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Cornish Gansey

Pattern ID: Pullout Knitter 103
Wool brand: Wendy Guernsey 5ply (224m/245 yds per 100g)
Yarn quantity: 8 - 10 (100g balls)
Sizes: 34 - 44 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: 5 ply
Needle size: 2¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22.5st x 32 rows over pattern

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A traditional Guernsey pullover designed by Penelope Hemingway from an original Victorian photograph dated 1877. Knitted in the round using 5ply.

Perfectly plain "military style" cardigan

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5899
Wool brand: Monte Cristo, Sunrise, Bermuda, Champagne
Yarn quantity: 12-15 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-42 inch chest [5 sizes] - actual size: 38½-46½ ins.

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Cardigan / jacket with patch pockets, designed to be knitted in a cotton mix yarn, though "any Jaeger DK" (and I would say "any DK") is suitable.

Colour block sweater III

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5890
Wool brand: Beach Cotton and Monte Cristo
Yarn quantity: 5-6 chunky (50g balls) in each of 2 contrast colours, plus 3-4 DK for welts.
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest [2 sizes] - actual size 40-42 ins

Wool weight: Chunky plus Double knitting
Needle size: 5½mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 24 rows on 5½mm needles

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain, loosely fitting, drop-shoulder cotton sweater with intarsia colour blocks. Welts are knitted in DK and main part is a slub/bouclé chunky.

Tartan Clan Suit

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5849
Wool brand: Matchmaker Tweed/Twill, Prelude, Luxury Spun, Alpaca DK
Yarn quantity: Sweater: 10-15 (50g balls); Skirt: 5-9 balls; plus 1-2 contrast balls
Sizes: to fit 30-40 inch chest;
32-42 inch hip [6 sizes].

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain sweater in reverse stocking stitch, with button shoulder, plus matching skirt; the diamond contrast is a knitted-in travelling cable, using the intarsia method. Not sure about the tartan reference in the sweater name - only a vague nod to Argyll diamonds.

Luxury chenille sweater

Pattern ID: Jaeger 6420
Wool brand: Chenille with Matchmaker DK for welts
Yarn quantity: 7-10 (50g balls) chenille plus 2-3 DK for the welts.
Sizes: to fit 30 - 40 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Aran/Chunky and Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 17sts x 30 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweater with distinctive Victorian/Edwardian influences in the high neck and waist fitting, (the sleeves have a slight "leg of mutton" look about them too).

Luxury chenille jacket

Pattern ID: Jaeger 6419
Wool brand: Jaeger Chenille
Yarn quantity: 9-11 50g balls chenille plus 4ply oddments for embroidery.
Sizes: 32 - 40 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky/Aran
Needle size: 3¼mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 17sts x 30 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Chenille cardigan/jacket with optional embroidery (using oddments of 4 ply). The front pieces are knitted with mitred points rather like a waistcoat design.

Colourful dolman sweater

Pattern ID: Patons C4396
Wool brand: Patons Cascade DK
Yarn quantity: 6 (50g balls) main shade plus 3 of each of 4 contrasts
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [1 size]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3¾mm, and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows over stocking stitch

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Loose-fit one-size dolman sweater with colourwork knitted from a chart. At first I though this was a sideways knit from cuff to cuff but you can see from the smaller inset picture that it's knitted in two halves, one from the cuff to the centre knitted sideways, and the other from the front waist, over the shoulder and down the to the back waist (increasing and desreasing as required); the second piece is started by picking up stitches down the centre front which joins the two pieces, and the welts are knitted on separately. This is a technically interesting knit which requires you to follow the instructions carefully, and some experience would be useful I think.

Perfectly plain "military style" sweater

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5876
Wool brand: Baroque
Yarn quantity: 7-9 (50g balls)

Sizes: 32-42 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 4½mm and 5½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 20 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Chunky plain sweater - by "military" they mean "has buttons on the shoulder". Although the original yarn was a bouclé, it's knitted plain (in reverse stocking stitch to better show off the particular yarn), so any yarn producing the right tension could be used.

Light-weight Aran-style sweater

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5925
Wool brand: Matchmaker, Prelude, Luxury Shetland
Yarn quantity: 11- 13 50g balls
Sizes: to fit 32 - 38 inch chest [4 sizes] - actual size 37-43½ ins

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Short-waisted pleasing Aran pattern sweater in a DK weight yarn. Knitted straight to the armholes so could easily be adapted to a (more conventional) longer length.

Chunky shawl-collar jacket

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5875
Wool brand: Highlander
Yarn quantity: 11-15 (50g balls)

Sizes: 32-42 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 4½mm and 5½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 22 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Chunky jacket with a (in my opinion) not-too-lumpy bobble pattern on a reverse stocking stitch ground - not so obvious in the photo due to the tweedy yarn; the original yarn was a "thick and thin" type available in lovely colour mixes.

Chunky cabled sweater III

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5873
Wool brand: Highlander
Yarn quantity: 8-12 (50g balls)

Sizes: 30-40 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 4½mm and 5½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 22 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Chunky cable sweater; the original yarn was a "thick and thin" type available in lovely colour mixes.

Chunky cabled sweater II

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5874
Wool brand: Highlander
Yarn quantity: 11-15 (50g balls)

Sizes: 32-42 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 4½mm and 5½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 22 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Chunky cable sweater; the original yarn was a "thick and thin" type available in lovely colour mixes.

Colour block sweater II

Pattern ID: Patons C3179
Wool brand: Beehive, Diploma, or Clansman DK,
Yarn quantity: 2-4 (50g balls) in each of 3 colours
Sizes: to fit: 30-40 inch chest [6 sizes]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Interesting colour block sweater "with a twist" - that is the blocks are knitted at an angle to each other. The pattern is actually knitted straight, with the colour changes and the eyelets giving the illusion of angled knitting. You can choose the style of striking contrasts - or more restrained shades of white and creams which give a completely different fresher look.

