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NEXT DATE for POSTING new orders is September 1st.

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Perfectly plain classic (pre) school pullovers VI

Pattern ID: Sirdar 86
Wool brand: Supurl, Majestic, Talisman
Yarn quantity: 4-7 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 22-26 inch chest (3 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Lighter weight raglan school sweater with V or crew neck in 4 ply. Stated as: "ages 2, 4, and 6" .

Perfectly plain man's slipover II

Pattern ID: Emu 4065
Wool brand: Scotch, Calypso, Zephyr Botany, Gala, Super Crepe, Romany, Emulon, Double Crepe
Yarn quantity: 3 ply: 8-10 (1oz balls);
4 ply: 9-10 oz; DK: 12-14 oz

Sizes: to fit 38-44 inch chest (4 sizes)

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

Tension (10x10cm): 3 ply: 32sts x 44 rows;
4 ply: 28sts x36 rows;
DK: 22sts x 28 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Mens plain pullover in a choice of yarn weights. The pattern has some creasing and a small tear but the instructions are unaffected.

Perfectly plain man's pullover in extra large sizes

Pattern ID: Emu 4136
Wool brand: Scotch, Calypso, Zephyr Botany, Super Crepe, Romany, Double Crepe, Bri-Nylon
Yarn quantity: 3 ply: 13-16 (1oz balls);
4 ply: 15-18 oz; DK: 21-24 oz

Sizes: to fit 44-50 inch chest (6 sizes) - actual measurement 46-52 inches

Wool weight: 3 ply, 4 ply, or Double knitting
Needle size: 3mm, 2¼mm and 2mm; or
3¼mm, 2¾mm, and 2¼mm; or
4mm, 3¼mm, and 3mm.

Tension (10x10cm): 3 ply: 34sts x 44 rows;
4 ply: 30sts x38 rows;
DK: 22sts x 32 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Mens plain pullover in extra large sizes and a choice of yarn weights.

Perfectly Plain Man's Slipover

Pattern ID: Lister 1285
Wool brand: Lavenda, Crisp Crepe, Golden Fleece
Yarn quantity: 7-12 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: 34 - 44 inch chest [6 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: Man's light weight plain V-neck slipover.

Perfectly plain sweater and slipover options - take 4

Pattern ID: PB C-1179
Wool brand: Purple Heather, Nylox, Beehive.
Yarn quantity: 13-16 (1oz balls); [8-11 oz for sleeveless]
Sizes: to fit 36-46 inch chest (6 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Men's plain pullover or slipover with round neck. Pattern is sized down to 36 inch chest designed for younger men but presumably also ok for women.

Perfectly plain mens raglan pullovers

Pattern ID: Emu 4029
Wool brand: Scotch, Calypso, Zephyr, Botany, Gala, Super Crepe, Romany, Emulon
Yarn quantity: 3 ply: 12-15 (1oz balls);
4 ply: 14-19 oz; DK: 19-25 oz

Sizes: to fit 34-44 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: 3 ply, 4 ply, or Double knitting
Needle size: 3mm and 2¾mm; or
3¼mm; and 3mm; or 3¾mm; and 3¼mm.

Tension (10x10cm): 3 ply: 32sts x 44 rows;
4 ply: 28sts x 40 rows;
DK: 24sts x 34 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Men's plain pullovers in a choice of yarn weights.

Perfectly plain classic school pullovers V

Pattern ID: PB C-275
Wool brand: Beehive, Nylox, Purple Heather
Yarn quantity: 4-8 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 22-32 inch chest (6 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Fine-knit lighter weight raglan school sweater with V neck in 3 ply. .

Perfectly plain classic school pullovers IV

Pattern ID: PB C-550
Wool brand: Beehive, Nylox, Purple Heather
Yarn quantity: 5-11 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 24-34 inch chest (6 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: Lighter weight raglan school sweater with V or crew neck in 4 ply. There is a "partner" V-neck pattern PB C552 with set-in sleeves and sleeveless option. There are separate sets of instructions for the 3 smaller and 3 larger sizes.

Perfectly plain classic school pullovers III

Pattern ID: PB C-552
Wool brand: Beehive, Nylox, Purple Heather
Yarn quantity: 5-11 (1oz balls); [3-8 for sleeveless version]
Sizes: 24-34 inch chest (6 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: Lighter weight school sweater or slipover in 4 ply. These are V neck sweaters with set in sleeves; there is a "partner" pattern PB C550 with raglan sleeves and crew neck option. There are separate sets of instructions for the 3 smaller and 3 larger sizes.

Man's Windjacket IV

Pattern ID: Robin 478
Wool brand: Tobie, or Ny-lona Sportswear or Sportsfleck
Yarn quantity: 17-19 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 38 - 42 inch chest [2 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 2¼mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 30 rows over stocking stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Man's rib/cable pattern jacket with zip front and collar.

Long waistcoat and skirt suit in crochet

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

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

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

Balaclavas and "Fishing Hats" for the family

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

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

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

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

His and Hers textured cardigans

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

Sizes: 32-42 inch chest (6 sizes)

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

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

Pullover and dungarees

Pattern ID: Phildar 8707
Wool brand: Menottes, Option 4ply, Anouchka Soft
Yarn quantity: Pullover: 1 ball (40-50g) in each of 4 colours; Dungarees: 2-3 (50g balls)
Sizes: To fit 18 - 20 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 2mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 38 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Colourful outfit for a baby - dungarees and simple striped top with adorable bootees to match. The pattern is in very good condition.

