaller Jacket and Sweater

Pattern ID: PB 1020
Wool brand: Patons Beehive, Nylox, Purple Heather
Yarn quantity: 8-12 (1oz balls).
Sizes: to fit 30 - 34 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¾mm, and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 34 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two different patterns - a sweater and a cardigan/jacket (click on photo to see both designs).
"Collared and trim - a well fitting 4 ply jacket in 3 youthful sizes" and "With Ribbing Relief - a simple sweater for the smaller figure" (bizarre typewriter thing going on with the model there...)

Three designs in fine yarn (3 ply)

Pattern ID: PB 734
Wool brand: Nylox 3ply
Yarn quantity: 6-8 (1oz balls) depending on style
Sizes: 34 - 38 inch chest (3 sizes) for first design, and the others in one size 34-36 inches

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 3mm and 2¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 40 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet of 3 sweater/cardigans: "A Lacy Jumper with Cap Sleeves" in 3 sizes; "A Twin Set of Unusual Charm" in one size 34-36 inch chest (3 ply); "With a New Kind of Sleeve" in one size 34 inch chest.

Sixties jacket and skirt costume III

Pattern ID: Sirdar 1704
Wool brand: Sirdar DK or Starfleck
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 13-14 (1 oz balls); Skirt: 13-14 oz
Sizes: 34-38 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm and 4½mm
Tension (10cm): 22sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: An elegant plain jacket and skirt suit in double knitting yarn.

A Study in Contrasts

Pattern ID: Patons 9077
Wool brand: Patons Double Quick or Ariel Triple
Yarn quantity:
Roll-neck sweater in DK: 18 (1oz balls);
pullover in aran/worsted weight 6 (2oz balls)

Sizes: to fit 34-36 inch chest (one size)

Wool weight: DK or worsted/aran
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm for DK, or 6mm, 5mm, and 4mm for aran weight
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows for DK and
17sts x 22 rows for aran weight

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two-piece outfit - perfectly plain roll-neck in double knitting with a heavier weight aran cabled V-neck slipover.

Car Coats for him and her

Pattern ID: Mountain Maid 99
Wool brand: Nova Double Crepe, Hyland, Scoop DK
Yarn quantity: 25-32 1oz balls

Sizes: to fit: 34-42 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26 sts x 32 rows (over pattern)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: The era of the car coat. Single or double breasted jackets in double moss stitch with optional pockets.

Lady’s textured sweater

Pattern ID: Lee Target 6436
Wool brand: Motoravia Triple Knitting
Yarn quantity: 10-13 (2oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 32- 40 inch chest (5 sizes)

Wool weight: Triple knit / Aran / Worsted
Needle size: 6½mm and 6mm
Tension (10x10cm): 17sts x 24 rows on 6½mm

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Textured sweater in a broken rib stitch - something akin to "railway stitch". The yarn is a worsted or aran weight called triple knitting (between a DK and a bulkier yarn).
"Triple knitting" appeared in all the main manufacturers product lines in the 1960s; although more or less a worsted weight it did not seem to become popular enough to gain the traction in the UK to replace double knitting as the standard yarn. However, this yarn weight ("worsted") seems to be more the standard in America.

Perfectly plain sixties sweater classic crew-neck V

Pattern ID: Lee Target 6479
Wool brand: Motoravia Triple Knitting
Yarn quantity: 10-14 (2oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 32- 42 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Triple knit / Aran / Worsted
Needle size: 4½mm and 5mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 26 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Perfectly plain sweater in a worsted or aran weight yarn called triple knitting (between a DK and a bulkier yarn).
"Triple knitting" appeared in all the main manufacturers product lines in the 1960s; although more or less a worsted weight it did not seem to become popular enough to gain the traction in the UK to replace double knitting as the standard yarn. However, this yarn weight ("worsted") seems to be more the standard in America.

Perfectly plain sixties sweater classic crew-neck IV

Pattern ID: Patons 9260
Wool brand: Cameo Crepe Twist
Yarn quantity: Long sleeve: 11-14; short sleeve: 9-12 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34- 44 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 2¼mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 31sts x 39 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Perfectly plain sweater in a fine yarn weight.

Lacy Stole

Pattern ID: Robin 2277
Wool brand: Robin Crochet Courtelle
Yarn quantity: 14 (25g balls)
Sizes: 72 inches long, 24 inches wide

Wool weight: Double knitting
Hook size: 3½mm and 7mm
Tension:
4½ inches to one pattern repeat

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Shawl/stole to knit or crochet
Robin Crochet Courtelle seems to have been a double knit - if so it has a good yardage of 77 yards in a 25g ball; so you will need 1078 yards or approximately 996 metres in total to make the stole. Most modern yarns have the yardage printed on the ball band.

Super Thick Car Coat

Pattern ID: PB 1145
Wool brand: Patons Big Ben
Yarn quantity: 11-13 dark plus 4 light colour (2oz? hanks)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 38 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky/bulky
Needle size: 5½mm and 6½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 14sts x 18 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sixties coat in heavy chunky yarn; plain with a contrast collar and band in garter stitch.
Yet another delight in the styling of this photo! Not only the excitement of a car coat - with what looks like a super roadster in a matching colour - but also: a dog! What more could you need?

Crochet cardigan

Pattern ID: Sirdar 5047
Wool brand: Courtelle Random, Courtelle Crepe, Tricel Nylon DK
Yarn quantity: 16-23 (25g balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-40 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Hook size: 4mm and 3¾mm
Tension: 1 pattern to 1½ inches

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Crochet cardigan with V neck.

Crochet sweater

Pattern ID: Sirdar 2292
Wool brand: Majestic, Talisman, Gaiety Nylon, or Fontein Crepe - all 4 ply
Yarn quantity: 14-16 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-38 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Hook size: 3¾mm, or 3½mm
Tension (10cm): 3 patterns

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Crochet sweater with set in sleeves. The pattern is in moderately good condition but there are some markings against the rows from a previous user.

Perfectly plain His and Hers Chunky Sweaters II

Pattern ID: Patons 9186
Wool brand: Glenora
Yarn quantity: 18-24 oz
Sizes: 34-44 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 4mm and 5½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 23 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Easy-knit chunky raglan sweaters with choice of polo or round neck. The pattern is in good condition with a fairly light horizontal crease noticeable on the picture.

Collars and Cuffs II (plus Learn to Crochet)

Pattern ID: Twilleys Woman Magazine B2
Wool brand: Lyscordet fine knitting cotton, or Goldfingering
Yarn quantity: 1-2oz Lyscordet, or Goldfingering 2-3oz. Knitted set: 5oz Lyscordet, or Goldfingering 6oz.
Sizes: about 4½ inches deep

Wool weight: 3/4 ply equivalent cotton
Hook or needle size: 1½mm, or 2mm hooks; or 3¼mm needles, depending on design.
Tension (10cm): 28sts (given for knitted version only)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Collar and cuffs with 2 crochet versions and one knitted. It includes several pages of instruction on how to crochet.
This collar and cuff "makeover" was an idea from an earlier century and especially popular during WW2 to update existing clothes with minimal materials and at little expense; (also I believe the cotton you could use was "off the ration"); however, this pattern was printed in the 1970s.

His and Hers V-neck Sweaters II

Pattern ID: Patons 9302
Wool brand: Ariel Triple Knitting
Yarn quantity: 9-11 (2oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 44 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Triple Knitting/Aran/Worsted
Needle size: 5½mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 18sts x 23 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: This is a plain sweater with slight interest in the welt by using a broken rib stitch.
The pattern is very creased which affects the photo but not the instructions.
"Triple knitting" yarn appeared in all the main manufacturers product lines in the 1960s; although more or less an Aran or worsted weight it did not seem to become popular enough to gain the traction in the UK to replace double knitting as the standard yarn.

Perfectly plain sixties sweaters - take 5

Pattern ID: Sirdar 2143
Wool brand: Candytwist,(Studio,Sportswool)
Yarn quantity: 8-9 (2oz balls)
Sizes: 34-40 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Aran
Needle size: 5mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10cm): 18sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain raglan sixties sweaters.
This pattern is in a much-used condition but has proved very popular in the past so I am offering this rather less than pristine copy for sale here. It has broken at the leaflet fold and has two very strong creases. Strangely this seems to affect the photo but not the pattern instructions. Nonetheless I will also supply a clean paper copy of the pattern along with the original for anyone who would like to make it.