Colourful coatigan twinset

Pattern ID: Jaeger 6415
Wool brand: Matchmaker Chunky
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 24-27 (50g balls) with 1 ball each of 4 contrasts for motifs if required; sweater: 7-8 balls of main shade with 4/3/3/2 balls of each of 4 contrasts.
Sizes: to fit 30-40 inch chest [3 sizes] - actual size sweater 38-47 ins

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5mm and 6mm
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 20 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A colourful chunky fair-isle combination with eighties short-waisted styling, which could easily be adapted in length. The jacket, which is largely knitted plain, includes a pleasing cable pattern with optional intarsia motifs in the collar; a plain version of the jacket is also supplied, which omits the motifs.

Sixties "Chanel" style costume II

Pattern ID: Emu 2281
Wool brand: Spectro
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 20-24 (1oz balls); Skirt: 17-21 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 32-40 inch chest; 34-42 inch hips (5 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5½mm and 6½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 14sts x 22 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Raglan moss stitch jacket with edge-to-edge closure, and plaited border, plus a matching skirt.

Chic and Chunky

Pattern ID: Robin 1068
Wool brand: Rhythm
Yarn quantity: 7-14 (2oz balls)
Sizes: 34-38 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 7mm, 5mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 10sts x 20 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain knit chunky sweater with "chic" wide V-neck and collar. The pattern is in good condition but has a wool shop stamp on the cover.

Nubbly Blazer Cardigan Suit

Pattern ID: Robin 1067
Wool brand: Whirligig
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 16-18; skirt: 13-14, (1oz balls)
Sizes: (3 sizes) to fit 34-38 inch chest - actual size 36-40 ins; 36-40 inch hips - actual size 37½-41½ ins

Wool weight: Aran/worsted/DK
Needle size: 3¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 32 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain knit cardigan and skirt suit in a bouclé yarn. The required tension for Whirligig yarn in general on 4mm needles pushes it from a DK into a worsted/Aran weight yarn type - slub yarns tend to require slightly looser knitting; however this design is knitted on slightly smaller needles making the tension fall within the Double Knitting range.
The pattern has a very slight (barely visible) horizontal crease.

Nubbly Blazer Cardigan II

Pattern ID: Robin 1050
Wool brand: Whirligig
Yarn quantity: 15-18 (1oz balls).
Sizes: to fit 34-40 inch chest (4 sizes) - actual size 36-42 ins

Wool weight: Aran/worsted
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 30 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain knit jacket with pockets in a bouclé yarn. The required tension on 4mm needles pushes it from a DK into a worsted/Aran weight yarn type - slub yarns tend to require slightly looser knitting.
The pattern has light crease marks on the cover photo (not shown) which do not affect the instructions.

Nubbly Casual Sweater III

Pattern ID: Robin 1043
Wool brand: Whirligig
Yarn quantity: 15-18 (1oz balls).
Sizes: to fit 34-40 inch chest (4 sizes) - actual size 36-42 ins

Wool weight: Aran/worsted
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 30 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain knit V-neck sweater in a bouclé yarn. The required tension on 4mm needles pushes it from a DK into a worsted/Aran weight yarn type - slub yarns tend to require slightly looser knitting.

Nubbly Casual Sweater II

Pattern ID: Robin 1044
Wool brand: Whirligig
Yarn quantity: 13-16 (1oz balls).
Sizes: to fit 34-40 inch chest (4 sizes) - actual size 36-42 ins

Wool weight: Aran/worsted
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 30 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain knit "U-neck" sweater in a bouclé yarn. The required tension on 4mm needles pushes it from a DK into a worsted/Aran weight yarn type - slub yarns tend to require slightly looser knitting.
The pattern is in good condition with a wool shop stamp on the cover.

Eyelet-lace pattern cardigan II

Pattern ID: Robin 436
Wool brand: Conella
Yarn quantity: 8-13 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 32-44 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 5½mm and 8mm
Tension (10cm): 12sts (assume over pattern on large needles) - other sources indicate Conella is a standard DK at 24sts x 32 rows to 10 cm stocking stitch on 4mm

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Late fifties or early sixties lacy cardigan.
Pattern in fairly good condition as seen in the photo, but does have 2 tears and a pencil marking both in the margins.

Slip-stitch rib mohair sweater

Pattern ID: Robin 920
Wool brand: Shaggy Darling
Yarn quantity: 13-14 (1oz balls).
Sizes: to fit 34-36 inch chest (2 sizes) - actual size 36-38 ins

Wool weight: Aran/worsted
Needle size: 6½mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 10sts x 20 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Aran weight mohair blend sweater with a wide collar, knitted in a slip-stitch/rib combination.
Another "original design by Amanda Laine" - no less.

Perfectly plain mohair V-neck

Pattern ID: Robin 280
Wool brand: Shaggy Darling
Yarn quantity: 14-16 (1oz balls).
Sizes: to fit 36-38 inch chest (2 sizes) - actual size 40-42 ins

Wool weight: Aran/worsted
Needle size: 4½mm and 6mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 24 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic plain V-neck sweater in Aran weight mohair blend.
Another "original design by Amanda Laine" - no less.

Perfectly plain mohair cardigan IV

Pattern ID: Robin 1073
Wool brand: Shaggy Darling
Yarn quantity: 15-17 (1oz balls).
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest (4 sizes) - actual size 35-41 ins

Wool weight: Aran/worsted
Needle size: 5½mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 18sts x 24 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain knit mohair cardigan with a wide collar in an Aran weight mohair blend.