His and Hers Cabled Waiscoats

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

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

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

Sporty sweaters in choice of yarn weight

Pattern ID: Emu 4451
Wool brand: Scotch, Super Crepe, or BriNylon 4 ply or double knitting.
Yarn quantity: 10-20 (25g? balls) 4 ply; 12-29 (25g? balls) double knitting
Sizes: to fit 24 - 44 inch chest (11 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply or Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm for 4 ply;
4mm and 3¼mm for DK

Tension (10x10cm): 4 ply: 36sts x 38 rows;
DK: 30sts x 32 rows. Both measured over pattern stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sporty Father and Son sweaters for the great outdoors. Features side cables, slipped stitch ribbing, and shoulder tabs.
Separate instructions are given for 4ply and double knitting.

Four Designs for Men

Pattern ID: PB 698
Wool brand: Patons Beehive Fingering 3 ply, Purple Heather 4 ply, Moorland DK
Yarn quantity: Pullover: 11 oz 3 ply (7 oz for sleeveless option); Waistcoat: 9 ozs 4 ply; Sweaters: 16-19 ozs DK (10 oz for sleeveless option).
Sizes: to fit 38-42 inch chest

Wool weight: 3 ply, 4 ply, Double Knitting/Worsted
Needle size: 2¾mm and 3¼mm (3 ply or 4 ply), 3¾mm and 4½mm (DK)
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 38 rows (3 ply); 28sts x 36 rows (4 ply); 18sts x 26 rows (DK/Worsted)

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet of designs as pictured. This is a lovely set - and not only for the classic designs. It features wonderful early photos of Roger Moore; for all the ribbing (no pun intended) he had to put up with in the 60s and 70s he is clearly the look to which to aspire (although here he is having to adopt the cloak of a solid "dependable" - and older - man).
Features: "Cable pattern from Normandy" (DK); "Waistcoat for a live wire" (4 ply);"Executive Type" (3 ply and also with sleeveless option in addition to the long sleeves in the photo); "Classic Pullover" (DK also with a sleeveless version ).
The pattern is in good condition.

Dolls Clothes

Pattern ID: Golly Wools 22
Wool brand: Golly double knitting and Super Baby 3ply
Yarn quantity: Mostly 2oz for each outfit
Sizes: 11-12 inch dolls

Wool weight: Double Knitting and 3 ply
Needle size: 4mm, 5mm, or 2¾mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts in DK; 32sts in 3 ply

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Clothes mostly for a 10-12 inch dolls - dress and stole from 6-16 inch sizes. Includes: pram set, duffle coat, cot bag, carrying cape, dress and stole.
The pattern has some pencil marks on the instructions but otherwise in fair condition for its age.

Cardigan and pleated skirt costume

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

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

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

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

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

Sixties elegance

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

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

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

Glamorous occasion set

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

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

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

Mostly for Men - Socks II

Pattern ID: Wendy 1682
Wool brand: 4 ply Nylonised
Yarn quantity: 5 (25g?) balls per pair
Sizes: length of foot 10½ or 11 inches (2 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 2¼mm, or 2¾mm
Tension (10cm): 34-36 sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Three conservative styles of sock: plain, ribbed, or cabled. Nothing to stop you adapting them for women but the styling, colour choice and sizes imply they were intended for chaps.

Mostly for Men - Socks I

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

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

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

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

Edwardian Style Sweater

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4976
Wool brand: Jaeger Wool and Silk
Yarn quantity: 14-16 (20g balls)
Sizes: to fit: 32-39 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3mm, 3¼mm, 3¾mm, and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 42 rows over pattern

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

Elegant classic dress

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

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

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

Lightweight slipover and cardigan

Pattern ID: Patons 7770
Wool brand: Beehive, Clansman
Yarn quantity: Slipover: 4-6 (50g balls); Cardigan: 5-9
Sizes: 32-40 inch chest (5 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pleasing "modern" twin-set.

Perfectly plain fine-knit twin set

Pattern ID: Emu 152
Wool brand: 3ply Botany Fingering
Yarn quantity: 14 (1oz) balls.
Sizes: 34-36 inch chest (1 size)

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 3mm
Tension (10cm): 30sts on 3¼mm needles

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain twinset with breast pocket on jumper.The pattern may perhaps be fifties but the styling has a forties look to it.
The pattern is printed on thick paper and the instructions are in good order; however the leaflet has come adrift at the spine, there are small tears and surface creasing to the photo.

Man's buttoned waistcoat II

Pattern ID: Lister N1324
Wool brand: Lavenda, Crisp Crepe, Bel Air
Yarn quantity: 10-13 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 38 - 42 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3mm, 2¾mm and 2¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 40 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional man's plain waistcoat with pockets.

Perfectly plain classic V-necks IV

Pattern ID: Lister Lee K1244
Wool brand: Cashmere Blend, Motoravia, Concorde
Yarn quantity: 12-19 (25g balls)
Sizes: to fit 34- 44 inch chest (6 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain V-neck sweater or cardigan for Him and Her in luxury yarn blends.