Ladies sweater and jacket ensemble

Pattern ID: Sirdar 2364
Wool brand: Fontein Crepe, Majestic, Talisman, or Gaiety Nylon 4ply, and Pullman chunky
Yarn quantity: 13-15 balls 4ply and 11-12 balls chunky (yardage unknown).
Sizes: 34 - 40 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply and Chunky
Hook and needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm needles and 6mm crochet hook.
Tension (10cm): 30sts in 4ply knitting and
12 trebles chunky in crochet

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pattern includies a long-sleeved plain knitted sweater in 4ply and a matching jacket crocheted in chunky. I think this is a charming and sophisticated retro combination.

Pretty crochet cardigan - teen sizes

Pattern ID: Sirdar 4791
Wool brand: Soft Cotton, Mercerised Cotton, Wash'n'Wear
Yarn quantity: 5-7 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 24-32 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Hook size: 3mm
Tension: (10 x 10cm) 24sts x 12 rows over trebles with 3mm hook

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Really pretty crochet cardigan pattern in excellent condition. Sad it's only in smaller sizes but I think it might be slightly easier to adapt in crochet as you go (if you feel up to it...).

Crochet Collars and Cuffs

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6588
Wool brand: Lyscordet, Lystwist, Galaxia 5
Yarn quantity: 1-3 (25g balls); 1 x 100g ball of Galaxia 5 will make all 3 sets.
Sizes: 2-4 inches deep

Wool weight: 3/4 ply equivalent cotton
Hook size: 1½mm, 2mm or 3½mm depending on design.
Tension (3cm): white: 6dc; pale blue: 8tr; natural: 8dc.
The pink design has a small motif which is 2cm.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: This was an idea from an earlier century and especially popular during WW2 to makeover existing clothes with minimal materials and at little expense; (also I believe the cotton you could use was "off the ration"). However, this pattern was printed in the 1980s, when such frilled collars and cuffs became quite fashionable again
The pattern in excellent condition.

Fine-knit twin set

Pattern ID: Lister 1072
Wool brand: Lavenda, Crisp Crepe, Golden Fleece
Yarn quantity: Short sleeved jumper: 7-9 balls; cardigan: 10-13 (1 oz balls).
Sizes: 34-40 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 2¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 44 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain sixties twinset.
The pattern has a vertical crease, and small tears at the front edge, but the instructions are not affected.
Note that there are two versions of this pattern - the later edition (sold) can be seen under "SOLD" category with a different photo (or search on 1072e).

Camisole twin-set II

Pattern ID: Sirdar 6201
Wool brand: Majestic, Country Style, Was'n'Wear Crepe, Sugar'n'Spice
Yarn quantity: 9-11 for camisole,
13-15 for cover-up cardigan (25g balls)

Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Quite delightful sleeveless twin-set for summer with pretty colour bands, eyelet detail, and picot edgings.
The pattern is in new condition.

Summer cotton slub sweater III

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5392
Wool brand: Cotton Flammé
Yarn quantity: 10-13 (50g balls)
Sizes: To fit: 30-38 inch chest [5 sizes] (measures 36-43½)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 28 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Summery plaited cable sweater in cotton-type slub yarn.
The pattern is in good condition.

Camisole duo

Pattern ID: Sirdar 5569
Wool brand: Wash'n'Wear or Fontein or Tricel Nylon Crepe, Prelude
Yarn quantity: 7-10 for camisole,
15-22 for cardigan (25g balls)

Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 2¾mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10cm): 30sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Square-neck wide rib camisole, and matching cardigan with eyelet pattern. The patterrn is in good condition

Norwegian style - patterned yoke sweater

Pattern ID: Emu D358
Wool brand: Fiord
Yarn quantity: 12-13 (50g balls) in main, plus 3 and 2 balls in each of two of contrast colours.
Sizes: 34-38 inch chest [2 sizes]; actual measurement 37-41 inches

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 26 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sixties Norwegian styled sweater.
I'm a bit puzzled by the yarn weight of Emu "Fiord". This pattern seems to be from the 1960s and the yarn tension and needles imply it is definitely a double knitting weight. I have other patterns from the 1970s with a definite chunky tension. I can only think that Emu retained the brand name Fiord and used it in a later decade for a different yarn. (Ravelry seems to show the later yarn on the website).

Two Jaeger designs: long sweater and lace cardigan

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5322
Wool brand: Kalahari, Pure Cotton, Java, Contemporary Cotton
Yarn quantity: Tunic: 12-15 50g balls; cardigan: 7-11 50g balls
Sizes: To fit 30 - 40 inch chest [6 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two different summer designs originally made in cotton blends. Click on picture to see both designs.
The pattern is in good order.

Fifties rib stitch cardigan

Pattern ID: Lee Target 1415
Wool brand: Motoravia Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 10-12 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 34 - 38 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting/Worsted
Needle size: 6½mm and 5mm
Tension (10cm): 16sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Ribbed cardigan calling for Motoravia DK which was always pretty standard however the needle size called for is larger than usual with a larger tension.
The pattern has some surface creasing which affects the cover photo but not the instructions.

Riding gloves

Pattern ID: Strutts 7001
Wool brand: Strutt's Glove Cord
Yarn quantity: 2-3 balls +1 contrast (1 oz? balls)

Sizes: to fit an 6-9 inch hand (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 2¾mm
Tension (10cm): 28

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Gloves for men, ladies, and juniors.The gloves are knitted over 4 needles.

So what makes them riding gloves you ask? Well, they are made using a yarn designed specially for the purpose (Strutt's Glove Cord), which has a special scrooped* finish (who knew?). I think my Father had some of this type of glove in silk (or possibly Strutt's Glove Cord - who knows?):
"This article has been specially designed for glove making. It is particularly hard-wearing and its special scrooped finish imparts a characteristic feel to the gloves which are ideal for riding, driving, or any use where hard wear is important".

*Scroop is a term used to describe a finish with synthetic fibers and silk. Scroop can be induced in silk in two ways: one way is to leave the gum of the silk (sericin) behind and not remove it, and the other way is by treating silk with organic acid such as formic, lactic, citric or acetic and drying without washing. In case of synthetic fibers, cohesive agents are used to increase the fiber-to-fiber friction. and this also increases scroop. If a fabric is made from a yarn having high scroop a harsh handle is produced.

Perfectly plain sixties classic cardigan XVI

Pattern ID: Pingouin 138
Wool brand: Alpin 4 ply or Envol (pure Orlon)
Yarn quantity: 7 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 36 inch chest (1 size)

Wool weight: 4 ply fingering
Needle size: 3¼ and 2½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 36 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic plain cardigan in one size only. This is a cardigan pattern - the picture in the top right refers to their interesting instructions as to how you might wear it: "This is a stocking stitch cardigan, which turned back to front, serves also as a jumper....".
On to of that the pattern has an interesting name "Dragobert" - look him up...
The pattern has a vertical crease (not shown) which affects the cover photo but not the instructions; there is a tear at the edge of the pattern.

Note that although the pattern quantities are in grams, the pattern is from the 1960s - that's because these were French imports - Pingouin taking the country by storm - the second wave after the Battle of Hastings.

Summery cardigan

Pattern ID: Sirdar 9562
Wool brand: Rafaella, Softspun DK
Yarn quantity: 8-13 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-54 inch chest (6 sizes).

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

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

Description: Pleasing summery cardigan intended for linen/cotton blend. The stitch pattern is a kind of reverse "nosegay" - very pretty.

Fitted Cable Cardigan

Pattern ID: Twilleys 9079
Wool brand: Freedom Spirit
Yarn quantity: 8-11 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-42 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 28 rows over rib when slightly stretched

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A pleasing wearable design for the winter.

Honeycomb pullover tunic sweater

Pattern ID: Robin 2703
Wool brand: Mosaic, Reward, Gleneagle Tweed, Columbine, Vogue, Europa, Stardust, Crackerjack
Yarn quantity: 12-17 (25g balls) in main shade plus 10-15 contrast.
Sizes: 30 - 40 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 22sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A good looking over-sweater in one of my favourite stitches, which relies on slipped stitches to give the pattern rather than intarsia (so you only have to use one colour on any one row).