Perfectly plain mohair cardigan III

Pattern ID: Robin 1066
Wool brand: Shaggy Darling
Yarn quantity: 11-14 (1oz balls).
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest (4 sizes) - actual size 35-41 ins

Wool weight: Aran/worsted
Needle size: 5½mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 18sts x 24 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic round neck cardigan Aran weight mohair blend.

Cable jacket and skirt costume II

Pattern ID: Patons C3537
Wool brand: Beehive Soft Blend
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 8-10 (50g balls); Skirt: 9-12 balls.
Sizes: to fit: 32-44 inch chest; 34-46 inch hips (7 sizes)

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Late eighties take on the "suit" outfit including a short-waisted cross-over cardigan with cable detail on the welts, matching the pattern on the skirt.

Two-colour sweater

Pattern ID: Patons 3038
Wool brand: Patons DK: Beehive, Clansman, Moorland, or Diploma
Yarn quantity: Main colour: 5-8 (50g balls) plus 4-6 balls contrast
Sizes: 30 - 40 inch chest [6 sizes]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within the UK - see section on prices)

Description: Fair-isle sweater with pleasing two-colour repeat. More traditionally this might have been made in less bright yet more contrasting colours such as (undyed sheep) shades of dark brown and cream. The sweater is straight - a simple drop-shoulder T-shape, (I think the photo could be deceptive, making it look like it has a narrrower waist, widening at the armholes).

Perfectly plain fine-knit classic sixties cardigan XIX

Pattern ID: Robin 1060
Wool brand: Bri-Nylon, Casino Crepe, Sportswear
Yarn quantity: 11-14 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 34-44inch chest (6 sizes)

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic plain sixties cardigan.

Fine-knit jacket

Pattern ID: Lavenda 331
Wool brand: Lister Lavenda 4ply
Yarn quantity: 18 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: 34-36 inch chest (1 size)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Smart double-breasted jacket in moss stitch. The pattern is old but printed on robust thick paper; the spine has been reinforced with a strip of brown paper.

Jaunty beret and mittens

Pattern ID: Hamlyn Pack4
Wool brand: Wendy Courtellon DK
Yarn quantity: Mittens: 1 (20g) ball in each of the three colours; Beret: 1 ball in each of the three colours
Sizes: Gloves 7 inches all round above thumb; Beret to fit average adult.

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Colour block set of beret, and mittens, and no doubt you could easily make up a matching scarf if you so desired.

Lace and Cable Cardigan

Pattern ID: Bestway 3492
Wool brand: Wendy DK Nylonised, Littlewood's Keynote, Torpedo "Bradgate", Emu Scotch, Templeton's "Ayr"
Yarn quantity: 17 1oz balls
Sizes: to fit 36 - 38 inch chest [1 size]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: The first and essential thing to note is that this pattern is in a very poor condition. However it's a pretty design and I will include a clean digital copy along with the original. The cardigan is knitted in one section up to the armholes and then split so that the back and fronts can be knitted separately; sleeves knitted separately as usual.

Lady's V-neck in boucle chunky

Pattern ID: Patons 3108
Wool brand: Fiesta Chunky, Beehive DK Superwash DK
Yarn quantity: 4-5 (50g balls) chunky plus 2 balls in DK for the welts
Sizes: 32-42 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 7½mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 12sts x 19 rows chunky

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain V-neck knitted in a chunky bouclé yarn with double knitting used for the welts, cuffs, and neck border.

Embroidered cable panelled sweater

Pattern ID: Patons 3608
Wool brand: Pure Wool Superwash DK
Yarn quantity: 9-14 (50g balls) main plus 1-2 contrast
Sizes: 30-40 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3¾mm, and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 28 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Patterned sweater with deep welt at the waist. Diamond and twisted cables are divided by plain panels, with a swiss-darned pattern embroidered afterwards.

Boxy rib jacket

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5886
Wool brand: Monte Cristo, Sunrise, Bermuda, Champagne
Yarn quantity: 18-21 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes with 4 inches of ease]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Stylish, long, boxy, double breasted, ribbed jacket, with a deep V neckline. The recommended yarns are all double knits, and some are slub but the version shown is (wisely in my opinion) knitted in a smooth yarn.

Summer cotton slub T-top IX

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5896
Wool brand: Sunrise, Monte Cristo, Bermuda, Champagne
Yarn quantity: 10-12 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-42 inch chest [5 sizes with 4 inches of ease]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain, loosely fitting, drop-shoulder cotton T-shirt top.

Summer lace panel cardigan II

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5897
Wool brand: Sunrise, Monte Cristo, Bermuda, Champagne
Yarn quantity: 12-13 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes with 4-5 inches of ease]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweet loosely fitted cardigan, pretty in mauve slub cotton yarn.

Perfectly plain family sweaters XV

Pattern ID: Robin 1090
Wool brand: Rhythm, Golden Link Chunky
Yarn quantity: 7-14 (2oz balls)
Sizes: 26-42 inch chest [9 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 18 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A "family collection" of plain chunky sweaters with separate instructions for children, women, and men (3 sizes in each).

Perfectly plain classic V-necks IX

Pattern ID: Robin 1252
Wool brand: Serenade Lightweight Treble Knitting
Yarn quantity: 8-12 (2oz balls)
Sizes: 32 - 42 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 4½mm and 6mm
Tension (10x10cm): 17sts x 22 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic plain V-neck in a range of sizes for men or women with an interesting cable along the line of the raglan sleeve (so maybe not so perfectly plain).
The term "treble knitting" in this era usually refers to a yarn which was one size larger than double knitting - so more like Aran or worsted - however the tension and needles required for this yarn imply that it is a chunky equivalent.
The pattern has holes punched at the side for use in a loose-leaf binder, otherwise it is in moderately good condition.