Perfectly plain family cardigans XI

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

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

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

Description: Light weight family cardigans

Pretty Polly or Plain Jane bedjacket

Pattern ID: Weldons B1510
Wool brand: Bairns-wear Baby wool or Bristol Nylon
Yarn quantity: 6-7 ozs
Sizes: 36 inch chest (1 size)

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 5½mm and 2¾mm,
or 4mm and 2¾mm

Tension (10x10cm): 32 sts x 40 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pretty fine-knit bedjacket in fancy lace or plainer version with subtle garter stitch ridges.

Perfectly plain fine-knit cardigans

Pattern ID: P&B 1180
Wool brand: Nylox, Beehive or Purple Heather 3 ply
Yarn quantity: 11-14 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 34-44 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 2mm 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 plain cardigans with pockets, in a good range of sizes.

Fine-knit fifties cardigan with a twist

Pattern ID: P&B SC8
Wool brand: Beehive or Purple Heather 4 ply
Yarn quantity: 10-12 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 34-44 inch chest [6 sizes]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Charming fifties light-weight cable cardigans "for Everyone". - by which they mean in a wider range of sizes than usual. Cardigans are plain with a deep cabled welt.

Cardigan: Moonstone Magic

Pattern ID: PB C242
Wool brand: Beehive Fingering, Nylox, Purple Heather
Yarn quantity: 11-14 x 1oz balls
Sizes: 34-38 inch chest (3 sizes)

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sixties cardigan with diamond panel detail and high neck (illustrated in colour "moonstone").
Pattern in fairly good condition

Sweet little fine-knit twinset

Pattern ID: Patons C553
Wool brand: Beehive Fingering 3ply
Yarn quantity: Short sleeved jumper: 6 balls; cardigan: 6-7 in white, 2 in contrast; [1oz balls]
Sizes: 33-36 inch chest (2 sizes)

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 2¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 34sts x 42 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sixties twinset: "Fine Stripes and a Round Ribbed Yoke - two high fashion features of this 3-ply twin set".
Pattern in fairly good condition

Perfectly plain classic cardigans VIII

Pattern ID: Patons 9319
Wool brand: Beehive Fingering, Purple Heather 4ply, or Nylox 4 ply.
Yarn quantity: 12-17 x 1oz balls
Sizes: to fit 34 - 44 inch chest (6 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain cardigan in 4 ply yarn.
Light surface creasing on photo otherwise in good condition.

Plain Cardigan with scallop trim

Pattern ID: Patons 9796
Wool brand: 101 Courtelle Crepe, Beehive 4ply, Nylox 4ply, Cameo Crepe
Yarn quantity: 11-14 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 36-41 inch chest (3 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: Sophisticated light-weight cardigan, with delicate edge detail.
The pattern is in good condition.

Sixties rib sweaters and skirt

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4169
Wool brand: Celtic Spun, Shadow Spun
Yarn quantity: Sweater: 9-10 (50g balls); skirt: 6-7 balls
Sizes: to fit 34-38 inch chest, 36-40 inch hip. (2 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply fingering
Needle size: 4mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 30 rows - probably over the pattern - instructions do not say

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Another delightful pattern very much of its time; this roll-neck with short or no sleeves was a typical look.
Generally in good condition - but there is a small tear at the top and a rather larger one at the bottom. The writing is obscured but discernible.
The yarn type is not easy to infer from the pattern itself as the required needles are rather large for a 4ply - but I have some Celtic spun and it is a Shetland 4 ply type in 50g balls; the Shadow spun seems to be similar angora type yarn but from the yarn quantities clearly a different sized ball.

Perfectly plain classic twin-set II

Pattern ID: Emu 2342
Wool brand: Scotch, Super Crepe, Bri-nylon, Acrilan
Yarn quantity: Short sleeved jumper: 8-15 (1oz? balls); cardigan: 12-19 balls.
Sizes: 32-46inch chest (8 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic plain sixties twinset in good condition

Perfectly plain sixties polo-shirt sweaters

Pattern ID: P&B 1257
Wool brand: Purple Heather
Yarn quantity: 9-11 (1oz balls) main shade and 3-4 ozs in each of 2 contrasts
Sizes: to fit 32 - 42 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply fingering
Needle size: 2¼mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 30sts x 38 rows over st st on 3¼mm needles

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: His and hers perfectly plain polo-shirt style with long sleeves. The pattern is in good condition.
[She smokes for added sophistication, but it seems to be he that is smouldering - is it her medallion that interests him so much?]

Sixties elegance - light and lovely

Pattern ID: Robin 1742
Wool brand: Casino Crepe, Colorama, Tricel Nylon Galaxie or Perle
Yarn quantity: 7-10 (1oz? balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest (4 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: Another perfectly styled early sixties pattern - sleeveless with roll neck. The body is plain with eyelet rib used for welt and roll-neck. This style worked well under a jacket (no bulky sleeves) and a pencil skirt, which makes for a period design that is very wearable today. The pattern is in pretty good condition but does have a horizontal crease mark.