Popover tunic sweater

Pattern ID: Robin 2564
Wool brand: Wonderwash, Reward, Gleneagle Tweed, Columbine, Vogue, Rusticana, Bri-Nylon, Tricel Nylon Crepe
Yarn quantity: DK: 16-22 (25g balls) in main shade plus 2 each of 2 contrasts.
4 ply:14-20 (25g balls) in main shade plus 2 each of 2 contrasts

Sizes: 30 - 42 inch chest (7 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply or Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm for 4 ply
and 4mm for DK

Tension (10cm): 26sts (4 ply),
or 22sts (DK) over garter stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Interesting striped sweater in garter stitch knitted sideways in either 4 ply or double knitting weight yarn.

Glamorous sparkly dress

Pattern ID: Lister 1810
Wool brand: Bel Air Starspun
Yarn quantity: 13 - 15 (¾ ounce balls - each about 21g)
Sizes: to fit 34-38 inch chest [3 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Beautiful sparkly knitted dress; the only crocheted element is a picot edge around the neck.

Summer sparkly top

Pattern ID: Lister1811
Wool brand: Bel Air Starspun
Yarn quantity: 8-9 (¾ ounce balls - each about 21g)
Sizes: to fit 34-38 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply equivalent
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: Mainly plain sparkly top.

Glamorous occasion set: accessories...

Pattern ID: Lister 1765
Wool brand: Bel Air Starspun
Yarn quantity: Knitted bags: 1 ball; crochet bag: 2 balls; stole: 10 (¾ ounce balls - each about 21g).
Sizes: Stole is 54 inches long excluding fringe and about 18 inches wide; knitted bags use 4½ inch or a 6½ frame.

Wool weight: 4 ply equivalent
Needle size: 3¼mm needles or 3¼mm hook
Tension (10x10cm): 28st x 36 rows on 3¼mm needles

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Set of sparkly evening accessories - the glitter yarn is a 4 ply equivalent. Includes a stole and bag in crochet, and two knitted bag options.
These might be additions to your "Glamourous Occasion Set"!

Chunky sixties costume

Pattern ID: Emu 2385
Wool brand: Plumage
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 9-12 (2 oz balls); Jumper: 8-12 balls ; Skirt: 7-9 balls
Sizes: 30-40 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Bouclé double knitting
Needle size: 5½mm and 5mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 20 rows on 5½mm needles

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Cardigan/jacket, jumper, and and skirt suit, in double moss stitch using a chunky tweed yarn; contrast is in a smooth DK, stitched on afterwards. "Plumage" looks like a lofty tweed double knitting yarn but knits up thicker on larger needles as it's a bouclé; it came in 2 oz balls (56g).

Sixties polo-shirt and polo-neck, plus stockings!

Pattern ID: Emu 2500
Wool brand: Scotch, Super Crepe, Bri-Nylon, Acrilan
Yarn quantity: Shirt: 9-13 (1oz balls) main shade and 3-4 contrast. Sweater (one size only): 9 main, 6+3 of 2 contrasts.
Stockings: 9.

Sizes: Shirt: to fit 30 - 40 inch chest (6 sizes).
Sweater to fit 34-35 inch chest (1 size).
Stockings: 9-10 inch foot, length 24-25 inches (2 sizes).

Wool weight: 4 ply fingering
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 38 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: I love the styling for these polo-shirt and diagonal pattern sweaters - and as for the stockings... well!.

Boucle summer tops

Pattern ID: Sirdar 6215
Wool brand: Terry Look
Yarn quantity: 3-5 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pretty summer tops.

Lacy summer sweater

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4062
Wool brand: Summer Spun
Yarn quantity: 12-14 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-38 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Guessing Quick-knit or 5ply (see description)
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 2¾mm;
2mm crochet hook.

Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Woman's sweater with gathered collar. The pattern has a few light surface creases, which affects the photo but not the instructions.
The sweater including collar and cuffs is knitted; the crochet hook is used to join the collar to the body and make a firm edge to the neck (see photo).
Note that "summer spun" yarn was sold in two different eras with slight differences - first a 50/50 linen cotton mix in 1 oz balls and later a rayon/cotton mix in 50g balls with a needle size cited as 3mm suggesting that this one was more like a 4ply yarn. The quantities (weight) asked for here is in ounces, and indicate it was designed for the earlier linen yarn.

Airy summer sweaters

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4034
Wool brand: Summer Spun
Yarn quantity: 11-13 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-40 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Guessing Quick-knit or 5ply (see description)
Needle size: 4½mm, 3mm, and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 26 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Womens sweater with optional collar. The pattern has a small tear, and a few light surface creases, which affects the photo but not the instructions.
Note that "summer spun" yarn was sold in two different eras with slight differences - first a 50/50 linen cotton mix in 1 oz balls and later a rayon/cotton mix in 50g balls with a needle size cited as 3mm suggesting that this one was more like a 4ply yarn. The quantities (weight) asked for here is in ounces, and indicate it was designed for the earlier linen yarn. This design is knitted in an interesting pattern using a larger and then a smaller needle on alternate rows so no clues as to the yarn weight there.

Nubbly Blazer Cardigan

Pattern ID: PB C-283
Wool brand: Patons Rimple and Double Knitting for contrast.
Yarn quantity: 15-16 (1oz balls) in main,
4 in contrast.

Sizes: to fit 34 - 39 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting/worsted
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 28 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sixties textured bouclé blazer style cardigan in three sizes, with contrast edging trim in a smooth DK. Pattern has light surface creasing.

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 a 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.

Perfectly plain classic V-necks VII

Pattern ID: PB C-272
Wool brand: Double Quick, Totem, Moorland
Yarn quantity: 14-19 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 30 - 40 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 21sts x 28 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sixties V-necked plain sweaters in six sizes.

Short bedjacket

Pattern ID: Robin 1489
Wool brand: Bri-Nylon, Colorama Crepe, Vogue
Yarn quantity: 11-12 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: up to a 38 inch chest (1 size)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 19sts x 24 rows over eyelet pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pretty bedjacket in knitted diagonal eyelet lace pattern. The jacket has a shell crochet edge.

Bedjacket or shrug

Pattern ID: Lee Target 6440
Wool brand: Motoravia, Leemont,Double Crepe; Lorette, Tarantelle Courtelle, Super Crimp Bri-Nylon
Yarn quantity: 9 (1 oz? balls)
Sizes: Length: 46 inches (1 size)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 5mm and 9mm
Tension (10cm): 12sts unpressed over garter stitch.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Designed as bedjackets in the 1960s but with the recent resurgence of interest in all things wrap, shawl, and shrug, these original patterns have been mined and revamped by modern designers.

Crochet bedjacket

Pattern ID: Sirdar 2473
Wool brand: Baby Courtelle, Majestic 3 ply, Sunshine Baby
Yarn quantity: 13-14 (1oz? 25g? balls)
Sizes: 34-40 inch chest (2 sizes)

Wool weight: 3 ply
Hook size: 4¾mm; and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 12 1tr;1ch (pattern)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional full gathered bedjacket in open work filet crochet to keep it light weight.

Bedjackets and bedsocks

Pattern ID: PB 678
Wool brand: Beehive 4ply, 3ply,
Bedjacket Floss

Yarn quantity: 5-11 (1oz balls);
bedsocks: 2oz 4ply

Sizes: to fit 34 - 36 inch chest

Wool weight: 3 ply, 4 ply
Needle size: 2½mm, 3mm, 3¼mm, and 3½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 38 rows 3ply:
28sts x 36 rows 4 ply; 32sts x 40 rows Bedjacket Floss (used double)

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Bedjackets for the prim and proper.
Jacket (wool used double); sleeveless crossover; open ribbed yoke (with bow tie); bedsocks "for chilly mortals". The pattern is in moderately good condition with a tiny hole in the front cover and a few pen marks on page 3 from a previous user; instructions are unaffected.