Perfectly plain family sweaters XIV

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

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

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

Cable and rib mohair sweater II

Pattern ID: Patons 3675
Wool brand: Fashion Mohair
Yarn quantity: 9-12 (50g balls) in main shade plus 2 balls contrast
Sizes: to fit 30 - 40 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 4½mm, and 5½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 20 rows in st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Patterned mohair sweater modelled by 1980s East Enders star Gillian Taylforth.

Cabled mohair sweater

Pattern ID: Patons 3681
Wool brand: Fashion Mohair
Yarn quantity: 9-11 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 32 - 42 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 4½mm, and 5½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 20 rows in st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic mohair sweater modelled by 1980s East Enders star Sandy Ratcliff.

Textured summer twin-set

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5802
Wool brand: Monte Cristo, Sunrise, Bermuda, Champagne
Yarn quantity: Cardigan: 10-14; Slipover: 7-9 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 30-40 inch chest [6 sizes]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sophisticated matching cardigan and sleeveless top with high neck and collar.

Summery hearts button-back cardigan

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5837
Wool brand: Champagne, Monte Cristo, Sunrise, Bermuda
Yarn quantity: 11-13 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes with 4-5 inches of ease]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 29 rows in st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweet little three-quarter sleeve cardigan, pretty in pink slub cotton yarn. 1940s influenced square shoulders, with a design of hearts, and buttoned at the back.

Summery leaf and zig-zag sweater

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5807
Wool brand: Monte Cristo, Sunrise, Bermuda, Champagne
Yarn quantity: 12-16 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-44 inch chest [6 sizes - loose fit]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Fairly thick for a summery sweater designed to be knitted in a cotton mix yarn. Typical wide neck and loose fit of a 1980s design; back and front knitted alike, with a pleasing zig-zag eyelet pattern in a bright colour.

Cap-sleeve summer tops III

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6539
Wool brand: Galaxia 5, Lyscordet, Lysbet
Yarn quantity: 8-11 (25g balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: 3 or 4 ply equivalent
Hook and Needle size: 3mm, and 3¾mm needles, or 3mm and 3½mm hook
Tension (10x10cm): Over pattern - knitted: 28sts x 32 rows; crochet: 24sts x 12 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Summer cotton tops - one is knitted (shown in pink) and the other crocheted (shown in white). The pattern has a vertical fold.

Bolero, top, and elegant stole for Spring

Pattern ID: Lavenda 531
Wool brand: Lavenda Double Crepe
Yarn quantity: Jumper: 5oz; Stole: 4oz; Bolero 5oz.
Sizes: Jumper to fit 34 - 36 inch chest; Bolero 33-37 [each 1 size]; stole is 12x55 inches including the 6 inch fringes

Wool weight: Stated double knitting but tension and needles seem to imply a very loose knit
Needle size: 6½mm, and 7mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 22 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Engaging fifties set for Spring. This is an old pattern printed on thick paper but with some visible ageing to the paper plus a strong vertical crease.

Eyelet pattern sweater VI

Pattern ID: Hayfield 2154
Wool brand: Pretty Whites Lustre, Top Nop, Grampian, Beaulon, Brushed
Yarn quantity: 3-4 main shade + 2-3 each of 4 contrasts (50g balls)
Sizes: 30-40 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 20sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pretty, loose-fitting eyelet patterned sweater for women's. Designed to be knitted in 5 summery pastel contrast colours, (but would be equally nice plain).

Perfectly plain dolman sweater

Pattern ID: Hayfield 2223
Wool brand: Top Nop, Grampian, Beaulon, Brushed
Yarn quantity: 4-6 main shade + 2or3 +3or4 each of two contrasts (50g balls)
Sizes: 26-36 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x36 rows over garter stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Women's plain DK sweater in garter stitch knitted in 2 pieces with dolman sleeve. From teen size to medium adult.

Chunky chenille crochet sweater

Pattern ID: Hayfield 1390
Wool brand: Chenille No 1 and Brig
Yarn quantity: 10-12 chunky chenille and 2-3 balls of smooth Aran for welts (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [2 sizes]

Wool weight: Chenille and Aran
Hook size: 4mm, and 4½mm
Tension (10cm): 12 trebles using chenille.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A chenille V-neck sweater worked in crochet using a chunky equivalent yarn, with an Aran weight used for the welts.

Chunky knit bouclet jacket

Pattern ID: Pingouin 464
Wool brand: Pingouin or Penguin brand William (main), and Chasseur (edging).
Yarn quantity: 7-9 (50g balls) in main shade and 5oz of edging (yes they have mixed metric and imperial...)

Sizes: 32-38 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5½mm and 5mm
Tension (10x10cm): 14sts x 22 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain knit cardigan in a fancy yarn with wide collar. The pattern has a horizontal crease and some markings from a previous user.

Perfectly plain His and Her cardigans II

Pattern ID: Sirdar 2341
Wool brand: Gold Seal, Medallion, Double Crepe, Super Nylon
Yarn quantity: 16 - 24 (1oz balls?)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 44 inch chest [6 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Perfectly plain raglan shawl-collar jackets for him or her with optional pockets. The pattern is well-aged, has creasing on photo (not shown), and a heavy vertical crease plus row-counting marks from previous user, none of which affects the instructions.

Plain sweater with narrow edge-stripe

Pattern ID: Emu 4775
Wool brand: Mix-N-Match 4ply
Yarn quantity: 15-19 (25g balls) main shade plus 1 ball contrast
Sizes: 36-44 inch chest [5 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Man or woman's plain sweater with narrow stripe at welts. The pattern is in good condition.