Sixties top and skirt costume

Pattern ID: Twilleys 658
Wool brand: Lyscordet fine knitting cotton, Goldfingering
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 13-15 (1 oz balls); Skirt: 12-14
Sizes: 34-40 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: 3/4 ply equivalent cotton
Hook size: 1½mm ([pattern uses the very old UK numbering of 2½ which is not 2½mm)
Tension (10cm): 5 7-treble groups over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Another classic sixties suit with a sleeveless waistcoat and matching skirt. Pattern in generally good condition with light marks on the front photo.

Mother and daughter trouser suit

Pattern ID: Twilleys 5132
Wool brand: Crysette, Stalite
Yarn quantity: 13-32 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 24-28 or 34-38 inch chest
(6 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Hook size: 3½mm, 4mm, 4½mm
Tension: "1 pattern to 1 inch"

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Delightful trouser suit with jacket for Mother and tunic for daughter.

Perfectly plain fine-knit sweater II

Pattern ID: Emu 2134
Wool brand: Zephyr, Super Crepe, Scotch, Gala
Yarn quantity: 10-16 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: 32-40 inch chest (5 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Interesting plain sixties with V-neck, and integrated plaquette and collar in rib. It also has the option of a three-quarter length sleeve, (which I favour). Pattern has some light creasing and wear which does not affect the instructions.

Stoles for those cool summer evenings II

Pattern ID: KingCole 273
Wool brand: Tristar Tricel Nylon, Pixie, Fiddlers, Crepe Wool
Yarn quantity: 10 or 14 or 15 (25g? balls) depending on which style
Sizes: Triangular shawl: 50 ins wide, 30 ins deep; Rectangular Stole: 21ins wide, 60 ins long.

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 5½mm or 5mm needles; 4½mm or 4mm hook
Tension (10cm): 22st over garter stitch;
20 sts over dc.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Triangular shawls and rectangular stoles to knit or crochet. Implication of holiday (Greek?) setting in the background which looks suspiciously like a painted backdrop with basket props. Still - good for those balmy nights on foreign holidays.

Fine-knit twin set II

Pattern ID: Lister 1323
Wool brand: Lavenda, Crisp Crepe, Golden Fleece
Yarn quantity: Jumper: 8-12 (1 oz balls); Jacket: 12-17 balls.
Sizes: 36-40 inch chest (3 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Interesting plain sixties design twin set with pocketed jacket over a sweater.

Eight-page magazine excerpt

Pattern ID: 8-Page Pullout
Wool brand: Varies across styles: Patons Cotton Top, Emu Perle, Jaeger silk and wool, Twilleys Stalite, Hayfield Hawaii
Yarn quantity: varies across styles
Sizes: to fit 30-40 inch chest [3-4 sizes]

Wool weight: 4 ply; Double knitting (varies across styles)
Needle/hook size: 4mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10cm): varies across styles

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: This is a very flimsy and slightly worn (as shown in photo) magazine pull-out but the patterns are sound, and the styles quite pleasing (I especially like the camisole and cardigan). Click on the pictures below to see expanded image.


Baby accessories to knit and crochet

Pattern ID: Patons 2071
Wool brand: Limelight QK, 4 ply, and 3 ply
Yarn quantity: Hat: 1; Set: 2+1 (25g balls)
Sizes: one size

Wool weight: Quick-knit, 4 ply, and 3 ply
Needle size: 3mm and 3¾mm for QK;
3mm and 3½mm hooks for crochet

Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 34rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Cute baby set: striped hat, mittens, and bootees to knit in quick-knit yarn (light double knitting); crochet bonnet in 3 ply and bootees in 4 ply.

Lightweight boys (or girls!) roll-neck raglan sweater

Pattern ID: Hayfield 852
Wool brand: Fourmost
Yarn quantity: 14-16 (25g? balls)
Sizes: 34-38 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 Ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 3mm
Tension (10cm): 30sts over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Child or teen boy's roll neck sweater. Pleasing and subtle 3-stitch vertical rows of moss/seed stitch.

Perfectly plain man’s cardigans - take 2

Pattern ID: Robin 2330
Wool brand: Columbine, Bri-Nylon, Tricel-Nylon, Vogue, Specklespun, Roulette DK; or Bri-Nylon, Tricel-Nylon, Courtelle Crepe, Perle 4ply.
Yarn quantity: DK Cardigan: 21-24 (25g balls); DK Waistcoat: 14-17; 4ply Cardigan: 15-18; 4ply Waistcoat: 9-12
Sizes: to fit 36 - 46 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting or 4 ply
Needle size: 4 and 3¼mm, or 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts x 32 rows in DK, or,
28sts x 36 rows in 4-ply over stocking stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Man's plain cardigan or waistcoat, each with 2 versions in DK and in 4 ply yarn. Light horizontal crease otherwise in good condition.

Two 4-ply Easy Knits

Pattern ID: PB 205
Wool brand: Patons Beehive, Nylox, Purple Heather
Yarn quantity: 11-13 (1oz balls) for long sleeved design, and 6 oz for short.
Sizes: to fit 34 - 38 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 4½mm, and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two different textured stitch patterned sweaters (click on photo to see both designs).
[I love the basket but I'm afraid it's not included with the pattern.]