Sheer Beauties

Pattern ID: Patons 1296
Wool brand: Kismet
Yarn quantity: 2-3 (50g balls); Shawl: 4 balls.
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]; shawl: 30 inches depth at centre.

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3mm, 3¾mm, and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 30 rows on 3¾mm needles

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two camisoles - one with halter neck - and a shawl. Lacy patterning is created by drop stitches. "Kismet is a subtle blend of acrylic and mohair, giving a soft and feminine look while retaining machine washability"; as an acrylic yarn it had a very good yardage so bear that in mind when substituting.

Seventies/Eighties Poncho III

Pattern ID: Patons 1494
Wool brand: Husky Chunky
Yarn quantity: Girls: 10 (50g) balls plus 1 each of two contrasts; Womans: 21 balls plus 3 each of two contrasts.
Sizes: Girls to fit chest 28-32 inches; womans to fit chest 32-36 inches

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 10mm or 6½mm needles

Tension (10x10cm): 14sts x 18½ rows ;
[10sts x 14 rows with yarn used double on 10mm needles]

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Chunky knitted ponchos in 2 sizes with a kind of Starsky and Hutch cardigan thing going on - and integrated bell sleeves [Aztec/Western themes were popular in the late 1970s/80s].

Cable cardigan in choice of yarn weights

Pattern ID: Emu 2211
Wool brand: Scotch, Calypso, Zephyr, Super Crepe, Romany, Br-Nylon Emulon
Yarn quantity: 3 ply: 10-12 (1oz balls);
4 ply: 10-14 oz; DK: 15-19 oz

Sizes: to fit 32-40 inch chest (5 sizes)

Wool weight: 3 ply, 4 ply, or Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm; or
4mm; and 3¼mm.

Tension (10x10cm): 3 ply: 32sts x 40 rows;
4 ply: 30sts x 38 rows;
DK: 22sts x 32 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain cardigan with lobster-claw cable on fronts in a choice of yarn weights. The pattern has a vertical crease and some staining which does not affect the instructions.

Cable and rib jacket

Pattern ID: Emu 2227
Wool brand: Double Crepe, Scotch, Romany, Bri-Nylon - or - Apollo, Magnum
Yarn quantity: 21-25 DK, or 32-40 chunky (all 1oz balls)
Sizes: 32-40 inch chest (5 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting or Chunky
Needle size: 4mm and 3mm for DK version
- or - 10 ¾mm and 4½mm for for chunky version

Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 30 rows in DK -
and 16sts x 22 rows for chunky version both measured over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Patterned cable cardigan with collar in 2 versions for different wool weights.

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).

Bedjackets, wrap, or shrug

Pattern ID: Sirdar 5304
Wool brand: Tricel Nylon Double Crepe; Wonderland Courtelle/Nylon, Baby Nylon
Yarn quantity: 7-9 (50g balls) for DK version in rib; 9-11 (50g balls) for 4 ply version in eyelet lace.
Sizes: 32-40 inch chest (2 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting or 4 ply
Needle size: DK: 6mm and 4mm; 4 ply: 6mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10cm): DK version 24sts on 4mm in st st; 4 ply 18sts on 6mm needles over pattern.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: These were designed as bedjackets in the 1970s but with the recent resurgence of interest in all things wrap, shawl, and shrug, these original patterns have been mined and revamped by modern designers. Easy to see how they would translate using darker and brighter modern yarns in rich colours.
There is the usual horizontal crease in the pattern which does not affect the instructions.

Crochet blazer

Pattern ID: Sirdar 5419
Wool brand: Courtelle Random Courtelle Crepe DK
Yarn quantity: 18-22 (25g balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-40 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Hook size: 4¾mm, 4mm, 3¾mm and 3mm
Tension: 2 patterns to 3 inches (7.62 cm)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Crochet blazer style jacket - possibly nicer if not made up in a pastel random yarn - but that's just me.....
Note that this pattern has a light vertical centre crease.

Cable jacket and skirt costume

Pattern ID: Sunbeam 1233
Wool brand: Sapphire
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 12-14 (50g balls); Skirt: 10-11 balls.
Sizes: 30-40 inch chest; 34-40 inch hips (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3¾mm, and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 30 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Stylish cable cardigan/jacket in choice of 2 lengths, and ribbed skirt.

Paris sweater

Pattern ID: Sunbeam 1103
Wool brand: Paris Mohair
Yarn quantity: 14-16 (25g balls) plus 2-3 contrast
Sizes: 34-38 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5½mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 20rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Paris emblazoned on the sweater and also the name of the chunky mohair yarn.

"Big Wool" sleeveless cardigan

Pattern ID: Sirdar 9485
Wool brand: Big Bamboo, Denim Ultra, Big Softie
Yarn quantity: 10-19 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-54 inch chest (6 sizes).

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

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

Description: Chunky waistcoat.

Eyelet waistcoat and tank

Pattern ID: Wendy 5635
Wool brand: Osprey Aran
Yarn quantity: 3-5 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 30-40 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Worsted, Aran
Needle size: 7½mm, and 5½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 16 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sleeveless top or waistcoat. Osprey is a bulky aran weight yarn which is knitted here on large needles in a pattern giving an openwork chunky-like design.

Sixties jacket, sweater, and skirt costume II

Pattern ID: Emu 2214
Wool brand: Tweedle, Super Crepe
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 20-24 (1 oz balls) plus 2 contrast; Skirt: 16-20 oz;
Jumper: 9-11 oz in 4 ply.

Sizes: 34-42 inch chest (5 sizes)

Wool weight: Bouclé and 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 36 rows bouclé,
and 30sts x 38 rows in 4ply

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A jacket and skirt suit in a textured yarn with a finer knit plain sweater to co-ordinate. The textured yarn is a light weight bouclé yarn, for which it may be hard to fine a direct replacement; there are quite a few DK bouclé types available and it may be best to check a tension square of your chosen yarn and adjust the size that you knit accordingly.
The pattern is in good condition.

Perfectly plain sixties classic twin-set VII

Pattern ID: Emu 2095
Wool brand: Easyknit, Baby Emulon
Yarn quantity: Jumper: 9-11 (short sleeved), 12-16 (long sleeved);
cardigan: 13-16 (1oz balls).

Sizes: 34-40 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 40 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic plain twinsets: sweater and cardigan with choice of necklines and short or long sleeves.
The pattern has a strong vertical crease line (not shown in picture) which does not affect the instructions.

Lighter weight textured cardigan II

Pattern ID: Lee Target 6635
Wool brand: Motoravia, Leemont Crepe, Super Crimp Bri-Nylon, Tarantelle Courtelle
Yarn quantity: 13-15 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 36-40 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¾mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A classic cardigan with an interesting chequer board block stitch.

Dolman rib sweater

Pattern ID: Lee Target 9084
Wool brand: Motoravia, Shangri-La, Leemont, Cavalier, Loch Isle, Duo Double crepe, Lorette, Super Crimp. DK or 4 ply
Yarn quantity: DK: 23-28 (25g balls);
4ply: 16-18 (1 oz balls)

Sizes: to fit 34-40 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting or 4 ply
Needle size: DK: 3½mm; 4ply: 3¼mm
Tension (10cm): DK: 24sts x 32 rows;
or 4 ply: 28sts x 36 rows.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: This sweater is worked side to side starting at the sleeve cuff. The rib effect is achieved with bands of stocking stitch and garter stitch. There are two sets of instructions - one for DK and one for 4 ply yarn weights.

Lumber style jacket

Pattern ID: Patons 9351
Wool brand: Flair
Yarn quantity: 22-24 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34- 38 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting/Worsted
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 25 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Not sure what makes it "lumber style" but an interesting patterned cardigan with optional collar.

Nubbly Casual Sweaters

Pattern ID: PB C1053
Wool brand: Patons Rimple
Yarn quantity: 11-16 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 30 - 41 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Heavy double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 28 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sixties textured bouclé sweaters in six sizes.

Three fifties quick-to-knit cardigans

Pattern ID: PB C327
Wool brand: Moorland, Double Quick
Yarn quantity: 11-13 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 36 inch chest [1 size]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 7½mm, 6mm, 5½mm, 5mm, 4½mm, depending on the design.
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 18 rows using 7½mm needles, and 17sts x 22 rows using 6mm needles.

