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Lace Panel Cardigan outfit III

Pattern ID: Phildar 8703
Wool brand: Pronostic, Luxe
Yarn quantity: QK: 3 - 4 (50g balls);
4 ply: 2-3. [For the set]

Sizes: to fit 18 - 20 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: Quick knit or 4 ply
Needle size: QK: 3mm and 2½mm;
4 ply: 2½mm and 2mm

Tension (10x10cm): QK: 25sts x 34 rows:
4 ply: 30sts x 40 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweet little baby outifit with eyelet panel cardigan and ribbed trousers. Separate instructions given for either 4 ply or quickknit. [Note that I always thought Phildar Luxe more of a 3ply than a 4 ply yarn; Pronostic is a true 5ply/quickknit.]

Two Traditional Matinee Coats

Pattern ID: PB 1251
Wool brand: Patons Quickerknit Baby Wool
Yarn quantity: 4 - 5 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 17 - 19inch chest (1 size)

Wool weight: Quickerknit (5ply)
Needle size: 4mm, 3¾mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 34 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Always charming traditional baby wear with button closure.

Three Traditional Matinee Coats

Pattern ID: PB 464
Wool brand: Patons Quickerknit Baby Wool
Yarn quantity: 3 - 4 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 17 - 20 inch chest (1 size)

Wool weight: Quickerknit (5ply)
Needle size: mm, 4mm, and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Always charming traditional baby wear with button or tie front.

Summer cotton sweater

Pattern ID: Schachenmayr 100
Wool brand: Reseda
Yarn quantity: 10-12 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-38 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: 5 ply / Sport?
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2½mm plus 3¼mm hook.
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 30 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Interesting design of mixed crochet and knitted segments in a fine bouclé cotton yarn, with leather and shell decorations.

Luxury Girl's Bolero or Cardigan

Pattern ID: Patons 9444
Wool brand: Patons Fuzzy Wuzzy
Yarn quantity: 3-4 (½oz balls) for bolero and 6-8 balls for the cardigan
Sizes: to fit 22 - 26 inch chest [3 sizes]

Wool weight: 3 or 4 ply equivalent
Needle size: 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 34 rows on 4mm

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: 2 charming retro designs for girls (2-7 years old, it says).
Classic styles - just right for party time!

A sweet collection of baby bonnets

Pattern ID: Emu 8548
Wool brand: Treasure Quickerknit (100% synthetic yarn)
Yarn quantity: 1 (20g balls) plus 1 for any contrasts
Sizes: 1 - 6 months

Wool weight: Quickknit/5ply
Needle size: 3¾mm, and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): not given - estimated:
25sts x 34 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweet little baby bonnets.
The pattern is in fairly good robust condition, but has a light vertical fold and and some row-counting marks in the margin from a previous user.

Baby Carrying Cape with Angel Top and Pants

Pattern ID: Emu 8369
Wool brand: Superlite Bri-Nylon Baby, Courtelle Quickerknit
Yarn quantity: Cape: 9 (25g balls);
Angel Top: 4; Pants: 2

Size: To fit chest 20 inches [1 size].
Cape length from shoulder: 22 inches.

Wool weight: 5 ply, Quickerknit
Hook size: 4½mm,
Tension : 2 patterns to 4½ inches

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A pretty crochet cape with hood in quick-knit or sport weight yarn, plus matching angel top and pants.

Woollies for girls

Pattern ID: PB 443
Wool brand: Quickerknit Botany or Baby
Yarn quantity: 3-4 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 21-22 inch chest (1 size)

Wool weight: Quick-knit 5 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3¾mm, 4mm, and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows on 4mm needles

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Three designs for girls "about 2 years old": a rib patterned cardigan; an eyelet patterned bolero; and a lace panel jersey. Sensibly for a toddler, the jumper has buttons at the neck for ease of use.

Toddler cardigans with eyelets or chick motifs

Pattern ID: PB 231
Wool brand: Patons Beehive Baby Wool and Quickerknit
Yarn quantity: 2-3 (1oz balls) plus oddments for motif
Sizes: 20-22 inch chest (2 sizes)

Wool weight: 3 ply - or - Quick-knit
Needle size: 3mm and 2¾mm
- or - 4mm and 3¼mm

Tension (10x10cm): 3 ply: 32sts x 40 rows
- or - Quick-knit: 24sts x 32 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweet little cardigans for babies and toddlers. One is a raglan in quick-knit (5ply) with eyelet detail above the welt; the other is in 3 ply with cute little chick motifs on the pockets that are just about visible in the photo.

Perfectly plain baby layette II

Pattern ID: Bestway 3566
Wool brand: Patons Quickerknit Baby Wool
Yarn quantity: 8 1oz balls for the set;
coat: 4; leggings: 3; helmet: 1.

Sizes: to fit: 21-22 inch chest
[1 size - 6-12 months].

Wool weight: Quick-knit / 5 ply
Needle size: 4mm, and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows over st st

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plainly knitted baby layette including raglan coat, cardigan, leggings, and helmet.