More traditional vintage designs for boys

Pattern ID: PB 712
Wool brand: Purple Heather 4 ply
Yarn quantity: Lumber: 11 (1oz balls);
Cricket 9 oz; Plain pullover: 6/7 oz; Fair-Isle: 4 oz main plus 6 contrast

Sizes: 29 - 31 inch chest,
(9-12 years - 2 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3mm and 3¾mm or 2¾mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 36 rows over stocking stitch using 3¼mm needles

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet of 4 sweaters all in fingering 4 ply weight: V-neck cricket sweater with cable; round-neck slipover with a textured garter stitch; collared lumber jacket with texturing and mock breast pockets; and V-neck fair-isle slipover. Yet another good set of designs that I personally like very much. Sized for "9-12 years" (but maybe slightly younger kids these days).
The fair-isle slipover is ver "Wartime Farm" while the lumber jacket I believe (but do not know) was the pattern used to recreate the boy's red sweater in the recent TV adaptation of Greenshaw's Folly - part of the ITV Marple series.

Children's ribbed pullover and accessories

Pattern ID: Bellmans 1263
Wool brand: Bellmans 4 ply
Yarn quantity: 6-12 (25g? balls);
waistcoat: 5-9; scarf:4-6; hat: 2

Sizes: to fit 24 - 34 inch chest (6 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweater, waistcoat, scarf and hat for boy or girl. Pattern has a heavy horizontal crease (not shown in photo) but instructions still legible.

Light-weight summer tops

Pattern ID: Wendy 2004
Wool brand: Fashion 4 ply, Courtellon 4 ply
Yarn quantity: 5-7 (25g balls)
Sizes: 32-40 inch chest (4 sizes)

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

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

Perfectly plain lady’s classic cardigan II

Pattern ID: Sirdar 7842
Wool brand: Majestic, Talisman, Gaiety, Fontein Crepe
Yarn quantity: 11-14 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 34-44inch chest (6 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic plain sixties cardigan.

Camisole twin-set

Pattern ID: Sirdar 5773
Wool brand: Sirdar Crepe, Prelude
Yarn quantity: 5-7 for camisole,
14-17 for cardigan (25g balls)

Sizes: 32-38 inch chest

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: Halter-neck camisole, with matching cardigan.

Cardigan with pretty lace collar

Pattern ID: Lee Target 8799
Wool brand: Lorette, Motoravia, Super Crimp
Yarn quantity: 12-17 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 40 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pretty, light-weight cardigan, with lacy peter-pan collar and front band detailing, which have a picot crochet edging. The pattern has the commonly seen horizontal crease (not shown in picture) but this does not affect the instructions.

Almost perfectly plain jacket and skirt costume

Pattern ID: Patons 9533
Wool brand: Beehive, Nylox, Purple Heather
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 13-18 (1oz balls); Skirt: 9-12 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 34-44 inch chest (6 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Light weight plain raglan cardigan suit; there is a tiny pattern of twisted stitches on the pocket tops and the front band edging. The pattern has creasing to the photo (not shown in picture) but this does not affect the instructions.

Perfectly plain sweater and slipover options

Pattern ID: Patons 9567
Wool brand: Brilliante, Purple Heather, Nylox, Beehive.
Yarn quantity: 12-17 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 36-46 inch chest (6 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Men's plain pullover or slipover. Pattern is sized down to 36 inch chest designed for younger men but presumably also ok for women. [Not to forget steady reliable sort of older chaps too].

Pins and Needles Carefree Baby

Carefree Baby
(Pins and Needles 100)

A traditional baby knitting booklet

Booklet ID: Carefree Baby 100

Subject Matter: Baby knitting and crochet

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Content:
This magazine features the following items:

  • Crochet matinee coat in shell pattern (4 ply)
  • Knitted matinee coat with single button fastening (quick-knit)
  • Simple knitted cardigan with easy border pattern (DK)
  • Crochet shawl/blanket in double knitting (DK)
  • Crochet coat (DK)
  • Jacket with hood and mittens high neck (DK)
  • Crochet dress (4ply)
  • Round necked sweater (quickknit)

Description:
The booklet is flimsy and in pretty poor used condition (hence the price) but the designs are very cute so maybe worth offering to you. [Note that I have cleaned up the pictures shown here]. I have to say the creasing does affect the instructions for the first design (on the cover) but I will ensure you get a clean copy of the instructions if you would like the have the booklet.
There are 8 designs using Lister/Lee Target yarns.

Kids School Pullover in 3 yarn weights

Pattern ID: Emu 6654
Wool brand: Scotch, Super Crepe, Double Crepe, Bri-Nylon, Lamira, Shetland
Yarn quantity: 5-9 (40g balls) DK;
6-12 (25g balls) DK; 4-8 (25g balls) 4 ply

Sizes: to fit 22 - 34 inch chest (7 sizes).

Wool weight: Chunky, DK or 4 ply versions
Needle size: 5½mm and 4½mm for chunky;
3¼mm and 4mm for DK;
2¾ and
3¼mm for 4 ply.
Tension (10cm): 28 sts 4ply; 22sts DK;
16sts chunky

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional school sleeveless pullovers with instructions for 3 different yarn weights. The pattern has some light creasing and marks but this does not affect the instructions.