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Three charming patterns - my favourite is the red one - click on the picture to see all 3. The patterns are designed for DK or worsted yarn, but use large needles to achieve a looser tension - making them "quick to knit".
The pattern has some light surface creasing affecting the photos.

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.

Perfectly plain classic V-necks VI

Pattern ID: Patons 1203
Wool brand: Trident, Limelight, Double Plus
Yarn quantity: 8-11 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-44 inch chest (6 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Perfectly plain sweaters with V neck. The pattern has a horizontal crease (not shown in photo) but the instructions are completely legible; however the leaflet is separated into two separate sheets.

Eyelet pattern sweater

Pattern ID: Hayfield 1434
Wool brand: Grampian, Superblend, Horizon, Monique brished, Beaulon
Yarn quantity: 7-9 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-44 inch chest [7 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 22sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Lace pattern and stripes with ribbed yoke.

Gloves and mittens IV

Pattern ID: Loweth 540
Wool brand: Olympus, Bounty, Royalty, Knit and Crochet DK
Yarn quantity: 1 (100g ball) or 1-3 (20g) balls

Sizes: to fit an small/med/large hand (3 women's sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Lady's gloves or fingerless mittens - plain and lace panel options. The gloves are knitted on 2 needles.

Chunky lace cardigan

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6363
Wool brand: Capricorn
Yarn quantity: 6-7 (100g balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5½mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 14sts x 20 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: V-neck lacy cardigan in fluffy chunky yarn. A pleasing design - fluffiness optional...

His and Hers cabled sweaters

Pattern ID: Phildar 9907
Wool brand: Sagittaire, Starter, Brisants
Yarn quantity: Men: 11-13 (50g balls); women: 7-9 (50g balls)
Sizes: Men: 38-44 inch chest (4 sizes); women: 32-38 inches [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3½mm and 3mm
Tension (10cm): 24 sts on 3½mm over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Separate patterns supplied for mens and womens version as illustrated. The pattern is in new condition.

Cosy cable or plain chunky sweaters

Pattern ID: Phildar 5212
Wool brand: Option 5½, Kadischa
Yarn quantity: 14-20 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-42 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5mm and 6mm, or,
7mm and 6mm
Tension (10cm): 15 sts on 6mm over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two chunky sweaters with separate patterns supplied for either plain or patterned versions. The pattern is in new condition.

Perfectly plain sweater with half-collar

Pattern ID: Wendy 1657
Wool brand: Courtellon, Marina Crepe, Tricel Nylon
Yarn quantity: 11-16 (25g balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 2¾mm
Tension (10cm): 28sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Another V-neck with half collar - a popular design form the mid seventies. The pattern is in good condition apart from the model's face in the photo which is obscured by surface tearing (not shown).

Perfectly plain classic twin-set VI

Pattern ID: Wendy 288
Wool brand: High Bulk Courtelle, Family Wool/Fleck, Ciro Crepe,
Yarn quantity: Jumpers: 7-8 (1 oz balls);
cardigan: 11-13 oz.

Sizes: 34-40 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10cm): 28sts over stocking stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: The pattern is not in good condition, with some creasing on the front photo which is not shown. The instructions are fully readable.

Cocktail jumper and skirt

Pattern ID: Dragonfly 521
Wool brand: Botany and Tinsel (top), and Courtelle (skirt)
Yarn quantity: Top: 5-6 (1 oz balls);
Skirt: 13 oz

Sizes: 34-40 inch chest (4 sizes);
36-40 inch hip (1 size)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 2¼mm, 2¾mm, and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 46 rows (top), and 34sts x 44 rows (skirt).

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Another sweet outfit with a delightful yoked top with cap-sleeves - knitted in a sparkly yarn. The skirt is knitted plain in 6 panels sewn together with a side zip.
Pattern has a lot of crease marks which affect the front photo (not shown fully in the picture here), but do not affect the instructions.

Bedtime Wear - four bedjackets

Pattern ID: PB 402
Wool brand: Beehive 4ply, Baby Wool, Vest Wool, Double Quick
Yarn quantity: 7-9 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 36 inch chest (one size)

Wool weight: 3 ply, 4 ply and double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, 3¼mm, 4½mm, and 4mm crochet hook. Bolero main body uses 7½mm needles
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows on 4mm:
15sts x 18 rows on 7½mm

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Bedjackets for the prim and proper.
Bolero shrug in DK; dolman in 4 ply; crocheted cape in "baby" or "vest" wool; embroidered cardigan in 4 ply.

Four delightful bedjackets

Pattern ID: PB 395
Wool brand: Patons Double Quick, Totem, Beehive Fingering
Yarn quantity: 7-14 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 38 inch chest (note: sizes dependent upon style)

Wool weight: Double knitting and 3 ply
Needle size: 5mm, 6mm, 3½mm, and 4mm; depending on the fancy stitch patterns
Tension (10x10cm): 18sts x 22 rows on 6mm DK; 28sts x 36 rows on 3½mm 3 ply

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Four bed jackets - clockwise from top left: "Quickly knitted, easy fitting" (DK); "Quick to knit for a fuller figure" (DK - don't get excited - only up to 40 inch chest);"The cape line jacket is new" (3 ply); "Prettily feminine in two colours"; (DK).

Textured rib cardigan

Pattern ID: Hayfield 10035
Wool brand: High Bulk Courtelle Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 19-23 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 34-40 inch chest (5 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting or 4ply?
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 32 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Textured cardigan with collar. The yarn stated is called "double knitting" in the name, but the tension and needle sizes seem to indicate it is a 4ply weight.
The pattern has a vertical crease, not shown in photo, which does not affect the instructions.

Slip into a slipover

Pattern ID: Hayfield 5770
Wool brand: Courtier Super Crimp Bri-Nylon
Yarn quantity: 6-8 (20g balls);
Sizes: 32-36 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows over moss stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Tank top style slipover in moss stitch and rib.

Plain mohair sweater or cardigan II

Pattern ID: Jaeger 3842
Wool brand: Mohair Spun
Yarn quantity: 14-15 (1oz balls);
Sizes: to fit 32-42 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: DK/Worsted/Aran
Needle size: 4mm, and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 28rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain mohair sweater or cardigan with high neck, and collar. Some minor creasing and small tears..

Longline cardigan

Pattern ID: Emu 2257
Wool brand: Double Crepe, Scotch, Romany, Bri-Nylon -
Yarn quantity: 19-23 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 32-40 inch chest (5 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3¾mm, and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 30 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Textured longline 60s cardigan with shawl collar.

Perfectly plain long-line cardigan

Pattern ID: Ladyship 4056
Wool brand: County, Chubby, Double Top
Yarn quantity: 15-19 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: 32-36 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: 5 ply, quick knit, light weight DK
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10cmx10cm): 25 sts x 29 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic lady's plain jacket.

Loose and Leisurely

Pattern ID: Patons and Baldwins C-II06
Wool brand: Moorland / Totem
Yarn quantity: 18-22 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 34- 44 inch chest

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3mm and 5mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 26rows on 5mm

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Man's or woman's sweater in a mock fisherman's rib. The pattern is in generally good condition with some surface crease marks which affect the front photo.

Classic sixties suits II

Pattern ID: Jaeger 3943
Wool brand: Crinkle Spun
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 17-18 (1 oz balls); Jumper: 12-13 oz; Skirt: 12-14 oz.
Sizes: 34-40 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 2¼mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 36 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classy and stylish cardigan/jacket and skirt suit from Jaeger, in a bouclé DK yarn which is knitted tightly on small needles.

Perfectly plain His and Hers Chunky Sweaters

Pattern ID: Wendy 2142
Wool brand: Shetland Chunky
Yarn quantity: 11-17 (50gballs)
Sizes: 32-46 inch chest (8 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 6½mm and 5½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 14sts x 20 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Easy-knit chunky raglan sweaters with choice of V or round neck.The pattern is in good condition but there are annotation markings inside made by previous owner.

Snazzy gloves

Pattern ID: Patons 8431
Wool brand: Diploma 4ply
Yarn quantity: 2 (50g balls) plus oddments of the contrast colours

Sizes: to fit an "average" hand (approx. 7 inches round above thumb)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 38 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: 5 versions of this glove in the bright colours of the period. The pattern is robust but creasing affects the picture.