Crew-necks in fisherman's rib - plus hat

Pattern ID: Emu 4669
Wool brand: Scotch Superwash, Easy Care Double Crepe, Easy Care Tweed, Harlequin, Pandora
Yarn quantity: 26-42 (25g balls)
plus 3 balls for the hat

Sizes: 34-44 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm, and 3¼mm (3¾mm and 3mm for hat)
Tension (10cm): 22sts over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Man or woman's ribbed sweater with pom-pom hat. The fisherman's rib stitch is the adaptation where every alternate row is knitted plain - sometimes called "mock" fisherman's rib. It has the advantage that it's less work to knit, and it works up a little less bulky which compensates for the use of thicker yarn.
The pattern has yellowed with age, has a strong vertical crease and row counting marks from a previous user; however the instructions remain fully in tact.

Cable and bobble sweater with scarf

Pattern ID: Wendy 3833
Wool brand: Miami or Capri
Yarn quantity: 16-18 (50g balls).
Sizes: to fit 28 - 40 inch chest

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 31rows
[30sts x 32rows over pattern]

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Chunky style in lighter weight double knitting bobble and rope cable sweater. There is a scarf pattern included (10¼ by 60 inches excluding tassels) which you can only just see illustrated in the photo.

Lace panel sweater with V-neck

Pattern ID: Hermit 400
Wool brand: Hermit DK
Yarn quantity: 8-10 x 50g balls.
Sizes: to fit 32 - 40 inch chest

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pretty V-necked sweater patterned in panels of lace and fine cables.

Sweater and waistcoat written for machine knitting

Pattern ID: Argyll 168
Wool brand: Ferntex, Sportsday, Supa-Warm, Ferndale, 4ply
Yarn quantity: This is written for 340g cones of yarn so states you need 1 cone for each colour.
Sizes: to fit 32 - 40 inch chest (5 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: would be 3¼mm and 2¾mm for hand knitting - for machines "tension dial approximately 8"
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 37-38 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: This is a set designed to be knitted on machines, but could fairly easily be used for hand knitting if you have an idea of the machine knitting vocabulary (for example "push xxx needles" means "cast on xxx stitches"). It is a 4 ply yarn so not impossibly fine for hand knitting.

1940s Nostalgia IV: Cable sleeve cardigan

Pattern ID: Sirdar 5977
Wool brand: Country Style, Wash'n'Wear Crepe, Sugar'n'Spice, Color Mate, Superwash
Yarn quantity: 6-11 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-40 inch chest [5 sizes]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain cardigan with cabled sleeves. The 1980s saw what I believe to be the first manifestation of an interest in retro styles; this was styles of the 1940s - with narrow skirts and square shoulders (somewhat ahead of the huge padded shoulders that became the 1980s trademark). This pattern is one of Sirdar's "Nostalgia" series.
The pattern is in new condition.

1940s Nostalgia III: fair-isle patterned yoke

Pattern ID: Sirdar 5976
Wool brand: Country Style, Wash'n'Wear Crepe, Sugar'n'Spice, Color Mate, Superwash
Yarn quantity: 5-9 (50g balls) plus smaller amounts in each of 5 contrasts
Sizes: 32-40 inch chest [5 sizes]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Short sleeved ribbed sweater with an embroidered plain yoke section. The 1980s saw what I believe to be the first manifestation of an interest in retro styles; this was styles of the 1940s* - with narrow skirts and square shoulders (somewhat ahead of the huge padded shoulders that became the 1980s trademark). This pattern is one of Sirdar's "Nostalgia" series.
The pattern is in new condition.

Note that this particular style with small panels of fair-isle were popular in the forties because you could easily cheer up a sweater in utility colours with small amounts of more colourful wool. This could be either reclaimed wool - or "mending cards" of yarn which were not rationed at all - commercial yarn companies responded by producing "mending cards" in all kinds of wild colours which fitted perfectly with the multicoloured designs. The original forties sweaters would have been in 3 or 4 ply fingering yarns rather than double knitting.

1940s Nostalgia II: embroidered yoke

Pattern ID: Sirdar 5975
Wool brand: Country Style, Wash'n'Wear Crepe, Sugar'n'Spice, Color Mate, Superwash
Yarn quantity: 4-8 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-40 inch chest [5 sizes]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Short sleeved ribbed sweater with an embroidered plain yoke section. The 1980s saw what I believe to be the first manifestation of an interest in retro styles; this was styles of the 1940s - with narrow skirts and square shoulders (somewhat ahead of the huge padded shoulders that became the 1980s trademark). This pattern is one of Sirdar's "Nostalgia" series.
The pattern is in new condition.

1940s Nostalgia I: eyelet lace yoke

Pattern ID: Sirdar 5974
Wool brand: Majestic, Country Style, Wash'n'Wear Crepe, Sugar'n'Spice, Color Mate, Superwash
Yarn quantity: 4-8 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Mostly plain sweater with an eyelet patterned yoke; the yoke is knitted in the round on 4 needles. The 1980s saw what I believe to be the first manifestation of an interest in retro styles; this was styles of the 1940s - with narrow skirts and square shoulders (somewhat ahead of the huge padded shoulders that became the 1980s trademark). This pattern is one of Sirdar's "Nostalgia" series.
The pattern is in new condition.

Eyelet pattern sweater V (frills optional)

Pattern ID: Argyll 378
Wool brand: Ferndale, Ambridge 4ply
Yarn quantity: 9-13 (40g or 50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 32 - 40 inch chest (5 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweater with a vertical "bouquet" eyelet pattern panels. The lace is sewn on afterwards; it was a popular trend in the early 1980s to embellish knitwear with lace, or ribbons threaded through eyelet holes. The pattern calls for about 8 metres of lace if you want to do this.

Coolly elegant V-neck

Pattern ID: PB 9137
Wool brand: Beehive, Nylox, Purple Heather 4ply
Yarn quantity: 12-14 (1oz balls) in main with 1-2 oz of contrast
Sizes: 34-38 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 2mm, 2¼mm, 3mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 38 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: V-neck raglan sweater with a touch of contrast at cuffs and neck, and with a restrained pattern at the welt.