Young girl’s jacket and skirt outfit

Pattern ID: Emu 737
Wool brand: Calypso, Scotch, Zephyr 3-plies
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 6-8 (1oz balls) plus
1 ball of contrast for coloured border version; Skirt: 8-11 ozs

Sizes: 24-30 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: 3 ply
Needle size: 2¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x44rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pleasing fine knit suits for young girls with pleated skirts, and jackets with double-breasted collared option.

Cowl-collared rib cardigan

Pattern ID: Emu 2177
Wool brand: Zephyr Botany , Scotch,
Super Crepe, Gala 4 ply

Yarn quantity: 15-16 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: 35-41 inch chest actual (4 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 2¼mm 3mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 38 rows over patt.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Womens' rib/cable pattern cardigan jacket with cowl collar and pockets.
This pattern is in woefully poor condition with creases, tears, sellotape and biro marks; I have cleaned up the photo illustration. Remarkably the instructions remain clear enough should you want to make this pattern.

Sixties jacket, sweater, and skirt costume

Pattern ID: Emu 2251
Wool brand: Scotch, Romany, Double Crepe, and Zephyr, Scotch Super Crepe, 4plies
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 24-32 (1 oz balls) DK; Skirt: 16-20 oz DK; Jumper: 11-14 oz 4 ply.
Sizes: 32-40 inch chest (5 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting and 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼ and 4mm or 2¾ and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 32 rows DK over pattern and 30sts x 38 rows 4ply over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: I'm including this as yet again it is a spendid pattern of its time.
The pattern itself is for a jacket and skirt in double knitting yarn in a textured pattern which forms a combination of alternating bobbles but perhaps more like a moss or seed stitch where every alternate row is purl. If that weren't enough, there is also a 4 ply long-sleeved sweater with a tie belt to wear with the costume (as shown in the photo).
However it is in very poor condition with creases and tears; I have cleaned up the photo illustration. The instructions are clear enough and should you want this pattern I will ensure you have clear instructions supplied.

Classic Sweaters for older kids

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

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

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

Lady’s Magyar Cardigan

Pattern ID: Weldons 1525
Wool brand: Emu Zephyr Botany 4 ply
Yarn quantity: 11-12 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-38 inch chest (3 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Magyar? I learnt something - it's the sleeve construction which seems to be a kind of dolman. "A long sleeve with a deep armhole, tapering towards the wrist."

Knitting Pretty for Baby

Booklet ID: Waterwheel 100

Subject Matter: Baby knitting and crochet book

Content: Twenty three lovely designs for very practical clothes for the modern baby.

Price: £5.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Doubly Distinctive

Pattern ID: Patons 9718
Wool brand: Nylox, Beehive, Purple Heather, Cameo Crepe, Brilliante Bri-Nylon
Yarn quantity: 8 - 11 (1 oz balls) in each colour
Sizes: to fit 34 - 42 inch chest (2 sizes)

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sixties design sweaters in strong colours.
"A geometric style sweater which is very much the mood of the moment.
Equally suitable for a man or a woman
".

Mother and daughter hooded tunics

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

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

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

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

Crochet shawls and knitted cape

Pattern ID: Poppleton 1409
Wool brand: Pageant, Defiance*, Dandy
(* Defiance?! surely not a good start...)

Yarn quantity: 8/12/19 (25g? balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 6½mm and 5mm or 5mm hook
Tension (10x10cm): varies due to oversize needles

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Shawls in crochet and cape in DK.

Mother and daughter lacey sweaters

Pattern ID: Lister-Lee 1238
Wool brand: Lady Love, Concorde, Motoravia
Yarn quantity: 5-10 (50g balls)
Sizes: 28-38 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting or 4ply
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3¾mm, and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 20sts for DK, 26sts for 4 ply over pattern stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Mother and daughter sweaters with leaf eyelet pattern; DK and 4 ply options.

Crochet twin-set

Pattern ID: Maryland 571
Wool brand: Maryland 4 ply, Fingering, Crepe, Pure Nylon, Easywashed
Yarn quantity: 19-28 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: 32-42 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Hook size: 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 18dc and 14 pattern rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Pleasing crochet-pattern sixties twin-set.
Some horizontal creasing which does not affect the instructions.

Perfectly plain man’s cardigan

Pattern ID: Sirdar 5809
Wool brand: Wash n Wear DK or 4ply, Double Crepe, Candytweed, Fontein Crepe 4ply.
Yarn quantity: DK: 26-30 (25g balls)
or 4ply: 21-24 (25g balls)

Sizes: to fit 40 - 46 inch chest

Wool weight: Double knitting or 4ply
Needle size: 4 and 3¼mm, or 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts in DK or
30sts in 4-ply over stocking stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Man's plain cardigan with 2 versions in DK and in 4 ply yarn.
Light wear marks on front cover
, otherwise in good condition.
I am always fascinated by the background shots - this seems to show a Renault 6 - TL supplied from a dealer in Norwich.