Perfectly plain sixties classic cardigans XV

Pattern ID: Lee Target 6483
Wool brand: Motoravia Double Crepe, Super Nylon
Yarn quantity: 13 - 20 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 32-42 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic plain cardigans.
The pattern has some creasing (not shown) which affects the cover photo but not the instructions; there is a tear at the edge of the pattern.

Cardigan and slipover with trellis panel

Pattern ID: Jarol E571
Wool brand: Jarol Superwash DK
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 5-8 (100g balls);
Waistcoat: 2-4 (100g balls)

Sizes: 32-46 inch chest [8 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 30 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Cardigan or sleeveless waistcoat/slipover with diamond pattern and bobbles.

Perfectly plain family sweaters XIII

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5052
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: 4-13 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 24-44 inch chest (11 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: More family sized plain sweaters in double knitting with a variety of neckline options. Light horizontal crease mark on photo, and pencil marks on instructions from previous user; otherwise in fair condition.

Chunky mohair sweater or cardigan

Pattern ID: Jaeger 2002
Wool brand: Mohair Spun
Yarn quantity: Sweater:8-11 (1oz balls) or 9-11 (25g balls); Cardigan:11-12 (1oz balls) or 13-14 (25g balls);
Sizes: to fit 34-38 inch chest [2 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 4mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 24rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Womens plain mohair cardigan with collar and pockets.

Long waistcoat and skirt suit in crochet

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4195
Wool brand: Celtic Spun
Yarn quantity: 16-20 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 34-40 inch chest size

Wool weight: 4 ply fingering / 5 ply
Hook size: 4mm
Tension (10cm): 19sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Crochet suit with long waistcoat and mini-skirt.
The pattern is well-used with creasing and marks on the photo. However the instructions are clear.
The yarn type is not easy to infer from the pattern - but I have some Celtic spun and it is a Shetland 4 ply type in 50g balls - seems to come up more like a 5ply/quick-knit/fine DK.

Perfectly plain His and Hers cardigans

Pattern ID: PB 1266
Wool brand: Double Quick, Totem, Moorland
Yarn quantity: 18-23 (1 oz) balls
Sizes: 34 - 44 inch chest (6 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain V-neck cardigans.
I like this pattern and the styled photo which has a fun 60s look - BUT - the pattern is old and in very poor condition. If you would like to purchase it, I will supply a redrafted copy of the instructions along with the original. Note that the photo does not show the condition of the original pattern you will receive.

Perfectly plain sixties classic cardigans XIV

Pattern ID: Sirdar 5034
Wool brand: Arctic Moss, Double Crepe, Super Nylon
Yarn quantity: 14 - 17 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest (4 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic plain cardigans.
The pattern is well-used with a lot of creasing (not shown) which affects the cover photo but not the instructions; there is a tear at the edge of the pattern.

"Long liners" waistcoats II

Pattern ID: Patons 6425
Wool brand: Totem, Moorland, Four Seasons
Yarn quantity: 12-17 (1oz) balls
Sizes: 32 - 38 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm;
or 3mm, and 3¾mm

Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows on 4mm needles;
or 24sts x 32 rows on 3¾mm needles.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Long line sleeveless cardigans. There are 2 sets of instructions included: "button-through and belted" and "V-neck and slender rib".
The pattern is well-used with a lot of surface creasing (not shown) which affects the cover photo but not the instructions; there is a small tear at the edge of the 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.

His and Hers textured cardigans

Pattern ID: Patons 9112
Wool brand: Beehive, Nylox, Purple Heather, Moorland
Yarn quantity: DK: 19-25;
4 ply: 12-17 (1 oz balls)

Sizes: 32-42 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting or 4 ply
Needle size: DK: 3¼mm and 4mm;
4 ply: 2¾mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): DK: 22 sts x 30 rows;
4 ply: 28 sts x 36 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: V-neck cardigans in choice of yarn weights with separate patterns supplied for 4ply and double knitting yarn.
I like this pattern and the styled photo which has a 50s flavour - BUT - the pattern is quite old and in very poor condition. If you would like to purchase it, I will supply a redrafted copy of the instructions along with the original.

Perfectly plain sixties sweater classics VII

Pattern ID: Patons 9666
Wool brand: Brilliante, Totem, Moorland
Yarn quantity: 16-23 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 32-42 inch chest (6 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Perfectly plain sweaters with choice of crew or V neck. The pattern has been well-used with a very strong vertical crease (not shown in photo) but the instructions are legible.

Tie-belt jacket in bouclé yarn

Pattern ID: Lister K2575
Wool brand: Poodle, Poodle2
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 11-14 (50g balls), Scarf: 2
Sizes: To fit chest 34 -44 inches [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Speciality Aran/chunky
Needle size: 5mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 24rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Women's short-sleeved jacket and scarf.

His and Hers Cabled Waiscoats

Pattern ID: Emu 4504
Wool brand: Scotch, Super Crepe, Bri-Nylon, Double Crepe, Carella
Yarn quantity: 10-13 (25g?balls) 4ply; 11-15 (25g?balls) DK
Sizes: 34-44 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply or Double Knitting
Needle size: 2¾mm and 3¼mm or 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 38 rows 4 ply;
22sts x 32 rows DK

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Cabled waistcoats for men and women in a choice of yarn weights. Pattern has light vertical creasing.

"Long liners" waistcoat or sweater

Pattern ID: Homestead 270
Wool brand: Homestead, Playtime Double Crepe
Yarn quantity: Sweater: 19-24 (1oz balls); Sleeveless: 12-17
Sizes: 34 - 44 inch chest (5 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Long line sweater design (not knitted so very long in this design) with waistcoat option. However it is the sweater that is a design classic here with the asymmetric cable, belt, pockets, and high neckline.

Italian Sports Sweater

Pattern ID: Patons 9219
Wool brand: Moorland, Totem, Double Quick
Yarn quantity: 21-25 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 38 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3mm, 3¼mm, 3½mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Interesting sixties sweater using a honeycomb rib stitch. Not sure what kind of Italian Sports this stylish sweater might be suitable for.

The Elegant Pioneer

Pattern ID: Patons 1216
Wool brand: Husky Chunky
Yarn quantity: 14-16 (50g balls); Hat: 3 balls
Sizes: to fit 32-40 inch chest [5 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Seventies tunic or oversweater with wide three-quarter sleeve. This pattern is a classic of the time.

Long waistcoats in crochet

Pattern ID: Emu 3083
Wool brand: Scotch, Courtelle, Crepe, Superlite Bri-Nylon, Calypso Crepe, Tricel/Nylon DK, Elite
Yarn quantity: 13-15 (25g balls); 13-15 + 7 contrast (25g balls) according to design
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Hook size: 4½mm
Tension: One pattern measures 1½ inches for plain waistcoat, and Each motif measures 3 inches square.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: More great 1970's designs in (possibly hip or groovy) crochet. Pattern has the usual horizontal crease marks.

Country Classic Socks

Pattern ID: Accessories Unlimited 150
Wool brand: Country Classic "Yarn for Sox"
Yarn quantity: 1-2 (4oz skeins) per pair
Sizes: length of foot 6½ - 10½ inches

Wool weight: Worsted / Aran
Needle size: 5mm
Tension (10x10cm): 18sts x 26 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Basic sock pattern for "worsted" or Aran yarn. This is an American pattern so its for a worsted yarn and needle sizes are American size 8 which is EU size 5mm. 4oz is about 112 grams.

Lighter weight aran sweaters for him and her III

Pattern ID: Littlewoods 5026
Wool brand: Acrylic DK
Yarn quantity: 5-6 (100g balls)
Sizes: to fit: 32-46 inch chest [4 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional Aran style sweaters in lighter weight DK yarn: "His and Hers Textured Sweaters"

Lighter weight aran sweaters for him and her II

Pattern ID: Reynolds 602
Wool brand: Saucy Sport
Yarn quantity: 14-22 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit: 36-51 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts x 36 rows over moss stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional Aran style sweaters in lighter weight DK yarn with loose styling: "An updated Aran Classic"

Aran sweaters with cables and diamonds

Pattern ID: Stylecraft 4391
Wool brand: Stylecraft Bracken Tweed Aran
Yarn quantity: 5-9 (100g balls)
Sizes: 32-52 inch chest [6 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional Aran sweaters, with choice of crew neck (shown on man in photo) or turtle neck (shown on woman in photo).