Classic Twosome

Pattern ID: Patons 9331
Wool brand: Beehive, Nylox, Purple Heather, Brilliante
Yarn quantity: Jumper: 7-11 (1oz balls); Cardigan: 10-14 oz
Sizes: to fit 32 - 42 inch chest [6 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic plain twinset: cardigan and short sleeved jumper..

Long coat in crochet

Pattern ID: Patons 9580
Wool brand: Totem Double Crepe, Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 46-52 (1oz balls) in main shade, plus 2-3 oz contrast
Sizes: to fit 36-40 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Hook size: 4½mm
Tension (5x5 inches): 20sts x 20 rows over pattern on 4½mm hook over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Long single-breasted coat with contrast collar and mock pocket tops. The pattern is in very good condition but has 2 holes punched in the margin for storing in a loose leaf binder.
"Long Coat for Long Winters!".

His and Hers Fair Isle Sweaters IV

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4960
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: 6-10 (50g balls) in main colour and 1-3 in each of 4 contrasts.
Sizes: to fit 32-44 inch chest (7 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Striking fair-isle sweaters illustrated in appealing soft colour ways.

Pretty twinset with lattice detail

Pattern ID: Emu 2525
Wool brand: Scotch, Super Crepe, Bri-Nylon, Acrylan
Yarn quantity: Jumper: 7-12 (1oz balls); cardigan: 12-16 balls
Sizes: 30-40 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3mm, and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 38rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Charming twinset with lattice patterned sleeveless jumper under a matching plain cardigan with lattice detail, and garter stitch borders.

Chunky Jacket, and matching hat and scarf

Pattern ID: Argyll 102
Wool brand: Ferndale Chunky
Yarn quantity: Jacket 20 - 24 (40g balls); hat: 2 balls; scarf: 4 balls
Sizes: to fit 32- 40 inch chest (5 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5½mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 22 rows over trinity stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Chunky jacket worked in trinity aka blackberry stitch plus hat and scarf. Has he classic detail at the sleeve head to give the effect of faux layering.

Sweater, Jacket and matching hat

Pattern ID: Argyll 120
Wool brand: Jacket and hat in Ferndale Fashion chunky; sweater in Ferndale DK
Yarn quantity: Jacket 13 (40g balls chunky); hat 2 balls chunky; sweater: 7 (40g balls DK) plus 2 balls in contrast
Sizes: to fit 32- 38 inch chest (2 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky and Double Knitting
Needle size: 5mm for chunky;
3¾mm and 3mm for DK

Tension (10x10cm): 23sts x 32 rows for DK; 15sts x 22 rows for chunky

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: "Fashion" chunky yarn for a plain stitch jacket and hat; double knitting for a sweater in a textured slip-stitch worked in 2 colours.

(Mostly) plain V-neck cardigan II

Pattern ID: Argyll 122
Wool brand: Starlite
Yarn quantity: 7- 8 (40g balls) in main colour plus 1-2 balls contrast
Sizes: to fit 32- 38 inch chest (4 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: Very simple long V-neck cardigan with optional band of colour in double knitting. An "easy knit" I would say.

Sixties jacket and skirt costume IV

Pattern ID: Patons 9050
Wool brand: Ariel Triple Knitting
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 9-11 (2oz balls); skirt: 7-9
Sizes: to fit 34 - 44 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Triple Knitting/Aran/Worsted
Needle size: 5mm, 5½mm, and 6mm
Tension (10x10cm): 17sts x 22 rows over stocking stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Another elegant jacket and skirt suit in an interesting four-row textured pattern stitch. Jacket (or "coat" as they describe it) with pockets, and straight skirt.
"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.

Lace panel sweater and skirt

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4954
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: Sweater: 8 - 10 50g balls; Skirt: 10 - 11
Sizes: to fit 32 - 38 inch chest,
34 - 40 inch hips [4 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: V-neck sweater with chevron eyelet pattern panels and matching gored skirt in double knitting weight yarn.
The pattern is in generally good condition with the usual vertical crease and a few working notes - including a note on the back in pencil referencing works by Beethoven - but there is also a rather charming note: A very smart alpaca suit - I feel very proud of myself!

Eyelet pattern Sweater IV

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4966
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: 8-10 50g balls
Sizes: to fit 32 - 40 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 21sts x 30 rows over stocking stitch on 4½mm needles

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweater with an eyelet pattern stitch separated by columns of purl stitches; the pattern is worked over 4 rows. This pattern leaflet is in overall fair condition with a few markings and a small tear but these do not affect the instructions.

Eyelet pattern V-neck cardigan

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4967
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: 10-12 50g balls
Sizes: to fit 32 - 40 inch chest [5 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Cardigan in an all-over diamond eyelet pattern, with front pockets.

Aztec patterned coat plus plain hat

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4958
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: Coat:13 - 15 (50g balls) in main + 6-7 1st contrast + 2 in each of 3 further contrasts; Hat: 2 balls
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest [2 sizes] - garment measures 42½ - 49 inches

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: Colour patterned coat shawl collar, buttons, and drop-shoulder balloon sleeves. Matching plain hat.

Fair-isle sweater with matching hat

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4962
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: Sweater: 5-8 (50g balls) in main + 2-3 each of three contrasts; Hat: 1 ball main plus oddments of 3 contrasts
Sizes: to fit 32-40 inch chest [5 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: Colour patterned sweater with collar and matching hat.

Simple plain light weight sweater

Pattern ID: Argyll 156
Wool brand: Ferndale
Yarn quantity: 8-10 (40g balls)
Sizes: to fit 34- 42 inch chest (5 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain knit sweater with an eyelet pattern picked out as a diamond - a giant single Argyll pattern. Obviously, this could be easily omitted to give a perfectly plain sweater.