Classic school V-neck sweater I

Pattern ID: Sirdar 4026
Wool brand: Wash n Wear DK or 4-ply, Crepe DK or 4 ply, Fontein Crepe, Talisman 4 ply.
Yarn quantity: 6-8 (50g balls) DK; 10-13 (1 oz or 25g balls) 4 ply.
Sizes: to fit 30 - 34 inch chest (3 sizes).

Wool weight: DK or 4 ply versions
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm for DK;
2¾ and
3¼mm for 4 ply.
Tension (10cm): 24sts in DK; 30sts in 4 ply

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional school jumper in choice of yarn weight.The pattern has horizontal and vertical creases as in photo but this does not affect the instructions.

Kids plain bomber jacket in DK or 4ply fingering

Pattern ID: Hayfield 1255
Wool brand: Superblend, Beaulon, Monique DK or Superblend, Beaulon, 4-ply
Yarn quantity: 8-14 (25g balls) DK or 4 ply
Sizes: to fit 24 - 36 inch chest

Wool weight: 4 ply or double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm,
or 2¾mm and 3¼mm

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional school-type zipped cardigan with collar up to young adult size. Options for double knitting or 4 ply version.

Fine-knit fifties cable sweater

Pattern ID: Marriner 302
Wool brand: Heritage
Yarn quantity: 9-10 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 34-37 inch chest

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10cm): 26sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Charming fifties light-weight cable sweater "for Town or Country". Pattern has severe vertical crease and is delicate but this does not affect the instructions.

Family Socks

Pattern ID: Patons 2286
Wool brand: Nylox, Capstan, Trident
Yarn quantity: about 4-5 25g balls per pair
Sizes: to fit 34 - 44 inch chest

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

Price: £5.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Patons Family Socks booklet includes 8 designs as pictured in popup. "3 ply hose" (Nylox), "Man's hose" (Nylox), "Man's ribbed socks" (Capstan), "Girl's lacy sock" (Nylox), "Man's cabled half hose" (Trident 4 ply), "Boy's stockings" (Nylox), "Boy's football socks" (DK), "Girl's lace panel socks - long and short versions" (Trident 4 ply).
This leaflet printed in 1972 but it is undoubtedly a reprint of an earlier edition, (when did we last call them "man's hose" and "boy's stockings"?).

Classic Cameo Cardigans

Pattern ID: PB II70
Wool brand: Patons Cameo Crepe Twist
Yarn quantity: 11-14 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 36 inch chest

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Ladies classic fine cardigans. "Featuring the new round neck line".

Smart sixties suit separates

Pattern ID: PB SC67
Wool brand: Patons Nylox
Yarn quantity: 7 (1oz balls) main and 3 contrasts for jacket; 11 balls for skirt.
Sizes: to fit 34 - 36 inch chest 37-39 hip

Wool weight: 3 and 4 ply
Needle size: 3mm, and 2¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 40 rows in 3 ply,
and 30sts x 38 rows in 4 ply

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sixties separates suit: jacket in 3 ply Nylox and skirt in 4ply. There are 3 contrasts for the jacket as the scrollwork design is in a slightly darker shade than the main, which is not so obvious in the photo.

Two bedjackets (for larger sizes)

Pattern ID: Patons and Baldwins II33
Wool brand: Beehive 4ply or Quickerknit Baby, and Double Quick or Totem
Yarn quantity: 12-16 (1oz balls) the 4ply or 21-24 for the DK
Sizes: to fit 40 - 44 inch chest

Wool weight: 4ply/Quickerknit or DK
Needle size: 4½mm, 4mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 28 rows DK
and 26sts x 34 rows for the 4ply

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Delightful vintage pattern for 2 different bedjackets.
And when they say larger sizes, they mean not smaller sizes.

Jeff and Gerry

Pattern ID: Bairnswear 1359
Wool brand: Bairnswear Lambs Wool
Yarn quantity: 6 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 23-24 inch chest

Wool weight: 3 ply possibly 4 ply
Needle size: 3¾mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10cm): 28sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: This is a really charming old outfit for a toddler boy - including knitted shorts; there are two little sweaters: a cabled version and a two-coloured version in "Oatmeal and Almond".

Yellow pullover III

Pattern ID: Sirdar 1588
Wool brand: Supurl
Yarn quantity: 9-11 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: 36-45 inch chest

Wool weight: 4 ply? DK? QK?
Needle size: 3mm, and 3¾mm,
Tension (10cm): 28sts over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Yellow man's V-neck slipover with various patterning.
This is an early pattern with the ubiquitous centre crease, and knitted in Sirdar Supurl. I do not know this yarn and I am not able to guess the type from the quantities or needles, and there no other yarn options to help. My best guess is that it is 4ply or a light weight double knit.
I am amazed to find 4 of these patterns - all from the 1960s and modelled in yellow. I feel there must have been some driver for this - fashion icon of the day, James Bond, royalty, golfer, famous designer original etc but can find no reference to it and I do not remember it myself from personal experience.
I have listed the four next to each other here so you can have a laugh, and tell me if you know the answer.