Cabled smock-style cardigan

Pattern ID: Stylecraft 8416
Wool brand: Life DK
Yarn quantity: 5-6 (100g balls)
Sizes: 32-46 inch chest [4 sizes]

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: Pleasing and modern loose style cardigan.

Tunic sweater variations

Pattern ID: King Cole 33363
Wool brand: Merino DK
Yarn quantity: 10-19 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32 - 42 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 28 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain knit sweaters in a choice of lengths - from the new millenium!

Roll-neck sweater with cable panel

Pattern ID: Emu 102
Wool brand: Emu Scotch Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 20-24 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: 38 -44 inch chest (3 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain roll neck sweater in DK weight yarn with an Aran patterned panel.

Cardigan and pleated skirt costume

Pattern ID: Womans Day No4
Wool brand: Beehive 4ply for the suit,
and Double Quick for the hat.

Yarn quantity: Skirt:15-18 (1 oz balls); Cardigan: 13-15 oz; Hat: 5 oz.
Sizes: Skirt:24-29 inch waist;
Cardigan: 33-41 inch chest (3 sizes).
Hat: to fit an "average" sized head

Wool weight: 4 ply for the suit;
DK for the hat

Needle size: 2¾mm, 3¼mm and 2mm needles; 5mm for the hat.
Tension (10cm): 15sts for 4ply in st st;
9 sts for hat (DK used double)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Fairly plain suit with pleated (ribbed) skirt. Separate hat pattern knitted in double knitting used double to give a chunky effect.

"His and Hers" Nubbly Jerseys

Pattern ID: Womans Day No 5
Wool brand: Patons Rimple
Yarn quantity: 13-24 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 3 womens sizes to fit 30 - 40 inch chest; 3 mens sizes to fit 36 - 46 inch chest

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm, and 2¾mm
Tension (10cm): 22sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sixties textured bouclé sweaters. Separate patterns for men and women sized from 32 to 46 inches.

Sixties elegance

Pattern ID: Sirdar 2325
Wool brand: Fontein Crepe, Majestic, Talisman, Gaiety Nylon
Yarn quantity: 6-8 (1oz? balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest (4 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Perfectly styled early sixties pattern - sleeveless with wide deep roll neck (which I am tempted to call a Bardot neckline but on checking find is not accurate). This style worked well under a jacket (no bulky sleeves) and a pencil skirt. Highly period design but very wearable today.

Glamorous occasion set

Pattern ID: Lister 2560
Wool brand: Bel Air Starspun, Lavenda, Crepe Tricel Nylon, Courtelle
Yarn quantity: Top: 4-6 (20g balls); Hat: 1-2 balls; Scarf: 1-2 balls.
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]; scarf is 50 inches long excluding fringe and about 3 inches wide; hat to fit "average" head.

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm needles; 3½mm hook
Tension (10x10cm): 28st x 36 rows on 3¼mm needles; 24sts x 10 rows on 3½mm hook

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Set of sparkly evening accessories and top - the glitter yarn is a 4 ply equivalent. Includes a crochet hat, scarf and top.

Striking summer or evening top

Pattern ID: Robin 13660
Wool brand: Diamante, Reward, Landscape, Coloursplash
Yarn quantity: 4-5 (50g balls) in main shade and 1-2 each of two contrast colours
Sizes: 32-39 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 32 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sleeveless top with bold pattern.

Mostly for Men - Socks I

Pattern ID: Patons 6126
Wool brand: Nylox, Capstan
Yarn quantity: about 5-7 25g balls per pair
Sizes: length of foot 10½ - 11½ for mens and 8½ - 9½ for women.

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Every picture tells a story...
So basically - 3 designs for men and one in smaller sizes for "girls" (women).

"Wide Ribbed Socks" (Nylox 3ply); "Cable Tops for the Country Girl" (Nylox 4ply); "Fisherman's Wading Socks" (Capstan Aran); and "Rib Panel Socks for the Office" (Nylox 4ply) - and I'm guessing the latter are for men as (a) there's a pipe, and (b) women don't go to work - obviously - well, not in offices anyway.

Sixties Tops

Pattern ID: Debroyal 512
Wool brand: Silver Label Wool, Gold Label Wool/Crepe/Courtelle/Bri Nylon
Yarn quantity: 11-16 (1oz? balls)
Sizes: 34-40 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3¾mm, and 5mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Perfectly styled early sixties pattern including the very fashionable sleeveless roll neck. Quite a good value pattern with three quite separate short sleeved designs.

Lady’s Crochet Jacket

Pattern ID: Wendy 1003
Wool brand: Trivcel Nylon, Double Knit Nylonised, Courtelle Double Crepe
Yarn quantity: 26-28 (20g balls)
Sizes: 34-38 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Hook size: 3½mm or 3mm
Tension (3cm): 2 pattern groups to 1¼ inches

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Crochet cardigan with collar and tie belt.

Chunky open weave cardigan

Pattern ID: Wendy 2644
Wool brand: Monet
Yarn quantity: 4-5 (100g balls)
Sizes: 30-38 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5½mm and 7mm and 15mm
Tension (10x10cm): 9sts x 10 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Chunky cardigan with open lace stitch in fluffy yarn.
This is one of those interesting fads involving knitting alternate rows on different sized needles; the 7mm needles would be the "normal" size and the 15mm needles give you a row with a long stitch creating the mesh effect.

Diagonal sweater in teen sizes

Pattern ID: Wendy 2487
Wool brand: Dolce
Yarn quantity: 4 - 7 (50g balls)
Sizes: 26 - 34 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweater with diagonal pattern rib in smaller sizes up to 34 inch chest only.

Elegant classic dress

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4936
Wool brand: Jaeger Wool and Silk
Yarn quantity: 23-28 (20g balls)
Sizes: to fit: 32-38 inch chest (4 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Lovely classic style dress, knitted in a luxury wool/silk yarn, for which it may be hard to fine a direct replacement, but it is a 4 ply equivalent.

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.

Fringed summer tabard top II

Pattern ID: Wendy 1714
Wool brand: Celebrity, Courtellon, Marina Crepe
Yarn quantity: 9-11 (20g balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 7mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 20 rows over rib

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Tabard style summer top. These speciality double knit yarns are knitted on larger needles and can have a very good yardage (so you may need more than the stated amount if substituting).

Unisex slipover

Pattern ID: Hayfield 1138
Wool brand: Beaulon, Grampian, Thermal, Encore, Brig
Yarn quantity: 4-10 (50g balls);
Sizes: 34-44 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 22sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Conventional slipover for men and women.

Open weave twin set for Spring

Pattern ID: Lister 1395
Wool brand: Lavenda, Bri-Nylon, Bel Air, Velora, Palazzo, Amorina, Listrada
Yarn quantity: Jumper: 8-11 (1 oz balls); Jacket: 13-16 balls.
Sizes: 34-40 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 32 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Interesting open work airy sixties design twin set with straight cardigan and cap-sleeved sweater.

His and Hers Fair Isle Sweater II

Pattern ID: Hamlyn Pack 3
Wool brand: Lister / Lee Target Motoravia or Lochinvar,
Yarn quantity: Sweater: 19-25 (25g balls) main plus 3 in contrast
Sizes: 34-42 inch chest (5 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Fair-isle patterned sweaters in double knitting weight.
Please Note that the pattern does not seem to include any instructions for the hat shown in the photo.

Plain jacket with cabled sleeves

Pattern ID: Wendy 1604
Wool brand: Courtellon, Marina Crepe, Courtelle Crepe, Tricel Nylon
Yarn quantity: 19-25 (25g? balls)
Sizes: 32-36 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm, or 3¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Fairly plain knit cardigan - which may look like it's intarsia but is knitted in a random yarn. The colour scheme also obscures what patterning there is - a cable up the sleeve and on the pockets.
The pattern is in fairly good condition.