Chunky mohair sweater with mitts and hat

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4915
Wool brand: Gabrielle
Yarn quantity: 11-12 (50g balls);
mittens 2 balls; hat 1 ball

Sizes: 32-40 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky wool with mohair
Needle size: 4½mm, 5mm, and 6mm
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 19 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Chunky staggered cable sweater with matching hat and mittens.

Luxury angora sweater III

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4871
Wool brand: Langora
Yarn quantity: 12-15 20g balls
Sizes: to fit 32 - 40 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: 5 ply or quick-knit
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 36 rows over stocking stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: V-neck sweater with leafy eyelet panel to the front and down the sleeves. "Softly distinctive".

Luxury angora cardigan II

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4851
Wool brand: Langora
Yarn quantity: 14-17 20g balls
Sizes: to fit 34 - 40 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: 5 ply or quick-knit
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 36 rows over stocking stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Cardigan with eyelet pattern and pockets. "Softly enchanting".

Luxury angora cardigan

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5062
Wool brand: Angora Spun - knits as 4 ply
Yarn quantity: 14-16 20g balls
Sizes: to fit 32 - 40 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 27sts x 48 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Cardigan with pleasing textured pattern created by slipping stitches.

His and Her waiscoat plus Her jacket and hat

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4955
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: Waistcoats: 6-9 50g balls in main shade plus 2-3 contrast;
Jacket: 13-19 50g balls; Hat: 2 balls

Sizes: Waiscoat or Jacket to fit 32 - 44 inch chest [7 sizes]; Hat to fit "average woman's hat size"

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two completely separate patterns: one for sleeveless cardigans sized for men or women in an Argyll pattern; the other for a woman's textured cardigan/jacket with collar and raglan sleeve, plus matching hat.

Sixties "Chanel" style costume

Pattern ID: Sirdar 2196
Wool brand: Candytwist, with Double Crepe
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 7-8 (2oz balls) plus 4 oz Double Knitting for contrast borders; Skirt: 6-7 (2oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-40 inch chest; 24-30 inch waist (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 jacket with edge-to-edge closure, and contrast border, plus a matching skirt. Candytwist was a "triple knit" yarn - thicker than double knitting similar to the American "worsted" weight.

Simple plain tunic sweater in chenille

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5080
Wool brand: Super Chenille
Yarn quantity: 11-16 50g balls with sleeves; 9-11 for sleeveless version
Sizes: to fit 30 - 38inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting/Aran
Needle size: 4mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 28 rows over garter stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Simply constructed garter stitch tunic worked in chenille, either with or without sleeves.

Luxury chenille waistcoat or slipover

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5079
Wool brand: Super Chenille with Luxury Spun for welts
Yarn quantity: 5-7 50g balls chenille plus 2 50g balls luxury spun for the welts.
Sizes: to fit 30 - 38inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting/Aran
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 17sts x 25 rows over pattern stitch using chenille

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: V-neck waistcoat or high necked slipover knitted in an lacy eyelet pattern using cheille yarn.

Lace and Cable Sweater

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5074
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: 10- 14 50g balls
Sizes: to fit 32 - 40 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 27sts x 32 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pleasing textured sweater with chevron eyelet pattern panels separated by cables, in double knitting weight yarn.

Textured Cable Sweater

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5075
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: 12- 14 50g balls
Sizes: to fit 32 - 40 inch chest [5 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Very pleasing cable pattern sweaters in double knitting weight yarn. The pattern has a really slight horizontal crease which is just visible on the front photo.

Cabled Jacket

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5076
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: 15- 18 50g balls
Sizes: to fit 32 - 40 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 36 rows over moss stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Substantial knitted cardigan in double knitting yarn with a high neck and sleeve detail giving the effect of a faux gilet.

His and Hers Fair Isle Sweaters III

Pattern ID: Patons 9453
Wool brand: Brilliante
Yarn quantity: 14-17 (1oz balls) in light colour and 10-13 in dark.
Sizes: to fit 34-42 inch chest (2 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 2¾mm 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: These sports sweaters for her and him make the most of sparkling colours.".
Colourful roll-neck sweaters for winter sports - or maybe fruit picking (?) from the look of the ladder...

Sixties "shirt style" sweater classic

Pattern ID: Patons 9425
Wool brand: Brilliante, Double Knitting, Moorland
Yarn quantity: 14-22 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 32-42 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3¾mm, 4mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 21sts x 28rows over st st on 4½mm needles

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: "The shirt-style sweater is In".
Perfectly plain classic raglan sweaters in polo-shirt style with collar and long sleeves. The sweaters are knitted in stocking stitch but they refer to it as "continental stocking stitch", by which they mean knitting into the back of the stitch on the knit rows, purl rows as normal.
The pattern has 2 holes punched in the side for keeping in a loose-leaf binder.

Sweater and overtop

Pattern ID: Hayfield 1262
Wool brand: Superblend, Beaulon, Gaylon
Yarn quantity: Sweater: 13 - 20 (25g balls); Overtop: 7-13 in main shade plus 2 in contrast 1, and 3 in contrast 2.
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 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 plain roll-neck sweater with co-ordinating fair isle sleeveless overtop.

Family cabled sweaters II

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

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

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

Summer cotton slub crop-top VIII

Pattern ID: Argyll 422
Wool brand: Cotton On
Yarn quantity: 3-4 (50g balls) in each of 2 colours
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

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: Summer two-tone thonged crop top. Each colour block is worked separately in reverse stocking stitch, then sewn together, and thonged with ribbon.

Landscape picture sweater

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4968
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: 7-9 (50g balls) plus 1 ball in each of 6 contrasts.
Sizes: to fit 32-38 inch chest [4 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: Intarsia picture sweater - very much the "thing" in its day. Includes chart for landscape pattern.