Twinset for a young girl II

Pattern ID: Weldons B1515
Wool brand: Patons Quickerknit Baby Wool
Yarn quantity: 8 - 10 (1oz balls) for the set
Sizes: to fit 21 - 23 inch chest [3 sizes stated as 2 - 6 years]

Wool weight: Quick-knit / 5 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 38 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sweet little twinset for girls in a quick-knit weight. A V-neck cardigan with eyelet pattern edge, over a patterned short sleeved top.
The pattern leaflet has light surface creasing.

Baby accessory sets II

Pattern ID: Robin 2671
Wool brand: Bambino
Yarn quantity: Bonnets: 1 ball; bootees 1 ball (20g balls); small amounts of contrast colour.
Sizes: to fit: 1 - 6 months [1 size].

Wool weight: Quick knit
Needle size: 3mm, and 3¾mm
Tension (10cm): 26sts over stocking stitch

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Hat and bootee sets for new babies, as shown.

Man's Windcheater or Lumber Jacket VII

Pattern ID: Wendywear 487
Wool brand: Wendy Family Wool
Yarn quantity: 14 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 38 - 40 inch chest [1 size]

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

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Excellent pattern for a man's zipped cardigan in a wide chequered pattern created in sections of plain and purl. I am fairly confident that this is a very early example of modelling by Roger Moore - making it all the more lovely. However, sadly, the instructions are given for only one moderate man's size.
The pattern is in a delicate condition with some tears; The instructions are in tact but I will also supply a clean copy of them along with the original pattern.
This pattern is also featured in Jane Waller's book Man's Knitting Book: Classic Patterns from the 20's to the 50's - published in 1984. The pattern is reproduced as is - not revamped with additional sizes - unlike later collaborations where Susan Crawford redrafts similar vintage patterns.

Kids cable pattern sweaters III

Pattern ID: Patons 1577
Wool brand: Jacana
Yarn quantity: 5 - 8 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 20 - 26 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: 5ply / Quickknit
Needle size: 2¾mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 24 rows over st st on 3¼mm needles

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Childs all-over cable sweater with choice of neckline. The intended yarn was a loosely spun synthetic mix with some linen for a summery feel; I always thought it a double knitting weight but the specifications indicate it's in between DK and 4ply - "sport" weight.

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".

Perfectly plain cardigans for children

Pattern ID: Bestway 3053
Wool brand: Sirdar Majestic 3ply; Penelope's W.B. Kiddie Kwiknit Wool
Yarn quantity: 5-8 3ply; or 7-11 quick-knit (all 1oz balls)
Sizes: 25-35 inch chest [5 sizes];
stated as 4-14 years

Wool weight: 3 ply or quick-knit
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm;
or, 4mm and 3¼mm

Tension (10x10cm): 32sts x 40 rows for 3 ply; 24sts x 32 rows for quick-knit

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A basic plain cardigan with optional pockets in a choice of yarn weights; maybe a bit less popular for boys these days, but they look cute with their model yachts at the ready.

Three Traditional Second Size Matinee Coats

Pattern ID: PB 438
Wool brand: Patons Quickerknit Baby Wool
Yarn quantity: 3 - 4 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 20 - 21 inch chest (1 size: 6-12 months)

Wool weight: Quickerknit (5ply)
Needle size: 4½mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Always charming traditional baby wear with button through fronts.

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.

Sixties jacket, sweater, and skirt costume II

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

Sizes: 34-42 inch chest (5 sizes)

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

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

Perfectly plain long-line cardigan

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

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

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

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.

"Pert and Pretty" Toddler Hats

Pattern ID: Patons 8019
Wool brand: Colourglow Quickerknit, Quickerknit Pure Wool, Quickerknit Courtelle
Yarn quantity: 1-2 (25g balls)
Sizes: 6 months - 2 years

Wool weight: 5ply / Quick knit
Needle size: 3¾mm, and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 34 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Cute baby hats: Pompom hat in twisted rib; Pixie hood in moss or seed stitch; Helmet in garter stripes; Bonnet in eyelet stitch.

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.

Charming early sixties dress

Pattern ID: Emu 2254
Wool brand: Emu Tweedle
Yarn quantity: 35-43 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit: 32-40 inch chest (5 sizes)

Wool weight: 5 ply /4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 36 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Lovely late fifties/early sixties style dress. It is knitted in an appealing light weight bouclé yarn, for which it may be hard to fine a direct replacement; there are quite a few DK bouclé types available and it may be best to check a tension square of your chosen yarn and adjust the size that you knit accordingly. The pattern is in fairly good condition but with the all-too-familiar horizontal crease which only affects the front photo not the instructions.

Baby Top and Knickers

Pattern ID: Emu 8259
Wool brand: Scotch, Double Crepe, Bri-Nylon, Courtelle, Acrilan, Carella
Yarn quantity: Top: 4-6 (25g balls);
Knickers: 3-4 balls

Sizes: to fit 19 - 21 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4 and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 32rows in st st.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Baby set with practical back-fastening sweater and knickers with front flap. The instructions state DK or quick-knit (5ply) but there is only one set of instructions - you use a larger needle size to get the same DK tension.

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.

© Christina Coutts 2007

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