Yellow pullover II

Pattern ID: Wendy 744
Wool brand: Ciro, Courtelle Crepe
Yarn quantity: 12-14 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: 40-44 inch chest

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3mm, and 2¼mm,
Tension (10cm): 28sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Yellow man's V-neck slipover with various patterning.
I am amazed to find 4 of these patterns - all from the 1960s and modelled in yellow. I feel there must have been some driver for this - fashion icon of the day, James Bond, royalty, golfer, famous designer original etc but can find no reference to it and I do not remember it myself from personal experience.
I have listed the four next to each other here so you can have a laugh, and tell me if you know the answer.

Versatile teen trio

Pattern ID: Sirdar 4215
Wool brand: Tricel, Double Crepe, Talisman, Candytweed, Personality, Courtelle, Wash'n'Wear, Superwash, Fontein Crepe,
Yarn quantity: 8 - 9 (50g balls) DK, or,
15 - 17 (25g balls) 4 ply

Sizes: one size 20 x 26 inches

Wool weight: Double knitting or 4 ply
Needle size: 4mm, and 3¼ for DK,
or, 3¼ and 2¾mm for 4 ply

Tension (10cm): 24sts (DK) or 30sts (4 ply)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Teens ribbed polo, scarf, and hat in double knit and 4 ply options.

Baby two-piece

Pattern ID: Sirdar 3245
Wool brand: Sirdar Snuggly Quick Knit
Yarn quantity: 11 (20g balls)
Sizes: one size 20 inch chest

Wool weight: Quick Knit
Needle size: 4mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10cm): 26sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Baby hooded jacket and leggings or "pram set" in quick-knit yarn (light weight double knitting).

Perfectly plain sweater and skirt costume

Pattern ID: Sirdar 5893
Wool brand: Fontein Crepe, Wash'n'Wear
Yarn quantity: 15-17 (25g balls) per item Sizes: to fit 34-38 inch chest

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 2¾mm, 3¼mm - 6mm for scarf
Tension (10cm): 30sts in st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain suit with open-work/net scarf.

Dolls Delight

Pattern ID: Patons 6368
Wool brand: Totem Crepe, Nylox,
Purple Heather, Cameo Crepe

Yarn quantity: 2 (50g balls) DK for bag;
2 (1oz balls) 4ply for outfit

Sizes: 12 inch baby doll

Wool weight: Double Knitting and 4 ply
Needle size: 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows in DK
24sts x 32 rows in 4 ply

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Clothes for a 12 inch (30cm) baby doll. (Possibly premature baby?)

Man's waistcoat or pullover

Pattern ID: Jaeger 4462
Wool brand: Jaeger 3 ply Pure Botany
Yarn quantity: 7-10 (25g balls)
Sizes: to fit 36-46 inch chest

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: Man's sleeveless slipover with or without button front closure.

Stripey tops with fish motif and headband

Pattern ID: Emu 6298
Wool brand: Scotch, Super Crepe, Carella
Yarn quantity: 5-8 (1oz balls) plus 1 contrast and small amount for 2nd contrast.
Sizes: 24-32 inch chest

Wool weight: 3 ply, 4 ply, or Double knitting
Needle size: 2¼mm, 2¾mm, 3mm,
3¼mm, and 4mm

Tension (10x10cm): 34sts x 44rows [3ply],
30sts x 38rows [4 ply]
22sts x 32rows [DK]

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Kid's sleeveless fishy tops in choice of 3 weights of wool, plus headband to match.

Girl's knitted mini-dress

Pattern ID: Emu 6347
Wool brand: Scotch / Crepe / Bri-nylon /
Carella / Flamenco

Yarn quantity: 9-14 for 4 ply (25g balls)
and 12-18 double knitting

Sizes: 24-29 inch chest

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Girl's dress with short or long sleeve, and optional contrast trim.

Plain sweater with narrow edge-stripe

Pattern ID: Emu 4775
Wool brand: Aran Knit
Yarn quantity: 15-19 (25g balls)
main shade
plus 1 contrast
Sizes: 32-48 inch chest

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

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.

Plain man's sweater, with discreet cables

Pattern ID: Ladyship 5038
Wool brand: Siesta Crepe or Renown
Yarn quantity: 20-23 balls (25g balls)

Sizes: 38-44 inch chest

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Very plain man's sweater, with discreet cables.

Perfectly plain man’s fine sweater.

Pattern ID: Ladyship 4141
Wool brand: Siesta Crepe or Renown
Yarn quantity: 15-16 balls (1 oz balls)

Sizes: 38-41 inch chest

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Perfectly plain man's sweater.

Roll-neck sweater with lace trellis pattern

Pattern ID: Marriner 1831
Wool brand: Mermaid Crepe
Yarn quantity: 13-19 (25g balls)
Sizes: 32-42 inch chest

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Roll-neck sweater with eyelet diamond trellis pattern.

Long sweater with eyelet motif at shoulder and hip

Pattern ID: Lister-Lee K1425
Wool brand: Thermo-Knit / Motoravia / Concorde Easy Wash 4-ply
Yarn quantity: 6-7 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest

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

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain knit sweater with eyelet flower motifs and gathered shoulder.

Child's wrap-over cardigan

Pattern ID: Sirdar 4187
Wool brand: Fontein, Talisman, Crepe 4 ply
Yarn quantity: 8-12 balls (50g balls)
Sizes: 26-36 inch chest

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: Child or young teen short-sleeved wrap-over cardigan.

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