Family Chunky Textured Sweaters II

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

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

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

Perfectly plain fifties classic cardigan XI

Pattern ID: Lister Mercury 374
Wool brand: Mercury Double Knitting
Yarn quantity: 13-15 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 35-39 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: Classic plain cardigan.

His and Hers Chunky Fair-Isle

Pattern ID: Argyll 373
Wool brand: Ambridge or Ferndale Chunky
Yarn quantity: 6-12 (50g balls) main shade plus 4-8 balls in each of two contrasts.
Sizes: 34-44 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5½mm, and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 19sts x 25 rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pleasing patterned chunky sweater or cardigan for him or her.

Winter sports sweater, hat, mittens

Pattern ID: Argyll 377
Wool brand: Ambridge or Ferndale Chunky
Yarn quantity: 10-18 (50g balls) main shade plus 2 balls each of two contrasts.
Hat:2-3 main +1+1. Mittens: 2 main +1+1

Sizes: 32-40 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 6mm, 5½mm, and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 15sts x 22 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Striking eighties patterned ski sweater with matching hat and mittens.

Summer cotton slub jacket VII

Pattern ID: Argyll 424
Wool brand: Cotton On
Yarn quantity: 6-7 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 36 rows over garter stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Summer jacket worked in garter stitch with Ribbon stitched edging.

Summer cotton slub crop-top VI

Pattern ID: Argyll 480
Wool brand: Cotton On
Yarn quantity: 3-4 (50g balls) in each of 2 colours
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

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: Summer block-colour crop top. Each colour block is worked separately in reverse stocking stitch, then sewn together.

Summer cotton slub tops V

Pattern ID: Argyll 427
Wool brand: Cotton On
Yarn quantity: 3-5 main plus 1 contrast (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

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: Summer tops: camisole, or loose sleeveless sweater with contrast detail. Both are made to look as if they are front fastening by the addition of decorative buttons down the front - but they are sewn shut.

Summer cotton slub sweater IV

Pattern ID: Argyll 420
Wool brand: Cotton On
Yarn quantity: 7-9 main plus 1 contrast (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [4 sizes]

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 sweater with contrast cable inserts - soft cotton-type slub yarn. The pattern has a horizontal crease from having been folded in use.

(Mostly) plain V-neck cardigan

Pattern ID: Argyll 376
Wool brand: Ambridge, Nice 'n' Easy, Ferndale, Top 20, Crystal, Starlight
Yarn quantity: 9-11 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 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: Plain V-neck cardigan with interesting ribbed edging detail at the armhole, giving the illusion of a waistcoat worn over a sweater.

Drop-stitch chunky mohair sweater

Pattern ID: Argyll 471
Wool brand: Finesse
Yarn quantity: 5-7 (25g balls) main shade plus 5-7 contrast
Sizes: 30-38 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 7mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 22rows over stocking stitch on 5½mm needles; 10sts x 16rows over pattern on 7mm needles

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Striped mohair sweater knitted in loose tension openwork stitch using a drop-stitch technique. The pattern is in very good condition.

Batwing sideways sweater

Pattern ID: Argyll 392
Wool brand: Finesse
Yarn quantity: 9-11 (25g balls) main shade plus 1-2 of first contrast and 1 each of 3 further contrasts
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest [3 sizes]

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Loose-fit batwing mohair sweater knitted sideways in one piece, starting at the left sleeve cuff. The pattern is in generally good condition but has many pencil markings from the previous owner.

Snug inside (whatever the weather!)

Pattern ID: Patons 9452
Wool brand: Totem, Moorland, Brilliante
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 17-20 balls main plus 5-7 contrast 1 and 2-4 contrast 2 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: 34-38 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 23sts x 24rows over colour pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Zip-up lady's anorak or hooded jacket, with all-over patterning in 3 colours.

Totally Fab Trouser Suit

Pattern ID: Patons 9441
Wool brand: Totem, Moorland,
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 17 balls main plus 10 contrast; trousers: 20 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: 34-36 inch chest (1 size only);
38 inch hip

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4½mm, 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30rows on 4mm needles

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: This is a really wonderful pattern of its time, featuring not only a mod jacket - collarless and double breasted - but also wonderful "ski-pants" with "permanent seams" and the delightful detail of a small slit at the ankle. Sadly only in one size....
The pattern is in very good condition but has had holes punched at the side for storing in a binder.

Perfectly plain sixties classic cardigan XVII

Pattern ID: Patons 9442
Wool brand: Beehive, Nylox, Purple Heather, Brilliante - all 3ply versions Twist
Yarn quantity: 11-15 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-44 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 2mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 40 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Perfectly plain very fine knit cardigans with round neck and optional pockets.
The pattern has a single horizontal crease which affects the cover photo but not the instructions.

Home comforts

Pattern ID: Sirdar 2213
Wool brand: Double Crepe, Tricel Nylon Double Crepe
Yarn quantity: 2 (50g balls) per item
Sizes: single size given for each

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4½mm
Tension (10cm): 20-22sts depending on stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A set for staying in: tea-cosy, hot water bottle cover, tea-pot nest, and bedsocks.

Plain sweater with fair-isle yoke band

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4965
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: 7-10 (50g balls) + 1 each of two contrasts
Sizes: to fit 32-40 inch chest [5 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, 3¼mm, and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain sweater with decorative coloured band across the chest.

Choice of jackets for the family

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

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

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

New Talent for Cabling

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4497
Wool brand: Matchmaker DK
Yarn quantity: Sweater: 10-15 (50g balls); Skirt: 7-9 balls
Sizes: to fit 34-44 inch chest [6 sizes];
36-40 inch hip [3 sizes].

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic roll-neck sweater with all over cable pattern for men or women. Includes a plain skirt pattern in women's sizes with elasticated waistband.

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.

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").

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.

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 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 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.

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, Wash'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.

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.

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!.

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.

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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