Cool Sixties Suit Separates

Pattern ID: Lister 1909
Wool brand: Palazzo, Bel Air, Amorina, Velora, Listrada, Lavenda, Bri-Nylon
Yarn quantity: Top: 11-15 (1oz balls) plus 3+2 contrast colours; skirt: 10-14
Sizes: 34-38 inch chest size; skirt: 24-28 inch waist, 36-40 inch hip [3 sizes].

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: I think this is a lovely period pattern that is eminently wearable today - I even love the colour options shown. Sadly the pattern itself is very badly marked up (some kind of spillage - not shown in the photo here); however, the instructions are all complete and clear to read.

Fresh colour-block cardigan

Pattern ID: Jarol JX38
Wool brand: Super Saver, Gentle Touch, Morning Cloud
Yarn quantity: 7-8 for main shade plus 1 each of 2 contrast colours (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-42 inch chest [6 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain white cardigan with restrained block design.

Summer leaf-pattern top

Pattern ID: Sirdar 6802
Wool brand: Sombrero, Terry Look
Yarn quantity: 5-9 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: DK - worsted
Needle size: 4mm and 5½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 28 rows over garter stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pretty summer top.
I believe Sombrero and Terry Look were nominally DK yarns but being cotton/acrylic boucle you can knit them loosely on larger needles, which is what has been done here. The ballband of the yarn itself (and some other patterns) suggest using much smaller needles.

Super-chunky tie-belt cardigan

Pattern ID: Wendy 1411
Wool brand: Wendy Swiftknit or Diabolo
Yarn quantity: 38-41 balls (50g?? balls)

Sizes: 32-38 inch chest

Wool weight: Chunky (usually 16sts x 22 rows to 10cm on 5½mm needles but this pattern knits 3 strands tog.)
Needle size: 10mm
Tension (10cm): 9sts (3 strands together)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Women's super-chunky tie-belt cardigan in simple knit pattern.

Mitts in three sizes

Pattern ID: Robin 1275
Wool brand: Crepe, Colorama, Service, Conella
Yarn quantity: 2-3 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit an 5-7 inch hand (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 36 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Simple mittens each with slightly different pattern; they are in 3 sizes but each pattern comes in only one size (you can see in the picture: pink 5 inch, blue 6 inch, grey 7 inch).

Plain knit thick cardigan

Pattern ID: Hayfield 2124
Wool brand: Click
Yarn quantity: 12-16 (50g balls)
Sizes: 30-42 inch chest [7 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky / "Big Wool"
Needle size: 5½mm, and 6mm
Tension (10cm): 12½sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pleasing bulky shawl collar cardigan - might suit Rowan Thick n Thin or Big Wool Colour?

Two-tone rib sweater

Pattern ID: Hayfield 2323
Wool brand: Lugano
Yarn quantity: 5-7 main shade + 3-4 contrast (50g balls)
Sizes: 30-40 inch chest [6 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Women's rib/plain mohair sweater with interesting intarsia design.

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.

Two-tone cable sweater

Pattern ID: Hayfield 2085
Wool brand: Top Nop, Grampian, Brig, Beaulon, Brushed
Yarn quantity: 4-8 main shade + 4-7 contrast (50g balls)
Sizes: 30-40 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 22sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Women's plain DK sweater with interesting front cable.

Chunky lace cardigan with scarf

Pattern ID: Hayfield 1966
Wool brand: Top Nop, Grampian, Grousemoor, Hawaii, Gaucho, Thermal, Brushed
Yarn quantity: 10-17 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-44 inch chest [7 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5½mm, and 6½mm
Tension (10cm): 13sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Women's chunky cardigan and scarf (it's about 11 inches wide and 60 inches long).

Perfectly plain sixties cardigans

Pattern ID: Sirdar 2227
Wool brand: Candytwist,Soufflé
Yarn quantity: 7-10 (2oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-40 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Aran / Worsted
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10cm): 20sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain raglan sixties cardigans in two lengths. Candytwist was a "triple knit" yarn - thicker than double knitting similar to the American "worsted" weight.

Perfectly plain sixties sweater classic crew-neck III

Pattern ID: Sirdar 2358
Wool brand: Candytwist, Soufflé
Yarn quantity: 7-9 (2oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34- 40 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Triple knit / Aran / Worsted
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 20sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Perfectly plain sweater in a worsted or aran weight yarn called triple knitting (between a DK and a bulkier yarn).
"Triple knitting" appeared in all the main manufacturers product lines in the 1960s; although more or less a worsted weight it did not seem to become popular enough to gain the traction in the UK to replace double knitting as the standard yarn. Sirdar produced a clutch of patterns for their Candytwist yarn - many of them featuring classic straight sixties jacket/skirt combinations, and all plain to show off the tweedy texture in the yarn.

Summer chevron pattern sweater

Pattern ID: Marshall Cavendish 16
Wool brand: Hayfield Pretty Whites
Yarn quantity: 8-9 (40g balls)
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest [2 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 28 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Eighties cotton fan pattern sweater.

Eyelet suntop waistcoat

Pattern ID: Hayfield 1856
Wool brand: Hawaii Chunky
Yarn quantity: 7-9 (25g balls)
Sizes: to fit 30-40 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 6½mm, and 5½mm
Tension (10cm): 13½sts over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Eighties cotton summer sleeveless cardigan or waistcoat.

Perfectly plain sixties polo-shirt sweaters II

Pattern ID: Scotch Wool Shop 131
Wool brand: Greenock Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 15-19 (1oz balls) or 16-21 main shade and 2-3 ozs contrast for man
Sizes: to fit 32-42 inch chest (6 sizes) for women and 36-46 inch chest (6 sizes) for men

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 22sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: His and hers collared button neck polo-shirt style.

Mini, Midi, Maxi Tunic Coat

Pattern ID: Readicut 000
Wool brand: Wendy Tricel Nylon Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: Mini: 19-23 (1oz? balls); Midi: 28-32; Maxi: 33-37
Sizes: 34 - 38 inch chest (3 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Delightful period tunic cardigans.

"Long liners" waistcoat or cardigan

Pattern ID: Bellmans 1280
Wool brand: Bellmans Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 16-22 (1oz balls); sleeveless: 12-15
Sizes: 32 - 40 inch chest (5 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Long line cardigans. The pattern has the usual vertical and horizontal creasing which affects the cover photo but not the instructions.

The Aran Look

The Aran Look
(Patons 161)

A booklet of Aran knits in Capstan yarn.

Booklet ID: Patons 161

Subject Matter: Aran knitting booklet

Price: £5.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Content:
Sweaters, cardigans, hat, gauntlets, dress, coat all as featured in the photos - click on thumbnails for popups.
I especially like the idea of traditional Aran patterned ... spats!
Might have given Poirot a whole different view of the countryside.

Description:
The booklet is in moderate condition for its age with some creasing. 15 designs sized in the range from about 34 inch chest for the women's sizes up to about 45 for the men's designs.

His and Hers Textured Sweaters

Pattern ID: Jarol 427
Wool brand: Quickstep, Marise Mohair Blend, Romantica Brushed Mohair Blend, Supersaver Double Double
Yarn quantity: 12-16 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 42 inch chest (5 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 4½mm and 5½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 22 rows over moss stitch pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Chunky textured sweaters. There are two sets of instructions here for the different textured stitches. His sweater as illustrated is in moss stitch and hers is a lacy rib stitch.

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.

His and Hers Cabled Cardigans III

Pattern ID: Patons 9888
Wool brand: Patons DK
Yarn quantity: 21-25 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 40 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic cable style cardigan. "Paton Double Knitting knits warm, good looking and even!" (Good to know...)

Chunky cable sweater with wrap scarf

Pattern ID: Patons 7593
Wool brand: Siberia
Yarn quantity: 15-16 (50g balls); scarf: 11 balls
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest (4 sizes); scarf: 14 x 79 inches.

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 4½mm, and 5½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 23 rows over pattern st

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

Description: Chunky fluffy tweed cardigan and wide scarf.

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.

His and Hers V-neck Sweaters

Pattern ID: Emu 000
Wool brand: Scotch, Romany, Double Crepe